We’ve made a list of all the best hostels in Riga so you can rest your pretty head in the city’s most awesome beds. You’re welcome!
In many ways, Riga is the heart of the Baltics. Located smack bang between Tallinn and Vilnius, Riga is where Baltic culture, food, and history merge into a vibrant city full of life. Of the three capitals, Latvia’s is the one with the most metropolitan feel to it and, frankly, the one with the most fun. There’s a good selection of things to do, from exploring Latvian cuisine at the Central Market to checking out Riga’s hipster scene in the Miera district. Oh, and then there’s the piragis – oh man. Prepare to chow down industrial quantities of those bad boys because they are just scrumptious.
You can read much more about what to do in Riga in our weekend in Riga guide. And when your little feet are tired from exploring all day, you can head back to one of the following best hostels in Riga. Whether you’re after a good night’s sleep or binge-drinking till 5 AM on a Monday, Riga has a place that will tickle your fancy. And don’t worry – they’re all budget backpacker friendly!
Best Hostels In Riga
|Hostel||Score||The gist||Dorm price|
|Two Wheels||3/5||30-minute walk from Old Town, homely, chillax, green space, basic but good||$18/night|
|Tree House Hostel||3/5||Laid-back, good location, cosy, decent kitchen, clean facilities, lovely staff||$15/night|
|The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel||4/5||party hostel, social vibe, good location, lots of activities, beds with curtains||$12/night|
|Mr. Hostel||3/5||good location, cosy, legendary owner, basic but good||$12/night|
|Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub||4/5||full-on party hostel, good location, social vibe, lots of activities, noisy, fun staff||$12/night|
|Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel||4/5||cosy, chillax, small, social vibe, lots of activities, good facilities, good location||$13/night|
Location: City center
Price range: dorms start at $18/night, privates at $71/night
Two Wheels is a little green oasis in Riga, making it perfect for tired backpackers who just need to peace out for a few days. It’s a family-owned boutique hostel with a cosy home-away-from-home vibe. You’ll sleep like a baby in the comfy beds and, as all budget backpackers will know, a free breakfast is a good breakfast. The staff is lovely and will go out of their way to help you. As for location, you’ll be a short tram ride or a 30-minute walk from the Old Town. On the bright side, the hostel is located in a green neighbourhood and even has a cute garden you can hang out in.
Tree House Hostel
Location: Old Town
Price range: dorms start at $15/night, privates at $65/night
If you’re looking for a hostel in Riga with great location and a laid-back atmosphere, Tree House is just up your alley. It’s located within walking distance of the main sights in the Old Town but it still manages to be both relaxing and cosy. The place is super clean and there’s good potential for meeting fun fellow backpackers in the common area. On the kitchen side, things also look pretty good: it’s well-equipped which means you can cook up some mean Latvian-inspired hostel meals. The only downside is a so-so Wi-Fi connection in the rooms, but all in all, Tree House is definitely one of the best hostels in Riga.