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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

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Telford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

An excellently designed bar with an extensive choice of beers. The bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their wares. The €10/10 beer sampler is excellent and well worth trying. We only used the bar, didn't stay in the hostel so I'm unable to comment on the accommodation. Finally a bit of advice for you ladies, don't be offended if... More 

Thank GrumpyXMatelot
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a little eccentric to say the least. It was certainly the first hostel, that iv staid at that provides. Free welcome beer and a free breakfast beer. What I liked about the place. 1) It was very clean 2) well Priced 3) In a great location. 4) Rooms were well set out 5) the pub downstairs had... More 

Thank Epictraveler1989
Canton of Valais, Switzerland
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. We were in a 4 bed bedroom which was equipped with everything you need. Each bed has a reading light and two plugs and a box to put your stuff which can be locked with your own padlock. The pub downstairs is really cool and everything is nicely decorated. There is no kitchen available,... More 

Thank bellini14
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The best thing about this hostel is the location, it is located just where the old town starts 5-10 minutes from the bus station. The staff was really friendly, always happy to hand out a draft beer from the old volkswagen bus who acts as bar/reception. The rooms were clean and quiet at night time, but it was a bit... More 

Thank Kalle O
Leicester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were off the beaten track a bit so when we spotted this pub we thought we would give it a try. It's great!!! We really enjoyed it & were definitely more drunk than we had intended to be, a great time was had though. The camper van is great, I love how they've done this place. The tables are... More 

Thank emkeavo
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108 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I had been recommended this place by someone that had been two years ago. I was not disappointed. They do a great deal on beers where you can sample 14 beers for 10 euros. There is a good atmosphere and games to play upstairs, such as table football and dominos.

Thank Matt S
Cologne, Germany
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This stay is cheap, the rooms are clean, staff is nice and it is a great meeting point for getting to know travellers from all over the world. They provided a free beer for breakfast and very good drink specials from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Thank lucasschrodt
Houston, Texas
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62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Friendly, warm staff. Happy hour 5:00-7:00. Mix of locals and tourists enjoying beers and chatting. wifi works great. Didn't stay here, so I can't comment on the accommodations. But came back for happy hour several times.

Thank GentriaW
Armagh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Spent a few nights in here, good choice of local beers to choose from & if unsure of what to try, brilliant bar staff in the 'camper van' on hand to advise. Very welcoming to visitors & if you need directions or advice on Riga, always someone willing to assist you....oh and beers very reasonably priced!

Thank Rory C
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Went here twice happy hour 5-7 great craic they do 14 Latvia testing beer for 14 euro good mixer of locals n tourist good seating and a camper van for a bar theys some nice cocktails to laid back pub should be more like this

Thank Biff3

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riga's legendary backpackers hostel & pub. Unbeatable location in Old Town. Daily Tours. 24hr Reception.- FREE Wifi through the whole building- FREE guide map on arrival- FREE underbed security lockers with pad lock- FREE towel on your bed- FREE luggage storage after check outALL BEDS HAVE 2 POWER POINTS AND A LIGHT !!ALL ROOMS HAVE AIR CONDITIONING !!WARNING: You will meet people if you stay here... :) :) :) that's what traveling is all about, if your looking for quiet nights this hostel is NOT for you!FREE BREAKFAST BEER EACH DAY (8AM-11AM)- New Bunk Beds- New Linens, Towels and Pillows- Enchanting Spiral Staircase- AWESOME STAFF that LOVE their job- No Hangovers (Not Guaranteed)WE DON'T HAVE ANY KITCHEN/COOKING FACILITIES.You can eat cheaply in Riga so there is no need to cook, our staff will give you all the recommendations on where to eat.WE DO NOT ACCEPT STAG PARTIES OR SCHOOL GROUPS. MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE OF 10 PEOPLE. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

Address: Valnu iela 43, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: ₹ 1,028 - ₹ 2,056 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“don't have to stay but its a must for a drink”
 of 5 bubbles sheilan, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I suggest staying in the 4 bed dorm. Less people there its on the 4th level next to bathrooms and its also fairly quiet once the door is shut.”
 of 5 bubbles adventurephotochalle, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“5th Floor is the 8 person dorm and furthest from the bar; 4th floor has the bathrooms and showers”
 of 5 bubbles bethanynm, 2 Apr 2014 | Read review
“The smaller 4 person rooms are only a bit more expensive, but on the same floor as the bathrooms and showers.”
 of 5 bubbles MichelleyLove, 13 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The higher you go in the building the less audible the music as one might expected so those who are light sleepers should look for a room on the top floor!”
 of 5 bubbles 80StuartC, 7 Nov 2013 | Read review
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