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“Close to all the central attractions”
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Red Nose
Ranked #12 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
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42 reviews
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“Close to all the central attractions”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Red Nose was ok for the few days I was there. My particular 4 bed dorm was right next to the kitchenette, so the noise of anybody moving about, talking (and dragging stools across the floor) was disruptive. Bathroom and kitchenette were kept clean, though and security was good. Reception also helpfully printed a reservation out for me, too. Step out the door and central Riga was at your fingertips, but also close to the train/bus station. Also had the BEST system for individual food storage in the fridge I've ever seen (oh & v close to a supermarket).

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We just needed a place to sleep with kids which would be also within a walking distance from main Old Riga attractions. We got it. This is probably ideal for backpackers though...
The public parking nearby is expensive but there is a much cheaper parking place within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Petrozavodsk, Russia
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We lived in a twin room. Very, very tiny. Unfortunately there was no wardrobe for coats. It was uncomfortable to hang coats near the wall after rainy day. Also walls in hostel are too thin and sometimes it was difficult to fall asleep when somebody was laughing in the other room.
But inspitу of this Red nose is really great and quite cheap hostel for students, travellers and even families.
The small kitchen is very cozy with fridge, toaster and everuthong you need. Coffee and tea are for free and also travellers could leave some cookies after leaving for others))) The bathroom is clean and always with hot water)). There is a free wi-fi but it's not so good if you live on the 4th floor))).
The hostel is in teh heart of the city. Two minutes to St. Peter' cathedral and others famous monuments. Great

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 3rd floor, just because of wi-fi and to avoid noise from the kitchen which is...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed on a private room with shared bathroom.
Room was very small and on a 4th floor by stairs, but bathroom was very nice, big, extremely clean and only shared with 2 other rooms. Hot water was very good and towels cost only 1lv.
We arrived on the with night and asked to the reception guy about it. His answer was "it's something about artists" and his answer to where should we go was something like "just go around". Not very helpful. And specially not very interested on explaining too much about anything.
Good affordable hostel on very good location. And free Internet!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

We usually book hotels/hostel in advance, but this time we came to Riga without any any idea where to stay. We walked in red nose hostel and all the double bed privet rooms where taken and against our normal "policy" we decided to stay in 10 bed dorm, because it was empty and the owner of the hostel was so nice person. She noticed from my lady friend passport that she is having a birthday in our arrival day. When we arrived later to our dorm from city touring there was waiting nice birthday present in my ladys bed. I think that tells something about hostels spirit. We stayed in red nose 3 nights and it felt really cozy and peacefully hostel. Staff and owner where really nice/helpful and the location is perfect. Rooms, kitchen and showers where all really clean.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Red Nose is located in heart of old town. Restaurants, bars and pubs a few steps away. Very clean and comfortable beds. I had a great sleep. Very helpful staff. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Red Nose
Address: Jana iela 14 | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Nose 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Nose is a newly opened hostel, located on a quiet and narrow cobbled backstreet of Old Town, just behind St.Jana church.Step outside our hostel and you are ready to explore the city. St.Peter’s Church, Dome Square, The Opera House, Melngalvju House and the main Riga Tourism Information Centre are our closest neighbours. There are several restaurants, cafés, night clubs, bars and shops around to choose from.Bus stop from Riga Airport is 5 min away from the hostel.Boat trips to Jurmala and along the river Daugava are in walking distance from the hostel.We offer accommodation for single travelers, backpackers or a group of students and sports teams. We can accomodate 43 guests in rooms with 2, 4, 6 or 10 beds. Rooms are clean and bright with stunning views of Old Riga. Shared WC and shower facilities are available on each floor. Bed linen included. Some floors have little self-service guest kitchens for basic food preparation. ... more   less 
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