Really well located and quite easy to access even during the snowy winters. But, inside the hostel, quite a lot of stairs so be warned... people with leg cast and so on might have troubles.
The staff is helpful and accomodating with great advices about how to go around the city, what train/bus/tram to take what to see or not, where to eat,....
You can pay in either euros or lats and even on the second day if you haven't had any chance to change your money.
You have access to a microwave and a fridge (shared with the others) and free coffee and tea outside and inside the room. A computer with an access to internet is available in the manager office as well for free. But there is no real kitchen as far as I know.
Room and bed sheets are clean.
In the winter, use a sleeping bag and take your shower in the evening because with an outside temperature (in the sun!) of -25°C... the insulation might be too light at night unless you're used to coldness. You can ask for a radiator if available.
There is a LOT of restaurants, bakery, bars whithin 100m around the hostel and many really original places to have a drink or eat. For example, on the 1st floor of the hotel, there is a restaurant decorated only with old medical stuffs (seats are old new-born beds, ceiling lamp is an operation lamp,...).
There's a mall (@central station) and a cinema at about 10min walking.
A lot of nice churches, monuments and museums are in walking distance and when needed, public trasports are available all around the town center and could take you to the beach, zoo, etc.
Almost everyone speaks english and russian so you can't get lost!
One last useful tip : Bus 22 from/to airport is 0.7lat/ride/pers.
The stop from the airport is after the stone bridge ("11th of november") but the closest stop TO the airport is in front of the "cinemas"... and not near the bridge! So don't waste your time waiting at the tram stop even if there is a bus sign! ^^
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dome Pearl Hostel is located in the historical part of Riga in the Old Riga. The heart of Old Riga is the Dome Square, where the Dome Cathedral is located.Our hostel is just near the Dome Cathedral. It may be seen almost from everywhere. The Dome Pearl Hostel building is the pearl of Old City. The hostel is clean, secure and friendly. We have a variety of warm function rooms cleaned daily. Accommodation includes different dorms, doubles, quads. The biggest information agency is near by. If you are looking for location you won’t get better than this. So if you are looking for a place to have a great time in Riga and to meet new people in friendly environment you are welcome to come and stay with us! We look forward to see you! ... more less
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