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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Merkela 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

94.4% Overall Rating

260 out of 263 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/05/2015)

Cinthya Abad Roa thinks…

"The staff are really friendly and will help you with any questions you have about the city. The atmosphere in this hostel is great! You are always meeting new people which is great if you are…"

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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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94.4%

Overall Rating

260 out of 263 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
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Cleanliness
94.4%
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96.0%
Value
92.0%
Safety
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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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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.

94.3%
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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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Customer review

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

97.1%
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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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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff allways present

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location and the staff were fantastic. The bunks were by far the best we've ever slept in. The place was also very clean, thanks to the shoes off policy at the door - really made it feel like home!

Disliked: Overall, nothing too serious. However the kitchen utensils could do with an upgrade in our opinion (as we are fussy cookers!).

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Doris Velan

With friends / other travellers

City break

16 September 2011 Doris would recommend this property

Liked: The most a like is that is really cheap, and for that small prize you get great location, great stuff happy to help you, free internet and free telephone calls to any country, free linen and towels, clean bedroom, showers and toilets, really pleasent common room, tea, coffe, comfortable beds...

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere. very friendly and informative staff. great location, met some nice people. kitchen facilities were good. tip for all salmon lovers: make sure you go to the market hall to buy some salmon (lasis in latvian), we cooked some in the hostel and it was AMAZING. thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Disliked: NOTHING

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

Nghiem Dac Vinh Bui

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2011 Nghiem Dac Vinh would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and helpful

Disliked: Hmm, almost nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff, the guests, the atmosphere, everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jan-Henrik Thurm

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Jan-Henrik would recommend this property

Liked: Great people (staff and guests), very clean, very safe, very central location

Disliked: The McDonalds employees woke me up at 6 in the morning by doing lots of noise in the backyard.

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Erin Caswell

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 September 2011 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: I loved this hostel: it had a great atmosphere, clean, tidy and comfortable rooms, very friendly and helpful owner and staff, good location and amazing value for money.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Stella Nordhagen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2011 Stella would recommend this property

Liked: really great hostel and super-helpful staff, handy location (not far from rail/bus/old town, groceries nearby), very cozy atmosphere! And clean and felt safe.

Disliked: Kitchen was a bit cramped--could use another food-prep counter, some more fridge/cupboard space, and a table for eating at.


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