About This Listing
Welcome to Riga - the European Culture Capital of 2014 and enjoy your stay in a centrally located, big, light and happy apartment in a historical art nouveau house!
You cannot beat this location! Private room in a 2 bed apartment in Riga center, historical building on Tērbatas street 6/8. It is 5 mins walk from Old Town and 5-10 minutes walk from the train or bus station and 10 minutes walk from the vegetable&fruits market on Brivibas street. On Tērbatas street you have about 10 coffee shops, restaurants and vine studios, plus shopping!
The apartment is 93 m2 with 2 bed rooms, huge living room joint with a kitchen, a separate bathroom and a toilet.
Both bedrooms have a beautiful art nouveau ceiling decoration and a queen size bed for 1-2 people, available for short term rent.
You can also get maps and tips on what to see in Riga, main attractions, directions. Please contact me 1-2 days in advance to make a reservation.
Things to note:
1. Apartment is on the 6-th floor, but without an elevator, thus you will have to walk the stairs.
2. The building is on the cobbled street, thus buildings around this area in Riga get a little turbulence occasionally.
3. The apartment building is 100 years old (it used to be a German bank), and the apartment is sort of old style with high ceilings, fire place, classical apartment atmosphere - if you enjoy to explore this kind of place and have quick access for everything in center, this is for you. The place is completely redecorated from June 2015.
When you reserve and arrive, you will receive a key for the outside door and the door of your bedroom. There is one bathroom with a bath&shower and a separate toilet.
Kitchen is fully equipped and has a refrigerator, kettle, and a stove.
You might be sharing living room, kitchen and bathroom with me or the tenant who might be staying in other bedroom depending on timing of your visit.
The price includes use of sheets, blankets and towels.
Full payment is expected upon reservation on airbandb web.
I can converse with you in English, Russian and Spanish.
You will get access to directions and house rules once you make a reservation.
Check-in: 2.00pm (occasionally it may be possible to check in before 2pm, but you have to inform in advance).
You can use kitchen, iron, hair dryer, Satellite TV, operating fire place in the living room with wood, WIFI , bathroom with towels, and bed sheets.
Interaction with Guests
If I am staying in apartment, i enjoy to communicate with my guests a lot.
Terbatas street is in very center and in a safe part of the city. You can easily walk on the street at night.
There are 3 bus/tram/trolley-bus stops within 5 minutes walk from apartment which will take you anywhere in Riga, but normally you can walk to center and Old town.
This is a non smoking apartment and not for major parties.
Please, bring the copy of your ID if you are staying for more than 3 days!
We didn't meet Gundi, but she perfectly organized out check in and check out. The location of Gundis place is really great: It is in the city center. It close to the train station and the airport can be easily reached by a shuttle bus. This big benefit makes up for the bad condition of the sanitary facilities, which are going to be renovated soon!
Gundi was an excellent host! She help me a lot about Riga and also about Sigulda, a little town near Riga very beautiful. Her house is very well located, close to the Old Town, in a main street. The room was big enough and the bed was great, I slept very well!
The rest of the house is now under renovation, I'm sure Gundi get to leave the house very nice :) The apartment is on the sixth floor with no elevator, but no problem for a traveler adapted to all.
Gundi is superhelpful! Even though I didn't get to meet her (she was away), she had organized my stay quite well - she had left all the necessary guidelines for me. In additions, one of her tenants was kind enough to give me a private tour of Riga. AMAZING!
My only complaint was that the apartment seemed to be going some sort of serious renovation - I don't think I had a sense of that going on from the pics posted on the website. However, I'm sure the renovations will soon be over and will not affect future airbnb-ers :)
Although Gundi was not in Riga during my stay at her apartment, she made arrangements in advance to provide everything I needed. If you don't mind climbing up 110+ stairs, her place is perfect for a stay in Latvia's capital city!
You really cannot beat this location! And Gundi is an amazing host!!! She gives you her advice on anything if you want and is always friendly, helpful and most of all fun to hang out with;) The appartment is nice and cosy and there is really nothing more to ask for.
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About the Host, Gundi
I am a former backpacker, traveled more than 50 countries and now living back home in Latvia. I truly love hosting the fellow travelers and share and exchange the travel stories as well as provide you with some tips for your visit in Riga and Latvia, information on art, yoga events and other.
Also, as a Self employed Financial Advisory consultant I can help you out with business opportunities in Latvia, e.g. assisting with setting up a company, or property/ real estate purchase, or finding out information of interest etc.