Merkela Street 1, Riga, Latvia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Merkela Street 1, Riga, is near The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, House of Blackheads, Town Hall Square, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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Travel Blogs from Riga

The Rain in Riga falls mainly on us

A travel blog entry by pandasphere on May 07, 2014

3 comments, 8 photos

... Latvian cuisine. Everything seemed pretty familiar so at this point I just think it's just "Eastern European" cuisine. The one unique thing was this dark liquor called black balsam. It had a pretty strong, rough flavor, but wasn't bad. Not my drink of choice per se, but when in Riga...

Following dinner, it had thankfully cleared up and gotten a bit warmer, so we did some light bar hopping. By strange happenstance, we ran into ...

The scary House on the Corner

A travel blog entry by madanaki on May 02, 2014

6 comments, 14 photos

After a snory, ***** night in the 4 bed dorm room at the hostel, and that was just Steve, we evacuated the premises rather early and headed to the bus station to reorganise our tickets to Lithuania. We managed to change our bus to an earlier time and then wandered around the old town of Riga to find coffee for Mandy and anything remotely unhealthy for Steve. Not as impressive as Tallinn in an olde worlde sense, but nice enough. Our next port of call..... the KGB ...

One Step Closer

A travel blog entry by funkymonk on Sep 06, 2013

... Swastika and SS emblems, not to mention the pair of old rifles he had propped up over the back. I have no reason to believe that they were anything other than proper, bullet-firing rifles. And neither do I think he would have asked to see ID and a gun licence had I waved cash under his nose.

They were all friendly enough, though. While I can't condone the stolen stuff, I don't begrudge anyone doing what they have to do to survive. Latvia isn't a ...

You don't pick your travel companions either

A travel blog entry by bebabui on Jun 30, 2013

4 comments, 8 photos

... with being yelled at but is holding his tongue for the harmony of the trip. We ended up sitting in front of these two charming ladies at a lunch no matter how hard we tried to avoid it and Pierre thought that to be courteous, he should talk to them but in the end, he didn't bother. To be polite, because no one was talking to the Wicked Witch of the Bus, i asked her if she was from Britain. Good God, you'd think i just asked her if she was born a sourpuss ...

The meat of the Baltic sandwich

A travel blog entry by aborder on Sep 19, 2011

2 comments, 21 photos

... chips, some sauce and it came to just over a Euro! My eyes lit up! The cafe had loud music, I find this difficult enough to hear a conversation, let alone with my little host with no voice. I start to wonder what she sounds like with a voice? The food was awesome! Delicious! Ahem, and didn't spend long in the bowl.

I wanted to use the bathroom, but it seemed every bathroom in Riga charges, this one ...