Central Hostel Riga, Riga

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Central Hostel Riga is a hostel in Riga, Latvia.

The Location

Central Hostel Riga is a somewhat misleading name; although the hostel is technically still in Riga's city centre, it is still a little walk to pretty much all the places that are worth seeing as a tourist. The Old Town is about fifteen minutes' walking away, just like the bus station. The railway station is slightly less, at approximately ten minutes' walking distance away. There are not many interesting things in the direct surrouding of the hostel, and the street itself is quite boring. Still, the location is alright if you do not mind a little walk. There is a clear mark at the hostel's entrance.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel may seem small at first, but has actually quite a few rooms spread over two floors. The rooms are very spacious and neat. A locker for each guest is available inside the rooms. The dorm rooms consist of comfortable bunk beds, although laying on a pillow will feel like there is no pillow at all; they are very flat. Unlike some other budget hostels in Riga, you need to make the bed yourself. You may hear some noise from the cars driving in the street, but this will only bother the very light sleepers.

Bathrooms are located outside the rooms, connected to the corridor near the reception and the living room. The hostel is kept clean, and so are the bathrooms. The showers are lovely.

Common Spaces

Central Hostel Riga has quite a lot of common space compared with other hostels. There are two common areas and a big kitchen. The kitchen has good facilities, a dining table, and you can make yourself some tea or coffee free of charge. One of the living rooms also has dining-table-like table in the middle of the room and is ideal if you want to get some work done. The other room is much better to meet other people and just relax.

You can clearly see that the hostel's management has put some effort in creating a place where travelers can relax, chill out, and meet other travelers. Some couches and the most comfortable seats as well as a TV and a computer can be found in this room.

Summary

Central Hostel Riga is a good choice when you are looking for a hostel in Riga, Latvia. The location may not be as good as some others (although it is far from bad), but the facilities are definitely a great value for money.
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Central Hostel Riga, Riga
Central Hostel Riga, Riga
Central Hostel Riga, Riga
Central Hostel Riga, Riga
Central Hostel Riga, Riga
Central Hostel Riga, Riga
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Martin Straatman
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Published on Sep 24, 2017

Description

Central Hostel offers a selection of COZY TWIN & DOUBLE ROOMS. TRIPLE AND 4/5 BED ROOMS are also available at bargain prices.

It is worth mentioning that Central Hostel is both owned and run by real Latvian backpackers.

To make your stay as nice as possible, we offer you following:
FREE breakfast till midday
FREE internet access in common room
FREE WiFi in most of the rooms
FREE tea, coffee and hot chocolate 24/7
Self-service laundry, FREE washing powder
FREE shisha & tobacco
FREE bed linen and towels
FREE luggage storage
FREE sauna
FREE parking

A cozy kitchen with all facilities
A common room with a TV & DVD player
A Chill out room with a fire place
Tourism information desk
Hair drier, iron
Non-stop helpful staff

We have book exchange corner. We also offer bicycles and a vintage style Volkswagen Beetle car for rent.

Airport pick up available

Central Hostel is located on a quiet street at the centre of Riga. The hostel is a 5min walk from the train/bus stations and is a 10 minute walk from the Old town. The cultural heart of Riga is just an arms reach away from Central Hostel.

Central Hostel is ideal for people who value privacy, comfort, and cheap prices. Central Hostel offers you the opportunity to experience a truly genuine Latvian environment, away from the isolation of the touristy and crowded old town.

Our friendly staff are looking forward to welcoming
you to our sunny hostel.

Location and Contact

Location

• Central hostel is a 7 minute walk from the airport bus stop and bus station, and a 4 minute walk from the train station. If you follow the directions below, you will easily find our hostel building - it's an orange, wooden building with 2 floors, there are some shops on the ground floor. You will see Central Hostel sign. Come in, follow the signs to reception floor upstairs, and feel like at home :)
• From the airport:
• -Take the bus No..22 and stop at the Stockmann shopping center (2nd stop after the bridge). Walk straight (with the cinemas and shopping centre on your right.)
• - After that you'll see the train station clock tower and a big shopping center called Origo. Walk to the other side of the square in front of the train station (main entrance on your right) and cross to the street on your left.
• - Continue walking to the right (now on the other side) with yellow minibuses on your left and with Origo shopping center behind you on your right.
• - Then, take the first street to the left, and after some meters turn again to the right, this is our street: E. Biznieka-Upisa. Walk until number 20 (orange wooden building on corner with Visvalza street).
• From Train station:
• - Leave the main building and walk to the right side of the square in front of train station, there cross the street and turn right.
• - Continue walking to the right, now on the other side with yellow minibuses on your left and with Origo shopping center behind you on your right.
• - Then, take the first street to the left, and after some meters turn again to the right, this is our street: E. Biznieka-Upisa. Walk until number 20 (orange wooden building on corner with Visvalza street).
• From Bus Station
• - Leave the bus station main building and walk to the left, walk under the railway bridge and continue to the right. You will find yourself at the Stockman shopping centre and Forum Cinemas.
• - Then walk straight with the cinemas and shopping centre on your right.
• - After that you'll see the train station clock tower and a big shopping center, Origo. Walk to the other side of the square in front of train station (main entrance on your right) and cross to the street on your left.
• - Continue walking to the right, now on the other side with yellow minibuses on your left and with Origo shopping center behind you on your right.
• - Then, take the first street to the left, and after some meters turn again to the right, this is our street: E. Biznieka-Upisa. Walk until number 20 (orange wooden building on corner with Visvalza street).

Map

Map

Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upīša iela 20, Riga (Rīga), Latvia

Distance to city center: 1.45 km

Central Hostel Riga is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

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Phone Number: 37122322663
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Parking

Safe Deposit Box

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Gameroom

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Pet-Friendly

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: Small (less than 30 beds)

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