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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Merkela 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

95.2% Overall Rating

240 out of 243 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/07/2014)

Hendrik Bostoen thinks…

"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…"

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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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95.2%

Overall Rating

240 out of 243 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
94.4%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
96.0%
Value
96.0%
Safety
94.4%
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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

100.0%
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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

100.0%
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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.

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

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

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.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central. Nice people in the dorm, a good meeting place. Big lockers for everyone.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, a pleasant hostel to stay at.

Disliked: the lounge/ kitchen set up would have liked to have seen a table to eat at rather then lounges, bean bags and coffee table

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great stay there. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. They really make you feel at home. The female dorm is great with extra hairdrier... The whole hostel is very clean and cosy.

Disliked: Nothing

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xiao han

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2012 xiao would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! I stayed there 4 nights and got great experience. The staff, actually 3 beautiful and vibrant girls, got along with every one well and everyone can meet each other in the common room. Great atmosohere!

Disliked: female room faces the main street so if you open the windows to get fresh air then it can be very noisy in the morning

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Laszlo Kindrat

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2012 Laszlo would recommend this property

Liked: everything. probably the best hostel I've ever been to. incredible staff, very clean, good facilities, great place to chill out, but also for party.

Disliked: nothing.

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Chris barnes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2012 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel. Great staff that are willing to help anytime, very clean and in a great location. Up there with the best i have stayed in during my 9 months of travel.

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

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

28 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a small hostel so it's really easy to socialise. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Location wise it's close to food, shopping and a short walk to the old town. Dorm rooms were spacious with wooden bunk beds and secure lockers.

Disliked: The lighting sensors in the shower could be a little annoying. Only a really minor issue.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Kassandra Fairhall

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2012 Kassandra would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and well managed by friendly staff, stick well to a quite time after midnight which is good. Nice open kitchen/ common room. Relative,newsy to get there/ find

Disliked: Kassandra left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's not too big so you get to know people. The staff are really brilliant at showing you what to see in the area.

Disliked: The shows aren't brilliant.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

24 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I love this hostel the staff are so friendly and very helpful. Very comfy beds , great location very close to the old town, lovely communal areas and a great vibe.

Disliked: Nothing


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