Upon arrival, we were greeted with a smile and a complimentary local beer which was a great touch. The lady on the desk showed us to the common room area whilst filling out her paperwork, which is very characterful and cosy with the added bonus of an indoor smoking area.
Our 8 bed dorm was very clean if a tad cramped; luckily the 2 of us had the room to ourselves throughout our stay. There are free lockers and a storage heater in case of chilly weather. There wasn't a mirror in our room though which made getting ready in the evenings a little difficult.
We didn't get the chance to explore the kitchen, however all toilets and showers were clean. Our only minor complaint would be the fact that there was only 1 female shower and 3 male showers which seems a bit unfair.
The bar serves lager, cider, bacardi breezers, smirnoff ice, soft drinks and rigas very own champagne all for decent prices.
Overall, this hostel is incredibly good value for money and really made our trip to Riga special :)
- Also Known As:
- Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hotel Riga