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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Merkela 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

93.8% Overall Rating

252 out of 255 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/09/2014)

Robert Jones thinks…

"Everything was great! Very unique and cosy atmosphere. Staff were friendly and it was a good place for meeting people. Location was good - 5min walk from old town. Staff were keen to advise us about…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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93.8%

Overall Rating

252 out of 255 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
96.0%
Value
92.0%
Safety
94.4%
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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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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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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.

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the place is located near train and bus stations, 10 minutes far from the center people are friendly and you have great time with other travellers everything is clean and you have a lot of things lended

Disliked: Rooms are noisy because on the main road it could be very hot when the weather is warm because you cannot open every windows...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place felt really homey and was also really nicely decorated inside. There was a nice kitchen with everything you'd need. The common room was cool and just like a living room. All the staff were friendly and attractive people. I even met the owner (Cinnamon Sally) and she was lovely.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Daniel Köhler Leite

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2013 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in a walking distance from everything, very nice and helpful staff, comfy beds, good common area that allows interaction between guests, spacious lockers, waffle breakfast

Disliked: Showers could be a bit better maintained, especially the shower head hangers

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is really nice, everything is really clean, the beds are good, the lockers are big, the location is perfect, and the waffles are also great.. :-) I would surely come back. The staff was always helpful :-)

Disliked: 1) The first thing I didn't like is that they have no reception and make everything on the main room. I felt very uncomfortable sitting around with all the other guests while I gave my passport, made payments and answered questions in front of everybody. I don't know... I'd like a litte bit of privacy at "check-in" :-) 2) The "towel"/carpet" on the shower is not very nice. It looks dirty. 3) The kitchen/fridge are small :-)

97.1%
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Jens heckmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2013 Jens would recommend this property

Liked: It's is a very social place to meet interesting new people, The staff is very nice and helpfull and the waffles are great

Disliked: Jens left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2013

Liked: Great location and nice common room. Good internet.

Disliked: When we were there the other guests were very odd. There weren't other backpackers or likeminded people. There were mostly old men and people who'd been staying for a long time. They sat quietly in the common area so it felt very solemn. The atmosphere would have been better if the guests were different. I think there'd be other hostels in Riga that would've better suited what we wanted to get out of our time here.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location - very close to bus and train stations as well as to the city centre, showers were good, bed in double private room was comfortable, hostel was clean and kitchen well-equipped.

Disliked: The main problem with this hostel was the atmosphere (or lack of). The staff were friendly but didn't try to interact with the guests. Guests often sat silently in the common area due to stale and strange atmosphere there. Also only two toilets, so had to wait for these at times.

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Yan Yu Hon

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2013 Yan Yu would recommend this property

Liked: Great location which is near all u need : bus station, train station, old town and supermarket. Great atmosphere and the staff's are friendly and helpful. Free waffles are provided for breakfast . Room is spacious. Excellent indication given by the hostel.

Disliked: Only two toilets for 40 ppl is not enough though they hv 4 sinks. The bathroom should install more hangers and they should be cleaner and better ventilated.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms and comfortable beds. Nice common room / kitchen. Very nice staff - always willing to help and I've noticed them even washing dishes after some lazy people

Disliked: Would it be possible to get a bigger fridge? Or maybe clean this one more regularly and throw stuff belonging to the people who left? Please make sure to communicate beforehand that the people who want to leave before 8.30am should get their key deposit back the night before (I didn't notice the small paper on the wall). The internet didn't work for me (IP conflict), but other people seemed to be connected fine

97.1%
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Gavin Lau

Alone

City break

24 June 2013 Gavin would recommend this property

Liked: Not too big and yet, not too small. Good atmosphere with cosy common room. Everything is decent.

Disliked: Staff could be more passionate for their job. Not a dislike but there's always room for improvement. E.g. At least an introduction of themselves.

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Maria Großalber

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Perfectly situated next to old town, train and bus station. Unbelievable nice staff and guests! Waffles in the morning, Martin (the entertainer), warm water and enough showers (so that you dont have to wait) as well as it is really clean are some factors, which made my stay there really nice.

Disliked: Maria left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very sociable and friendly people staying at this hostel but it's not a mad party place - perfect for older travellers. Very suitable for people of all ages travelling alone, who would like to meet other travellers. Everyone mixes well and I met some great people there. I stayed in the female dorm and it was nice and roomy with big lockers. My dorm bed was very comfy. The hostel location across the road from the train and bus station was good.

Disliked: The waffles weren't the best but on the other hand, it's nice to be offered something to eat in the morning. There isn't much work space in the kitchen area so if more than one person is preparing or cooking food, it's already too crowded.

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Customer review

Alone

City break

04 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean hostel, very good receptionnist, good kitchen, closed to the old town. Good wifi around the place, confortable beds, waffles in the morning,.. A great place to stay in Riga

Disliked: n/a

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Viviana Serratos

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2013 Viviana would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was extremely friendly and even gifted me a poster of my favorite band. They also have a fridge with beer that you are able to help yourself to as you as you are honest and pay later. However, no bar. :(

Disliked: No bar. Not really in the center of the city. Waffles did not taste yummy.

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