The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

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

Latest Review

We got a free shot of balzam when we checked in. Lovely place with very friendly staff! more...

Read All Reviews »

Rating: 90%from 24 reviews

  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 99%Location
  • 89%Value for money
  • 86%Facilities
Voted No.1 hostel in Latvia 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009.
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.

Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

To view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Arriving:
Departing:

Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Postal Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

ALL GROUPS 3 PEOPLE OR MORE ARE NOW REQUIRED TO LEAVE 10LVL/15Euro PER PERSON SAFETY DEPOSIT FOR THE ROOM upon check in!! Unfortunately some groups are damaging bedrooms, which is very sad for us :( when you check out we will check your room and if everything is in order we will return your money, no problems!! Thx for your understanding :)

Directions
Show Map
Hide Map

The Naughty Squirrel address is 50 Kaleju Iela, Riga.
We are easy to find and located in Riga Old Town, the best place to explore Riga.

For a more detailed and accurate map check The Naughty Squirrel backpackers web page.

FROM CENTRAL BUS STATION (Autoosta)
Exit the main bus terminal and head to your left, walk under the train bridge and take the underground road crossing. Enter the underpass. There is a left side exit about 3/4 of the way through the tunnel - take this Exit. Walk up the stairs. Walk straight for 10m then towards your Right and cross the tram track (you will see a small park area with The Monte Kristo Hotel on the corner) Walk over tram tracks, through small park and around to the front side of the hotel... This is our street KALEJU IELA. Continue down the street until you reach number 50 on the right side.

FROM THE AIRPORT (Lidosta)
No.22 Airport Bus running from 5.30 till 22.30.
The bus stop for the No.22 is located on the opposite side of the Airport Car park that you will see once you exit the airport. It departs around every 20 minutes and costs just 0.70LVL, just buy your ticket from the bus driver. Ride the bus for about 30minutes into the city. You need to exit the bus at the Stockman Centrs stop, there should be a display screen on board announcing the stops.

Exit the bus and head towards your right... walk down until you see an underground road crossing. Enter the underpass and head towards the right. There is a left side exit about 3/4 of the way through the tunnel - take this Exit. Walk up the stairs. Walk straight for 10m then turn Right and cross the tram track (you will see a small park area with The Monte Kristo Hotel on the corner) Walk over tram tracks, through small park and around to the front side of the hotel... This is our street KALEJU IELA. Continue down the street until you reach number 50 on the right side.

TAXI FROM AIRPORT
Take either the Red Taxis or the Air Baltic Taxis. The trip costs 9LVL and takes around 20 minutes depending on traffic. Tell the driver corner of AUDEJU IELA and KALEJU IELA in VECRIGA (Old Riga). Once you exit the taxi walk down Kaleju Iela until number 50 on the left hand side.

FROM THE FERRY (Pasazieru Osta)
The port is only about 4km from Old Riga. I recommend that you take a taxi and agree the price of 5 LVL with the driver before you start. Tell the driver you want to go to Old Riga and the Audeju Iela entrance to Old Riga. The journey takes about 5 or 10 minutes and is very direct using only about 3 roads.You will know you are at Audeju Iela when you see a new shopping centre called Galeria Centres. The Hostel street is Kaleju Iela number 50. Walk about 20meters down Kaleju iela then you will find our entrance. Walk up the first set of stairs and you will find the reception door which is locked 24hours a day, just press the buzzer and we will open it for you.

FROM CENTRAL TRAIN STATION (Centrala Stacija)
The most difficult part with the train station is finding your way out to the correct exit. What will help you is first finding the Riga clock tower. Then you will know you have exited the train station on the correct side. From the Riga clock tower you will have the station building to your back and you will be facing Janvara and Marijas street. Walk to Janvara street and a little to the left and you will find an underpass to get you to the other side of the road. Take the left stairs at the end of the underpass and then on this new side of the road walk along the footpath that takes you over some water. Keep walking along that path next to the road and after about 100 metres you will see the Metropole Hotel on the right. Cross the road separating you from the Metropole and walk to the left side of the Metropole past it. There you will see another underpass bringing people from the Bus Station and from the picture theatre , in front of you will be a small park. Walk across the park and towards Monte Kristo Hotel and you will then come on to the Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel street called Kaleju Iela. Then turn right and walk 50 metres to number 50 which is the Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel building. The reception is on the floor above the ground floor.

Located Near

We are located in the Heart of the Old Town at 50 Kaleju Iela!!
ALL MAJOR TRANSPORT STOPS ARE WITHIN 300m OF THE HOSTEL.

Head to Galerija Centrs (Shopping Centre) on Audeju Iela in the Old Town. We are a 10 second walk from the shopping centre. Keep walking along Audeju Iela past the main entrance of the shopping centre (should be on your right side) and we are the next street on the left, Kaleju Iela.

City Guides and Information

Video guides, travel podcasts, city maps & free city guides. What to eat, where to stay and things to do and see - our travel guides have it all.

Find a guide »
Latest Blog Post

Using an InterRail pass (for EU residents) or a Eurail pass (for non-EU) is the perfect way to easily check off all the dreamy European destinations on your travel bucket list. Ride the rails like a pro with these five tips.

Read more »
Great Value and Choice

We offer the most comprehensive selection of hostels on the internet with over 35,000 great places to stay in 180 countries. The ultimate online resource for hostels everywhere.

Find great value hostels »