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“Well located, don't expect a good sleep”
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Alta Hostel
Ranked #72 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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543 reviews
193 hotel reviews
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“Well located, don't expect a good sleep”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great location, although finding it while the market is open isn't easy. We were in room 19, on the top- third - floor. Huge room. If you book a double, expect two single beds that don't quite stay together. Great bathroom, although keep the lid down on the loo and the door closed a it can get a bit smelly! Fab shower.

There is a skylight in the room, and while there is a cover over it, expect to wake at around 4am as it starts to get light. There are two lights in the room, but you can only control them from the switch by the door...

Also in room 19, there appears to be either a heating unit or aircon unit for other rooms in the roof above. Or a water tank that constantly fills. Either way its a long sleepless night when it wakes you at 01:50 and doesn't go off for the rest of the night.

There's a big well equipped kitchen and a sitting/ eating area, free wifi, though this was spotty in 19.

I'd love to give this a higher rating, but would definitely try somewhere else before coming back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lielvarde, Latvia
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This hostel is located in the city centre and close to old town. It has spacious rooms and decent size bathroom. On the upper floor there is a sloped ceiling that might be a problem for taller person, especially at nights, because lights one can turn on only close to entrance to the room. Otherwise it still looks fresh, but due to materials used it might look used up rather soon.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Graz, Austria
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This hostel is situated in the middle of Riga's main market, which is close to the old town (a few minutes walk). The market can, however, make it a bit difficult to find it as some of the day it is hidden behind market stalls. The hostel is clean and recently renovated. There is a big kitchen you can use for free. The price was very reasonable and it is very close to the train and international bus stations. Drawbacks: because of the central location in the market it is a bit noisy (the market does not really seem to stop), especially if you have the window open. Curtains would also be a good addition to the rooms - on my floor the rooms all had skylights but no curtains.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Alta Hostel
Address: Spikeru iela 4, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #72 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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Hotel Class:1 star — Alta Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 28
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