|Busy, cosmopolitan Riga has become a popular and attractive destination for backpackers in Europe over recent years. And with plenty of great budget accommodation, a wide selection of restaurants and an impressive nightlife scene, it's easy to see why travelers have been drawn to the city.
There are a number of Riga hostels which provide cheap dorm beds and private rooms across the city, with many located in the historic Old Town near the sights and all the top entertainment.
Friendly Fun Franks Hostel
With amazing views over the Daugava River, the newly renovated Friendly Fun Franks has cheap shared accommodation available along with a sociable bar and very helpful staff quick to offer information about Riga and arrange anything from taxis to takeaways.
Argonaut Old Town Hostel Backpackers
Situated on a quaint cobbled street in the heart of the Old Town, this Riga hostel combines elements of both the city's medieval history and lively nightlife. There's a bar, nightclub and big common room (complete with DVD player and air-hockey game) all on site.
To find the best budget accommodation for your stay in the city, you can check the location of these recommended cheap stays and more great hostels on the Riga hostels map.