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“Super friendly staff who genuinely want you to enjoy all that Riga has to offer in an environment that is chilled out, super cle”

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Funky Hostel and Apartments
Ranked #51 of 111 Hotels in Riga
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Eve (who runs the hostel) is a superwoman! Due to being on a night bus for 42 hrs I wasn't able to confirm my booking. I even showed up a day later. But eve was ok with this and quickly organized around this. Her flexibility and enjoyment for making everyone's stay brilliant is beyond what I've experienced before. I was after a chilled out hostel and that's exactly what I got. Felt very comfortable, safe and cleanliness was immaculate. Couldn't have asked for more.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Stayed there 2 night with my parents and we loved this hostel the most in our trip.
The main reason for it was the stuff, who was so helpful, kind and welcoming, that
everytime you saw her you just had a good mood. It is really rare that stuff is that friendly, which is sad because it could cheer up your trip easily. She showed us places that we would never choose from the maps, restaurants for my parents who can't speak English but in that special ones they show it to you.
I liked the location of it, it is really near to the main center, to the parks and the bus/raailway statiton is 10-15 minutes away. The room was nice too, seems like it was painted recently. The only thing which was .disadvantage is that it is on the 4th floor with no elevator (and we had 6 luggages) but the stuff was helping with it too. I'm very staisfied with this Hostel and recommended to everyone, who wants a friendly surrounding for the trip.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Laura T
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Spent 3 nights in Funky Hostel's private apartment, just down the road from their hostel. Huge spacious 2 bedroom apartment, on the 6th or 7th floor of a walk up. Big kitchen, living room, bathroom, a room with a queen bed, and another room with single beds. TV with DVD player, washer and dryer, bathtub. We were only 2, but plenty of space for a family with kids. Eve, the manager of the hostel, took excellent care of us, even coming to out meet us with maps and brochures. She also provided food for our breakfast. Excellent home away from home. Thank you, it was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Stayed in a double room, it was very big and comfortable. Very quiet, only 5 rooms in the hostel and window on a quiet courtyard. The free breakfast is definitely a plus. The staff was very welcoming and took time to sit and chat about where to go and what to do in Riga. Very secure with electronic card to enter building and room. Last floor without elevator might be the only down side for some people. I recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank ThomasfromFrance
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I was able to spend 5 out of 14 nights at the Funky Hostel. Great walking distance to Old town. Plus close to the Local experience. Clean and Friendly. Great Wifi and free Breakfast! Eve is a great time. Buy her a cider and have a chat in the common room!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

well hard to talk good or bad about this one, the price was quite good compared to other countries, not so far from the center, and nice staff, but when we arrived from the airport with taxi, we stayed there for an hour trying to find someone to open the door for us, the woman doesnt speak a lot of english, friendly though, but again, not caring about these things.
otherwise they were nice and friendly. i hope they improve this kind of services, flat is ok, a bit dirty, very cold during winter, 6th or 5th floor without elevator, again, that was ok cuz of the low price.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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FunkyHostel R, Owner at Funky Hostel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2013

We agree that having to wait to be let in to the hostel is terrible and we deeply apologise for your hardship. We have installed door bells that call the hostel managers mobile telephone. Then you can speak direct with the manager and she can open the door by pressing 5 on her mobile phone. We also have installed pin code safes that will hold your electronic door keys for you if the hostel manager is not there. The manager will tell you that pin code to open the safe when you speak with her via the door bell phone. Or if you want we can inform you in advance by email if that is what you would like.

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Funky hostel gets it all right. Right from the moment of arrival, we were given such personal attention from the lovely Australian woman running the place. We had a lovely, warm and comftoable stay there. Warm and clean shower, comfortable bed, good kitchen and nice communal area.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Additional Information about Funky Hostel and Apartments

Address: Kri jana Barona iela 25 | Top floor, Riga 1011, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #51 of 111 Hotels in Riga
Price Range: £23 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Funky Hostel and Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small & friendly hostel in the center of Riga. Owned by Australian/Latvian. ... more   less 
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