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Blue Cow Hostel
Ranked #29 of 147 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Clean rooms, common area and bathrooms.
convenient location just outside of the city center
helpful and very welcoming host. Kristine is so laid back that the whole atmosphere in the hostel lets you want to stay longer.

We enjoyed our stay here very much!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I've stayed in this wonderful hostel twice, both times during a tourist lull season, but I'd reckon that regardless of who's staying there at anytime, one will find different levels of enjoyment. Ignore the pricey resto downstairs,(although it looks tempting; however it isn't connected to the hostel in any way) the rooms are comfy, facilities more than adequate, and staff very welcoming. Bit of a challenge for cabbies to find, sometimes, but location more than ideal to just about anywhere else you want to go in Riga. Note that their sister hostel (can't quite recall the name) is more 'party people' oriented, but if chillin' is what you want to do after the excitement of your day, then you've picked the perfect place by staying here.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Blue cow is one of the reasons we love Riga...it is very friendly, clean,and full of fun hostel. the woman who works there (Kristin) is amazingly sweet girl and she makes you to feel very comfortable and feel like home.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stayed at Blu Cow Hostel from 05.-08.Sep in a double room (actually a room with 1 double and 2 singel beds) with private bath and it was the best choice we could have made! It is owned by an australian couple, but managed by a local girl, Kristine, that speaks perfect English. For a hostel it was very calm and laid back, not the usual young-partypeople-backpacking-student-hangingoutinthecommonroom-kind-of-people-like crowd. Though the DO have a common room with a huge flat screen and DVD player, couches and a nice big open kitchen.
Before arrival Kristine contacted us to make final arrangements and telling us the best way to get there from the airport. It is really great located in the old barracks and just 5 minutes from the old town center, so you can walk everywhere! She welcomed us and took some time to show us on the map sights where to eat and drink, even though we only arrive around 11pm. On our last day we had to check out by 12 noon, but she exended our keys to the main door so we could leave our bags until we left for the airport at around 4pm. Some soft dinks, cider and beer were provided in a seperate fridge - youjust write down how many you had and your name and pay upon check out. It all works based on trust and I hope many guest appreciate that, so they will never have to change their policy! Our room was huge, we could have easily stayed with 4 peopl in here, and the bathroom was clean, probably renovated a few years ago. For our 3-night-stay we paid about 180€ in total. So if you look for a great plays to stay, easy going, in a nice neighbourhood with relaxed people around, Blu Cow should be your choice!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Zumabeech
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Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

i enjoyed and loved my stay in Riga. The hostel is centrally located in the old town within walking of the main sites.
The room (double private with ensuite) was simple but beautiful and spotless we had a view of the power tower and we could heard the street musicians play, quietly.
I highly recommend this hostel. The staff was very well informed and if you wanted a livelier atmosphere you could head over to the naughty squirrel(sister hostel) for a pub crawl. All in all clean quiet nice great price and location.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Kristina (the owner) couldn't have been more welcoming, even at 11pm. The hostel is small and incredibly clean! The kitchen and common area is bright and open and the rooms were lovely. Great location in a great city!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank ashirl
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Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

Blue cow was an amazing hostel, very modern, clean and spacious, great amenities and in a prime location!! The one staff member at the hostel works round the clock to make your stay comfortable and ensure you make the most of your time in Riga including a long list of recommendations from activities to food and nightlife!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Blue Cow Hostel

Address: level 3, 4-2B Torna Iela | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 147 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range: £13 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Backpackers Hostel in Riga's Old Town. If you want some Extra Comfort, Clean Facilities, Social Atmosphere and a GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP we are the place for you! Come and make our 'Apartment Style' Hostel your backpacking home while in Riga. Full Kitchen, Free WiFi and No Stag Parties!! We have 24hr Local Staff that Live In the Hostel, Free Internet and Printing, The Whole Hostel has Free Wi-Fi, Free Guide Maps, DVDs and Cable TV, Quality Tea, Premium Coffee, Pre-Made Beds, Fresh Linens and a Fresh Towel... ... more   less 

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