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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival, we were greeted with a smile and a complimentary local beer which was a great touch. The lady on the desk showed us to the common room area whilst filling out her paperwork, which is very characterful and cosy with the added bonus of an indoor smoking area. Our 8 bed dorm was very clean if a tad...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Get what you pay for! A very basic simple hostel, at a great price! Clean & Tidy! Friendly staff and plenty of beer behind the bar. Perfect for stag do's, or travellers. Would NOT recommend to a couple of family. Just the job!

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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

First time I stayed here. Very. Friendly very nice. Cheap. It is. Safe all the people around the wourdl. Arrive here. The staff very helpfull Advisor It is the place. Family. Near the bridge. Near the old town. Near the Best pub riga. Near the rail train station and bus station. Franks. The Best it is the dog ahhh

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Thank Alexvnz
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Would highly recommend Franks, the place was clean and very friendly staff, for the price you couldnt want better value and as we were having a few beers and stumbling in late this was never a problem. They organised a bar crawl on the first night and a bobsleigh trip for us. thanks and may see you again.

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Thank Declan O
Scotland
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Quite a basic hostel in Riga, but in a decent location, near one of the main squares and a short walk from the river. As is common in Eastern Europe there is no lift, so be prepared to haul your luggage up a few flights of stairs. Franks staff were friendly and there is a good bar area for you...

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Thank Marcus9000
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Stayed here for 2/3 nights last Christmas (2012). Had an amzing time! They look after their guests extremely well. I went with my friend so 2 young girls on our own but we both felt so comfortable there. The beds were comfy and clean. They do bar crawls and various activities. We did the bar crawl and were really pleased...

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Thank Danni6585
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Very fond memories of this place. Went here with a group of 23 other guys on a football tour, filling up 2 dorms of 16 and 8 beds. Very relaxed and friendly vibe to the place including free beers on arrival. The girls working there were very hospitable, friendly and accommodating despite the rowdy raucous we inevitably caused. They even...

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Thank Ally_Laurenson
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2013

had a great, comfy stay at Franks. Met the lovely staff who are great with recommendations, helped with with any questions and were also available for a chat. great facilities we got to cook up a storm in the big kitchen, relax and read in the common room and sleep peacefully (partying or not). Awesome location too! Stay here!!

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Thank Arvi L
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 19 November 2013

The location of the Hostel is really good, in walking distance of the Old Town. The Hostel is also quite clean, but the beds in the dorms are really not that good. The sheets are kinda smelly and the bunk beds are really not stable. Also, the staff is not always that friendly. We stayed there for two days, and...

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Thank Irash E
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

This place was great! On arrival we were greeted by Laura who is amazing. We had a free beer while Laura explained everything we needed to do in Riga! We were in a private room on the second floor so can't comment on the dorms, but our room was really clean, beds were comfortable and it was pretty quiet up...

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Additional Information about Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Address: Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Hotel Class:1 star — Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 26
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“They reinvented rooms! They are tiny baskets. The triple room is actually good to fit a medium dog in it. So stay here if you want to feel like one!”
 of 5 bubbles Razvan_RGR, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“It's pretty nice waking up to a view of the river, even if there's traffic outside.”
 of 5 bubbles GabrielP968, 25 Nov 2014 | Read review
“ask for ensuite if your not comfortable with shared showers”
 of 5 bubbles Bungle_19812014, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The stairs are steep so pack light”
 of 5 bubbles Danni6585, 28 Jan 2014 | Read review
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