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Hotel Westa
Ranked #89 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don´t go there!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Even though the location and price are good, everything else is aweful. Everything was very dirty, old linens with holes in them, only 1 roll of toilet paper, no soap, no hairdryer, very cold floor in the bathroom, stinky, the sink was about to fall off and ON TOP OF IT ALL there were FLEAS.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2013

elevator not working, very old bed sheet, thin walls, we could hear anyone in the hotel, rooms were not heated, we were freazing during our sleep and after the shower. i dont recommend. the hotel is in the middle of the central market. very expensive. doesnt worth it at all.

  • Stayed May 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

I stayed hear this month, The rooms were clean, good size, but very cold. The staff were helpful, and free wifi was included, There was a decent restaurant/bar under the hotel, which was very cheap, and was a good place to have a few beers at the start of the night, before heading to the old town which is more expensive. I didn't have any issues with the location, the local market is outside, and is worth a look around as it was very cheap, and the old town was around a 10 minute walk away. it is also very close to the train station, and you can catch a bus to the airport just across the main road

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

No heating in the hotel in October and was told by the receptionist this is normal and not my fault. Shower luke warm again told this is normal. No T.V in room as discribed on booking and hotel is located in a dingy area. Very unplesent stay luckly just for 1 night but I would not recomend staying this time of year.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

Clean rooms with good showers (pressure and heat) but located just off the central market. The location is good during the day as you can pick up fresh cheap fruit but when the market shuts down the area does take on a completely different feel....and not a good feeling. The bus station is a five minute walk making it good for early morning departures. Old town is a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

very nice hostel. rooms are big and clean and staff is friendly. internet and wi-fi are free. breackfast not included, but they is a nice restaurant under the hostel.
Position: it is very closed to the market and during the day is nice, but during the night it is full of homeless people and is not safe walk through.
5 minutes walking from the old town and 5 minutes walking to the bus and train station

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vologda, Russia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2011

Very nice hostel. Located in Riga's market just 5 minutes walk from the bus station. The old town about 10-15 minutes on foot. Despite the location, the evening is very quiet. Very friendly staff. On the ground floor restaurant. The food is delicious and cheap. Excellent breakfast. Non rustic but clean and spacious. Recommended for a brief trip to Riga by bus.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel Westa
Address: 5 Negu Str, Riga 1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Westa 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel of 3 rd category offers low-cost accommodation with modern comfort. Egually attractive for individual travelers, big groups and families. To guests it is offered car parking, internet-Wi-Fi using of kitchen and more.We offer to our guests 28 cosy and modern rooms: TWIN room, guadruple room, and also rooms with five and six beds(dormitories). Hostel is eguipped with elevator. For maximal convenience of our guests each room is eguipped with 24 hour connection with administrator and also with WC and shover. For an additional payment Backpackers Planet offer to our guests to eguipped room with cable TV, small fridge and mikrowave oven. For big groups Backpackers Planet organize early breakfasts and late suppers. Hotel is eguipped with 1 Handicapped room that is located opposite elevator doors. Room is intended for 2 persons and eguipped with special sanitary tehnician and handrails. Backpackers Planet offers you to visit our Beer Bar, where you can try Traditional Latvian " live" beer and various cold snacks. ... more   less 
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