We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Central Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Central Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Central Hostel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 92: English reviews
Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I stayed for one night in a single room - it was warm, clean, the interior was nice and comfortable, the free wifi was good and the workers were very helpful. Very good location as well. A very positive experience, especially compared to some other hostels in Riga!

Thank kreisveld
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 nights there . Very clean ,family feelings ,good relations with other people from all over the world. Very central price .the Near to old town ; shopping mall, bus stop . It is very cheap .good services

Thank Mohamed K
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A best budget place to stay in Riga for a couple of nights. A very friendly staff, a very cozy place. Location is perfect. Even if you need to checkout at noon and leave the city in the evening, and it's cold outside - you have a lot of space where stay, have tea, use wi-fi or read a book,...

Thank laviniya
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I really liked everything. Very good value for money. Very clean and quiet. Just a jump far away from old town. Close to two shopping malls, market, train and bus station... Great location. The only cons from my point of view is the small kitchen. Nothing else. I strongly recommend this hostel to stay in!

Thank Bea G
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Liked: Everything! :) The location (quick way to market, city centre and train/bus station), friendly staff, included breakfast, really nice rooms, fully equipped kitchen, good beds, cleanliness, security (safe place, lockers), laundry service. We stayed longer than originally planned. Definitely recommended! :)

Thank aykayDD
Vladivostok, Russia
Reviewed 12 August 2015

A great spot for those who want nice Riga experience. Staff is very friendly, speaks English and sometimes Russian. The rooms are clean and spacy - the linen could be fresher but for the price you get it is all OK. This hostel is located not exactly in downtown but closer to the railroad station ( a block or so...

Thank polina_pj
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Lovely place, lovely staff, cute decoration. Such a fantastic hostel, truly the best I've ever been to. Free Wifi, Free breakfast Spend two nights here and i would definitely return if I was to stay in Riga on a similar budget

Thank Patrick B
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Definitely Price-Performance Hostel. I stayed two days in Central Hostel. Personnel was really warm & helpful. Hostel was really clean & organized. Toilet & shower were also so clean. I did not find anything wrong.

Thank Bariscan O
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Clean and good size room for an affordable price. Great for travelers on a budget that just want to get a simple room and a good night sleep. Quite central, as it's 10 minute walk from the main station. Good Wi-Fi. Didn't have the best breakfast but that was the only negative point.

Thank dpp4313
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I'm a light sleeper so I really appreciated the peace and quiet at Central Hostel, Riga. The location's not brilliant, but the Central Station and Old Town are within walking distance, and it's easy to find. I left too early in the morning for the free breakfast, but the filter-coffee was ready at 7am which was appreciated. The staff are...

Thank Max T

107 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (64)
Room/Suite (21)
View from Room (3)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Bathroom (5)
Family/Play Areas (2)
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (43)
Room/Suite (41)
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Riga hotels
1.4 km away
Neiburgs Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel
#1 of 109 in Riga
699 reviews
0.5 km away
Hotel Bergs
Hotel Bergs
#3 of 109 in Riga
340 reviews
4.5 km away
BEST Hotel Riga
BEST Hotel Riga
#57 of 109 in Riga
161 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Radi un Draugi
Radi un Draugi
#8 of 109 in Riga
565 reviews
1.0 km away
Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
0.6 km away
Cinnamon Sally Backpackers Hostel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Central Hostel

Address: Ernesta Birznieka-Upisha iela 20, Riga 1050, Latvia
Region: Latvia > Riga Region > Riga
Price Range: $14 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Central Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and HostelWorld so you can book your Central Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Central Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms on top floor in apt 6 are quieter, all are single with shared bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles GillyKD, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you want a more likely good night's sleep, avoid the six bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles Bard_Wrad, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are the same.”
 of 5 bubbles 917chuah, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Just avoid upstairs beds if you need to pee during the night :)”
 of 5 bubbles L0UP0, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor are hot”
 of 5 bubbles melainL, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
5 of 5