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Big Bed Hostel
Ranked #108 of 151 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Reviewed May 10, 2014

The best thing about this hostel is it's location - in the middle of everything. The rest leaves a great deal to be desired. There were only 2 beds in our room and nothing else (not even a dustbin). Only 2 toilets (one for men, one for women) for the whole hostel and 2 showers. Breakfast didn't qualify for breakfast, just some cookies and tea, we didn't even bother. It was good value for money, though, and as I just said, location is great, so you might consider going there.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tillislaw
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

They canceled group booking as well as booking for some individuals a week before our arrival. In total, more than 40 people were no place to stay in Riga since everything was booked. The administration and manager do not even have courage to answer to phone calls from these people to explain the situation.

I suggest keeping in mind alternative accommodation options if you book this hostel, you never know if they suddenly cancel booking without warning.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Thank 987Arnis
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

actually I visit Riga and I stay in this hostel it was good and also service was good really they help me too much they are very good people also it is in the center of Riga so you can go around the city without any problem

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank MohamedMakarati
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

If you need cheap and quiet place in Riga, this one is what you want. Quiet, clean, very cheerful and helpful staff. Good location, 5 minutes from old town, central railway station and city center. Several showers on the floor, kitchen, light breakfast and towel included.

Очень недорогой, при этом тихий и чистый хостел. Несколько душевых на этаже, нормальные кабинки, легкий завтрак входит в стоимость. Отличное расположение, недалеко от всего.
Очень радушный и приветливый персонал. Ночью лифт не работает, надо попросить охранника открыть дверь на лестнице. Вход через макдональдс.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
1  Thank Eugene E
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great atmosphere perfect location good way to meet other backpackers also it is very cheap the employees are polite and helpful providing knowledge of the city. For the price I paid I was surprised to have free breakfast every day and free WIFI. Its above a McDonalds so it is easy to find on a map.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Mark N
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Took this hostel by booking.com rewiev score, but thats one was a really bad choice. No trash bins in room, no mirrors, basicly there is nothing except the bed. None of the toilets(3 of them) had toiletpapers and none of them didnt had paper towels to dry hands. Location is good, but getting into the hostel at night is some kind of mind game. Elevator doesnt work at night, so you have to get there by stairs, passing gates (on every floor) with the keys that admin gave you. On the first floor is a McDonalds so really hard to be in the room with windows open.
DO NOT BOOK THERE. Even with price that low, its not good.

Room Tip: If you are not planning to just crush for couple of hours then do not book at all
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Erika T
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Okay so this place is on the 5th floor above McDonalds and is very much a work still in progress - there is no kitchen, just a kettle in reception. But the staff are super friendly and the hostel is very clean, bright and airy, with very comfy beds! AND in the morning we were presented with a 'breakfast package' each! An individual bag containing an apple, banana and pack of belvita biscuits. I've never had that in a hostel anywhere and think it's a great idea!
This place still needs some finishing in terms of fittings but it's easy to see that it will be a great hostel. Considering the fact that we paid about €7 each for a double room, it was excellent value. Good luck and keep up the good work! :)

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Lizzik
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Address: Merkela iela 1, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #108 of 151 Specialty Lodging in Riga
Number of rooms: 16
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