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“Not Ideal!!!”
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Doma Hostel
Ranked #23 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Vancouver Canada/London UK
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not Ideal!!!”
Reviewed 13 August 2006

I can handle a 'less-than' fantastic hostel, but when a property showcases themselves as 'newly renovated in january 2006' and clearly is not - i can not abide false advertising or blatant lying! The Dome Hostel was not renovated recently. It's old, uncomfortable and smelly. The carpets are grubby, the rooms are dark and smell of old body odour trying to be masked by cheap air freshner. It's cheap - so if that is your only requisite for accomodation, then stay at the Dome Hostel. The location is very good. But if you want a little privacy, comfort, and clean facility - do not stay here!
Don't even get me started on the toilet!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — They lied about their renovations - very smelly!
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't stay here.
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with friends
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2006

The hostel has an excellent location right in the centre of the old town. Although this means it can get a little loud occasionally with people coming out of pubs in the evening, the location is unbeatable for all of Riga's top sights as well as all the restaurants and bars.

Facilities were basic but clean and beds were comfy. It's a small hostel and quite cosy (read: small!) but the staff are excellent, very friendly and really helpful, especially the manager. Would definitely recommend, especially for smaller groups/couples.

  • Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed 19 February 2006

Doma hostel was by far the best hostel we have ever stayed at! The staff were friendly, very helpful, interested in our travels and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. It was clean and cheap, plus it was right in the centre of Riga. The staff suggested places for us to eat and things to see and do that were all great too.

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Additional Information about Doma Hostel

Property: Doma Hostel
Address: Maza Jaunavu iela 8 | Doma square, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Doma Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best hostel in Riga Old Town - best location, best staff and simply the best beds possible. ... more   less 
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