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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

After booking a bed in this place I arrived at the reception and paid for my reservation. I asked for the key to the dorm and I was surprised to hear that someone was 'living there' and that he was in the room. I thought it was a lost in translation situation but to my great surprise indeed someone was...

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WESTA-HOTEL-Riga, Owner at Hotel Westa, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. Most of the guests are asked to write something that was actually. Young man booked a bed in a shared room for men. According to the tariff, "a non-refundable rate." I arrived at the hotel and was surprised that there are already people in the room. The manager is also surprised. You zaplotili 15 euros per...

Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Hostel is in the center of a local market, we visited end of April and the rooms were very very warm, beds were hard and created a bed rash from lack of cleanliness. the floor stank of damp and the windows lacked curtains. Bathrooms were clean but lacked soap. Noise from outside woke me up each morning, the sound of...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Here with a group of lads for two nights, staying in a room sleeping four. Room itself was fine and a decent size, with comfortable beds. Shower was good too. Location wise this hostel is about 5 min walk from the Old town in Riga and not difficult to navigate. Lastly, I thought Daniel on reception was great, his English...

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 22 February 2016

First of all, the location of the hotel is great. Not far at all from the centre, and just in front of the central market - a very interesting place to visit if you want to see how Latvians really live! The bus and train stations are just a couple of minutes away. The staff there are very friendly, especially...

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WESTA-HOTEL-Riga, Owner at Hotel Westa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for a fair comment. Come. We will be very happy!

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

There is not a big bed for 2 people but 2 seperate beds put together. Holes in walls and doors. Only window is 3 m from the floor in the roof. No TV. No fridge. Dont trust the 36 euros price where breakfast is included as the receptionist plays deaf about breakfast. Strange old men in sportswear sleep at reception....

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Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

How to describe? TERRIBLE!! Bad quartier, cause the market at night is quite scary, staff dont speak a fluent english, first night light broke up and the gave us two candles, how to take a shower? Smells bad, overpriced, bad experience in Riga, overexpected, not as pictures

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WESTA-HOTEL-Riga, Owner at Hotel Westa, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment. We are very sorry that you had a bad mood. Price double room 25 euros per night. We have a budget option. In the area of our hotel, undergoing renovations. Electricity was turned off for 2 hours. Time to take a shower, it was enough. We have the safest neighborhood in the city of Riga.

Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

It is basic hostel, me and my friend crashed there for 2 nights. Receptionist was really friendly, the rooms were clean, beds were okay. :) It's located near Old Town and the bus station, also a market place. During the day, the market place is okay but at night it looks spooky. Also, weird russian men just standing in the...

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Estonia
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Hotel has a great location, next to the central market, close to the railway, bus station and old town. Noisy throughout the day, morning cause of the market and in the evening cause the market becomes hanging place for youth and alcoholics. If you're not after too much of luxury and only want a place to crash with good connection...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2015

It was a friendly hostel near to the bus station and easily walkable into town. A bit rough area when going through the empty market but cheap prices to compensate. The "double" bed was two singles with solid sides pushed together but maybe not for all double rooms. You get what you pay for, cheap and cheerful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015

THE WESTA HOTEL was a very friendly hotel and suited me down to the ground it is very handy for both the buses and the trains and the old city is only a short walk i found the staff very nice and very helpful

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hostel of 3 rd category offers low-cost accommodation with modern comfort. Egually attractive for individual travelers, big groups and families. To guests it is offered car parking, internet-Wi-Fi using of kitchen and more.We offer to our guests 28 cosy and modern rooms: TWIN room, guadruple room, and also rooms with five and six beds(dormitories). Hostel is eguipped with elevator. For maximal convenience of our guests each room is eguipped with 24 hour connection with administrator and also with WC and shover. For an additional payment Backpackers Planet offer to our guests to eguipped room with cable TV, small fridge and mikrowave oven. For big groups Backpackers Planet organize early breakfasts and late suppers. Hotel is eguipped with 1 Handicapped room that is located opposite elevator doors. Room is intended for 2 persons and eguipped with special sanitary tehnician and handrails. Backpackers Planet offers you to visit our Beer Bar, where you can try Traditional Latvian " live" beer and various cold snacks. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Westa

Address: 5 Negu Str, Riga 1010, Latvia (Formerly Backpackers Planet Hostel)
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: $28 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Westa 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“ask for first floor as the top floor have skylights without curtains”
 of 5 bubbles tsrosser, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“stay somehwre else this hotel is for stags and hens”
 of 5 bubbles Quentin1905, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Very good stay”
 of 5 bubbles 488damiana, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“No heating in the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles cashmerjar89, 14 Oct 2012 | Read review
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