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

Bourse Art Museum, Riga Evening

A travel blog entry by londone7 on Apr 26, 2015

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... Soviet building I wanted to photograph, modelled on the same design as buildings in Moscow, and Warsaw. Had I known at the time you can actually go up to an observation level.

There still wasnt much sign of food so I figured there would be places in the main train station. ...


A travel blog entry by sojanet on Dec 15, 2014

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... We could win horizontal lines only, and played 5 rounds, each round increasing by a line. So first round you had to fill up one horizontal line, second round two lines, and so on. A jackpot was when you got a blackout bingo by the time they called out 50 numbers. So yes! We got started and the first number flashed on the large screen and TVs around the room. After some numbers, the Latvian guy next to me yelled BINGO! And indeed it was! He won 10 euros! Then we ...

Sleepless in Tartu

A travel blog entry by timthelibrarian on Aug 30, 2014

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... bakery (I’m sure they put cinnamon on it and not cocoa!), I entered old town and made my way to the tourist information centre. The first thing I noticed was the HUGE number of tourists around. Maybe it was because it was Saturday but there was a god awful number of tourists around. And lot of touristy things going on as well. This in itself was enough to downgrade my opinion of Riga.

Riga Old Town, like the Old Town of Tallinn, is where the medieval ...


A travel blog entry by sheppa80 on Jun 29, 2013

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... half Soviet in this mixed up, mad, sad, bad and rad community, we have decided to place Latvia down right near the bottom of the country ratings. Yes, yes, I know its harsh Latvia, but don't blame us, blame the Soviet Union who should ...

Like a streak

A travel blog entry by matt81 on Nov 23, 2012

weekends are the most fun, and by weekends i mean thursday to sunday I think?

If you travel enough and surround yourself with good people and by proxy good places, then you will-most surely-have a time!

I have discovered that the Beastie Boys are my new favourite band. I discovered this by rapping them in kareoke style. this is where they play the song and then put the words on the screen. The B Boys are some awesomely ...