Great hostel, with really comfortable beds, friendly staff and amazing location. Would book again in a heartbeat!
Whoever named this hostel obvious knows a thing or two about keywords and search engine optimisation! Either that or they have a distinct lack of imagination. But pointless pontifications aside, I stayed in Old Town Hostel some while back for a few nights and as with most hostel experiences it had its ups and downs. Positives were the superb location, decent rooms and facilities and the fact that, from my position on the top bunk, I could see nubile young Latvians practicing their routines in the dance school opposite. Negatives were the staff, who, whilst stopping short of being rude, groaned in irritation whenever I interrupted one of their frequent naps or DVD sessions to ask them to actually do their job in some way or form. The sleep-conscious should also note that some of the rooms are directly above the hostel's pub, meaning it can presumably get noisy... although I cunningly side-stepped that potential pitfall by simply staying out until 5am every night. I didn't try out the famous sauna, although it definitely saw some hot action one night (another story, involving Finnish rockers and Canadian art students). The downstairs kitchen is decent enough place to plan your day with a cup of tea in the afternoon or watch hardcore porn with an old Japanese geezer early in the morning. Hey if old people do it, it must be respectable - right?
Had a brilliant time at this hostel. I'm a solo traveller, so the nightly pub and club tours with a beautiful local guide were much appreciated.
A brilliant place to stay! It was definitely friendly - and a bit mad, but we had an awesome time here. Full marks, guys!
This place is awesome! Frank is the man and his staff are exceptional. I cant recommend it enough.There were 21 of us in total and none of us had any complaints about franks place! IT was clean, tidy, all the staff were approachable and the beers were cold!Good on ya Frank
Great place, we were only passing through for one night but glad we found it, close to everything and good place to chill..
Like a hotel.
Well this is definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Extremely nice staff, quite laid-back but clean and comfortable at the same time, a nice small place downstairs to hang out with fellow travellers, roomy dorms .... i would definitely recommend it to anyone without thinking twice. If only i had to mention something, i would say that it is not exactyl downtown, but still, it's an easy 10 minute walk to the center and even less to the train station. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!
I don't understand what Garikoitz is talking about - the rooms are clean, and of course they're shared rooms, it's a hostel! If you want posh private rooms go to a hotel, but at hostel you get what yuo pay for! Here the people were nice, and the only bad people were drunk guests, but that is normal at hostels too.
Nice rooms and friendly people, had a good time in Riga (but stay away from the strip clubs and seedy-looking places!)