Hostels in Riga, Latvia

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Get to know Riga (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Riga. To help you make friends with Riga before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Riga is also named and spelled Rīga - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Memorial for Jews

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Riga hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Riga hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Riga Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Riga. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Riga. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Riga costs on average $31 for a dorm. A hostel in Riga with private rooms costs on average $55. shows all 30 Hostels in Riga. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Red Nose Hostel is the best hostel in Riga for families. compares prices for 30 hostels in Riga, Latvia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Riga such as
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Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Riga.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Riga

Your Packing List for Riga

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Riga and Latvia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Riga Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Riga, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
30 Total number of hostels
$31 Average dorm price
$55 Average private room price
$14 Cheapest hostel in Riga
7 Party hostels in Riga
Most Riga hostels are located in
Old Riga, Old Town
6 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Riga - from the Community

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