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Reviews of Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub Riga Hostel

43 Valnu Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 73%

Facilities 74%

Location 98%

Safety 83%

Staff 93%

Value 86%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Important Information

- WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES OR SCHOOL GROUPS. IF YOU ARE A STAG PARTY YOUR BOOKING WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

- MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE. BOOKING UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES TO BOOK YOUR GROUP WILL RESULT IN ALL YOUR BOOKINGS BEING CANCELLED ON ARRIVAL.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Riga?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 73%

Facilities 74%

Location 98%

Safety 83%

Staff 93%

Value 86%

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71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: This is a great hostel to stay at if you wanna party. The bar is cool and they have two stairs of sitting arrangements connected to the bar. This is not a bar for hostel guests only. A lot of locals came to drink in the evenings/nights. Short walk to everything. Staff is fluent in english.

Disliked: The one night we did not party and just wanted to get some rest, the hostel had another type of feel to it. It was hard to fall asleep because the noise from the bar downstairs is really loud. So this is definitely not a chill out hostel, but a party hostel. The beds are not that comfy either when you are sober. Better get drunk or find another place to stay.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Perfect location, lovely staff, cool bar, nice vibe, great value for money, clean, nice showers & beds.

Disliked: Music sometimes too loud & generic British/American hits, some annoying 'lads' staying at hostel, bar sometimes packed with older locals (which can be good and bad, but sometimes made it harder to meet others actually staying at the hostel). Would have benefited from a kicthen or common room separate from public bar.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: The bar (locate in an VW-Bus!!) is a cool place!

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Big room

Disliked: Too few toilets and showersQuite much noise from outside & from the bar

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: good location

Disliked: -

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff was absolutely great. The place is essentially a bar with rooms to stay in. Absolutely great atmosphere and I will definitely stay again, here given the chance.

Disliked: Its not a dislike at all really. I would only mention that the very cool spiral staircase could be difficult for people carrying large luggage. Also, i dislike that i didnt stay longer.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 May 2014

Travel Type:
With a large group / tour

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Spent three nights here and one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Rooms were clean and of a good size. The washing facilities were cleaned down regularly. The bar is amazing and the staff very friendly. They taught us to play novous a local Latvian game one day and we were all addicted. Laius recommend to anyone.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Business / conference, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staffs are very friendly, and good location, near bus station and central market.

Disliked: A bit noisy because of the pub downstairs.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location, excellent staff

Disliked: Rooms a bit shabby. Needs work done

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The hostel is right by the station and so perfect for getting around, with the bar providing a wonderful focal point for any stay in Riga - we spent most nights enjoying the happy hour prices and excellent music! The dorms are pretty basic but this hardly matters if all you need is somewhere to sleep, and while the kitchen is a bit dingy it does the job. The staff were really helpful (we were even given free shots when we had run out of money on our last day!) and were more than willing to recommend places to visit.

Customer would recommend this property

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