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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Riga
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“One of the best hostels out there!”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Yep it's a good one. They've got it all sorted.. Location, staff, vibe, rooms, price.. I don't really need to write this review because they are already #1 on Tripadvisor..and I can see why. The bar crawl was a great way to meet folks and check out the town. We stayed in the 5bed private room because there was a group of us, room was clean, showers were fine. No problems at all.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The Naughty Squirrel is located right in the middle of the old town of Rīga, within walking distance of everything worth seeing, plus the bus and train station. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They arrange various tours and activities each day, plus pubcrawls in the weekend. Rooms and facilities were always clean, thanks to the staff who were always working on cleaning the place. Literally everytime I walked to and from my room, they were doing something. Quite impressive really. The only thing I could complain about is the toilet/shower solution, where for the most part the toilet and shower were located in the same room, creating queues of people who need to use the toilet when a lot of people are showering, but all in all I wouldn't say this was a large problem. Will definitely stay here again next time I visit Rīga!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Palermo, Italy
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Choose this hostel! Ok it can be a bit more expensive than the other hostels close to it, but for two euros more you can sleep in a wonderful place. Reception is full of young people ready to give you tons of advises and to organize you a nice night out with all the guests of the hostel! Five stars!!!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Isafjordur, Iceland
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed 2 nights - one in a private room and another in a 4 woman dorm room. Both were great! There is a well-equipped kitchen which is one gathering place for the guests. It was clean and in the dorm room, my things were secure in a big locked cage under the bed. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The location is in the center of old town. A little noisy from the street.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed in this hostel for two nights and I loved it. It is located right in the center of Riga not far away from the bus station and the most important sights of the city. This hostel has a great vibe and everyone that we met were nice (guests and staff) . Would definitely recommend it to those who like having fun!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Wollongong
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Naughty Squirrel is in a perfect location in Riga old town. A short walk to the bus & train stations & in the charming old town area. The rooms are small but very clean & the bathrooms are neat & cleaned regularly. The common area is very social & has plenty of seating & there is a kitchen if you wish to make your own meals.
The downside, There is a noisy bar downstairs under the hostel, which was ok for me however some of the guests in the dorm were a left a little short of sleep due to the noise, but honestly ear plugs in hostels are at the top of your packing list anyway so I don't see any issues.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Everything about this hostel was great. But what especially made the difference to me was that everyone working there was REALLY nice, great to talk to or have fun with. All of it together made me feel very much home. I could really relax in the hostel. And I believe the other visitors felt like that as well, because everyone was outgoing, relaxed and fun.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Naughty Squirrel Backpackers

Property: Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Address: Kaleju iela 50 | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aussie owned Backpackers in the Heart of the Old Town. Only 300m to Main Square, Airport Bus, Central Markets, Bus Station, Supermarkets and many Bars/Restaurants. AK47 Shooting, Bobsled, Free Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, Latvian Food Nights, Karaoke, Husky Dog Sledding, Daily Happy Hours, Latvian Beer Tastings and much more! Voted No.1 Hostel in Latvia 2009 and 2010.A Genuine Backpackers for Real Travellers !!!!!** NO STAG PARTIES ALLOWED **Clean, Secure and Fun backpackers hostel in Old Riga for small groups and solo travellers. We are a true backpackers with friendly local staff that will help you 24hrs.** Female Only Dorms Available!! Our prices include all taxes, all linens and your bed already made for you... PLUS a FRESH TOWEL!!- FREE internet and WIFI- FREE lockers and locks- FREE Foosball Table- FREE shower and hand soap- FREE tea all day- FREE guide map- FREE popcorn & gumibears (Movie Nights)- FREE good times and awesome memories. We offer you TWO common rooms to meet other backpackers and a fully equipped KITCHEN for cooking 24 hours. All dorm rooms have large security lockers under each bed that can fit your whole backpack. ... more   less 
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