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Where to stay in Riga – Latvia

Riga, Latvia - Landscapes of the Old City of Riga, is central and historical part of Riga.

Latvia’s capital city of Riga is enjoying a tourism resurgence lately, and has been called the “Baltic Berlin” thanks in part to a thriving cultural atmosphere and nightclub scene. The abundance of low-cost carrier flights, along with low prices, make Riga an excellent weekend getaway, or extended vacation destination.

We’ve broken out the best Riga neighborhoods, and selected the best hotels in Riga, to help you decide where to stay in Riga Latvia. Keep in mind, Riga is not a huge city, so between walking around and using the trolleybus system, you can easily get around no matter where you stay in Riga.

We will cover off all types of Riga accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Riga hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Riga, the best Riga hotels, best places in Riga to visit, the best places to stay in Riga, hotels near Riga attractions, Riga neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays.

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Old Town – Where to stay in Riga for tourists

As with many European cities, the Old Town area is the hub of the historic points of interest and UNESCO World Heritage area. It’s also the best area in Riga for easy access to great pubs, clubs and restaurants. If you only have a short time in Riga and want to see as much as possible, definitely consider one of the many hotels in Old City Riga.

For travelers who want to splurge on a historic, luxury hotel, the Grand Palace Hotel is 250 years old, and in the heart of Old Town. This area is largely pedestrianized, which can make driving (and parking) difficult. Old Town is best explored of foot, or with public transportation.

Best places to stay in Old City Riga

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Old City Riga:
Doma Hostel
Tree House
Dome Pearl Hostel
Red Nose

Budget Hotels in Old City Riga:
Apartments Laipu
City Apartments Riga Old Town
Forums Hotel
Rixwell Domus Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Old City Riga:
Royal Square Hotel & Suites
Hotel Garden Palace
Neiburgs Hotel
Redstone Boutique Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Old City Riga:
Hotel Justus
St. Peter’s Boutique Hotel
Cooper Residence
Old City Boutique Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Old City Riga:
Wellton Riverside Spa Hotel
Dome Hotel – Relais & Chateaux
Grand Palace Hotel
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga

Panorama view of Riga Cityscape Old Town, Dome cathedral, Cathedral Basilica of Saint James, Riga castle and River Daugava from Saint Peter church, Riga, Latvia

Āgenskalns – Where to stay in Riga on a budget

This Riga region is across the Daugava River from Riga Old Town. This is a great option for those wishing for a quieter spot close to, but not in, the central area of Riga. By tram, it’s still only 5 minutes to the Old City, so those who choose to stay here will not miss out on any things to do in Riga.

Āgenskalns is sometimes called “Riga’s Wooden Heart” as many wood houses still stand here, dating back to the 18th century. For local entertainment, head to Kalnciema Quarter, which has a Saturday market and live music in the summer. For those driving to Riga, there are more options for parking, so this is another reason to consider staying in Āgenskalns.

Best places to stay in Āgenskalns

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Āgenskalns:
Doma Hostel
Dome Pearl Hostel
Naughty Squirrel Backpackers
Amber Rooms

Budget Hotels in Āgenskalns:
Rixwell Domus Hotel
OK Hotel
Hotel Albatross
Two Wheels

Mid range Hotels in Āgenskalns:
Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel, Riga
St. Peter’s Boutique Hotel
Rixwell Old Riga Palace Hotel
Bellevue Park Hotel Riga

Family Friendly Hotels in Āgenskalns:
Hotel Justus
Wellton Centrum Hotel & SPA
Rixwell Centra Hotel
Neiburgs Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Āgenskalns:
Dome Hotel – Relais & Chateaux
Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah
Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga
Pullman Riga Old Town

Arkadijas park in Riga, district agenskalsns. Autumn, yellow tree leaves and reflection. 2017

Mežaparks – Where to stay in Riga with Family

Nature lovers seeking the best places to stay in Riga will love Mežaparks. The name means “forest park” and is a lovely area along the shore of Lake Ķīšezers, just north of downtown Riga.

