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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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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

100.0%
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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

100.0%
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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.

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

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.

100.0%
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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

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free international calls - wonderful to have brief chats to family and friends.

Disliked: Staff could have been friendlier!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere was really nice, and cozy. The staff was helpful in pointing out some interesting sites, and restaurants on a map for us. The rooms were also kept very clean, and the hostel was generally peaceful and relatively quiet.

Disliked: This wasn't a huge issue for me, but the hostel is located directly above a McDonalds, and our window looked out onto where the employees took their breaks which was at times a little bit loud.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff Very cozy beds Lockers Plenty of cold beer on hand :)

Disliked: Quite a party atmosphere there, so a bit loud and raucous...it would've been the perfect place for me to stay about 15 years ago :)))))

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

12 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, who are concerned about their guests.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious property, everything well functioning, good dorms and bedding

Disliked: The lounge is very loud in the evening, very loud. Till midnight (flexible). Since it is the central space with everything around it can´t be avoided. I´m not the only quiet guest so things are out of balance. They also serve too much beer or whatever, a hostel is not a pub. And the whole day a loud radio has to be on, life doesn´t seem to be possible without liquor and noise ... how sad.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was amazing: really helpful and fun! It is a great place to meet other people, but because everyone is spending time at the corridor / living room until late at night, it might be a bit noisy in the evenings. They have a set quiet time though, so it was fine.

Disliked: The other toilet broke during our stay, but they got it fixed very fast.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Itś a nice place if you are travelling alone, perfect to meet other people

Disliked: a TV for watching the euro cup matches would have made this hostel perfect!

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

PO HAN LIAN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

19 June 2012 PO HAN would recommend this property

Liked: really nice common room. nice bed, nice location.

Disliked: nothing

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

Grigory Rodin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2012 Grigory would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, cleanliness, very helpful staff.

Disliked: Curtains are too thin - it's too bright in thу room, hard to sleep in the morning. No conditioner in the room, and it could be a bit noisy if the window is open

100.0%
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Donald Janes

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

04 June 2012 Donald would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostess. Outstandingly clean

Disliked: The Common Room/Dining Room/Kitchen area desperately needs a table and chairs for eating breakfast/dinner.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

aiko kuretsubo

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2012 aiko would recommend this property

Liked: staff , cleanliness, location

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: FANTASTIC!!!!! Best hostel among the hostels I've stayed

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jerry Hsieh

Alone

City break

13 May 2012 Jerry would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: quiet hour

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Jacqueline Rowland

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2012 Jacqueline would recommend this property

Liked: Female dorm. Proximity to station. Helpful staff.

Disliked: Not really a complaint but the 'boho' style decor and the number of teenagers lying around on beanbags trying desperately to look cool made me (a woman of a certain age) feel I didn't belong. The clutter, trailing leads, cracked laminate flooring, knickers under the bed and untidiness gave me the impression of a lack of cleanliness but probably made the aforementioned kids feel at home.


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