Quiet and comfortable, freshly refurbished room (16 m2) awaits in the centre of Riga. Ground floor, no street noise or anxiety. The owner will serve you breakfast coffee and will tell about the objects of interest that usually stay hidden to tourists' eyes.
Shared kitchen and bathroom. Free WiFi.
Interaction with Guests
The owner lives in the same apartment and mostly will be present at the listing.
The listing is situated in the centre of the city, 15 minutes walking distance from the Old City and close to many major sites.
Getting around is easy as different public transport is a block or two away. Central Train station is at 7-10 minutes walking distance.
Other Things to Note
The owner is a former restaurant reviewer for magazines, therefore you will get to know the best places where to eat.
It was a pleasure staying at Elinas place. Her place is nice and quiet. Very well situated for strolling around the city. She is a wonderful host and has a thorough knowledge of what to do, what not to do, is very helpful and her personality is very charming.
It was a beautiful experience. Elina was very thorough in her hospitality and ensured that we had everything we needed. It was like a 5 star hotel experience, she even took time off and chatted with us, shared with us the best eats and where to visit. It was a wonderful experience learning about Riga from her and her many stories. She even went beyond and took care one of us when we were sick with her amazing honey and home-made vodka. It was an impeccable stay and one of the best so far! Thank you!
Elina ist eine super Gastgeberin. Die Wohnung ist sehr schön, ordentlich und sauber eingerichtet. Auch die Betten waren sehr komfortabel. Jeden morgen gab es wahlweise einen Kaffee oder Tee (Sie hat eine wirklich sehr große Auswahl an Tees). Die Lage war sehr ruhig, 10 min entfernt lag das Zentrum der Neustadt, 15 min entfernt lag das Zentrum der Altstadt. Auf dem weg gab es sehr viele kleine Cafes und Bars. Als wir Elina zum ersten Mal trafen, gab sie uns sehr viele, sehr hilfreiche Tipps, vor allem nannte sie uns auch Orte bzw. Sehenswürdigkeiten an denen man zumeist keine Touristen antrifft. Wer also von Euch nach Riga will, sollte hier bei Elina zu Gast sein!
Elina's Appartment liegt ca. 300 Meter vom Hauptbahnhof entfernt, also sehr zentral. Von dort ist die ganze Stadt gut zu Fuß erreichbar, insbesondere die Altstadt ist in ca. 15 Gehminuten erreichbar. Die Wohnung ist sehr ordentlich und in einem sehr guten Zustand. Wir saßen den ersten Abend mit Elina in der Küche zusammen und haben so schnell einen Eindruck über das Leben in Riga und Lettland bekommen - viel besser als in einem Hotel abzusteigen. So bekamen wir auch gute Tipps, wo man essen gehen kann und welche Sehenswürdigkeiten sich lohnen. Wir waren drei Tage dort, an einem Tag hat sie sogar für uns Kekse gebacken. Wer einen Trip nach Riga plant, dem kann man "Quiet Oasis in the city center " nur empfehlen.
Elina gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. Her place was very tidy and clean and we loved our cosy room.
It's located quite close to the central station and the old town. You can reach both of it within 15 min by foot.
We recommend staying with a local like Elina. She was a perfect host, very helpful, friendly and funny and she gave us lots of insider tips.
Elina's apt has a nice feel with firm beds and a deep big tub to soak in if you are weary. However, the real reason to stay here is the hostess! Elina is the best I have ever stayed with--helpful, informed, cheerful and always ready with coffee or tea!!! She helped me learn so much more about her city than I ever would have learned on my own. Unlike the property managers that are starting to dominate this app, she is the epitome of the idea of staying with a local to learn their customs and lifestyle. Highest recommendation!!!
Elina is simply an amazing person and host. When my husband and I arrived, we were given a tour and information regarding the apartment (like how to use the locks) and offered tea. Elina provided us with fantastic restaurant recommendations (I loved every one) and a great beer recommendation. The apartment is clean, warm, and very comfortable. We slept very well. It is easy to get around Riga (and into the old town, train or bus stations) from the apartment. We felt safe coming and going. Elina made our trip to Riga all the more special--I absolutely loved staying with her and highly recommend her. If (when) we venture back to Riga, we will be staying with her again. Thanks for everything, Elina!