One of Europe’s original garden cities, Mežaparks was used as a rural escape from the city of Riga when it was developed in the early 20th century. Families will love staying in this Riga neighborhood, as there are many things to do, such as the zoo, beaches, trails and watersports at the lake.

Best places to stay in Mežaparks

Budget Hotels in Mežaparks:
Mezaparks Hotel
Days Hotel Riga VEF
Conference Hotel Tomo
Hotel Jurnieks

Mid range Hotels in Mežaparks:
Keizarmezs
Baltic Design Apartments

Family Friendly Hotels in Mežaparks:
Hotel Augustine
Unimars Hotel Riga

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Mežaparks:
Aparthotel Autosole Riga

City Riga, Latvia. Park with Latvian flags and way. Place Mezaparks. Travel photo .

Teika – Where to stay in Riga for Families with kids

Teika is a Riga neighborhood that was built in the early 20th century and is known for Functionalist architecture. Unless you are a fan of this style, you may find this area to be less photogenic, as the architectural style is very Soviet-looking. However, it’s a quiet neighborhood, largely residential, so there are fewer Riga hotels, but if you are a family looking for an apartment rental, this is a great place to stay in Riga.

Given that the neighborhood is residential, you’ll also have access to cafes, restaurants and grocery shopping if you stay here. Teika is also home to student housing, giving the neighborhood a young vibe, and the requisite cheap eats that draw students in.

Best places to stay in Teika

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Teika:
Hostel Knights Court
Black Flamingo

Budget Hotels in Teika:
Conference Hotel Tomo
Days Hotel Riga VEF
Mezaparks Hotel
Baltpark Hotel

Mid range Hotels in Teika:
Keizarmezs
Riga Classic and Deluxe Apartments
City Hotel Teater

Family Friendly Hotels in Teika:
Unimars Hotel Riga
Riga Apartments
Hotel Augustine

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Teika:
Aparthotel Autosole Riga
Royal Casino Spa & Hotel Resort

Riga, Latvia. Aerial sunset view over Riga near Jauna Teika district by the VEF castle. Busy streets of Riga from above.

Miera Iela – Where to stay in Riga for Chocolate lovers

For Riga travelers wishing to see a different side of the city, Miera Iela is Riga’s Bohemian neighborhood, and is translated as “Peace Street.” The name originated when this Riga neighborhood was home to several mortuaries and cemeteries, however it fits nicely with the hippie vibe you’ll find there today.

Artists will appreciate the street art and galleries, as well as indie boutiques and cafes. Whether you stay in Miera Iela or not, make sure you visit the Laima chocolate factory and museum.

Best places to stay in Miera Iela

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Miera Iela:
Amalienhof Hostel Riga
Central Hostel
Hostel Latberry
Hostel Knights Court

Budget Hotels in Miera Iela:
Avitar Hotel
Hotel TIA
Hotel Skanste
Dreamfill Hotel & Apartments

Mid range Hotels in Miera Iela:
Central Hostel
Baltic Design Apartments
Riga Lux Apartments – Skolas
Bearsleys Downtown Apartments

Family Friendly Hotels in Miera Iela:
Hotel TIA
Park Inn by Radisson Residence Riga Barona
Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel
Rixwell Gertrude Hotel

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Miera Iela:
Royal Casino Spa & Hotel Resort
Hotel Bergs
Gallery Park Hotel & Spa, a Chateaux & Hotels Collection
Grand Poet Hotel by Semarah

Riga, Latvia - People Walking Near Local Landmark Is Laima Clock In Sunny Summer Day. Now It Is One Of Landmarks And An Advert For The Laima Chocolate Company

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Where to stay in Riga - Latvia

Where to stay in Riga - Latvia

Where to stay in Riga - Latvia

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!