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Homestay, Language study trip in Riga - host family, shared flat or hotel-flat, apartment or hotel: where to stay in Riga

Host families in Riga

To get the most out of your time in Riga, staying with a Russian-speaking host family is the right choice! You will be immersed in Russian culture and will learn Russian at a faster pace during your stay in Riga. However, it can be challenging at times. Don’t expect your hosts to be always able – or willing – to speak foreign languages 😉

Every host family is different. When choosing hosts, we place a lot of emphasis on personality and hospitality. In the bilingual city of Riga, we also make sure that all our host families are native Russian speakers. When you make your booking, you are welcome to tell us about your wishes for your stay. We will take these into account as much as possible.

Executive host families in Riga

Liden & Denz Riga is our only location where we offer so-called executive host families. In these families, your room will be bigger and you will have your own bathroom (shower/WC).

For detailed information about our host families and shared flats, please see our Student’s Handbook.

  • Single room
  • Double room on request
  • Standard breakfast: €210/week
  • Standard half board: €240/week
  • Executive breakfast: €270/week
  • Executive half board: €330/week
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WiFi available
  • Check-in/check-out - Sundays
  • Washing machine available for an extra fee

Our shared flats in Riga (18+)

If you are more of a flat-sharing type of person, we recommend a (lockable) room in one of our two shared flats in Riga. One flat is located in the school building at Raina Bulvaris and has two bedrooms and private bathrooms for each guest. The flat at Brivibas Iela has five rooms. Bathrooms and kitchen there are shared.

For detailed information about our host families and shared flats, please see our Student’s Handbook.

  • Single room
  • Double room on request
  • Raina: EUR 290/week
  • Brivibas: EUR 220/week
  • Bed linen and towels available
  • WiFi available
  • Check-in/check-out - Sundays
  • Washing machine
  • Kitchen with dishwasher/microwave
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

Student testimonials
Alina Scheklaukov
Germany
“The family was very engaged and friendly, I instantly felt at home. They treated me like I was part of the family.”
Ricky Gandhi
USA
“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.”
Anja Leutelt
Germany
“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.”