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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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Antonina Popa

Alone

Events / festivals

13 May 2013 Antonina would recommend this property

Liked: first of all, the hostel has a very convinient location, city center and near to the old town, all transport facilities railway station, bus station, city transport are across the street. second, it is a cosy, calm and very clean hostel with lovely and helpfull girls working there. and of course - multicultural atmosphere, friendly people from all over the world.

Disliked: Antonina left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Alexandr Iscenco

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

07 May 2013 Alexandr would recommend this property

Liked: + Nice and helpful young Lady :-) + Good internet connection + Near to the City Center and bus station to the airport + Available coffee and tea

Disliked: None.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife

16 April 2013

Liked: Very clean and AMAZING cosy beds.

Disliked: Staff were not so friendly

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was a really comfortable hostel with great common areas and it was really clean! It was definitely a hostel you were happy to spend time chilling out in :-)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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WEI-TING KAO

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2013 WEI-TING would recommend this property

Liked: The living room is quite big and the facilities are new. You can have free muffins in the morning so do not worry about breakfast. And there are four shower rooms and toilets. You do not have to wait for long time.

Disliked: WEI-TING left no negative feedback.

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Tim Green

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 March 2013 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: We were greeted on arrival by the staff and shown on the map all their recommendations around Riga. They organised all our activities from bobsledding, dog sledding, pistol shooting, to ice hockey. The rooms were great and the common room is a really nice place to hang out. We booked the double room but they upgraded us to the family room so we didn't have to share a bed! Thanks Girls for looking after us throughout out stay. Good luck with the baby! Tim & James

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: When I arrive in the hostel, for the first time, its the first thing that Im looking and near nothing happen Everything was clean, super clean really nice to live in theses conditions

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Oliver Rew

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2013 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good waffle breakfast, amazingly friendly staff, very helpful and sociable

Disliked: Oliver left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

21 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely clean. Friendly people. Nice atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very cosy, you feel like at home. The staff are very helpful and they try to help you with everything they can. I love the free waffles in the morning...they are yummy.

Disliked: Nothing. I think everything was perfect. I felt like at home.

85.7%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big lockers, nice atmosphere, waffles for breakfast

Disliked: the pillow I got smelled bad

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Ying-yue Zhao

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2013 Ying-yue would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of my favourite hostels. The free waffles are excellent. The staff were so helpful. The location was central and near the bus/train station. The atmosphere was laid back. I really enjoyed it here and extended my stay!

Disliked: Nothing

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Hannah Coleman

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

25 November 2012 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: A really great, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Great recommendations for things to do and places to visit. Spot on.

Disliked: Nothing.

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harish kalyan ram pothukuchi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2012 harish kalyan ram would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff and a cool hangout place

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great hostel andwe felt very warmly welcome! They had a pubcrawl every night, which was great! But nobody will give you strange looks, if you are in the hostel for just relaxing and chilling...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway

30 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beer, staff, couch, YouTube, kitchen, other guests, lamp...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

24 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: feels like home away from home

Disliked: state of the building, entrance through a mcdonald's

88.6%
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Bill Southworth

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 Bill would recommend this property

Liked: The very friendly and helpful staff. The location was excellent.

Disliked: The street noise from outside was particularly bad on a Friday night and kept us awake much of the night. This is a pity because the hostel was very good in most other respects.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very comfortable mattresses, lockers (particularly their size), helpful staff (esp. Ieva), fellow travellers, common area.

Disliked: I'm afraid the LP review is (albeit leaving out all positive aspects) not completely out of place.

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Dorota Borowska

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2012 Dorota would recommend this property

Liked: Cool common room and fantastic atmosphere! Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice pub crawl :)

Disliked: Dorota left no negative feedback.

85.7%
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Brock Groombridge

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2012 Brock would recommend this property

Liked: Beds were comfy. Wifi worked. Lockers were huge. Lots of showers. Loved the dimmers on the lights.

Disliked: More to write here - but constructive feedback. Kitchen was a bit tiny but the biggest thing missing was a table you could sit and eat at or do some work. The only table was the coffee table in the middle of the couches. Bit annoying that they wont print any tickets for you unless you book your bus ticket through them. People can smoke out on the balcony - and naturally that smoke wafts in to the living room where everyone else is sitting.

The property's response is...

94.3%
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Anna Wowchuk

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 September 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Really warm friendly hostel. Staff were lovely and helpful, the place was really clean and the beds were comfy. It has a great social kitchen/living area. A great place to meet other travellers.

Disliked: Wish they did breakfast!!! Not a big deal at all but there are only 2 toilets for the whole place and the lockers only accomodate small bags, not large backpacks.

The property's response is...

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Anna Honkala

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 September 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! It is a great place to meet other travellers. The staff is amazingly (really!) healpfull! Athmosphere is perfect. The rooms and commonspaces are well arranged. I think Cinnamon has something for everyone. There are pubcrawls, but it's not just a "partyhostel", it serves a good place for more "culture-oriented" as well. All the hostelowners should visit this hostel to see how it can be done!

Disliked: To be honest, nothing! Well, people do complain about the noice from the street, but that can be solved by using earplugs =)

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Tom Temple

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2012 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Easily one of the best hostels we have ever stayed in! The staff were amazing - incredibly friendly and helpful. The hostel is in an awesome location and has great facilities - well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and a really cool common room.

Disliked: Nothing

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Julia Mari Lacunza Aldridge

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 August 2012 Julia Mari would recommend this property

Liked: Cinnamon Sally was a great place to stay - a nice chilled out homely atmosphere and perfect location, combined with helpful staff

Disliked: Julia Mari left no negative feedback.


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