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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Spent two nights here while in Latvia. Room was really comfortable, bathroom was great and the free breakfast was a big bonus. Good location for getting to the Old Town and a really homely feel. The staff were the best I have come across in a Hostel for a long time, 24 hour reception and couldn't do enough to help...

Thank smccarthyplc
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Staff: really nice Location: good Breakfast: great Facilities: ok (except for the sheets, that didn't fit properly) Cleaning: very clean. It is a recommendable option. It was a short but enjoyable stay.

1Thank irene g
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I enjoyed my stay there very much. It's very cozy and clean. The staff is super friendly. They smiled at me and greeted me every single time they saw me. I like the fact that even though the bathrooms are shared, they are normal ones with proper doors and privacy, not like other hostels which have multiple showers in a...

Thank Nhu_Phuong
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Good location in riga, very clean room but one shared bathroom for five double rooms seems a little undersized. Our room had no blanks so it was very light in the early morning hours and the street outside was quite noisy. Free breakfast was toast, bread, marmelade and spread cheese. Staff was friendly and speaks english. Free gated parking lot...

Thank S73w33
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We enjoyed our stay here and the hostel was exceptional value. The hostel is set out in appartments and so there are lots of common / relaxation areas. Breakfast was good with the standard options and you could have as much as you wanted so were well set up for the day! Close to the train station but further out...

Thank melain L
Marijampole, Lithuania
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Although we stayed here only one night, it was a pleasure. When we came we had to wait a little before our room was ready. It was clean and nicely furnished. The shower and wc were just in front of the room. Common rooms were also comfy and colorful, they also had a computer to use. One of the best...

1Thank Aurelija J
hong kong
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Excellent location! 5 to 10 minutes walk to the bus terminal and central market. The kichen is well equipped and very clean as the staff clean the kitchen frequently. Breakfast is good with fresh fruit. Common area is very nice. bathroom and toilet is clean too. I would surely come back to this hostel if I visit Riga again.

Thank beartimetime
Reviewed 16 May 2014

I stayed for 3 nights midweek in a twin room ( 20) on the second floor ,and it was everything you could expect from a hostel room, and much much more. proper beds clean linen and towels. big room. and very very quiet, the location was walking distance from everywhere, no more than 15 mins from any part of town....

Thank PeterboroBrian
Marseille, France
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We staid just one night in Riga, the location was pretty good, even though 15min by walking. Advice: taxi, really cheap in this country 5€ to go to downtown, 8€ from the port to the hostel. the Hostel Looks clean, and the room we booked for 4 people was quiet big ! The personal was really nice and smiling. To...

Thank jujuseb
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 January 2014

There were no problems with this hostel. I liked: Big room - we had th biggest room in the place, I think it was room 7 apt 2 Clean bathroom - only share with people in your "apartment" so never more than 8 people Wifi works in the rooms Free towel Reception will book your taxi so it's waiting for...

Thank 656melaniep

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Additional Information about Central Hostel

Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upisha iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: $16 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“If you want a more likely good night's sleep, avoid the six bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Bard_Wrad, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 917chuah, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid upstairs beds if you need to pee during the night :)”
 of 5 bubbles L0UP0, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are hot”
 of 5 bubbles melainL, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room 7 is the biggest for a private”
 of 5 bubbles 656melaniep, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
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