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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)

Hendrik Bostoen thinks…

"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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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%
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96.0%
Value
96.0%
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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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robert brogden

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 robert would recommend this property

Liked: i had a relaxed and comfortable stay. Really relaxed atamosphere. helpfull and beautifull staff. Just like being at home Will definately be coming back with my wife next year

Disliked: Nothing i can think off

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice staff there that is interested to talk to the travellers and help finding places in Riga. Perfect common room to hang around and meet other people. Location is central, you can walk from train or bus stop in a few minutes. Close distance to the central train station made it also easy to take a train to the beach.

Disliked: I can't think of anything I didn't like. People who need absolute silence for sleeping should be aware that there is traffic noise. However I had no problems sleeping with an open window.

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Antony Caraffa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2011 Antony would recommend this property

Liked: Ieva makes you feel like a member of the family. It's more like a home than a hostel.

Disliked: I disliked nothing about this property!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The workers in there were very nice.

Disliked: Nothing was wrong with this place!

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Emily Melograna

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2011 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place with a really warm atmosphere and cool chillout area. The staff was super friendly and very informative. They even had a night of free drinks and a morning of cinnamon rolls. The rooms are spacious with lockers for your things and super comfy beds. It was very clean and the kitchen was small but has everything you need.

Disliked: Nothing really. When you first arrive you must go inside the McDonald's to get to the lift, there is a small sign.

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Odin Demassieux

Alone

Visiting friends or family

15 June 2011 Odin would recommend this property

Liked: Gorgeous and very friendly blondies staff! Perfect location, comfy beds, clean, cool!

Disliked: Nothing

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Daniel Fernandez Nista

Alone

City break

15 June 2011 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: All

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, clean rooms and showers, private lockers

Disliked: Nothing

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andrew james

Alone

City break

14 June 2011 andrew would recommend this property

Liked: location,value for money,perfect!

Disliked: not a bad point to mention.

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Customer review

Alone

City break

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, new hostel in the city, not far from the station, helpfull staff with many and good information of Riga, free city map, free internet, ect.

Disliked: Problems with the door key - but Sally looks for it.

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John Robson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 John would recommend this property

Liked: Cinnamon Sally's may well be the nicest hostel I've stayed in so far in Europe. Clean, safe, comfortable, ideal location, lovely people, Eva and the staff are wonderfully welcoming and in general, just brilliant.

Disliked: Nowt

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good location, nice staff

Disliked: should have more toilets

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ALVARO GARCIA NUÑEZ

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2011 ALVARO would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!! Is the perfect place to stay in Riga. I've been in other hostels around Europe and without any doubt this is the best one. !00% recommended.

Disliked: The only thing that I can mention is that the showers were not perfect. But nothing important.

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Tyler Davies

Alone

City break

05 June 2011 Tyler would recommend this property

Liked: Genuinely friendly place. Ieva and Madara are lovely ladies. Madara took a group of us out on a fun filled tour of Riga's nightlife the Friday night which ended with the world's biggest pizza. Brilliant! They sell drinks in the hostel for only 1 LAT each and the atmosphere was great. Highly recommended!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Li Ji Wong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2011 Li Ji would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, and the owner was friendly!

Disliked: nothing at all!

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Joshua Gild

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2011 Joshua would recommend this property

Liked: It had wonderful atmosphere, is close to old town(plus easy to find), and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The elevator was broken and it's on the third story but there's nothing they can really do about that one.

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Jari Nieminen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2011 Jari would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was really friendly, rooms were comfortable and cheap.

Disliked: Nothing to dislike.

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Tomas Baeza

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

24 May 2011 Tomas would recommend this property

Liked: The nicest and the most friendly stuff and the owner lives there and helps you with everything you need. Friendly atmosphere and you can meet a lot of people! One of the best and more fun hostels if you are a backpacker and want to party.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Visiting friends or family

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best Location and comfortable.

Disliked: .

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Customer review

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

19 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Going inside feels like you're right at home. Friendly staff and warm atmosphere makes you feel really welcome. The showers were clean, there was a place to do laundry. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Feels very homy overall.

Disliked: I didn't like how there wasn't a sign out on the street to figure out where to go. Kind of sketchy when you have to climb three flights of stairs in some old building hoping it's the right place. Also, when I was leaving in the morning there was NO ONE there to help me figure out how to get to the airport, etc. And I couldn't find any staff the night before after midnite to help me with the laundry.

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