Australian-Latvian family owned and run for the benefit of sensible traveller.
This small, quiet, clean and friendly hostel is only 5 minutes walk from everything that's worth seeing in Riga!
We have located our hostel by choice in the best area of Riga near cozy cafes, green parks and busy shopping streets. We are in the cleanest and safest part of the town, close to main train and bus station.
Of course we have free internet access on the computer in the lounge and free wifi all over the hostel if you're carrying your own laptop.
We have a 4 security door system with a single easy to use electronic smart card. Each dorm bed has its own underbed locker that can fit your whole bag, our fire safety system is directly connected to the Fire Department.
Because we only have a maximum of 25 guests at any time you get much more personal attention than you would in larger hostels and we're happy to spend some time giving directions and passing on our local knowledge of places to go and things to see. Our reception staff is always available to help make sure you enjoy your stay in Riga and have the perfect day of sightseeing or night of partying.
We also have a fully equipped kitchen with an oven, free coffee/tea and even a blender! There is a supermarket only two blocks away for self catering and plenty of nice, cheap restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. Nearby you will find traditional Latvian food as well as Indian, Japanese, Lebanese, burger, pizza and coffee shops.
Feel free to hang out on the couches, watch the big screen TV (more than 300 movies available) and have a few (and maybe a few more) pre-party drinks with the other guests. Riga's night life is amazing when you know the right places!
Russian prison reality tour
Or we can just show you whatever you want to see!
Free Basic Breakfast
Free WiFi and Computer with Free Internet!
Free Movies, many many movies...
Free Washing if staying 4 days or more
Free Lockers and Locks
Free Power Converters
Free Towels, Sheets and Linens. Beds are pre-made :)
Free "Riga Funky Hostel" postcards to send home
Free Hugs! (while supplies last) :)
APARTMENTS AND FAMILY ROOMS
Apartments have minimum 3 days and are NOT located in the same building. Our website map shows the location. Family rooms are in the hostel and have two double beds and two single beds - email us for Family Rooms.
Check Out is 12 noon standard from your room. If you Check out of your room before you have to depart Riga, you are welcome to leave your bags at the hostel all day, or relax in the Common Room and watch movies, drink some beers, chill out, etc.
WE HAVE A BEACH HOSTEL IN LIEPAJA 200km from Riga near the Lithuanian border.
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See you soon :)
Thank you for deciding to stay at Friendly Fun Franks
We will try to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible while in Riga
Meet/Greet Service Everyday
Our drivers Personally meet and greet You when You come through customs and drive You to the hostel which cost 2.50 lats each (Min 4 people) if You would like this service please provide exact flight details.
Public Transport From Airport Bus Number 22
Bus service operates from 6 am until 11.30 pm and costs 70 cents each passenger plus 70 cents for luggage After catching the Bus stay on for approx. 20 minutes until you come to a large stone bridge once crossing over the river please get off at the first stop and we are directly opposite.
Transport From Bus & Train Station
Bus station is 5 minute walk and train station 10 minute walk
Very Important Directions to Hostel
Please go www.franks.lv and print the location map to help with directions from airport,bus / train stations.
We are a Newly Renovated and only have a very very very small sign on the door as we are in a heritage building any large signs are forbidden. We are number 29 which appears directly above the door in the street named Novembra Krastmala.You will see a newly completed renovated building.
Very Good Tips About Latvia
Exchange money Parex Bank Riga airport to get the better exchange rates not from the country Your flying from. Average Price in most bars for a Pint is 2.50 euros.
We have a 24 hour reception so all arrival times are welcome.
To help make your stay as friendly as possible could you please give us the names of all your guests.
Free Walking Tour Everday at 1pm
Free walking tour operates everyday the guides are local students studying Tourism & want to share their City with You while Your in Riga they are thankful for any tips to help them through their studies.
AK-47 Tour Everyday at 3pm
Package costs 35 lats includes transport,tour guide/translator up to 24 shots of live ammunition split Pistol,Pump Gun and AK-47 which takes place in a Genuine Soviet Bunker where the Latvian Police Train.
Winter Olympic Real Bobsled Tour Everyday
Operates December to March every day with minimum of 2 people.
The package costs 45 lats which includes transport,tour guide/translator and of course the
Bobsled with Pilot from the Latvian Olympic Team.
Summer Bobsled Tour Everyday
Operates April to November every weekend.
The package costs 35 lats which includes transport,tour guide/translator and of course the Bobsled.
Go-Karting Grand Prix Style Everyday
Package costs 35 lats which includes transport,tour guide/translator plus 2 x 10 minutes the first 10 minutes fastest lap competing for pole position the another 10 minutes being the actual race.
Paintball Tour Everyday
Package costs 35 lats which includes transport,tour guide/translator plus paintball 500 bullets and 10 games. Barbecue with a few beers after.
Backpackers Pub Tour Every Evening
Tour costs 5 lats 4 Beers in 4 different bars with all guests from the Hostel suitable for people traveling on their own,small groups and backpackers.
V.I.P. Pub Tour Every Evening
Tour costs 10 lats 5 Beers in 5 different Bars with Your Own Personal Guide suits larger groups.
V.I.P. Night Club Tour Thursday to Saturday Evenings
Tour costs 5 lats which You and Your friends are put on the VIP guest list for the best night clubs in Riga with Your Own Personal Guide
Tour Operates every Sunday June to July costs 5 lats transport/guide football/volleyball + couple of beers.
Friendly Fun Franks
Novembra Krastmala 29,Riga, Latvia www.franks.lv
tel:+ 371 2599 0612 fax.:+ 371 6722 0040
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Number 1 in 2005 / Number 6 in 2006 Top Ten Sept/Dec2009/Jan/Feb 2010
Internet Access, Linen Included, Bar, Security Lockers, Luggage Storage, Guest Kitchen, Telephone/Fax Facilities, 24 hour reception, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Common Room, Free Carpark, WiFi in lobby, Web access in lobby, WiFi in room