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Reviews of Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Merkela 1, Riga, Latvia LV-1050

94.2% Overall Rating

265 out of 268 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/07/2015)

"Hey, this is the place to stay in Riga. Great location, clean and nice, the staff are grate, this is not common, but I can actually say that each one and one of them are very nice and helpful. You know.. sometimes the…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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94.2%

Overall Rating

265 out of 268 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
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Facilities
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Cleanliness
93.6%
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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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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

06 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Massive rooms, clean, great location, towel provided and a slice of warm apple pie when I arrived!

Disliked: Nothing all great!

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very cozy

Disliked: sometimes very noisy but that depends drunk you or you are not

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel - best staff ever!

Disliked: Traffic on streetside noisy - the price for a central location

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Sean Jobe

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2011 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was really nice and helpful. The common area was relaxed and there was a good relaxed enviornment where you could meet people and have conversation. The facilities were good and you could buy beer or cider which was really convenient. I asked for an extra towel to go to the beach and they were more than happy to give me one. If I ever go back to Riga I will definitely stay here again.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Risko Sepp

Alone

City break

25 August 2011 Risko would recommend this property

Liked: The superfriendly staff, cleanliness, good atmosphere, location.

Disliked: Nothing

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Michelle Pouyavand

Alone

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: There were such friendly staff who were fluent in English. Accomodations like showers, wifi, television, as well as comfy beds were wonderful. I had the best night sleep too!! Thank you Cinnamon Sally's :D

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good. The bed is comfortable and the room is spacious enough. Additionally, they provide a towel. The staffs are helpful and she and her staff are there so most places are kept clean and easy to get informaton.

Disliked: The noise of the traffic and some people in the common room. If you are really tired and want to sleep before 12 o'clock, you definitely will need an earplug.

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Customer review

Alone

City break

24 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: As soon as you walk into Cinnamon Sally's you feel really safe. Initially I was a bit aprehensive about staying in a dorm but it was great. The interior is wonderful and happy and so are the staff. Really helpful.

Disliked: n/a

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Laura Benito Cediel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 August 2011 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Realy liked

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife

23 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this place was great ... free cinimon buns upon arrival , deliciouse ... really nice freindly staff , comfy beds and good atmosphere ... we had to leave suddenly due to an emergency and they refunded the days we didnt stay , wouldnt get that at many places , good werk sally xo

Disliked: nadda

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: homemade cinnamon rolls, karaoke night, very comfortable place

Disliked: It's in a great location, but the overly detailed directions make it seem hard to find. It's across the street from the train station, on the 3rd floor above McDonalds. That's it!

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yuval zohar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2011 yuval would recommend this property

Liked: one of the best hostels ive been ever. very friendly atmosphere. clean & organized properly. very helpfull stuff..

Disliked: ..nothing i can think of..

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice owner, atmosphere and cosy interior

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place to stay in Riga, staff are very welcoming and helpful. Hostel was relaxed with excellent facilities and close to all attractions. Very easy to get to from the coach station (good directions)

Disliked: Nothing to comment

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The owner is fantastic - so nice and fun! The rooms are pleasant and clean, and the common room has such a great atmosphere. This is the best hostel I have ever stayed at!

Disliked: Nothing.

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Ole helvig jensen

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2011 Ole helvig would recommend this property

Liked: The kind staff - especially the very sweet and charming owner. The good language skills of the staff. The central location of the hostel. The asmosphere.

Disliked: Due to the hostel's central position there is a lot af street noise in the morning on the rooms facing the streets.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good; easy to meet people; staff (only 1 and it was quite busy) was really friendly; good beds & spacious dorm; kitchen (although a bit small)

Disliked: One thing: an ashtray at the (outside) 'smoking area' could be nice ;)

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Matthew reibling

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

26 July 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Love this place. I walked in, great atmosphere great location. The owner is basically always around its like a hobby for her. She greets you and your immediatwly apart of this great family atmosphere. Before an hour goes by youve met everyone there and your ready to enjoy riga! The hostel is very clean and all the ammenities are kept in pristine condition. I cant even explain gow awesome my stay was, i was only supposed to be there for 2 days and basically ended up staying 5 days and so did basically everyone else. It truly is a great hostel dont miss this one on your next trip to rig.

Disliked: nothing. Liked everything.

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catherine geer

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2011 catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. The hostel is beautiful, very clean, great location and the ladies running the hostel are fantastic. The homemade cinnamon rolls were incredible. A nice surprise was all the cosmetics and hair products in the female dorm. Great friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing - it was brilliant.

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Cassandra Singh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2011 Cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: Cinnamon Sally is a home away from home. All of the girls are helpful and welcoming. Always willing to share there vast knowledge of Riga. It's really nice as you can sense that they all really want you to have a great time, and to get to know Riga. As soon as you enter you feel comfortable. I have stayed in a number of hostels, this is definitely in my top three. The perfect mix- great location, lovely staff, clean and comfortable hostel, warm atmosphere, and lots of fun (if that's what you choose). It was also one of the only hostels where I felt comfortable to leave my things hanging around.

Disliked: I actually can't think of anything.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: What really makes a hostel is the staff. The three lovely tall blonde women who run this hostel couldn't be more helpful and friendly. Location is great and Very Easy to find from the train station. Just head for McDonalds. Go into McDonalds. And look for stairs going up to an internet cafe. Very clean and organized.

Disliked: Nothing not to like but if your an older traveler you might feel a little out of place if you don't enjoy the company of young people in their 20's. This place seems to cater to a younger crowd but the management keeps things in line.... Cooking area is small and a little limited. Not the best hostel if your a looking for gourmet kitchen facilities.


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