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Riga is the capital of Latvia and largest city in the Baltic States, with a population of almost seven hundred thousand people. Riga was a Hanseatic city for a long time and there are buildings of different styles of medieval architecture in the Old Town. Riga was also the largest port and one of the most important industrial, commercial, and cultural centers in the Russian Empire. The historic city center of Riga is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was chosen as a cultural capital of Europe for the coming year. Apart from the Old Town, you can visit the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, and the Riga Cathedral.
Riga is also a great party place. The city has a lot of clubs that operate until the early morning and you can go out and party anytime. This might be also a problem, as many visitors go to Riga for partying and if you have a noisy group at your Riga hostel, that might be not so nice, so be sure to have an idea if you go to a party Riga hostel or a quiet place.
The choice of Riga hostels is enormous and their number is constantly rising. You can even find two competing hostels in one building or next to each other. The main concentration of Riga hostels is in the Old Town and there are also many Riga hostels near the train station. The competition has driven prices very low and you can find very cheap Riga hostels; if you stay for more days, ask for a discount. If a Riga hostel does not give you any, their competitors probably will. Riga hostels have different quality and it does not depend on the price. There are some very bad Riga hostels which are not cheaper than the others so Riga is one of the cities where comparing different Riga hostel options online is a must.
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Posh Backpackers Hostel
"Posh Backpackers Hostel is an Eastern-block-style hostel. The Location The hostel is three minutes' walking distance from the coach station, right in the middle of the Central Market. You can walk to the Old Town in around five to ten minutes. Right across the hostel is a police station, so you can feel pretty safe. It is easy to find when you have a map. The neighbourhood is very simple -- nothing fancy here -- the bustle of the market...
THE NAUGHTY SQUIRREL BACKPACKERS
"My wife and I stayed at Argonaut for five days (14-18 Sept 2005). This was our second hostel stay ever, and I can tell you it was an AWESOME experience. The staff are excellent. They were always friendly, more than helpful and very easy to talk to. We made our reservation online, and had no problem with that. The small kitchen has no stove, but it is so cheap to eat in Latvia, it was really no problem. The coffeemaker is nice, and there are...
HI - Riga - Elizabeth's Hostel
"Elizabeth's hostel is just outside the old town of Riga. It's relatively close to both the railway station and bus station, and on a map it looks close, but there are underpasses and traffic lights which make it confusing to negotiate the way there. To get to the bus station, keep walking along the street and keep the Stockman department store on your left hand side, and walk towards the central market. The hostel is not very well marked...
Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub
"First we'd like to say that we had a really great time in this hotel. The welcome is wonderful, the owners are cool and we felt at home quite quickly. Then the place is very pleasant, with the rooms, the sauna, the free Internet, and the pub. The hotel has a pretty good situation in Old Riga. If you are lost just ask George or Adam and they will tell you everything you want or you need to know. Have a nice trip in Riga and thanks for...
Friendly Fun Franks Hostel
"Friendly Fun Franks Hostel is definitely a hostel where you can count on meeting lots of other backpackers. In fact, the first thing you'll notice when you follow the hostel's directions to their front door, is the sign instructing backpackers to enter through the alley. This is a little inconvenient, as you have to be rung up from the alley each time you enter, and the people answering the bell via the intercom actually expect you to say...
"Tiger Hostel in Riga has a great location and low prices, but very poor facilities. It is one of the most neglected hostels in Riga, so it is advisable to stay elsewhere. The Location The location can hardly be better. Tiger Hostel is located only five minutes on foot from the Main Square and only three minutes from the train station. Even the bus going to the airport has a station that is just a few minutes from Tiger Hostel. Rooms...
Funky Hostel & Apartments
"Very Friendly, smallish hostel with a great host Eve!! - Cosy hostel with small communal lounge with a very homely feel -- Eve (a lovely Australian lady) was a fantastic host and went out of her way to help find our way around the city with some great tips! Good location only a 10 minute walk to old town, plenty of restaurants and cafes around it with a large Rimi supermarket only two blocks away. Top level, so lots of walking up to level 5....
