Address: 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, Town Hall Square, House of Blackheads, and Central Market (Centraltirgus).
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Travel Blogs from Riga

New Years in Latvia

A travel blog entry by greeneggsandham on Dec 30, 2014

23 photos

... walked around town and then joined the free walking tour. We went back to the hostel afterwards. Patrick grabbed his bags and moved to a hotel and then when to meet Alica who was arriving from Belarus.

  • I chilled out at the hostel and met them a little later for dinner. We went to Lido again. That place is amazing.
  • We made it back to the hostel in time for the start of the New Years Eve pub crawl. We met Ben and Amanda at the hostel as well. We ...

  • Riga - Day 5 - Taking it Easy

    A travel blog entry by blackie_me on Sep 07, 2014

    Lab vakar!

    The week-end tourists had left and my Sunday morning was quiet and peaceful; it would've been the perfect day to take pictures. There's always music playing, early morning and late at night, the terraces are always occupied, rain or shine. The cities I visited didn't seem put off at all by the rain, they were always prepared.

    I started my final ...

    Riga, Latvia

    A travel blog entry by joe-darlene on Jul 04, 2014

    3 comments, 65 photos

    ... br>

    One night, in front of the Freedom Monument, the major monument, we heard marching bands. There, in front, a parade of military bands performed. The U.S. Army Europe marching band also performed in the park the ...

    Biking through the old town

    A travel blog entry by eyre on Mar 12, 2014

    8 photos

    ... your bike unsupervised anywhere; not in the hallway of your apartment building, not in your locked-fenced garden, and especially not in the city center. On my first city tour with EcoEnglish Valters, he insisted on circling back after an hour, to 'check if the bikes were still there'. I'm not sure who would steal a tightly locked bike in broad daylight in the middle of the shopping center, nor do I know how our presence would avoid this, but there you ...

    Tales from Old Riga

    A travel blog entry by carpefeline on Feb 09, 2013

    ... a checkered past with some of her many "suitors" having been successful, at least for short periods of time, in gaining control over Riga. She has had Poles, Swedes, Germans, Russians, Nazis, and Soviets all vie for her affections and win her ports and resources for various periods of time. Now Riga has a mixed population of about 42% Latvian and about ...