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.
Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.
Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub is the perfect place to meet locals and other travelers, located in Old Town. Everything you need is within a short walk and they provide free guide map, security lockers & padlocks, towels, and luggage storage after checkout as well as free breakfast beer daily (8am-11am)!
All of their beds have power points and lights, and all of their rooms have air conditioning. Join the popular hangout at the Backpackers Pub, open until 2-3am, noisy but fun! No kitchen facilities, but staff recommendations for cheap eats in Riga.
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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.
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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.
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Elizabeth's YH Rooms is in the heart of Riga, surrounded by Art Nouveau architecture on Elizabetes Street. It's a cozy, clean, and quiet hostel that won't break the bank. You'll have access to everything you need, including free Wi-Fi and self-check-in.
The hostel is centrally located near the main railway and bus stations, so you won't have to travel far to see all the major sites. Plus, you'll be just steps away from Origo shopping center and popular restaurants and clubs.
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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.
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Discover one of Riga's top hostels, Blue Bird capsule hostel, 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!
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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.
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The price for a dorm at Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub starts from $23.90.
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