"Tucked away on a quiet side street, Riga Hostel offers the best of both worlds -- an incredible location and an inexpensive price. The hostel is located on the second through seventh floors of a typical old-town building (tall and narrow) in the center of old town Riga, literally within view of St. John's and St. Peter's. In the basement is a "gentleman's club," which the hostel advises against visiting (their information sheet posted on the...
"… and lively summer hostel provides plenty of private rooms with some dorms for real backpakers. You can choose between various types of rooms, including the dormitories. In the neighborhood are located some bars, pubs and restaurants, so you can eat and drink just within walking distance from the hostel. Want to visit the city and see something more. We'll help you to chose your route. We are open from 7th July until 27th of...
HI - Riga - Profitcamp Student Hostel
"The newly opened Profitcamp Hostel is located just off the main street in old town Riga. It's a bit off-putting to enter, considering you have to pass through a small alleyway into a dirty courtyard to reach the entrance of the hostel. Even worse, the strip club in the basement attracts a rather seedy crowd, making it uncomfortable for single/female travelers. After reaching the hostel entrance on the second floor of the building, you'll...
Central Hostel Riga
"Cheap and central - Absolutely no difficulty to find Central Hostel in RIGA. Friendly staff and kitchen facilities (microwave oven, everything for own lunch). 1 small bathroom and 2 WC. Free internet access and WiFi. TV. I could find few people to talk with (Russians). Warm enough in spite of cold february weather (-10°C). Shop downstairs. Only negative point -- the front door key didn't open the door." … "Nothing special - The price...
Doma Hostel Riga - Old Town centre
"… organs in europe over 6,000 organ pipes. Visit soviet style central markets, opera house, sip herbal tea in one of the many cafes sit in one of the parks. Drink vodka like the local still do. Dorm rooms face the main square. Easy walk from main bus and train station. Ask us for a list of non tourist night clubs and cheap eat places. Rigaoutthere and Partyinriga nightclub and bar tours arranged. Most danceclubs open till 06:00...
HI - Riga - Dome Pearl Hostel
"An unassuming hostel in a beautiful old building right near the Dom in Old Town, Dome Pearl Hostel is well situated but still a fifteen-minute walk from the bus/train stations. This hostel is purely functional -- besides two couches in the reception area, the hostel lacks common social areas and thus attracts a quieter, older crowd. Some of the amenities include wireless internet, one computer for general use, microwave, electric teapot,...
HI - Riga - Backpackers Planet Hostel
"… start our working from 1 July at 8:00 AM. GREAT HOSTEL! GREAT LOCATION! GREAT FACILITIES! Backpackers Planet is owned by the group of interesting and cheerful people, who will always make your staying with us unforgettable. Hostel is situated in the walls of Architectural Monument. From the windows of Backpackers Planet our guests can view Old Town and Riga Centre. Location is really great – area of Central Market, it...
"… busiest streets with lots of shops and nightspots and within walking distance from central bus and train stations.Old Town is 10-15 minutes by foot from us.Most of the rooms are newly decorated and with new beds,all rooms have windows to the yard side of the building,so it's a quiet place to be in. VICTORYHOSTEL Apartments are situated in the heart of Riga: near the train station, bus station. Near the market and shopping centers...
Best Hostel Riga
"… six-bed bedrooms are available, close to the rooms guests may find shared facilities equipped with new shower booths and bathroom fixtures. Free lockers and luggage storage room are also included in the price. In addition, we may offer you accommodation in a double/twin room with private facilities and cable TV. At your desire, you may be offered Wi-Fi internet access, a safe box for depositing valuables; luggage storage, laundry...
"… nightclubs, Jazz, walk down Robert Wagner Street, visit Doma church, 13th century, which has one of the biggest working church organs in Europe - over 6,000 organ pipes. Visit Soviet style central markets, opera house, sip herbal tea in one of the many cafes, sit in one of the parks. Drink vodka like the locals still do. Dorm rooms face the main square. Easy walk from main bus and train station. Ask us for a list of non tourist...
"… One way ticket costs about 1 EUR. Hostel was built at the beginning of 20 century, decorated at spring of 2009. Hostel is surrounded by pine wood and it is located on the coast of the lake, where you can swim at summertime. Breakfast is not included. Breakfast possible 7 EUR (buffet breakfast) We offer: Bicycle Hire TV Common Room Laundry service Hairdryer for Hire Airport Transfers Restaurant (near by hostel) Iron/Ironing...
