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Accommodation and travel in Riga
Last Update
21.07.2016

Accommodation:

In case you need to book an accommodation during the symposium, we have a couple of convenient suggestions for your stay in Riga. There is a booked reservation quota in three accommodation options - Radi un Draugi, Konventa sēta and Monika Centrum Hotel, so these prices are guaranteed when booking with the conference code "LUESA".  These are just suggestions to make your trip planning easier, but you can of course book your accommodation anywhere you find it nice and convenient.

 

Radi un Draugi is very centrally located hotel in the heart of Old Riga. The conference venue is easily reached by trolleybus.

Standard room for one person 50€ per night (with reference to LUESA, booking until 22.08.)

Standard room for 2 persons 60€ per night (with reference to LUESA, booking until 22.08.)

The prices include a buffet breakfast.

Here is the web page of the hotel: http://www.hotelradiundraugi.lv/en/

 

Konventa Sēta Hotel is very centrally located hotel in the heart of Old Riga. The conference venue is easily reached by trolleybuss.

Standard room for one person 72€ per night (with reference to LUESA, booking until 22.08., please write directly to reservations@konventa.lv)

Standard room for 2 persons 77€ per night (with reference to LUESA, booking until 22.08., please write directly to reservations@konventa.lv)

The prices include a buffet breakfast.

Here is the web page of the hotel: http://www.hotelkolonna.com/hotels/en/

 

Monika Centrum Hotel is located hotel near the Old Riga (7-10 minutes walking distance), in Art Nouveau style neighbourhood, in front of park. The conference venue is easily reached by trolleybuss.

Standard room for one person 60€ per night (with reference to LUESA, booking until 22.08., please write directly to monika@centrumhotels.com)

The price include a buffet breakfast, sauna and gym.

Here is the web page of the hotel: http://www.monika.centrumhotels.com/en/

 

The Naughty Squirrel Backpackers Hostel Riga is very centrally located hotel in the Old Riga. We do not have personal experience with guests here, but it seemed good. The conference venue is easily reached by trolleybus. Good budget alternative.

Room for 1 person 30 € per night
Bed in room for 4 persons 14€ per night, available also other options
Breakfast is available in numerous cafes near by or alternatively you can use the self-service kitchen (no extra charge).
Here is the web page of the hostel: http://thenaughtysquirrel.com/book-riga-hostel/

 

How to travel in Riga

Taxis in Riga are relatively not very expensive. For example, travel from Riga Airport to City Centre is 15-25 minutes long and cost around 12-15 EUR (recommended to use Baltic Taxi or Red Cab). More info on taxi and Shuttle bus from Riga Airport can be found here: http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/passengers/useful-information/getting-to-the-airport/taxi.

However, it is very easy to move around in the city with the public transport by using this jorney planner: https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/.  In the same homepage under heading “Tickets” you will find info on various kinds of tickets available https://www.rigassatiksme.lv/en/tickets-and-e-ticket/types-and-prices-of-tickets-1/ . Three day ticket for 10 EUR could be the most convenient, because Faculty of Social Sciences is located out of city centre. Info on public transport from Airport (Bus 22) is here - http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/passengers/useful-information/getting-to-the-airport/public-transport. Please note that you can buy public transport tickets in NARVESSEN kiosks (also at airport!) and this will cost you considerably less (one trip 1.15 EUR) than buying just one trip ticket in the transport for 2 EUR.

 

How to reach conference venue - Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Latvia

Conference and Cultural event will take place in Lomonosova street 1a, where the Faculty of Social Sciences and ASPRI is located. It is historical discrit - initially called Lastadija (from German die Last), latter and sometimes still called Maskavas Foršstate (Moscow suburb), where the Russian and Jewish merchants  settled since 15. century.

Conference venue is just around 10-15 minutes from Old Riga by public transport - Trolleybuss No 15. To get on the trolley at the center of city look for trolley stop located nearby University of Latvia main building (19 Raina Blvd). Trolley buss is located on Inzenieru Street, on the right side from the University. Trolleybuss 15 starts his way from “Inženieru street” (to Ķengarags) and leavs once in each  5-7 minutes (http://saraksti.rigassatiksme.lv/index.html#trol/15/a-b/en).

Get out of the trolley on the stop Lomonosova iela – it is located opposite the Faculty of Social Science (http://www.szf.lu.lv/eng/contacts/ ).