Homestay, shared-flat, apartment or hotel: where to stay in Riga
Choose your accommodation option
When learning Russian in Riga it is important to have accommodation that suits your needs and budget, is comfortable and has the right atmosphere. At Liden & Denz we understand that every student has his own requirements and expectations, and therefore we offer several accommodation options.
A dedicated staff-member inspects all accommodation options on a regular basis. Our accommodation officer puts every effort to match each particular student's needs and interests as closely as possible.
The various options available are easily accessible from Liden & Denz campus and Riga Old Town.
If you prefer to stay with friends or in your own accommodation, it is also fine. But you won't benefit from our free pick-up service provided with host family and shared flat packages.
If you have additional questions:
Homestay (Host Family) Riga
Living with a host family ensures total immersion into Russian language and places you in a local context. Our host families are handpicked to ensure that students will immediately feel right at home. Our families come from different backgrounds but all are sociable, genuinely interested in meeting new people, patient and understanding when students are not yet confident when practicing their Russian language skills.
Students have their own bedroom with all necessary amenities and can choose between breakfast only and a half-board (breakfast and dinner) option. Any dietary requirements will be taken into consideration at the time of booking at no extra charge.
Executive host families are located closer to the Liden & Denz campus and the rooms are generally more spacious. In our host families of both categories, bathrooms are either shared with the family or maybe en-suite at a surcharge.
Accommodation in host families is calculated from Sunday to Sunday and arrival day in Riga must be Sunday. For students arriving earlier than Sunday, additional fees will apply. Five or more additional days are equivalent to one week.
Shared flats rates
Riga Studio Apartments
Students wishing maximum privacy often opt for a studio. Based on your budget and individual requirements our accommodation officer will suggest several reasonably priced options close to the campus to choose from.
We recommend booking your accommodation immediately or soon after the language course has been booked to secure the best option.
Hotels in Riga
We recommend the following hotels either because of their location and/or because they are very good value for money.
Grand Palace Hotel 5*
Latvia, Riga, Pils Street 12, LV-1050, Old Town
Latvia’s leading 5-star hotel, originally built in 1877 as the Central Bank of Latvia, is located in the quiet centre of the historical 15th century Old Town of Riga. The Dome Square, Riga Castle and Daugava River are less than 100 meters away from the hotel. Blackheads House, St. Peter’s Church, Freedom Monument and Opera House are less than 700 meters away from the hotel.
12 minutes walk from school.
SGL Classic 145-195 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Classic 155-205 euro room/night, breakfast included
Mercure Riga Centre Hotel 4*
Latvia, Riga, Elizabetes Street 101, LV-1050
This modern hotel is within a 1-minute walking distance from the Riga Central Station.
5 minutes walk from school.
SGL Standard 74-109 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 79-114 euro room/night, breakfast included
Opera Hotel & Spa 4*
Latvia, Riga, Raina Boulevard 33, LV-1050
Opera Hotel & Spa is a newly rebranded upper middle class hotel facing the opera park and is ideally located near the Old Town and Latvian National Opera.
Next door to the school.
SGL Standard 85-115 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standart 95-125 euro room/night, breakfast included
Semarah Hotel Metropole 4*
Latvia, Riga, Aspazijas Boulevard 36, LV-1050, Old Town
“Semarah Hotel Metropole” is conveniently located in the heart of Riga on the boulevard ring bordering Riga’s Old Town.
5 minutes walk from school.
SGL Classic 89-103 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Classic 99-111 euro room/night, breakfast included
Tallink Hotel Riga 4*
Latvia, Riga, Elizabetes Street 24-1, LV-1050
This stylish downtown hotel is a 5-minute stroll from the nearest tram stop and a 14-minute walk from both the Latvian National Museum of Art and St. Peter's Church.
6 minutes walk from school.
SGL Standard 102-119 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 106-130 euro room/night, breakfast included
Konventa Seta Hotel 3*
Latvia, Riga, Kaleju Street 9/11, LV-1050
The 3***Superior star hotel Konventa Seta (Convent Court) is a historic and unique complex in the very heart of Old Riga.
8 minutes walk from school.
SGL Standard 46-89 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 48-91 euro room/night, breakfast included
Rixwell Domus Hotel 3*
Latvia, Riga, Tirgonu Street 9, LV-1050
Kolonna Hotel Riga is located on one of Old Towns main streets, so it is close to all attractions.
12 minutes walk from school.
SGL Standard 34-84 euro room/night, breakfast included
DBL Standard 42-94 euro room/night, breakfast included
“The family was very engaged and friendly, I instantly felt at home. They treated me like I was part of the family.”
“My host family was very accommodating and helped me with my Russian whenever I needed. They were incredibly nice and made me feel like I was part of a family. I would love to live with them again, and I keep in touch with them through email.”
“Great family with great breakfast. Every morning I had different breakfast to get to know the whole Russian breakfast cuisine. The family was very nice, friendly and helped me a lot. Every evening we had tea and cookies together. Very-very nice family! I will miss them a lot.”
In my host family we had good conversations in Russian language. Anna and Andrej were very welcoming and helpful, took me to school the first day, explained all important things and even spent a Saturday with me to show me Zarskoje Selo. Anna’s Russian food was delicious! I really felt at home with them. Our school city tour on first day with Tonya was interesting and very good for a first impression.”