HI - Riga - Elizabeth's Hostel, Riga

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HI - Riga - Elizabeth's Hostel Reviews

Familiar atmosphere

I stayed 8 days in Elizabeth YH. Kitchen equipped with a microwave oven and TV. 2 well kept bathrooms. Familiar atmosphere -- I talked with a guy from there about Riga and Latvia. There were only a few guests when I stayed in winter, first week of February. Very well located, near the station, 2 supermarkets and the main bus and tram stops. I'd surely stay there again.


Good value, good location, clean, and free internet

The location is nice and central right by the GPO and railway station but not suffering from noise of either. Great location for visiting the Old City of Riga -- a must -- and plenty of eateries within short walking distance. The famous Jugendstil buildings of Elizabets street are about fifteen minutes' walk away and include the most Latvian of Latvian cuisines for those who can take a lot of pig fat (but it is ethnic). Altogether enjoyed this visit in April 2007 which arose to avoid the expensive accommodation in Stockholm for a couple of days. Great hostel.

Isle of Man

If you want something cheap and close to almost everything, then this is the place. We didn't have any trouble with thin walls, but the room was huge and very cold! We had to take extra doonas from the beds that were empty. The place is very old, and though things are worn and showing their age, it was quite clean. The beds weren't too great, but the hostel was quiet so sleeping wasn't a problem. The woman at reception made a point about checking up on things, like when I got up for a drink in the middle of the night, but it wasn't too bad, and it meant we didn't have any worries about security. They say they have a kitchen -- it's just a fridge, kettle, toaster, and small microwave in the corner of the tiny common room. There isn't even a sink, crockery or cutlery, which is odd. We were also given only one key -- and there were two of us staying in a dorm, which is something I haven't encountered anywhere else. But it was cheap, close, and clean.


I've spent the last eight years traveling all round europe, and elizabeth is the worst hostel i've been in. the only good thing about it is the location, it's in the very center of riga, just five minutes walking from the railway station, though been so close to the rail it's a problem indeed, as to say from 6 o'clock in the morning till midnight you simply can't sleep in your room, every time a train pass by it's like having an earthquake. the rooms and the bathroom are not clean properly, luckily the rooms are are overheated, pretty cool thing in the cold latvian winter, unfortunately the are not soundproofed, so you will hear anything is going on in the next rooms. the worst thing about elizabeth is the staff, very unfriendly and impolite, they consider anything you'd like to do unfair or bad, so you are not allowed to bring girls in your room, not to go home drunk nor to do anything you can consider funny. the only place in riga where doing all this is a problem -- they are really strict about all these unwritten rules and they will go checking you all the time, i do not know if the same in your country but to me it's all a crap! Beside there's only one girl among the whole staff who can speak english -- a real problem if you can't speak latvian or russian. so guys, do a favour to anyone don't go there! riga is full of hostels much better than this one!

Stefan Bertokki

ok to be honest, this is the worst hostel i've ever been in my lifetime so far. dont go there guys. the only thing is acceptable is the location. all the rest is negative. it's very dirty (walls at the entrance are covered with red stripes as if someone were murdered there by a killer with a knife). the main door at the entrance was broken. the owners are old and impolite -- it's two old women at the reception. they only talked about money, they've never asked if we love the city, or where we were from. there's also an old impolite man who speaks latvian and german, very rude and impolite. they were afraid we could bring some girl into our room and have some fun, so they controlled us as if we were babies and opened the door of our room to be sure no one else were inside with us! we hated them! we had to leave the hostel and find another one. and of course, it was better.

jean christophe nicosia

I stayed here for five days during my visit to Riga in Spring 2005. The hostel is very good. The rooms are warm and the heating was always on, which makes it easy to dry clothes. The staff clean the rooms daily and the linen (which is provided) is always replaced. The staff are very friendly (in particular the young Russian woman) and will give advice on what to see and do in Riga. Internet is fast and free. The beds are very comfortable. The only small point is the shower, which had a problem with the hot water. But I think it was fixed rather quickly.

Robert (robertplunkett@onetel.com)

The hostel has very nice location; everything is very clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. And the people who stayed here are really great! I'll definitely come back.


It's very cold inside the rooms and they are poorly soundproofed (you hear everything and everyone). The entree smells like ... very evil! The personnel are unfriendly and very happy if you go away. For one night this hostel is okay, but no longer. Riga is great, but the hostel was extremely bad.


