Cats Hostel


One thing that Riga seemed to have a lot of, roaming the streets and looking a bit grubby, is tourists.

They also had a lot of cats, which seemed to be doing the same thing.

What I didn’t notice is how many of the cats were tourist cats; it’s my fault really as I didn’t even make the slightest effort to speak with any of them.  However, I assume there must be some, otherwise there would be no need for this cat hostel which I stumbled upon while wandering around the streets myself.

Now it’s no 5 star accommodation, I can see that. But, if you’re a lonely cat, wandering the streets and looking for a place to sleep for the night, perhaps on top of a flea ridden piece of knitwear, then may I recommend this vibrant yellow box.  It’s close to things like the pavement, and a broken drainpipe, and is relatively undisturbed – apart from the footfall and inevitable photos from the tourists who are passing by this street.

I reckon you could fit 3 cats in there quite easily.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s