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São Paulo
Reviewed 22 September 2014

There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and it was quite well. The location is very very good, but the hostel need to improve its rooms. It was ok for a hostel, but far from being very good. Besides, the stairs were creepy, you almost have to climb it! Besides, it was almost empty when I was there....

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Convenient location although a little tricky to get to initially as it is sort of down an alley (safe area though). There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and the staff were friendly. It was clean and I slept well. Overall, a good hostel.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Things probably couldnt have got off to a better start when we arrived and the friendly staff gave us our free welcome drinks (that we hadnt expected). We got a lot of recommendations for places to go in Riga from the staff and some places that we would be best to avoid. The location is really good, its a very...

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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Arriving in Latvia I wasn't sure what to expect but this hostel was pretty decent. Free beer on arrival was a nice touch, was pretty clean, the rooms where ok bit small and was quite hot. Only stayed here one night so was all good for a one night stay. The hostel was kind of down an alley but is...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I was really looking forward to staying here after reading the positive reviews. The hostel has a strong party vibe and a nice setting. However, there were a few big mistakes. First of all, security was lacking (the individual lockers were all broken in our room - the only way to keep something safe was to walk down a floor...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We were given beers on arrival - always a good start! The hostel was busy and yet staff were always happy and helpful. Our private room was comfortable enough. The pub crawl was loads of fun. I didn't use any of the other facilities in the hostel and went out for breakfast so can't comment on them. We had a...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Friendly Fun Franks is consistently listed as one of Europe's best party hostels, and it's evident why- free drink upon arrival, bar always open, lots of fun pubs right around the corner, and cheap alcohol. We were there in March so it was a bit quiet, but still a great time! Must be amazing during the busy season!

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Baden, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 June 2014

i loved this hostel! it's very well situaded, easy to find as it's just at the bus stop from the airport, and when you arrive you get a free drink while they take your identity... this was a perfect start. then they showed us what to do and where to go in riga. the recommended bars and restaurants were really...

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Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Best part of my stay was the employees, they are the nicest people that I have encounted while traveling (special thanks to Monti, Undine, other blonde gal, and the girl who took us to the shooting range). Hostel was very clean and I always see frequent clean ups. Last but not least the location, its located right next to the...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed at the Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel for 3 nights and it was indeed a fun experience. The bar and lounge is really nice to hang out at night and our room was neat, however very narrow. I slept here with friends, but I wouldn't feel comfortable staying in such small rooms with people I don't know. There...

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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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