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Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel

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São Paulo
Reviewed 22 September 2014

There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and it was quite well. The location is very very good, but the hostel need to improve its rooms. It was ok for a hostel, but far from being very good. Besides, the stairs were creepy, you almost have to climb it! Besides, it was almost empty when I was there....

Thank Gustavo_Marsan
Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Convenient location although a little tricky to get to initially as it is sort of down an alley (safe area though). There was a free beer as a welcoming gift and the staff were friendly. It was clean and I slept well. Overall, a good hostel.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Things probably couldnt have got off to a better start when we arrived and the friendly staff gave us our free welcome drinks (that we hadnt expected). We got a lot of recommendations for places to go in Riga from the staff and some places that we would be best to avoid. The location is really good, its a very...

Thank lhallowes
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Arriving in Latvia I wasn't sure what to expect but this hostel was pretty decent. Free beer on arrival was a nice touch, was pretty clean, the rooms where ok bit small and was quite hot. Only stayed here one night so was all good for a one night stay. The hostel was kind of down an alley but is...

Thank BackpackingJames
Paris, France
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I was really looking forward to staying here after reading the positive reviews. The hostel has a strong party vibe and a nice setting. However, there were a few big mistakes. First of all, security was lacking (the individual lockers were all broken in our room - the only way to keep something safe was to walk down a floor...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We were given beers on arrival - always a good start! The hostel was busy and yet staff were always happy and helpful. Our private room was comfortable enough. The pub crawl was loads of fun. I didn't use any of the other facilities in the hostel and went out for breakfast so can't comment on them. We had a...

Thank maitai2203
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Friendly Fun Franks is consistently listed as one of Europe's best party hostels, and it's evident why- free drink upon arrival, bar always open, lots of fun pubs right around the corner, and cheap alcohol. We were there in March so it was a bit quiet, but still a great time! Must be amazing during the busy season!

Thank Harper L
Baden, Switzerland
Reviewed 17 June 2014

i loved this hostel! it's very well situaded, easy to find as it's just at the bus stop from the airport, and when you arrive you get a free drink while they take your identity... this was a perfect start. then they showed us what to do and where to go in riga. the recommended bars and restaurants were really...

Thank camyturtle
Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Best part of my stay was the employees, they are the nicest people that I have encounted while traveling (special thanks to Monti, Undine, other blonde gal, and the girl who took us to the shooting range). Hostel was very clean and I always see frequent clean ups. Last but not least the location, its located right next to the...

Thank Harsha806
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed at the Friendly Fun Franks Backpackers Hostel for 3 nights and it was indeed a fun experience. The bar and lounge is really nice to hang out at night and our room was neat, however very narrow. I slept here with friends, but I wouldn't feel comfortable staying in such small rooms with people I don't know. There...

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Address: 11. novembra krastmala 29 | Old Riga, Riga 1050, 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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 of 5 bubbles ValeryGL, 13 Oct 2013 | Read review
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