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Riga, the enchanting and picturesque capital of Latvia, is a hidden gem of Eastern Europe that is just waiting to be discovered. With its stunning architecture, rich history, and vibrant atmosphere, Riga is a city that captures the hearts of all who visit
To avoid that the city also captures your bank account, here are the best hostels in Riga.
Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Riga
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel, one of the best hostels in Riga, is run by local and international staff offering tours, pub crawls, and drinks for sale. Female travelers can enjoy extra comfort in a female dorm. The hostel’s central location is perfect for exploring the city. Guests can enjoy fresh made beds, private and lockable showers, and free internet throughout the hostel.
The common room and fully equipped kitchen are great spots to socialize, cozy up with a cold beer or enjoy a hot coffee. The friendly staff supply guests with free maps and local tips for an informative and exciting stay. Guests can also join tours to experience AK47 shooting, bobsleding, bungee jumping, and canoeing.
Prices start from $30.11 for a dorm and $63.63 for a private room.
Located in the heart of Riga's Old Town, Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel is one of the best hostels in town. With clean and spacious dorms featuring custom made bunks and individual power sockets, you are sure to have a comfortable stay. Private rooms are also available for extra comfort and privacy.
There are 17 bathrooms and showers with dedicated hot water systems, free WiFi, and a fully equipped kitchen with free tea and coffee available. Take part in daily activities such as AK47 Shooting and Latvian Food Nights or relax in one of the hostel's two large common rooms.
Prices start from $27.83 for a dorm and $63.28 for a private room.
Orange Cat Rooms is one of the best hostels in Rīga. It's located in the Centre district just a stone's throw from Latvian National Opera. Each room has a seating area, and although the bathroom is shared, it's always spotless. Guests can take advantage of the kitchen with a fridge, electric kettle and microwave, and if they need an iron, it can be provided upon request.
Best of all, Riga Central Market and Riga Dome Cathedral are both within easy walking distance. And if you're flying, Riga International Airport is only 9 km away.
Prices start from $27.26 for a dorm and $25.76 for a private room.
Discover one of Riga's top hostels, Blue Bird Hostel in Riga Old Town, set in a beautiful Jugendstil building in the historic Old Town. With options from private rooms to mixed dorms and female-only spaces, they cater to 80 guests with comfy capsule beds, lockers, and free Wi-Fi.
Don't miss the self check-in feature if you arrive after 6 PM. Just remember, it's accessed through the Breivings restaurant's "Bluebird" door, and to keep the area tidy since there's no 24-hour cleaning. Note that amenities like laundry and big towels come at a small extra fee. Happy traveling!
Prices start from $22.31 for a dorm and $59.98 for a private room.
Tree House Hostel is one of the best hostels in Riga, welcoming independent travelers and families who desire a relaxing holiday. Situated in a 6-story building on the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors in the heart of Old Town, the hostel offers spacious, clean, light rooms plus amenities like a self-catering kitchen with dining area, a common room, and a reading area with library and books exchange.
Most transport links, coffee shops, restaurants, attractions, and museums are within walking distance. Enjoy free WiFi, shared bathrooms and kitchen with stovetop, oven, toaster and kitchenware.
Prices start from $19.90 for a dorm and $37.70 for a private room.
Situated in the heart of Latvia's charming capital, Central Hostel epitomizes the fusion of classic architecture and modern comforts. With its location so prime, it's a mere stroll away from most of Riga's historical sites and vibrant nightlife. The building, reminiscing of the old-world charm, offers travelers a taste of the city's rich history.
Inside, Central Hostel ensures that guests are treated to clean, cozy rooms and shared spaces that encourage interaction. A communal kitchen, brimming with conversation and cooking, becomes the meeting point for globe-trotters. The staff, warm and knowledgeable, go the extra mile, organizing events and giving insider tips about hidden gems in the city.
Economically priced, Central Hostel doesn't skimp on amenities. With high-speed Wi-Fi, secure lockers, and laundry facilities, it caters to the practical needs of backpackers. The laid-back atmosphere coupled with its prime location makes it the top pick for those seeking an authentic Riga experience.
Prices start from $17.65 for a dorm and $30.73 for a private room.
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The price for a dorm at Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel starts from $15.06.
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