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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 13 September 2011

Yes, it's a nice hostel, with everything you need, a not expensive bar and a Free welcome beer on your arrival! Very centrally located, the stuff gives you good tips!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We heard nightmare stories about Latvia, people getting conned, escorted to cash machines to withdraw large amounts of money! Seeded strip bars, women coming onto you and ordering expensive champagne and running huge bills etc. I can honestly say we had no problems in Riga at all! friendly fun franks is the best hostel I stayed in, cheap beer, decent...

1Thank sexualchocolate1978
Reviewed 7 July 2011

After finally finding the door into the hostel (it's really not that easy, as when we went it was completely unmarked) we found it to be ok. Staff were friendly and the bar was a definite bonus. The dorm rooms were fairly clean although safe storage would have been beneficial. It's also well located close to the river, bars, restaurants...

1Thank travellybugg
Reviewed 4 July 2011

Great hostel. AK47 shooting trip very poor. The guy didn't speak English, very hurried and poor value for money (35 lats).

Thank foaminglama
Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed 14 June 2011

It has everything you need :) as they say on the webside: 1. Fresh linen and towels 2. Fully equipped kitchen 3. 24H/7days/365days open 4. Washing Machines with dryers 5. Internet/computer avalible 6. Nice bar in Hostel near reception 7. Very nice girls (especially Beyba) 8. It's almost in the center of the city. Every Hostel should be like that...

Thank bartekroman
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Friendly Fun Franks is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, the atmostpere is SUPERB, you're feeling more like visiting friends than staying at the hostel. It's literally perfect, if you're looking not only for a place to take a rest, but if you're open to meeting new people and partying. ;) Location is perfect, close to the...

2Thank DashPL
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2011

Stayed here recently with a large group. We were well looked after by Frank and co, keeping us in good shape for a partying weekend. He has got all the basic right - clean, tidy, friendly, free internet, great wee bar, good security, and sound advice. Location is great; right in the old town by the river. 15mins walk to...

Thank RomanticRomeo
Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewed 4 January 2011

One of the best hostels I have stayed in all of my travelling life. Would reccomend this hostel to every one, it is the place for fun and to make friends!!! The pub crawl is great, would meet new friends and new locals. Riga is a fantastic city. I left my jacket at the hostel by a mistake and the...

1Thank cedrbal
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2010

The rooms themselves were not particularly special, but as it was offseason we had a lot of space. The location is great (right on the edge of old town) and the value for money is amazing. The staff and activities made this hostel one of the best I've stayed in. We stayed for 2 nights. On the first night we...

Thank krizmah
Bury St Edmunds
Reviewed 26 October 2010

Me and my friends decided to stay in this hostel purely based on the name, we also had a reservation at the naughty squirrel for the same reason. However as soon as we arrived at this hostel we were greeted by a beautiful receptionist offering us a free beer! Needless to say we fell in love with the place and...

Thank adz_grovey

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Additional Information about Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Address: 11. novembra krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga 1050, 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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 of 5 bubbles ValeryGL, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
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