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Best Hostel
Ranked #87 of 153 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Only one thing can be said: the price is resonable. BUT: it's dirty (especially bathrooms, with stinky rubbish bins full of dirty toilet paper), it's located near VERY noisy street (so you can't open the window) in old building with high humidity and stinky air. Locker room? - there's nothing like that. You can leave baggage behind receptionists back and have hope that she will pay attention to it. No space for having even small meal.

Room Tip: Rooms only for desparated people. Advice?-choose different hostel.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 September 2012 via mobile

Overall it was a nice stay and consideringthe average price level in Riga it was a good value for money. However, the room (double room) was rather small and there was no wardrobe and barely space to place a suitcase let alone to open it. Also they didn't clean the room or changed the bin for the 3,5 days of my stay. But nontheless for a rather short stay and not sophisticated purposes (mind it is a hostel)it is a good place to stay. Good location for exploring the old town and the boulevards, clean (only the dirt you make yourself ;-) ), good working WiFi, the staff helps you with getting a taxi, etc. if YOU ask them and - for me very important - I felt my belongings and me where safe there. To sum up: Riga's price level given a good choice for a city break, I can recommend it and I would book again.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank colibri-on-tour
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Reviewed 30 November 2010

This hostel is located in living building. It is not very far from city center but I didn't like surrounding area. It is the cleanest and quiet hostel I've ever stayed. Rooms are small and simple but there is not a problem at all. Shared facilities are extremely clean.
Seriously, I have no claims against Best Hostel but next time I'd rather try another place - more central and more authentic.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank bronniks
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Reviewed 15 May 2008

First of all, Riga is a fantastic city, full of history and frankly worth a visit, especially in May when the terraces open and everybody drops their winther clothes.

As for the accomodation, I would not particularly recommend the Best Hostel Riga.

The entrance is located on A. Caka street, which is rather noisy. If you have a room looking towards the back it will be quiter, but you can leave the blinds closed as the only view is of cats fighting over the garbage bins.

Service is kept to a strict minimum, which means they barely say "Hello" but still say "Goodbye" when they sense you're leaving the country with your pockets full with unnecessary change. There is someone at the desk 24/7, so no need to stress about closing time.

Location is okay if you can be bothered walking 15 minutes to the old part of town or taking the bus.

Breakfast is not served. There is a vending machine in the lobby.

Bathroom is kept to strict minimum too, which is ok if you're staying for just 2 nights.
Overall cleanliness is good. Room was small and clean, bathroom too. Towels are provided and there is liquid soap in a dispenser in the shower.
The bed was clean and rather comfortbale if you prefer hard beds.

If you are on a low-budget trip through the baltic countries and don't mind the cheapest accomodation you can get (I mean "cheapest" in the postive AND the negative sense of the word), then you can consider staying there... but in Riga all accomodation are rather expensive, so I would look further first.
This is definetely not the place you come back to relax in the afternoon when you're on a day tour in the Old Town. You better find yourself a nice park bench to take a nap.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
1  Thank Zeleneva
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Reviewed 26 July 2015
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Room Tip: Для студентов и молодежи.
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sergey_spb812
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Reviewed 1 February 2015
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Thank LarisaKovaleva
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Address: Aleksandra Caka iela 52, Riga 1011, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
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Ranked #87 of 153 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Number of rooms: 25
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