Riga Journals

My 4 Days in Riga

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A May 2010 trip to Riga by costas1234

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Quote: The journal covers basic hostels, as well as restaurants in central Riga

City Lounge Hostel

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Hotel | "Good Hostel in Riga"

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City Lounge Hostel, RigaIntroductionWe stayed here for one night during our 4 day visit to Riga, Latvia. Upon arrival from the airport having taken the Airport express small passenger vehicle carrier, we arrived feeling quite tired after a 2 hour flight that was delayed in Vilnius, Lithuania for a few hours before we finally made it to Riga, Latvia. From the main centre of Riga, there is this Hostel which is quite easy to find from a local map. Around the Hostel was the Galleria shopping centre which was quite near by as well as a lot of restaurants and coffee shops.City Lounge Hostel, RigaFirst ImpressionsThe entrance looked inviting a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2010

City Lounge Hostel
Alfreda Kalnina Street 4
Riga, Latvia

Swallow Backpackers Hostel

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Hotel | "Swallow Backpackers Hostel in Riga"

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We noticed on the map of Riga, that this was slightly past the Old Town area, and also was near a suspension bridge. So we walked from Old Town and walked on the footpath area of the suspension bridge, which was busy with cars. We did not notice much to the left of the bridge as this was not the location of our Hostel; it was on the right hand side of the bridge. On the right hand side we noticed a big Miri supermarket and shopping centre with boutique shops and a car park. This Hostel to our frustration was the next big building after the shopping centre. In the bigger picture of things we found it hard to find. The Hostel was a big building and we had to walk down a downhill stepped area which was w...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 23, 2010

Swallow Backpackers Hostel
Bezdeligu Street-12
Riga, Latvia

Cyprus Kebab House, Riga

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Restaurant | "Cyprus Kebab House, Riga Old Town"

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Cyprus Kebab HouseWe were told by the waitress at this restaurant that the place is called Cyprus Kebab House as the owner is from Cyprus. This is a restaurant and a take away Kebab House located in the old town part of Central Riga. In the bigger picture of restaurants there is a Turkish kebab house that serves Kebabs probably to the same standard as this place, but as we were in a hurry to eat something in the Old town area where we stayed at and were walking along my brother and I decided to take a visit to this restaurant. The restaurant is very close to Paddy Whelan’s sports pub. It is a kebab shop that is close to a lot of the sight seeing parts of Riga. The thing that ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 22, 2010

Emilia Gustavs Cafe

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Restaurant | "Emilia Gustavs Cafe, Riga"

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Emilia Gustavs Address Kaloju Isla 30RigaLatviaAfter our lunchtime meal, we decided to go for a coffee. We visited the Galleria Shopping Centre which was within a short walking distance from the Riga Railway Station, and also close to the Central Market. Emilia Gustavs coffee and chocolate shop is located inside the Galleria centre which includes a lot of boutique shops as well as an always handy supermarket. ServiceWe were not up sold or recommended any chocolates or coffee. This was a simple transaction that involved me and my brother ordering coffee and chocolate. The transaction was simple and straightforward. The entire coffee shop was very cl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 23, 2010

Posh Backpackers Hostel

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Hotel | "Fairly Good Hostel in Riga"

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Posh Backpackers HostelA Hostel stay booked very cheaply for around 20 Euros for a single night in May. The location of the Hostel is in the Central Market. Outside the building of the hostel looked a fairly pleasant town house type building, and the hostel was easily recognisable. The entrance to the hostel was open during the day, so there was no entry phone system. The walk to the hostel reception area was fairly short in a few flights of steps. The location and initial impressions was good.==Service==Overall I found the service to be basic and straightforward. We were asked by a Latvian young woman for our booking details and we had to hand our passports to t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 22, 2010

Posh Backpackers Hostel
Pupolu Street 5
Riga, Latvia
+371 67 210 917

Hotel Neiburgs Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Good Restaurant in a Hotel, Riga"

Hotel Neiburgs Restaurant Photo, Riga, Latvia
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I visited this restaurant which is part of a hotel in central Riga in the old town part of Riga. Decor/AmbienceThe decor of the place is very modern and very cosy and comfortable. The walls were light sage green in colour and the floors are laminated wooden tiled which appeared very clean and tidy. On the walls of the restaurant were really nice yet expensive pieces of art deco paintings which were for sale. The restaurant itself was very spacious and was very welcoming. Towards the far side of the restaurant was a bar area. To the entrance of the restaurant is summer style decking area with nice modern garden style tables and chairs. The table was very professional with a nice...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2010

Hotel Neiburgs Restaurant
25/27 Jauniela Street
Riga, Latvia

Central Market

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Attraction | "Central Market Riga"

Central Market Photo, Riga, Latvia
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I stayed at a hostel that was within the heart of the Central Market. The market place is made of an indoor centre that is quite large in terms of size and people employed. In the indoor area are traders who sell a wide range of meat products. In the outdoor market area are traders who sell a wide range of consumer products. The main focus on the outdoor market is traders selling fresh fruit and vegetables. The one thing from a sight seeing experience was that the Central Market in Riga provided an interesting flavour of life in Riga, Latvia. Groceries, especially the fruit and vegetables are cheaper in the market compared to the large supermarkets that I visited. The traders at the market...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 19, 2010

Central Market
Pragas Iela
Riga, Latvia

Double Coffee

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Restaurant | "My favorite coffee shop in Riga "

Double Coffee Photo, Riga, Latvia
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Double CoffeeWe know Starbucks as a pleasant coffee shop outlet that largely sell coffee and panini products. But at Double Coffee, there is a vast array of food and drinks. This is the noteable difference to anyone who has visited a Double Coffee shop. On my visit to Riga, we visited four coffee shops. They were easy to find as there was around one Double coffee outlet for every few roads around the Old Town of Riga. Also when visiting this coffee shop, the ordering process is slightly different compared to when visiting a Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero or even Starbucks outlet. The difference is that we were greeted by a Latvian platinum blond haired waitress wearing a brown barista uniform. Th...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2010

Double Coffee
15 Šķūņu Iela
Riga, Latvia
722 5181