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Best Hostels in Riga

Check out our picks for the Best Hostels in Riga, Latvia. Riga has only 19 hostels but we have narrowed this down to the best four Hostels. This is a list of the best hostels to consider booking when travelling to Riga on a backpacker budget.

General Info on Hostels in Riga

  • Check out time – Check out time for most hostels in Riga is 11 am, but at some hostels, the check out time is 10 am. Some hostels offer a late check but for an extra fee. You will have to consult with them on this while you are there though. Please note that nearly every hostel in Riga offers Free Luggage storage before or after you check-in or out. But it's also worth double checking on it if you require this service.
  • Free breakfast – Only some hostels in Riga include breakfast in the price. If it is included in the price this saves you on the cost of breakfast.
  • Free WiFi – We all need WiFi while we travel. Every hostel will have WiFi but some won't have it in the rooms, they just have it in common areas. My advice is to read some reviews on the speed of the Wifi. There's nothing worse than a slow connection.
  • Kitchen – If the hostel you are staying at has a fully equipped kitchen, you can save money by cooking your meals. Some hostels in Riga have no kitchens, others have partially equipped kitchens and some hostels have large fully equipped kitchens with a dining area.
  • Age Restrictions – With most hostels in Riga, you have to be between 18 and 39 years old, but with some youth hostels, you have to be under 35 to stay in a dorm. If you want to stay in a private room in a hostel, there are normally no age restrictions.
  • Costs - In bed in a dorm room starts at only €8 per night (normally in large dorm rooms), but expect to pay between €10 to €12 per night in a medium-sized dorm room (6 to 10 beds). Cheaper hostels generally have poor reviews, but some highly rated hostels are also cheap. As with all other major cities in Europe prices at the weekend or holiday periods tend to be 20% to 40% higher.

The 4 Best Hostels in Riga

1. Best Hostels in Riga | The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

Best Hostels in Riga - The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Riga

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel is the best hostel in Riga. The hostel is situated in a central location close to all Rigas major tourist sites and buzzing nightlife. Both the Autoosta (bus station) and Central railway station are less than 10-minute walk away.

Best Hostels in Riga - The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Riga

They provide tastefully designed mixed and female-only dorm rooms. The dorm rooms are clean and come with free linens, free towels and under-bed lockers. You will have the option of free walking tours and you also get to use their guest kitchen.

Standout Feature

  • Their guest kitchen

Dorms from €10.00

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2. Best Hostels in Riga | Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

Best Hostels in Riga - Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel Riga

Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel is a small hostel located in the centre of Riga. This very social hostel that comes with a large lounge-style common area and comes it's own fully equipped kitchen.

Best Hostels in Riga - Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel Riga

All their chicly dorms rooms come with freshly made beds and large lockers. They offer 4, 6, 8 and 10 bed mixed dorms as well as 6-bed female-only dorms ideal for the solo female traveller. Cinnamon Sally also happens to be the best cheap hostel in Riga with a bed in a dorm room starting at only €9.00 per night.

Standout Feature

  • Custom designed dorm rooms

Dorms from €9.00

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3. Best Hostels in Riga | Wicked Weasel Hostel

Best Hostels in Riga - Wicked Weasel Hostel Riga

The Wicked Weasel is yet another hostel located in Riga's Old Town. When you arrive at the hostel, you will receive a free welcome beer. In the summer months, you can relax in their beautiful outdoor terrace.

Best Hostels in Riga - Wicked Weasel Hostel Riga

Each dorm (bunk) bed comes fully made with fresh linen, including a large towel, and are equipped with an individual reading light, 2 power sockets and an under-bed security locker.

Standout Features

  • Free welcome beer
  • Beautiful outdoor terrace

Dorms from €12.00

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4. Best Hostels in Riga | Riga Old Town Hostel and Backpackers Pub

Best Hostels in Riga - Riga Old Town Hostel and Backpackers Pub

Riga Old Town Hostel and Backpackers Pub is by far the best party hostel in Riga. With its unbeatable location in the Old Town, everything you need is within walking distance. Their on-site pub is the perfect place to meet locals and other travellers.

Best Hostels in Riga - Riga Old Town Hostel and Backpackers Pub

All dorm rooms have air conditioning and every bed comes with its own night light, 2 power points and security locker. Free Wifi is provided throughout the entire building. Last but not least, you get a free breakfast beer every morning as they have no kitchen.

Standout Features

  • Their buzzing pub
  • Free breakfast BEER every morning

Dorms from €9.00

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Conclusion

I hope this list of the best hostels in Riga helps you pick a hostel that best suits your needs during your stay in Riga. In general the overall standard of hostels in Riga is excellent but there are still some bad and mediocre ones. Hopefully this list will help you avoid bad and mediocre hostels to ensure you enjoy your stay in Riga.

Book Your Trip to Riga

Book Your Accommodation

To book a hostel in Riga, always use HostelWorld to get the best possible price. If you wish to stay in a hotel, use Booking.com to find the cheapest rates.

Recommended Tours in Riga

I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most interesting tours in Riga.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.

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