Central Park Hostel
"… with INTERNET connection in the kitchen or WI FI Internet for your laptop that is available in every room. Each room is also fitted with a strongbox for your safety. It is easy to come to us either by car or by bus. And it is one of the very few places where YOU CAN PARK YOUR BUS in the nearby parking lot. Any of you, who have stayed in our hostel, will be willing to come back because the good price is combined with the very...
"… Internet is free of charge and it is available in your rooms and all the common areas. Each room has cable TV with variety of programms. We are children friendly hostel and baby coats are free on request. FOOD & BEVERAGE We offer you a fully equipped with cups, bowls, pans, fridge, microwave and spacious common kitchen where you can cook and fix up your own meal, but if you are too tired or lazy to do it your self, there...
"Very Happy - the staff was very accommodating and fantastic to me. I enjoyed my stay (25 days) there very much. it is clean and the building quite warm after the heat was turned on. no problem ever getting to the center daily by bus. my only wish would be for in-room WI-FI needing a computer as i do for contacts." … "… into the city centre and is just 25 km away from the resort city of Jurmala, which offers sandy beaches,...
Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel
"Cinnamon Sally Backpackers hostel is one of the best places to stay in Riga. The staff are pretty friendly and the facilities are very good. They have a free computer and Wi-Fi to use, plus there is a McDonald's downstairs for anyone who's feeling a bit too lazy to cook and not adventurous enough to go out and discover some of the nice restaurants and cafes in Riga. There is no free breakfast here but they do have free tea and coffee. The...
Red Nose Hostel
"… The Opera House, Melngalvju House and the main Riga Tourism Information Centre are our closest neighbours. There are several restaurants, cafs, night clubs, bars and shops around to choose from. Bus stop from Riga Airport is 5 min away from the hostel. Train&Bus station 10 min away. We offer accommodation for single travelers, backpackers or groups and sports teams. We can accomodate 30 guests in rooms with 2, 4,6 or 10...
"… of Latvia'. Riga Hostel Alternative If you want to experience the best of Latvia then please consider staying at our Beach Hostel in Liepaja Latvia Riga Tours At Funky Hostel we have white boards showing the latest tour options for the days you are in Riga. People from hotels and others hostels in Riga often join our funky tours. Bobsleigh, Skiing, AK47 shooting, Walking Tours, Aerodium, Go Carting, Ice Skating, or just a guided...
Riga Style Hostel
"… top floor of a 100 year old historic building. You can see skyline of Old Riga towers and charming chimneys from dorms' windows. Hostel beautifully combines world metropolis with design and comfort. Among all rooms we have two special ones: - Riga dorm, that represents the capital you stay in. - Double room Bora Bora for couples in love. It looks more like stylish cafeteria in hostel kitchen and common room is real youth living...
Teddy Bear Hostel Riga
"… Teddy and you shall be reaching the home on foot, elevators were not invented in the year 1688!! Everyone needs some exercise, so take your steps up and return from Riga more healthy and fit! Reception and dorm rooms are set up on third floor; double rooms are on forth floor. No-one resides on floors one, two and three, so you have the whole space for your own fun. Exact FREE facilities included in your stay are: free wi-fi, free...
"… will be served with a friendly attitude and a homely atmosphere. A soft single bed, fresh linens and a towel, free WiFi and a parking place for Your car will be ready for you ! Kitchen, fridge, WC and shower are shared facilities, but 24-hour reception will be ready to assist You with a help You might need to make Your holiday nice and save. Check in is from 14:00 till 18:00. If You want come later, please, inform us about it. The...
"… that only a small family owned hotel can. TwoWheels is a hotel for all travelers that love special atmosphere, but our speciality are motorcyclists. We offer secure and sheltered parking space, motoadventure tours and motorcycle rent. TwoWheels offers budget accommodation - 2 Dorm type rooms with 6 beds each. We call them Dorms de Luxe, because they are very comfortable yet affordable. No matter if it is for a clubbing weekend,...
