Best Places for Backpackers in Latvia.

Enjoy backpacking around Latvia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Latvia.

Top 42 hostels in Latvia.

These are the 42 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Latvia.

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Brivibas Hostel

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Brivibas Hostel

Brivibas Hostel is located in Riga city centre, 10 minutes walk away from Oldtown (1km), 500 m from Esplanade park and next to St.Gertrude's Church. Brivibas Hostel offers bright private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you would need to make home style mea...
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Amatnieki

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Amatnieki

Surrounded by many attractive tourist destinations, and in a walking distance to natural park our cozy guest house with sauna is an ideal place for travelers in the West-Latvia, Kurzeme region and ancient town Kuldiga. In our holiday house we offer a sauna, kitchen with all the necessary faciliti...
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Wicked Weasel Hostel

98 /100

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Wicked Weasel Hostel

The Wicked Weasel is extremely easy to get to from all the major transport hubs. Riga Bus Station and the Riga International Airport bus stop are less then a 3 minute stroll, the Railway Station is within 5 minutes and the ferry terminal is a short tram ride away. Upon arrival you will be given a...
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Avitar

97 /100

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Two Wheels

97 /100

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Two Wheels

Boutique hotel TwoWheels is located in a quiet and green district of Riga in just 10 min distance from the City Center. TwoWheels offers warmth and service that only a small family owned hotel can. TwoWheels is a hotel for all travelers that love special atmosphere, but our speciality are motorcyc...
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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

96 /100

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Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

Riga's Legendary Backpackers Pub & Hostel. Unbeatable location in Old Town with everything you need within a short walk. The perfect place to meet locals and other travellers. We have 24hr Reception and super friendly local staff. WARNING: You will meet people if you stay here... that's what trav...
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Monte Kristo Hotel

96 /100

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Monte Kristo Hotel

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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

96 /100

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The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel

Voted No.1 hostel in Latvia 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009. Aussie owned backpackers in the heart of the old town. Only 300m to main square, airport bus, central markets, bus station, supermarkets and many bars/restaurants. AK Shooting, Winter Bobsled, Free Walking Tour, Pub Crawls, Latvian Foo...
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Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

96 /100

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Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel

SOCIAL backpackers run by local and international staff. Tours, Pub Crawls, Drinks for sale. Lots of Local advice. Extra comfort female dorm for girls. LOCATION: Right between the Old Town and the Center of Riga, few minute walk from all main transport hubs and steps away from a supermarket, Cin...
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10
Tree House Hostel

95 /100

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Tree House Hostel

Welcome to Tree House! An authentic place for independent travellers who wish to experience relaxing and healthy holidays in our beautiful city Riga. We love practicing yoga, preparing organic meals, exploring new places and we welcome guests and friends from all around the world to join us here at...
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Bunka Boutique Hostel

90 /100

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Bunka Boutique Hostel

We are family owned first boutique hostel in Riga. We created Bunka by merging the best things from hotels and hostels - in the end we created a perfect space for travelers who don't want to lock themselves in a lonely hotel room, like to meet other people, but who also value their privacy and clean...
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Gogol Park Hostel

90 /100

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Gogol Park Hostel

Gogol Park Hostel has its own parking lot , which is a rarity for the city centre. 7 spacious, bright bedrooms with views of the park. We have the private rooms for 2-3 persons and 4-5-6 Bed Dorm where the accommodation of 4-6 persons is possible. 4/6 Bed Dorm – our offer for a group more than...
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Funky Hostel and Apartments

89 /100

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Funky Hostel and Apartments

Australian-Latvian family owned and run for the benefit of sensible traveller. This small, quiet, clean and friendly hostel is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, clothes shops, supermarkets, and more in the cleanest and safest part of the town. A short walk to the main train and...
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Liberty

89 /100

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Liberty

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Liberty offers accommodations in Riga. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Certain rooms have a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. A flat-screen TV with cable channels is featured. There is a 24-hour...
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Rixwell Irina Hotel

89 /100

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Rixwell Irina Hotel

Rixwell Irina Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in 76 spacious and cosy rooms, all feature a classical interior design, walls in pastel colors and wooden elements in warm tones. It offers rooms with cable TV, a safe and a work desk and each has a private toilet with a hairdryer. Rixwell Iri...
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Riga Hostel

88 /100

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Riga Hostel

Riga Hostel is located in the historical center of Riga and has a wonderful, knowledgeable staff . It is a cheap, comfortable and friendly place with a relaxing atmosphere. The best place for travellers in Riga! Riga Hostel has a kitchen with a common area, where our guests will find everything...
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Mr.Hostel

