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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)

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"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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mohammad abbashar

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Relaxation/spa

12 January 2012 mohammad would recommend this property

Liked: nice place , very friendly staff and a lot of FUN :) , other guest were awesome , the location is close to every thing that you might need and the most important that is very clean hostel , you can cook your self but you might be lucky enough to get a cake or something from staff or other guest {sharing is caring !! ;) } 100 % NOT enough at all .

Disliked: mohammad left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good. The atmosphere and cleanliness are perfect! The staff are really nice and helpful. They introduced the main attractions to me actively. You can taste some pies or cakes made by the staff if you are lucky! just love this hostel!

Disliked: nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

09 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very central and good value for money. There was a hair dryer and even hair streightener in the female dorm. There were also some cosmetics for free. The girls in the hostel were very nice and helpful. They would bake a cake during the day for the guests. I honestly recommend it!

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean everywhere, spacious common room with plenty of room to lounge / chill out. Great soft beds and a fresh pillow and blanket. Slightly annoying floors - if someone walks past the bed feels like its swaying - but that's just the building. Free 5min international calls are a bonus. They let us stay and keep the key until our PM flight, which was very helpful. This place really felt like home, would definitely return.

Disliked: 'Free breakfast' was a joke - just toast and some honey. Otherwise perfect though.

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Brian dexter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: This is the most comfortable hostel I have ever stayed in. New beds, great common area, and great staff. I have stayed in hundreds of hostels throughout the world and Cinnamon Sally's is truly one of the best I have stayed in.

Disliked: Brian left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

31 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the hostel is gorgeous. it is very very clean and the staff (Dace) is so frendly and helpful.

Disliked: nothing!

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Hamish Low

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 December 2011 Hamish would recommend this property

Liked: Being my 2nd time in Latvia it was an easy decision to know exactly where i was going to stay...of course Cinnamon Sally's. This hostel is everything and more, and its difficult to describe just how well run this place is. I was quickly reminded of this on arrival at 5am...and to my surprise find the owner (Ieva) remember me by name the moment i stepped in the door. From there, all I can say is that my stay went from 2 days to 5 days. Riga's a really interesting city and all the better when you stay at somewhere that definately feels like home. The best part of CS is without a doubt the staff, youll get to know Daiga and Da-te who are not only friendly and welcoming but genuinely interested in you and your travels. Thanks again CS, I had a fantastic time, theres no doubt I'll be back.

Disliked: Hamish left no negative feedback.

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Cecilia Alvarez

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2011 Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great! Loved it!

Disliked: I didn't dislike anything, there could be a TV with a selection of movies to watch when the weather is bad, but that would really just be luxury. The hostel is great as it is.

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Henry Tallott

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2011 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've stayed at in 5 months of travels. Unbeatable atmosphere and excellent showers, facilities and location. Thanks for the homemade apple crumble, cinnamon rolls, thursday night bar crawl and great haircut!

Disliked: Because of its close proximity to Cinnamon Sally's, McDonald's was a difficult hazard to avoid on the way home...

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cumhur otay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2011 cumhur would recommend this property

Liked: The staffs are very kind and friendly.

Disliked: There is no social activites such as pub crawl or sth else.

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Chan Diep

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2011 Chan would recommend this property

Liked: great staff, outstanding atmosphere, it fells almost like staying with friends

Disliked: Nothing

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Lauren Chesher

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2011 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff, so clean, comfy beds, great recommendations, great location, really good social area, toilets in separate room to showers, small more intimate hostel...would highly recommend

Disliked: Nothing really, kitchen area is small but has everything you need and GREAT equipment/utensils

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Mairi Kikkas

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Mairi would recommend this property

Liked: A very cosy hostel. Loved the free cinnamon buns and hairstraightener in the room. The girls working there were extremly friendly.

Disliked: The smoking are should be cleaned, throwing cigarette buds on a dead fir doesn't look very good. Could also use a bench, as you have to take your shoes off before entering.

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Tina Green

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 October 2011 Tina would recommend this property

Liked: It's generally cosy, warm and welcoming. Not your average hostel experience.

Disliked: The entrance to the hostel is between a McDonalds and a McCafe, so everything smells like fries when you're going to you room.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

25 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere especially in the living room, clean rooms & bathrooms, very friendly staff and located in the city center! recommended to everyone! :)

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very stilish hostel and a nice atmosphere in the common room. Cleanliness was also astonishing - I have never seen such a clean hostel anywhere else.

Disliked: There was nothing to dislike.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homely atmosphere!

Disliked: Nothing per se!

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Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place! One of the best hostals I´ve ever stayed in!!! Nice people, nice staff just perfect!

Disliked: Absolutly nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Conveniently located within walking distance to old town and major shopping centre. Ever helpful receptionist who dishes out advice on the must visit in Riga. Macdonalds is also located downstairs.

Disliked: Nil

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Olga Korshak

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2011 Olga would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the style and cleaness and STAFF

Disliked: nothing

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miss b mckennedy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2011 miss b would recommend this property

Liked: Quite simply the best hostel we have stayed in so far. great staff and Ieva is the most lovely owner very very friendly and helpful. They were so detailed with the info they give you, lovely pre made beds & spacious rooms and they were constantly cleaning so the place was spotless!! The communal area is like a lounge of someones house they've spent years making their own, soooo cosy and the perfect space for people to proper chill in, hence the atmosphere amongst the travelers where everyone wants to chat over a beer or cider sold at the hostel.. 100% on everything, met some lovely people there. Oh and perfect directions, really easy to find!!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!! Seriously!!

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Customer review

Alone

City break

13 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best backpackers I've ever stayed at. Good community feel about the place, would totally recommend.

Disliked: --

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amelie rolland-lamothe

Alone

City break

11 October 2011 amelie would recommend this property

Liked: I can't think of anything negative about this place. It's all good! Super clean, good showers, full kitchen, safe in the rooms, rooms not too crowded, great location, staff is fantastic, and a very nice common room where you'll definitely meet with everybody staying at the hostel. I've stayed in an incredible amount of hostels, and this one reaches if not the top, definitely top 5 bests in the world!!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel and great great staff. Have a lot of fun with other guests.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff, atmosphere, cleanliness

Disliked: Nothing


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