Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub

43 Valnu Str., Riga, LV1050, Latvia
Riga Old Town Hostel & Backpackers Pub
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  • Couples60
  • Solo75
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

Traveling from Riga to Prague

by ophoon

I will be a first-time visitor to Riga, Latvia in June 2009. I would like to travel from Riga to Prague in a cheap and convenient way. Please advise me.

Re: Traveling from Riga to Prague

by r13

there is no cheap AND convenient.

If you want cheap you can go by bus trough Vilnius - that will be around 24 hours on the bus trip.

Or you can try to find for the date you plan to go cheap tickets (highly unlikely as the June is quite close) on the flights from Riga using Ryanair or AirBaltic and then from that city other company to Prague - example: Ryanair to Stansted (London), easyJet from Stansted to Prague. This type of itinerary would take also about 6- 11 hours.

Re: Traveling from Riga to Prague

by kopvas

Actually Czech airlines used to fly pretty cheap, but anyway there are one more quite convenient way - Easyjet from Riga to Berlin and afterwards take couple hour train ride from Berlin to Prague (as low as 19 euro)

Re: Traveling from Riga to Prague

by Animosity123

I would try www.click4sky.com

Re: Traveling from Riga to Prague

by r13

www.click4sky.com is good choice, but they have limited number of tickets which sell out fast- some options for June are still open.

Second thing which must be mentioned - they do not sell one-way tickets. On the other hand - sometimes it can be still cheaper to buy return ticket with them and not use the return leg.....

Travel Tips for Riga

Drinking on streets

by Vija_v

It is not allowed to drink alcoholic drinks on the streets of Riga. If you will meet the policeman while holding open bottle you might be asked to pay the fee.
Even it is only a bottle of beer.

But again, if you really want to have a drink in the streets, you can try to do like the girls in the picture. ;)

No smile

by elPierro

Latvians don't rip you off, they are not rude and are down-to-earth people. But they ar different from many other Eastern Europeans in one way.. they are not the friendliest people around.

It's because of the Russian occupation according to them, and that's one way to recognize Russians from Latvians. Latvians don't smile and look rather grumpy. Sure, they are polite and helpfull and have a good attitude, but the looks on their faces are not that cheerfull. Don't let it scare you off.

The Dogs of Riga -not according to Henning Mankell

by lotharlerch

Close to the Central Market you can find quite a selection of dogs of all races and even more all thinkable mixes for sale, mostly presented in cardbord boxes.

In Soviet time it was not very appreciated by the authorities to grow dogs in the cities.

keep clear

by jdee2002 about riga strip clubs

i would say from only a 5 min experiance that strip clubs are off the table unless your in a big big group....
we didnt intentionaly go to one (honest), we were on route from one pub to another, anyway, needed a pee, and not being in england thought it was best to give a bit of respect and go to a toilet. went down these stairs into what we thought was a pub, turns out to be a strip joint, the bouncer then locked the doors behinds us, when we asked the sexy lady where the toilets were, she told us we couldnt go unless we had a drink, which was fair i suppose, although the alarm bells rang when she said we would get a free drink if we go into the strip lounge, noticing a lack of customers and a very smelly bouncer behind us,we lituaraly had to barge our way back up and through the doors, had we been more drunk and stupid,may then have took a seat and im sure bad things would have followed..

Riga International Airport

by into-thin-air

If like us you chose to fly into Riga then you will land at the New international Airport, Only about 10k from the centre of Riga and well served by an airport bus. We caught a taxi into the city and it worked out at around £15, Taxi fares did seem to vary as some of our group hailed a taxi for their return journey and it only cost the £8 -- So agree your fare before setting off !!
The Airport is Excellent, All facilities, Good shops and not so expensive to buy a meal or a drink !!


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