87 /100

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Mr.Hostel

Welcome to Mr. Hostel! We offer affordable, clean, backpackers friendly accommodation in the center of Riga in a historical art nouveau style building. We are located 5 minutes walk away from Riga historic center and international bus station. Only 2 minutes from the railway station. Restaurants,...
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Central Hostel Riga

86 /100

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Central Hostel Riga

Central Hostel is every traveller's second home, FREE WIFI and PARKING. We are a small, cosy hostel with very reasonable prices. The comfortable and bright rooms are perfect for single travellers, couples and families with children who wish to stay in a quiet street in the centre of Riga. Our Hostel...
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Red Nose

85 /100

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Red Nose

Red Nose is a newly opened hostel, located on a quiet and narrow cobbled backstreet of Old Town, just behind St.Jana church. Step outside our hostel and you are ready to explore the city. St.Peters Church, Dome Square, The Opera House, Melngalvju House and the main Riga Tourism Information Centr...
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Westa Hotel

83 /100

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Westa Hotel

The budget hotel Westa with the two-star standards offers young, low-cost accommodation with modern comfort. Equally attractive for individual travelers, groups and families. The concept of high quality combined with incredibly affordable prices. Absolutely central location. Bathroom in every ro...
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Mosaic Hotel

82 /100

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Mosaic Hotel

New hotel in the heart of Riga, decorated in a minimalism style. The hotel is located in the most respectable and quiet part of Riga - the embassy district, surrounded by monuments of architecture style Art Nouveau. Only 700 meters from the old town. The hotel has a common living area with sofas and...
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Tiger hostel

81 /100

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Tiger hostel

Tiger Hostel is located in the vibrant centre of the city - hundred steps from Main Train Station and International Bus Station(GPS: N 56.56'53.2' E 024.07'05.8') . From the airport you can use BUS 22 which comes to the Stockman,or you can use taxi and drive to Raina bulvaris 31. The hostel i...
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Chomsky Residence

81 /100

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Chomsky Residence

The flat is located in a quiet residential courtyard, above the former location of the legendary rebellious Chomsky Bar. It is situated in the oldest building on the block, built sometime at the end of the 1800s. The 3-room apartment provides lots of privacy and a sense of feeling at home. The premi...
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Best Hotel

80 /100

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Best Hotel

Small, cosy and modern BEST HOTEL, built in 2004 and renovated in 2012, offers you 78 comfortable rooms of *** European hotel standards. All of the rooms are equipped with telephone lines, cable TV; bathrooms are fully equipped as well. At your desire you will be offered free Wi-Fi internet access,...
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Elizabeth

79 /100

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Elizabeth's Youth Hostel

Elizabeth's Youth Hostel is located in the very heart of Riga. It is cosy, clean, quiet and cheap hostel. Car parking, hot shower, towels and linen - all at your disposal. WiFi Internet is available throughout the hostel. You can admire the unique architecture just outside the hostel the hous...
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Amalienhof Hostel Riga

75 /100

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Amalienhof Hostel Riga

Situated next to the very appraised Art Nouveau centre, the brick house on Valdemara street is one of the best architectural monument which dates back to 1886 and is of national importance. This very warm and lovely house will welcome anyone who's travelling by himself or with group of friends, lon...
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Martas Street Hostel

74 /100

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Martas Street Hostel

Martas Street Hostel may be one of the best ones in Riga. Recently refurbished with soundproof rooms, comfy beds and cosy common area, 15 minutes walk from the Central Train Station and Old Riga, central yet quiet location, charming neighbourhood and super-helpful staff. Our hostel is located in...
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Doma Hostel

72 /100

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Doma Hostel

The Doma Hostel is a family owned hostel with the best location available in Riga center, the Old Town, facing Riga Town Hall and Town Hall square. Our family has over 6 years experience in providing the best service for our guests. In January, 2013 we have moved to completely new building, few ste...
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Travellers Beach Hostel

72 /100

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Travellers Beach Hostel

This is the place to meet other foreign travellers. You are paying for the great chance to meet new friends in a very well located hostel. Hotels provide a more sterile environment if that is your preference. We are located in the Old Town of Liepaja between the Beach and the Old Town Centre. We...
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Yellow Hostel Central

68 /100

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Yellow Hostel Central

Yellow Hostel Central is your number one place to stay in Riga. The location could not be more central and our place could not be more welcoming. Fresh and juicy, our hostel is recently refurbished and we are more than happy to meet you! Our location is absolutely central! Most of Riga public tra...
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Victory Park Hostel

65 /100

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Victory Park Hostel

Victory Park Hostel is located in the historical and in one of the most beautiful area of Riga in Agenskalns. This is historical nice and quiet area just 10 minutes’ drive from old town and 15 minutes form airport. There are bars, restaurants, parks within walking distance. Victory Park Hostel w...
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Dome Pearl Hostel

