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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel Riga Hostel

Merkela 1, 3rd floor, Riga, Latvia

Atmosphere 97%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 96%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 98%

Value 97%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 09:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Riga?

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Atmosphere 97%

Cleanliness 98%

Facilities 96%

Location 94%

Safety 94%

Staff 98%

Value 97%

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94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location in a walking distance from everything, very nice and helpful staff, comfy beds, good common area that allows interaction between guests, spacious lockers, waffle breakfast

Disliked: Showers could be a bit better maintained, especially the shower head hangers

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It's is a very social place to meet interesting new people, The staff is very nice and helpfull and the waffles are great

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location and nice common room. Good internet.

Disliked: When we were there the other guests were very odd. There weren't other backpackers or likeminded people. There were mostly old men and people who'd been staying for a long time. They sat quietly in the common area so it felt very solemn. The atmosphere would have been better if the guests were different. I think there'd be other hostels in Riga that would've better suited what we wanted to get out of our time here.


The property's response is

Sorry you had such a bad luck with fellow hostel guests, usually we have a good bunch of travelers staying here. Long timers are gone now, in summer we have reintroduced 1 week maximum stay rule. Thanks for the feedback, this helps us getting better! Safe travels, Ieva, the Boss Sally

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location - very close to bus and train stations as well as to the city centre, showers were good, bed in double private room was comfortable, hostel was clean and kitchen well-equipped.

Disliked: The main problem with this hostel was the atmosphere (or lack of). The staff were friendly but didn't try to interact with the guests. Guests often sat silently in the common area due to stale and strange atmosphere there. Also only two toilets, so had to wait for these at times.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Sorry for the lack of effort from our side, we will make sure it wont happen again. If was a bit hard to shake and move the crowd in these days. Thanks for your feedback, we are taking it seriously. Safe travels, Ieva the Boss Sally

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great location which is near all u need : bus station, train station, old town and supermarket. Great atmosphere and the staff's are friendly and helpful. Free waffles are provided for breakfast . Room is spacious. Excellent indication given by the hostel.

Disliked: Only two toilets for 40 ppl is not enough though they hv 4 sinks. The bathroom should install more hangers and they should be cleaner and better ventilated.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean rooms and comfortable beds. Nice common room / kitchen. Very nice staff - always willing to help and I've noticed them even washing dishes after some lazy people

Disliked: Would it be possible to get a bigger fridge? Or maybe clean this one more regularly and throw stuff belonging to the people who left? Please make sure to communicate beforehand that the people who want to leave before 8.30am should get their key deposit back the night before (I didn't notice the small paper on the wall). The internet didn't work for me (IP conflict), but other people seemed to be connected fine

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: Not too big and yet, not too small. Good atmosphere with cosy common room. Everything is decent.

Disliked: Staff could be more passionate for their job. Not a dislike but there's always room for improvement. E.g. At least an introduction of themselves.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Perfectly situated next to old town, train and bus station. Unbelievable nice staff and guests! Waffles in the morning, Martin (the entertainer), warm water and enough showers (so that you dont have to wait) as well as it is really clean are some factors, which made my stay there really nice.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very sociable and friendly people staying at this hostel but it's not a mad party place - perfect for older travellers. Very suitable for people of all ages travelling alone, who would like to meet other travellers. Everyone mixes well and I met some great people there. I stayed in the female dorm and it was nice and roomy with big lockers. My dorm bed was very comfy. The hostel location across the road from the train and bus station was good.

Disliked: The waffles weren't the best but on the other hand, it's nice to be offered something to eat in the morning. There isn't much work space in the kitchen area so if more than one person is preparing or cooking food, it's already too crowded.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Liked: very clean hostel, very good receptionnist, good kitchen, closed to the old town.Good wifi around the place, confortable beds, waffles in the morning,..A great place to stay in Riga

Disliked: n/a

Customer would recommend this property

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