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Reviews of The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers

Hostel | Kaleju Iela 50, Old Town, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

95.8% Overall Rating

831 out of 846 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/07/2014)

Shane Palmer thinks…

"Incredible staff, warm friendly atmosphere, clean and hostel with tons of bathrooms and space. One of the best hostels in Europe."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please Note! We only accept groups up to 12 people. The Hostel does not accept any Stag Parties. ALL GROUPS OF 4 PEOPLE OR MORE ARE NOW REQUIRED TO LEAVE 15Euro PER PERSON SAFETY DEPOSIT FOR THE ROOM upon check in!!

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95.8%

Overall Rating

831 out of 846 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
100.0%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
96.8%
Value
96.8%
Safety
98.4%
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Shane Palmer

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2014 Shane would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible staff, warm friendly atmosphere, clean and hostel with tons of bathrooms and space. One of the best hostels in Europe.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and helpful. They organise tours and really make you feel at home. The rooms are good and clean, same for the bathroom. Nice main area with a living room and kitchen. You can use the fridge and soccertable which is great!

Disliked: The only thing I didnt like was the view from our room.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant hostel, great atmosphere, nice rooms (we stayed in a double room with private bathroom), very nice and helpful staff, great location. We enjoyed the welcome drink!

Disliked: A little loud outside, especially in the early morning when the carbage is getting picked up.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location within walking distance to train & bus station. Staff was awesome, very helpful & friendly.

Disliked: I liked everything & would definitely stay there again.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were great, easy to get on with. Lots to do here :)

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very conveniently located hostel with good safety (key card entrances to the hostel, your floor and your room), clean facilities and (cute) friendly staff that are willing to help you. You will have a nice stay!

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything, but you kind of expect a mind blowing atmosphere after reading all the high praises. While all the facilities are top notch, I found the atmosphere was pretty basic during my two night stay, but that has a lot to do with the people staying in. Definitely recommend anyway!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Murat ERDOGAN

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2014 Murat would recommend this property

Liked: Cleanliness, location, friendliness of the stuff

Disliked: Not enough activities as it was told, sometimes noisy, do not have Elevator

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kathrin Lind

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 June 2014 Kathrin would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, where you can easily meet people,get information or just relax. Stuff is super friendly and cool!

Disliked: Kathrin left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Super clean.

Disliked: Nothing.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

19 June 2014

Liked: It was in a good location and felt safe

Disliked: Really did not feel it was worth even the 40 euros we paid for a private room. There were no positives to the room, but many negatives. There is a mosquito problem in the room, evidenced not only by our sleepless nights, but also by the many, many mosquito carcasses littering the walls. That was disgusting, uncomfortable, and made our stay less than pleasant. The mosquito problem was no doubt exacerbated (or perhaps caused) by the terrible bathroom setup. The shower was tiny and flooded the entire bathroom, meaning that the whole place was damp and smelled of mildew. And the light in the bathroom is set to turn on and off based on motion, which no doubt saves electricity because it turns off when you are showering. Perhaps a nice place to stay if you are interested in getting drunk every night and spending little time in your room, but we could have paid the same amount for a much nice experience elsewhere.

97.1%
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Matthew Simpson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place to stay, staff were very knowledgable and extremely happy to help, best option in Riga and a great place to meet other travellers.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Cecilia Betancourt

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2014 Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: I like the atmosphere, though the community area is kind of small, staff is super friendly

Disliked: Bathrooms were really small and not that clean.

91.4%
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des white

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2014 des would recommend this property

Liked: excellant location great activities organised by staff

Disliked: des left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The great staff, sunny, boss lady, mclovin.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, wonderful location, an over all good time.

Disliked: There was nothing we disliked

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great staff, very helpful. They always have something happening, which gets everyone involved. Had a great time. Close to Old Town and bus and train station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Natalie Tuccia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 May 2014 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: 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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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: N/A

Disliked: N/A

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Hannah Louise Grundy

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2014 Hannah Louise would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and location was perfect. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the bar crawl they put on was so fun! The common room is great for meeting people too. Would definitely stay again!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere.

Disliked: Period of staying was too short to notice any discomfort.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is spot on! Its just perfect. Highly recommended

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Yana Savostitskaya

With my spouse / partner

City break

13 May 2014 Yana would recommend this property

Liked: all -)

Disliked: some loud german guys, but it's not the hostel's falut -)

97.1%
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Laura Richards

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: By far the most comfy beds I have experienced in a hostel! The staff were all really friendly and helpful. We especially enjoyed the organised bar crawl and the welcome shots on arriving! The facilities were really good and the location was excellent.

Disliked: The only thing I would fault is the fact that there was no milk to go with the tea and coffee- other than that it was perfect!

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Customer review

With a large group / tour

City break
Partying / nightlife

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, really helpful staff, evening and day time activities, decent sized rooms, showers

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, mainly the atmosphere, location. The staff was very helpful and answered all my questions. The welcome shot of Black Balsam is also a big advantage :-)

Disliked: Nothing


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