63 /100

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Dome Pearl Hostel

Dome Pearl Hostel building is the pearl of Old City. We are located in the heart of historic UNESCO listed Old City of Riga, so if you are looking for location you won't get better than this. The hostel is clean, secure and very friendly. The biggest information center and Latvian museums ar...
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Superior Class Hotel Liva

60 /100

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Superior Class Hotel Liva

The Liva Good Life is a leading tourist hotel in the centre of Liepaja. With refurbished rooms, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and modern conference facilities, Liva Hotel attracts the business traveler as well as the families and romance-seeking vacationers. Hotel is located in the very center of L...
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Knights Court

23 /100

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Knights Court

“Knights Court” is located in a quiet surroundings, close to Riga’s city centre and it is housed in a building from the end of the 19th century. Central Bus and Train Stations are 1 km away. The rooms offered by “Knights Court” are bright and decorated in light colours. There is a TV and a priv...
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Cheap & Good Apartments

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Yes Rooms

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Yes Rooms

You'll love this place, because the room is very big, light with nice atmosphere and is in perfect location if you want to explore our beautiful city! Yes Rooms are located in the heart of city centre – 10 min to walk from old town, opera, museums and parks. 15 min to walk from the train station....
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City Hotel Teater

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City Hotel Teater

City Hotel Teater is an elegant 4* hotel in a classic 1905 Art Nouveau building on the outskirts of Riga centre. Located near the city’s historic Old Town, the hotel is the ideal choice for guests wanting a base from which to explore all that Riga has to offer. The high glass ceiling lobby bar ar...
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Autosole Motel

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Gutenbergs Hotel

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Central Park Hostel

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Central Park Hostel

New hostel with ideal dislocation in the very center of Riga with a car parking availability and good sleeping without city noises only few minutes from old town-museum. In september is our birthday-look special offer in september! The central railway station, terminals of trolleybuses, trams, bu...
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Apartment Riga

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Apartment Riga

The apartment is located in the old city. Clean and tidy. Ground floor in a very quiet courtyard. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Great location in the heart of Riga in Old town. Set 300 m from Latvian National Opera in Riga. The unit is 400 m from Riga Central Market.Shopping cen...
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JLG Hostel

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JLG Hostel

JLG Hostel is a quiet, clean and cozy place to relax. Here you will meet nice and polite staff, friendly neighbors, and affordable prices. LG Hostel is a spacious, modern, two-storey house is located on the main street of a beautiful, green and hospitable city of Jelgava.It is located in a fenced...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Latvia.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Latvia.

If you're already planning to visit Latvia - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Accommodation

Even though our economy has risen well since the 90’s, and we’re gradually getting other nations to acknowledge that Latvia is part of Northern, not Eastern Europe (take note of this), prices for various things are still much lower than in, e.g. Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere Westward. This includes real estate pricing. You’ll be sure to find something suitable for your wallet in one of the many hotels in the city or a nice AirBnb dig. Don’t underestimate a place in the Old Town (Vecr?ga) or, better yet, the Quiet Centre (Klusais Centrs) neighbourhoods. These are the most exclusive and expensive parts of town with plenty of amazing architecture to see, yet you might still find a great place for as much as 20-30 EUR for a night. Though be careful with an Old Town accommodation if you’re a light sleeper – it’s the epicentre of nightlife and peaceful nights are a rarity.

Elza Circene

Latvia : The uniqueness of Riga

Latvia : The uniqueness of Riga Most of the people around USA probably would be slightly confused hearing the word “Latvia”, not even talking about its capital Riga. Yes, it definitely is a small country, needless to say – quite unpopular. However, you might be missing a lot if you decide not to bother visiting it. This time I would like to talk specifically about my hometown – the capital of Latvia – Riga.

Melanie Freeman

Accommodation

Even though our economy has risen well since the 90’s, and we’re gradually getting other nations to acknowledge that Latvia is part of Northern, not Eastern Europe (take note of this), prices for various things are still much lower than in, e.g. Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere Westward. This includes real estate pricing. You’ll be sure to find something suitable for your wallet in one of the many hotels in the city or a nice AirBnb dig. Don’t underestimate a place in the Old Town (Vecr?ga) or, better yet, the Quiet Centre (Klusais Centrs) neighbourhoods. These are the most exclusive and expensive parts of town with plenty of amazing architecture to see, yet you might still find a great place for as much as 20-30 EUR for a night. Though be careful with an Old Town accommodation if you’re a light sleeper – it’s the epicentre of nightlife and peaceful nights are a rarity.

Elza Circene

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