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“Great stay. clean & modern” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub
Ranked #9 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
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“Great stay. clean & modern”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

The Old Town Hostel reception is only a short walk from the train station. The reception is a cosy place with pub-character. There is a possibility to wash (unfortunately the machine was broken while we were staying there).

We stayed in a separate apartment with others (but private room), which was also a short walk from the Old Town Hostel but still right in the city center. The staff walked us there and was in all quite helpful and friendly. They apologized again and again for the washing machine not working =)

The apartment and the room itself was really nice, above the usual hostel standard. It was clean and very modern.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2009

riga 20th march 09-23rd march 09
found this pub one cold afternoon in riga!
1st of all im to old for backpacking (51)+wife (50) + im an electrician+the wife a shop assistant (we stopped else where)
BUT let me tell you how GREAT this little pub is .
the staff are all warm+welcoming ,they speak v/good english,and we spoke to a few different travellers each of the 3 day/nites we were there and everyone was polite ,friendly,interesting,
inga was serving most of the time+makes a mean cocktail,she also seves good measures of vodka,the laskus beer was v/good we had 2 beer+2 voka coke for 7 latt the cheapest in town !!
if you wanted help with anything inga or marius would answer or look up the net for you free
theres also an englishman James who is v/knowledgable on riga+a good character, he does 3hr walk trips around the city,+cycle trips,he also recomends good resturants(hospitalis)
This pub also has a list behind the door to the rooms/sauna/toilet telling you to "TO STAY AWAY" from pubs that RIP YOU OFF
THIS PUB IS A MUST for anyone visiting
if im ever back in riga HERE IM GOING TO DRINK EVERY TIME

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

Property: Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub
Address: Valnu iela 43, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riga's legendary backpackers hostel & pub. Unbeatable location in Old Town. Daily Tours. 24hr Reception.- FREE Wifi through the whole building- FREE guide map on arrival- FREE underbed security lockers with pad lock- FREE towel on your bed- FREE luggage storage after check outALL BEDS HAVE 2 POWER POINTS AND A LIGHT !!ALL ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING !!WARNING: You will meet people if you stay here... :) :) :) that's what traveling is all about, if your looking for quiet nights this hostel is NOT for you!FREE BREAKFAST BEER EACH DAY (8AM-11AM)- New Bunk Beds- New Linens, Towels and Pillows- Enchanting Spiral Staircase- AWESOME STAFF that LOVE their job- No Hangovers (Not Guaranteed)WE DON'T HAVE ANY KITCHEN/COOKING FACILITIES.You can eat cheaply in Riga so there is no need to cook, our staff will give you all the recommendations on where to eat.WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES OR SCHOOL GROUPS. MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE. ... more   less 

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