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**Go AK-47 shooting in a genuine Soviet Bunker or take a bobsled ride with the Latvian Olympic Bobsled Team!**

We also have many more great tours for you to enjoy in Riga, plus pub tours and VIP nightclub entry.

We’re ideally located in the historical and most beautiful area of Old Town Riga, within minutes’ walking distance to all the major attractions, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and museums that Riga has to offer. Our location is so central that even Bus 22 will take you all the way from the airport to our front door! We’re also only five minutes’ walk from the bus and train station.

Rooms include towels and linen as well as free lockers next to each bed.

Our 24hr licensed bar, common room and most of our rooms provide panoramic views of the picturesque Daugava River.

We offer free Internet, free Wi-Fi and free unlimited usage of our seven computers.

Our other facilities include free tea, a free safe deposit box, a free luggage room for late flight departures, a kitchen, two common rooms and a library. Full laundry facilities are also available on premises.

We’re Australian/British- and Latvian-owned. So if you want to enjoy friendly Australian Hospitality, a British quality of service and a Latvian cultural experience, then this is the place for you!

We will assist you as your own personal tour guide, providing local knowledge with recommendations for sightseeing , museums, restaurants and many of our adventure activities including free daily walking tours, nightly bar/pub crawls, VIP club tours, AK-47 shooting, winter bobsledding, go-karting, paintball, bungee jumping and the aerodrome.

Most importantly, we will help you make your stay in Riga an enjoyable and memorable experience.

At Friendly Fun Franks, it’s all about you, the traveller. We’re here for anything you require. If you have a question, we will give you an informative answer. If you want to get involved in one of our many day- or night-time activities, we’ll organise it for you!

Our staff are at your service 24 hours a day, so don’t hesitate in asking.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Bar
  • Linen Included

Important Information

The average price in most bars for a pint is €2.50.

We have 24-hour reception so all arrival times are welcome.


Friendly Fun Franks
Novembra Krastmala 29,Riga, Latvia www.franks.lv
tel:+ 371 2599 0612, fax.:+ 371 6722 0040

A proud member of Europe’s Famous Hostels www.famoushostels.com

Voted and Awarded by Hostelworld Customers Worldwide
Number 1 in 2005 + Number 6 in Year 2006 + Number 5 in Year 2010
Since May 2005 and As Recently Feb 2011
Top Ten Monthly Award 35 times

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Awesome 89%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

It rained most of the time but the city was small enough for me to get out when it wasn't raining and see the bits I wanted to see. The Occupation Museum was great and the receptionist was very helpful. The floors seemed to be very sticky and the 3 flights of stairs were no fun, especially with bags but overall I had a positive stay. By luck I found that I could by my bus ticket from them which saved me getting drenched. I would return

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Very good hostel on all points. A beer as gift when you arrive and good advices about bars and the city as welcome word...
Nice rooms, clean bathrooms for cheap, free breakfast.
Very great stay.
The only little negative point is that quite badly announced on street, just a little old sign very high on the building. When you arrive the first time it's hard to find out that the hostel is here.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

A good place for back packers but we made the mistake of thinking a private ensuite would be a room with a couple of beds but it was actually a cramped dorm like all the other rooms. It was still private but not what I expected. Too many stairs and room was a little bit tatty with no view from the window. Fine for groups or back packers with 24 hour bar and basic rooms but not exactly what we were looking for. Staff are very friendly and the complementary beer on arrival was very welcome. I missed breakfast so can't comment.

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Wonderful place for everyone

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This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I think the one thing I will always remeber from our stay is the friendly atmosphere at Franks. They really go that extra mile to make your stay pleasurable.

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

communications

  • Fax Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV

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