As I didn't choose this accomodation by myself, but went there as a part of the group, I was a little worried about the quality of rooms and the breakfast. There was no need to worry - rooms and bathrooms were clean (this is my highest priority!), and breakfast was basic but good.
Yes, as already said, the location of the hotel is not the best - it is 15-20 min tram ride away from the city centre, so you need to spend some additional money for the tram fare, and keep an eye on the schedule, as trams do not run during night. It is located in the residential area, so you should keep your voice down after 10 PM, as the neighbours tend to complain if you hang out in front of the hotel (and as we were in a group of 40 people, the noise level was a little higher...).
Rooms are small and basic, but I use hotel rooms only for sleeping, not for spending any time there, so the lack of space doesn't bother me much. I would appreciate more free sockets for our electronic equipment, but we managed to charge everything by unplugging the TV :-)
There are two elevators to transport you and your luggage to the higher floors.
The staff is friendly, but they don't speak very good English, so if you are not familiar with Latvian or Russian you will need your arms and legs to communicate.
Finally, I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a budget accomodation and doesn't mind to use a public transportation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Jurnieks offers you: friendly, service-minded staff. Budget hotel conception - cheap price and good quality ratio. Free Parking facilities, free Wi-Fi. Easy access to Riga's Old Town (15 min by tram). Easy access to Riga Zoo, the Mezaparks natural park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jurnieks Hotel Riga