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“Really one of the best hostels in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Central Hostel

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Central Hostel
Ranked #4 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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Moscow, Russia
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“Really one of the best hostels in Europe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2010

When I was looking for a hostel to stay for a one night in Riga, I just decided to choose the cheapest one. So, via booking.com it was Central Hostel for that time.

I wasn`t dissappointed when I checked in: there`s a plate that they are in a hostels top10 over all Europe for a two years sequently and I can prove it.

For only 4 lats (5.55€) you can get a bed in a room for 5, free wi-fi and, what is very rare in a hostels, free breakfast. It`s not big: just bread, butter, milk, jams, crisps, tea or coffee, but it is quite enough for a breakfast. Anyway, in some hotels where the breakfast is included, you can get even less... Also, you can make tea or coffee for yourself for free all day and all night long.

For internet you can use your own laptop or the computer inside the room for common use near the reception.

As for sleeping, shower facilities etc — everything was quite nice. I put «3» mark for sleeping quality just because somebody snored very loud in my room so I used to switch on my walkman and listen music to can fall asleep.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2010

We stayed 4 nights in Central Hostel and it has been the best hostel I've ever been. Very nice and friendly staff, the rooms were are clean.
The basic breakfast was great, if you want to eat something else just put it in the kitchen fridge. The rooms were just relaxing. Very simple but great design of the rooms, some with these chairs you hang on the ceiling.
If I go to Riga another time, than it will definetly be in the Central Hostel

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Düsseldorf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2010

We stayed 4 nights in Central Hostel and it has been the best hostel I've ever been. Very nice and friendly staff, the rooms were are clean.
The basic breakfast was great, if you want to eat something else just put it in the kitchen fridge. The rooms were just relaxing. Very simple but great design of the rooms, some with these chairs you hang on the ceiling.
If I go to Riga another time, than it will definetly be in the Central Hostel

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Citypille
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firenze
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2010

Cozy atmosphere. Friendly staff.
Breackfast room is tooo small. Can only fit 2-4 people.
Hostel is not clean (dust growing in lamps, bathroom, rafters).
Beddings are not confortable with tongs that try to enter in your back.
And by the way, Central Hostel is not so central.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2010

I liked this place for everything! Very clean, polity stuff! Very nice kitchen))

Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2009

The place is located close to the centre so within easy walking distance.
The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean and everything was fine.
We liked it so its a place to be recommended.

Stayed December 2009
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Kouvola, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2009

Ok, this is not a hotel. But for a hostel it was absolutely amazing! We got a warm welcome, a clean and lovely room and a great location for very nice price. The breakfast was free too but I have to suggest people bring their own food too as they only have the bare minimum. The fridge was shared so I accidentally drank someone's orange juice. I'm sorry. I have already booked another trip to the town and this hostel. I'm loving it way more than the 4 star hotel I would stay the first time!

Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Central Hostel
Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upisha iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Location: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #4 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Riga
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Hotel Class:2 star — Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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