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Reviews of Hostel Firefighter

Hostel | Maskavas str.156/158, Riga, Latvia 1003

74.4% Overall Rating

23 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2014)

"The hostel was in the old street called Moscow street which embodied the atmosphere of 50 years-ago Riga. Even though for many people it would seem like a scary street, actually it's quite adventurous to walk by it from…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Fax
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 15.18
  • Towel USD 1.90

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

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74.4%

Overall Rating

23 out of 26 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Firefighter'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
55.2%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
80.8%
Value
88.0%
Safety
73.6%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Javed Akhtar

Alone

City break

09 August 2014 Javed would recommend this property

Liked: a super clean, quiet hostel. not for party but good for stay.

Disliked: Javed left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was in the old street called Moscow street which embodied the atmosphere of 50 years-ago Riga. Even though for many people it would seem like a scary street, actually it's quite adventurous to walk by it from the old town to the hostel. Of course, I haven't tried and I really don't think that it would be very safe to walk by it after midnight if you are alone. Trams are very convenient (no.7) running from the old town, central train station, bus station to the stop ('Maza kalna') which is very close to the hostel. I've seen some reviews that say that trams are very loud and disturb travellers' sleep, but in my case (I stayed there for two nights) it was not a problem at all neither at night, nor in the morning. And by the way for the price of 6 euro problems should be faced with not too much stress ;)

Disliked: Shared bathroom. There are two shower cabins, but both are in the same bathroom. Sometimes one person would go in and lock the door (which is completely understandable, 'cause being a woman you don't want a stranger taking a shower just beside you where the shower door is nearly transparent :) ), so until someone finishes showering you cannot comb your hair or brush your teeth.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap, interesting neighbourhood

Disliked: Staff

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rugile Mikalainyte

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

25 September 2013 Rugile would recommend this property

Liked: 5 eur per night

Disliked: trams which started driving very early in the morning and it was impossible to sleep by their sound :)

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Corrin Walters

Alone

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

22 August 2013 Corrin would recommend this property

Liked: nice big rooms with not too many beds crammed in

Disliked: quite a way from the city centre

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the cheapest hostels around, yet the beds are very comfortable, the rooms clean and you pretty much have everything you need. The staff has been very friendly and accommodating. The hostel is about 3km out of town, so you need to catch a tram to get there, but I liked that I got to see a different side of Riga this way - which is somewhat run down.

Disliked: The kitchenette is quite small and there is no fridge. There is also no common room to hang out in. When you arrive, you may need to ring the manager to open the door for you, because the bell doesn't always work. We arrived later (around midnight) and that was not an issue though. From the directions it was not exactly clear what tram stop to get off at: Maza Kalna.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

rowan hayes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2013 rowan would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel for a cheap sleep. they were great when we wanted to change hostels

Disliked: a bit far from town

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap.

Disliked: Looks they don't clean often... Small and poor Kitchen. Reception often close for "Break" cannot enter hostel...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Direncan Ugurlu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2013 Direncan would recommend this property

Liked: It is easy to reach, there are markets around, even a mall called Mols. Beds are good, internet works great. Good parks are around to go for a run. Old USSR types of apartments are around if you are interested in them lile I am :).

Disliked: Kitchen is small and fridge is little bit smelly. But again for the value of your money, it was a great choice.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2013

Liked: It was cheap and clean enough.

Disliked: The location wasn't good. At night you could hear the noise of the tram.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is good value for money. Clean and sufficiently good facilities. Good place for travelers staying in Riga for a few days.

Disliked: Be prepared to get a phone. The reception is quite often closed. You need to call somebody to come down.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice stuff,Timur is very helpful and sharing

Disliked: All is ok comparable to money value

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

blendi agolli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 June 2013 blendi would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, everything is new and modern, just short 5-minute tram ride away.

Disliked: blendi left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sueli Leandro de Sousa

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2013 Sueli would recommend this property

Liked: It is a very interesting building, a former fire station, they maintained the façade look old and reformed the entire inner. Very cozy.

Disliked: Ît's a bit far away of the city center (for someone that wants to walk until there), but has a easy access by tram!!!

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

22 May 2013

Liked: It was pretty close to LU Faculty of Social Sciences.

Disliked: Room was pretty small, any closets for clothes, unsafe lockers. The bathroom was clean only the first day and then when other guests came. Kitchen was smelly and absolutely disgusting - I would never cook there! The number of toilets and showers is not sufficient for hostel like this (2 & 2).

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Henk Vondeling

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

15 May 2013 Henk would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed two night in Fire Fighter hostel. It’s very cheap, but very good. De guy from the reception, Timur, is very nice and helpfull. We even gave us a tour through the city on his free time. The hostel looks a little bit scary from the outside, just like the other houses in the street, but that’s why it’s so cheap. The inside is very neath and clean. I can recommend this hostel, because of the experience and also the tram, which stops almost infront of it.

Disliked: The neighbourhood, although the Lido is near, just like the metro to go to the centre.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MINJIN SONG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2013 MINJIN would recommend this property

Liked: very clean. good.

Disliked: way to the hostel was very scary....

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

juliana wilhoit

Alone

City break

10 January 2013 juliana would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great hostel.

Disliked: To be able to get into the hostel after hours you need to have a phone to be able to call in. We got to the hostel and were greated with a sign (at 8 pm) saying "reception break...call this number." Our phone did not work and we were not expecting this. One suggestion would be to include the wifi password on the door so that we could call on skype.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Good value. Good beds, nice bathroom.

Disliked: Location.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Andriy Hryhorash

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 October 2012 Andriy would recommend this property

Liked: Good value for money, OK to stay overnight.

Disliked: Towel is an extra offer, but you could guess it from the description.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

ISABEL Nadal

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2012 ISABEL would recommend this property

Liked: So cheap for what it is.

Disliked: Location maybe.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Justina Smolskaite

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 September 2012 Justina would recommend this property

Liked: very good price and facilities

Disliked: Location and from outside hotel looks poor.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Sten Anderson

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2012 Sten would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -


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