We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our site. By continuing to browse our site you are agreeing to our Cookies Policy and use of cookies technology. Find out more »

X
HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees
See all Riga hostels
See all Riga hotels

Reviews of The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers

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

95.4% Overall Rating

846 out of 861 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/09/2014)

"Great atmosphere! Friendly vibe and late bar by the reception is a great place to meet people and have fun! Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Great location and friendly staff!"

Read all The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers reviews

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!!

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Riga?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Riga

Hotel Monte Kristo
29.76 USD

Hotel 4 star 94.0% 18 reviews
Wellton Centrum Hotel and Spa
44.06 USD

Hotel 4 star Not yet rated
Seagulls Garret Hostel
13.53 USD

Hostel 95.7% 30 reviews
Hostel Camel
19.32 USD

Hostel 74.3% 12 reviews
Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub
14.17 USD

Hostel 82.9% 85 reviews
Hotel Forums
70.85 USD

Hotel 3 star 85.7% 4 reviews
Avalon hotel
66.98 USD

Hotel 4 star Not yet rated
Westa Hotel
18.33 USD

Hotel 2 star 73.5% 14 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/09/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 20/09/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
95.4%

Overall Rating

846 out of 861 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
97.6%
Staff
96.0%
Value
93.6%
Safety
95.2%
Refine your results Showing 696 of 759 reviews 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | … | 27 | 28   Next
Reset filter
97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere! Friendly vibe and late bar by the reception is a great place to meet people and have fun! Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Great location and friendly staff!

Disliked: Small rooms

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brent Puke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 Brent would recommend this property

Liked: Cool staff, awesome location, plenty of activities on offer and a good atmosphere to meet other travellers

Disliked: Showers are designed for short people.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sophie Dowsley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel, definitely stay here! Comfy and sturdy bunks, you can actually sit up on the lower bunk without smacking your head. You have a cage under the bed to lock all your stuff up; free linen & towels; big rooms; enough bathrooms and they are kept pretty clean. Very sociable, comfortable common area, met heaps of cool people here. The staff are excellent, mostly locals and very friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. The kitchen is very small and kinda forms part of the bar, and the fridge is in a different room, so not the sort of place anyone really did a lot of cooking.

Disliked: Sophie left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's great location and common areas for meeting new people

Disliked: There were security issues with lost and found digital camera

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Wing Chung Wong

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2014 Wing Chung would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Wing Chung left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff

Disliked: noise

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jade Taylor

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014 Jade would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great hostel! In a great part of town, right near the bus station and supermarkets and the reception are really helpful. I would recommend anyone to stay here.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alison Aitken

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2014 Alison would recommend this property

Liked: Best place to stay in Riga. Free welcome shots! The staff are so friendly and helpful, great common areas. Would definatly recommend.

Disliked: Alison left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: In the old town, quite close to bus and railway stations. Nice rooms, well furnished. Spot less bathrooms.

Disliked: Kitchen absolutely too small, moreover used as a pub area for guests, so it's rather impossible to cook a meal. Washing machine service is too much expensive (6 euros for just 4 kg)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.


See all Riga hostels
See all Riga hotels