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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Check in is possible 24 hours, stuff were very friendly, decoration also nice. Living room is very comfortable. Showers are clean and you can always ask new towel. Hostel located right in the center, close to main bus-train station, close to all sightseens and hostel has great view! Good value of money!

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Thank Anna C
Oradea, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I don't know where to start. We stayed here for 2 nights on our route around the Baltics. Easily the worst experience ever. We booked a private triple room with private bathroom. We were offered a room so tiny (with a small roof window) we could barely move and with 4 beds that were on top of each other. On... More 

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Kampot, Cambodia
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

they greet you with a free beer which is nice after the bus from tallinn. Very close to the bus station which is a major plus and a stones throw to the old city. Riga is as ive said many times the best party city in europe its very underrated I feel among euro travelers. We were out partying until... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2015

Well i must say, when we arrived from the ferry, they had booked for us transportation. It was a few minutes late but we got champange beacuse of the traffic. I have never meet so nice staff ( Especially the night shift girl who worked on the 1th ) They had orgenized a arrange party for new years so everyone... More 

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Thank Amir S
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2015

In a nutshell Franks combines value and atmosphere. The hostel is perfectly located within Riga, just 5 minutes from the bus/train station and found in the city centre. When you arrive you are welcomed with a free beer and the staff are as enthusiastic and fun-loving as the people you are meet staying at the popular hostel. The rooms are... More 

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Thank James H
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 December 2014 via mobile

The hostel at 7 euros a night and right in the old town is cheap and welcoming. Free beer, free walking tours, free breakfast and free towels what could be better? The staff are really friendly and having a bar and a smoking area on the reception floor is really handy. Frankie the house dog gives it a family atmosphere... More 

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Thank CharlotteLouiseSmith
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Reviewed 4 December 2014

Franks is quite simply the best Hostel I've ever stayed in! From walking in and being greeted personally by the friendly staff and being handed a free beer, the hostel just got better and better! The rooms are very spacious and we even had one with an en suite shower and toilet room! Each comes with all the amenities you... More 

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Thank James U
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

Isn't it a little weird that 3 stars is 'Average', which is kind of damning of an establishment, yet the next rating up is 'Very Good', pretty high praise? This place really is in between those two statements. Numerous aspects of this place have a real yin/yang aspect to it; the location is great for waking up and looking out... More 

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Thank Gabriel P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

just completed a weekend stay at franks. a little tricky to find, the front door is at the back of the building down an alley (through an archway between the buildings) but once inside greeted by very freindly, helpfull staff and a free beer. Rooms were tidy and super value for what we paid (12 euro) The hostel is situated... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay at fun friendly franks! The hostel was easy to get to from the airport and the free beer on arrival was a great touch. The location is ideal for exploring Riga an Riga old town as it is a short walk from many sights such as central market and house of the black heads. My friend... More 

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Additional Information about Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

Address: Novembra Krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga, 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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