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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Merkela 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

96.6% Overall Rating

270 out of 273 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2015)

Nicole Green thinks…

"Really friendly, helpful staff. Nice vibe about the place-not noisy or rowdy but a friendly atmosphere to meet people. Great value pub crawl. Really good location for the city, old town & trains…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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96.6%

Overall Rating

270 out of 273 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
97.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
96.8%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
98.4%
Value
96.0%
Safety
96.0%
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97.1%
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Hendrik Bostoen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2014 Hendrik would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel, very friendly people always willing to help you out withanything and organising really nice events and activities. The atnosphere is really nice there, but this of course depoends mainly on the people staying there with you. Nice location, somewhere in the heart of the city, with an entrance hidden between the McDo and the McCafe

Disliked: Hendrik left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Kirill Baranov

Alone

Business / conference
City break

14 July 2014 Kirill would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and cosy place! Maps, directions and a lot of useful info about Riga from the staff.

Disliked: Kirill left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Bridget Hines

With friends / other travellers

City break

03 July 2014 Bridget would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, good location, helpful staff

Disliked: Having to walk to the communal area to go to the toilet!

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

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2014 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Central.

Disliked: Probably exclusively for one type of traveller and should be more explicit about this in it's advertisement, but still a good hostel.

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had an amazing time in Cinnamon Sally's. Best staff ever, always very friendly and will help you out with absolutely anything you need. The whole place is clean and nicely decorated. It's a really fantastic place to stay if you want to meet people - the main common area is open and friendly and its easy to get talking to people.. I'll definitely be back :) x

Disliked: nothing

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Radoslaw Kakowski

Alone

City break

27 May 2014 Radoslaw would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean showers, toilets, rooms; good atmosphere; staff speaking fluent english.

Disliked: Noise from the street

97.1%
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Claire Siegel

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2014 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, very clean and tidy, really cozy atmosphere with chill visitors. The sunny window seat was my favorite, along with the beanbags and really good music playing. The pub crawl was really cheap (5€) and a fun local way to experience the nightlife in Riga.

Disliked: It wasnt at all a problem for our group, but the hostel is on the third floor above a McDonalds, so you walk through the McD's to get to the hostel.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely friendly staff, nice chilled out common area, lots of hooks in the individual shower stalls

Disliked: Only two toilets so there was queues in the morning

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

Ben Connolly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 May 2014 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and working but still cozy and friendly. Honesty fridge of beer n cider etc Seperate sinks for teeth cleaning keep bathrooms free, brilliant!

Disliked: Ben left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stephen McAdam

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2014 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Good common area, helpful staff

Disliked: Stephen left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean. Nice atmosphere. Great location. Beds are comfy.

Disliked: Wish the directions given were a little clearer.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very cosy and homely atmosphere. The hostel fascilities are clean and the personnel is very helpful. I liked very much that there are rules that help maintain order and QUIET time at night - which is often a problem in other hostels that the guests are making too much noise in the common room, but not in CS. Free waffles for breakfast is a nice gesture.

Disliked: The location is great - very close to the bus and train station and a big shopping centre and the old town. But this great location also has a downside - there are some shady men lurking around outsidee Macdonalds - but this is normal in every big city. Just keep your eyes open and your wallte-phone close to you. Also - it can be noisy because of traffic, but again, it is normal and I could sleep without earplugs.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nicely laid out, comfy and well located

Disliked: Staff weren't very fun

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Gregory Rohde

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 February 2014 Gregory would recommend this property

Liked: Location was in the middle of the city making it convenient for sightseeing. Kitchen had everything I needed to prepare meals and was clean.

Disliked: Gregory left no negative feedback.

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Sam Larmour

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 December 2013 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely and homely chilled out hostel, great staff, and comfy beds!

Disliked: Sam left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, atmosphere, staff, clean, enough showers...

Disliked: broken window in the room (it was not possible to close it well -> cold air)

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice helpfull and friendly staff. Give good advises (restaurant, pub). You can buy some drink inside realy cheap. Common room in the middle of the hostel so it easy to meet other people.

Disliked: There is a kitchen but it's situated in the common room so you share the food smell with other people. There is no kurfew so if you want to sleep before 1AM it's not so easy :)

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable, clean, friendly staff. Breakfast delicious.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Kristen Blodgett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2013 Kristen would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great and super friendly! One of the current volunteers took us out Saturday night around town and that was awesome. Also how can you beat fresh waffles each morning? And towels and hot water!

Disliked: Nothing.

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Rebecca Kibler

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2013 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel, super friendly, a lot of character, friendly staff and atmosphere, delicious waffles. Just great!

Disliked: It was awesome!

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, clean, quiet.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. Awesome place.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Elias Beyloune

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2013 Elias would recommend this property

Liked: great location next to bus and train stations and markets 10 min walk to old town one of 5 hostels in building location can not be beat

Disliked: Elias left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Neil Johnson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2013 Neil would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a great location right in the heart of bustling Riga. Nice beds, good lockers, nicely decorated, beer fridge, comfortable common area for socialising. They allowed my friend who wasn't staying in the hostel to hang about and have drinks with the other guests which was nice of them.

Disliked: The single bad thing, and it made a big difference, was that there was a large group of lads staying there, and while they were ok and not a problem, they totally dominated the common area and it killed the atmosphere and opportunities for hanging about with other solo travellers. I hate it when this happens!


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