"… stations - it takes only 15 minutes on foot! We offer different type of accommodation. All of our rooms have been newly renovated, are neutrally decorated in a friendly style and are equipped with central heating. Four-bed and six-bed bedrooms are available, close to the rooms guests may find shared facilities equipped with new shower booths and bathroom fixtures. Free lockers and luggage storage room are also included in the price....
Seagulls Garret Hostel
"Seagulls Garret Hostel is a brand new hostel in Riga's Old Town. The hostel is clean, light, airy, and decorated in a bright and modern style. It is a larger hostel and has more of a hotel feel to it. Strong Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel, including the dorm rooms. The Location The hostel is well located in Riga's Old Town. Coming from the bus and train station, go through the underground tunnel under the railway bridge into...
Alta Hostel Riga
"… pay later! Payment will be taken only on arrival. With the exception of pre – paid/ non – reimbursable service, if you need confirmation for embassies in obtaining a visa. * 24 – hour reception; * Free wireless internet access (WiFi) throughout the hotel; * bed linen and towels; * map of Riga (free of charge) * hairdryer; * iron and ironing – board (upon request); * parking facilities (for an additional fee)....
"… time of day&night * Free Wi-Fi in every room * Free bed linen and towels * Super good location & tourist support by our staff * Special rates and up to 50% discount for sightseeing (bus tours, guide, national food&drinks degustation) * And, finally, somethig that has been highly valued by our guests - MUSIC in shower! Children and pets friendly. Baby cot is available upon request for a small fee. A fee will be...
Big Bed Hostel
"Big Bed Hostel is a hostel in Riga with a great location that is open all year long. The price is one of the lowest in the city, and some of the facilities are ok, but you can easily find better hostels. The Location The location is extremely good. Big Bed Hostel is in the very center of the city, only five minutes on foot from the Main Square and only two minutes from the train station. The hostel is quite well connected from any...
"… spend your money and time on sightseeing because all the sights are closely located to Mr. Hostel. We can offer you 25 sleeping accommodations. Our prices start at 8€. Despite that we provide maximum comfort close to home conditions. In the kitchen you can drink a cup of coffee and heat up your food in any time of the day. Bathrooms have everything you need to refresh yourself. Riga is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe...
Above the Chomsky Bar Hostel
"… two rising stars of the Latvian arts scene both of whom you can occasionally meet downstairs behind the bar. The bar itself with its rough edged look and quality prices bring in a fair mix of the more artistic and open minded side of society. Location on the corner of Lāčplēša and Avotu streets is the new hotspot for local bohemia. The neighborhood is still authentic and off the beaten path of the common tourist crowd, while still...
Gogol Park Hostel
"… & Coffee Making Facilities) with guests can cook and have their meals. There is a private parking (Bicycle, car and even bus), a washing machine and a 24 hour security service. Gogol Park Hostel is about 10 minutes walk from city center and the Old Town, near the railway station, bus station and the bus to the airport, close to everything! The hostel is located in the historic district, close to the streets of Pushkin, Gogol and...
"… Note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 23:59. Check out from 07:00 to 11:59. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Child friendly. Non smoking. Our doors are opened from 07:00 till 00:00. If You will arrive not in this...
Central Dome Hostel
"… their meals and there are a number of shops and cafes in the area. Hostel offers guided tours of the city in English and trips around Latvia can also be arranged for small groups. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h advance notice Payment upon arrival by cash or credit cards Check in from 14.00 Check out before 12.00 Breakfast not included Taxes included We are open to all nationalities and we also accept group...
HI - Riga - Backpackers Hostel
"The stairs are steep if you are drunk. It is noisy because of the train station and buses, etc. Good location. It could be very busy in the summer. The price is reasonable, the staff friendly. It's nice to have a bar but the club next door can be noisy." … "Trap to avoid! - Unfriendly, rude staff. Weird (when not absent) receptionist. Filthy rooms and bed sheets. And you're expected to pay for all this? We checked out and did not...
"Our hostel is located on Valnu Street - one of the oldest streets of Vecriga (Old Riga). The hostel is a 10 minute walk from the most interesting and historical places of the city - The House of Blackheads, City Council, the Dome square, Gunpowder Tower and many other top spots. 'Kamielis' is also the closest hostel to the Central Railway station and Buss Terminal. Our hostel might become a second home for 14 guests." …...
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