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Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Riga
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Paderborn, Germany
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“I have never seen a hostel like this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

We just came to Riga for one night and we did not have any expectations to the hostel - just a bed, a shower and some nice tips for sightseeing. We got everything and even more. The waitresses are absolutely nice, funny and very beautiful. They knew everything we needed to know and explained everything about our stay.

Some people might see it as a negative point that you cannot have breakfast in there, but we did not need it as Riga has very nice and affordable places to eat.

We had a double bed, a window to open and the possibility to store our luggage for the day. The shower was warm, there were no extra fees for anything and a lot of side tips on the wall plus an awesome atmosphere (very young and dynamic, "chaotic" on purpose and actually it is not really the correct word).

Additionally, we had the possibiilty to participate in nice programmes such as beer tasting, shooting or dinner. Yes, they seem to have cooperation with some places, but that is fine, as everything has almost same prices in Riga.

We should not forget free Wifi connetion in the whole house and safe entrances with cards.

Two "negative" points:
- There has been only one plug for electricity in the room (even though they really tried to get a triple plug for us)
- The room was very small (like only the bed).

Next time we will visit Riga, we will stay there for sure!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

Me and my touring band stayed at the squirrel for 4 nights & It was supper!
Great staff. Great rooms. Great vibe.
They have plenty of showers / toilets. The wifi works great on all floors
and its at the best area in the old town! Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Get a family room - its just 8 euros per person so its a great value!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Fantastic Hostel. We went here mid-December 2013 and it wasn't too busy but still had a good atmosphere. Had a lot of fun doing the shooting, traditional Latvian dinner and just partying in general. Had good chats with the owners and all the awesome staff ;) and they were all very helpful and showed our group a great time. Cheap beers at the hostel bar, free welcome shots, comfy beds. Directions on the internet are also spot on, very easy to find. Good location and close to a million little bars. Definitely go to Naughty Squirrels if you're going to Riga!

Room Tip: The room we had was at the very end of the hall on the first floor, was pretty good - although we di...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is one of the best hostels you can find in Europe. I spent over six months in Europe and this hostel easily fits inside the best 5 I ever stayed in. Everything you could need in a hostel is there and the staff are the friendliest people you could meet. I booked a few days there and then ended up staying for two weeks. Cannot recommend this place more.

Room Tip: Only stayed in dorms but they were very similar and great
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

This place was awesome, great hostel and in a great location too.
Staff are very nice and are always willing to help you out.
Hostel has a cool little mini bar and then the other public bars are pretty much on the doorstep, but not to noisy :)
Definitely recommend staying here if you stay in Riga.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Address: Kaleju iela 50 | Old Town, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Riga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aussie owned Backpackers in the Heart of the Old Town. Only 300m to Main Square, Airport Bus, Central Markets, Bus Station, Supermarkets and many Bars/Restaurants. AK47 Shooting, Bobsled, Free Walking Tours, Pub Crawls, Latvian Food Nights, Karaoke, Husky Dog Sledding, Daily Happy Hours, Latvian Beer Tastings and much more! Voted No.1 Hostel in Latvia 2009 and 2010.A Genuine Backpackers for Real Travellers !!!!!** NO STAG PARTIES ALLOWED **Clean, Secure and Fun backpackers hostel in Old Riga for small groups and solo travellers. We are a true backpackers with friendly local staff that will help you 24hrs.** Female Only Dorms Available!! Our prices include all taxes, all linens and your bed already made for you... PLUS a FRESH TOWEL!!- FREE internet and WIFI- FREE lockers and locks- FREE Foosball Table- FREE shower and hand soap- FREE tea all day- FREE guide map- FREE popcorn & gumibears (Movie Nights)- FREE good times and awesome memories. We offer you TWO common rooms to meet other backpackers and a fully equipped KITCHEN for cooking 24 hours. All dorm rooms have large security lockers under each bed that can fit your whole backpack. ... more   less 
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