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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

50 Kaleju Iela, Old Riga, Riga, Latvia, Distance from city centre: 0.9km

Rating: 92% from 16 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 96%Staff
  • 93%Security
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 87%Facilities

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  • I stayed at The Naughty Squirrel for four nights and it was an enjoyable experience. The staff was friendly and helpful, welcoming me with a shot of the powerful local liquor on my arrival. My dorm room was spacious and clean. Each bunk had a night light and two electrical plugs, a rarity in most hostels. The common lounge and kitchen area were great places to meet and talk with people. The kitchen area was a bit small, but there were plenty of cups, dishes, pots and pans.
  • 94%
  • 26 Sep 2015 Geronimo USA
  • This is a party hostel. Not inside, but outside. But the noise reaches inside, so it feels like sleeping in the middle of a party. It is a non smoke hostel, but feels like it if you open the window. If you stay here, ask for a room far away from room 38. It is strange that we found so few comments on noise on trip advisor. But nice staff, room and facilities.
  • 71%
  • 28 Aug 2015 Anonymous Norway
  • My roommates were the best even though I am a lot older than they were we had such great conversations and one of them helped me with my luggage to the bus stop which was so kind and thoughtful. This is what I love about hostelling over hotels. One thing I do think your hostel could do is enforce a quiet time when it is time to sleep as some people still do like to sleep rather than party. The guys in this hostel were especially noisy so put a limit on the partying.
  • 89%
  • 08 Aug 2015 Anonymous Canada
  • It was the best hostel I have ever stayed at. We had so much fun! I will recommend my friends to go to Riga, just to stay here.
  • 100%
  • 19 Jul 2015 Karen Denmark
  • If you're the social type and don't mind being woken up by people coming home from the pub crawl between 3 and 5 am, this is great. Bunk beds were comfy and sturdy, staff was very helpful and the kitchen was nice and clean (as were the bathrooms). The only really bad thing were the lockers, they were big steel cages on wheels kept under the beds, and super noisy to open. In other words, you woke up the whole room if you needed something in there in the middle of the night.
  • 91%
  • 07 May 2015 Nannie Sweden
  • The naughty squirrel was the best hostel on our trip. We liked the activieties that were organised, the super friendly staff and the great atmosphere. Kithchen and bathrooms were always perfectly clean! Its probably the place to meet nice people from all over the world in Riga and have a good time :)
  • 100%
  • 29 Mar 2015 Alicia Germany
  • Very clean & cosy hostel, superfriendly helpfull staff, quiet rooms at night, excellent central location. Really feel to have made the best choice for money-value. Small kitchen but still not crowded at breakfast time, unfiltered free coffee is weird for us western european tourists ( but still delicious ). Hot chocolate to add at drinks list for cold evenings, I hope. But I definitely would come back here.
  • 94%
  • 02 Nov 2014 Gert Belgium
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