This hostel was very close to the main train station in Riga, and just next door to the main shopping complex. It is a quiet area of town, and outside of the old town centre. We booked a private double, and we were given a private twin. All that was in the room was two pine beds, a bed side table, a desk lamp and a window. Very basic. We knew beforehand that the double rooms had a cable tv. After speaking to reception: who played the "We don't speak english" card. We finally got moved into the room we booked the next morning.
We heard from a local that they gave our room to someone else who checked in before us.
Overall, the showers/rooms and toilets are all very clean. The kitchen could do with investing in more than two spoons for the whole hostel. Other that that, I would recommend it if you want a basic, quiet room close to the station and market.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The City Hostel is a brand new high standard hostel perfectly located in Riga city centre, close to the historic Old Town. It is also close to Riga’s excellent shopping area and entertainment facilities. Rooms range from double to 10 Bed Mixed Dormitories. Price includes: Internet access, coffee, tea microwave oven, fridge/freezer, cable TV, radio, dart, safe, luggage storage. ... more less