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HI - Riga - Elizabeth's Hostel Reviews from the Web

The location is great but the building and facilities are quite old. The mattresses are old and not comfortable, not all the linen looked clean and you can pretty much hear everything that is happening outside the room. It is what is expected for the price.


Very good location close to railway and coach stations, not too far from old town sights.

Very friendly and hospitable.

Bit hard to find at first and needs a sign on the door.


Everything good especially as my stay was in lockdown. Only issue needs thicker curtains in bedroom.


Old building, old standards.

No water in the shower when somebody else is doing the dishes

Bedlinnen was not clean. The cover on the bed was completely worn out.

No window-blinds.

Very friendly staff, and they really go out of their way to keep it in as good a shape as possible.

Location is good too, 5 minute walk from the railway station.


Kitchenette wanted, alia was ok.


Great location, be sure to check out the check in times


The check-in staff was awesome and though I speak little Russian at that time, he still managed to understand me which is amazing! Apart from that, the location was super close to the ORIGO and within walking distance to the Old Town which is good!


Liked: Good location, near the city center Didn't like: So dirty! dirty floor in the hallway and room, mosquito net on the window is torn, there are stains on the curtains on the window, shower does not work well. And, of course, deception about parking! Disgusting! This hostel wrote "Facilities - Car Parking", BUT! when you come here manager said - "car parking is 8 euro per night and if it have free places only. it's not our own car parking" It's not right, IMHOAnd never once the manager and the portie did not say "sorry"! Not recommended this flophouse anybody!


Its a clean and quiet place. We slept really well! The staff was very helpful and nice.




Elisabeth`s Y. H. is beautiful and comfortable


Liked: some staff veryhelpfulcleanclose to teain and bus station and late night supermarket and food outlets in a safe area Didn't like: rules re no internet or kitchen after 11pmno where to sit and relaxone staff made it seem liKE SCHOOL DORM


Liked: Location, new furniture Didn't like: very strange manager Ali, who asks telephone from every girl in the hostel and without any permission sits down to breakfast with you in the kitchen. Poor breakfast: cornflakes, bread, jam. Tea and coffee without limit.


Liked: The rooms are nice Didn't like: Breakfast was included but it was not a proper breakfast.Parking has an extra cost that was not commented until the arrival


Liked: It was clean, good location, close to the Origo Center and Railway station, good WI-FI connection, the furniture was new Didn't like: Poor breakfast


The staff were helpful and the hostel was near the railway and bus stations


helpful and nice staff (the only lady who could speak English); the conditions are good provided there are not very many guests... everything is audible through the walls of the rooms. the guests' kitchen is clean, but you can rely only on hot water, there is no possibility of cooking. otherwise, quite close to the center of the city, parking is available in front of the building for free [if you can find a place]. possibility of internet for free!!!


It is a very nice, small hostel almost in the exact center of Riga. Very clean and comfortable! A good choice!



"Elizabeth's Youth Hostel" is located in the vibrant centre of Riga. Elizabetes Str.103-2. It's the nearest hostel to train and bus station. Old Town with its unique cultural and historical heritage is just a few minutes walk away! Cafes, theatres, cinemas, nightlife, restaurants, shops are close to hand!
Great communication links!
24-hrs secured parking: cars, motorbikes.
FREE Internet!
We offer accommodation to suit everyone, from mixed rooms, family rooms to private rooms, singles and doubles. The rooms are big, clean and bright. Hot showers, clean linen and towels are at your disposal.
Our friendly English-speaking staff is always glad to assist you with any requests.

-"Clean & Safe"
-no curfew, no lockout
-luggage storage
-telephone/fax facilities
-common room
-no smoking
-travel info
-24 hour reception

Location and Contact


• When you leave the Bus or Train Station, you will see Big Clock of Origo Shopping Centre,
• Go straigh, you will see the second half Origo Shopping Centre building,
• You have to pass by the Origo building,
• Continue on going straight and turn right,
• You will see second house #103-2 - Elizabeth's Youth Hostel building



Address: Elizabetes iela 103-2, Riga (Rīga), Latvia

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Website HI - Riga - Elizabeth's Hostel Rīga www.youthhostel.lv
Phone Number: +371 67217890
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Groups (10+ people)

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

24 Hour Security

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange

Entirely Non-Smoking



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Wheelchair Accessible

Credit Card Payments

Service Animals

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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