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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

02 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Owner and staff very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Nothing

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Lyudmyla Tsykalova

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2012 Lyudmyla would recommend this property

Liked: It is located in a strategic position: near the old town, central station, shoping centres, supermarkets. Environment is really friendly and on arrival you will get all the information you need about Riga.

Disliked: it's so cute that you could prefer staing in insteed of visiting city!

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Liam Clark

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2012 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: Easily one of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. Both the staff and hostel itself was warm and friendly and had a lot of resources to make my stay in Riga nice. Plus it was really affordable.

Disliked: Absolutely nothing. It was amazing.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very cosy and laid back

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Sofie Stenvall

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Sofie would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked the homey feeling and friendly atmosphere of the hostel. The staff were absolutely wonderful offering lots of advice on what to see and do in Riga, and also were good company just to hang out with. Everything felt and looked really clean, and leaving things in your room felt secure. Great location as well.

Disliked: Sofie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, clean facilities, feels like staying at a friends nice apartment. Also huge rooms with lots of space.

Disliked: location could be a bit closer to the center of the old city, but not a huge deal, everything is still walking distance

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Edgars Iliško

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

01 April 2012 Edgars would recommend this property

Liked: It's like satying at youre friends home.

Disliked: Edgars left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just a very nice place where everything is in order.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike, but it is rather small so a big group tend to set the pace.

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DAFU WEN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2012 DAFU would recommend this property

Liked: The place is really nice and cozy. Also, it's quite close to the bus and train station. Staffs are really nice and helpful. Like it so much!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Rostislav Khlebnikov

Alone

Partying / nightlife

14 February 2012 Rostislav would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was really great!

Disliked: Rostislav left no negative feedback.

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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.

97.1%
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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.

The property's response is...

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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.

The property's response is...

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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

94.3%
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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

97.1%
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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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