Where to stay in Lithuania
Western-style hotels and motels have been built in Lithuania in co-operation with foreign firms. Modernisation and renovation programmes are generally concentrated in Vilnius. All major hotels in Kaunas are concentrated in the centre of the town. Meanwhile, Vilnius and the other major centres in the country enjoy an adequate range of good accommodation including large hotels and smaller pensions.
Grading: There is the Hotelstars Union grading system from 1 to 5 stars.
The majority of campsites are located in the most picturesque regions: Palanga (on the shore of the Baltic Sea), Trakai (lake district) and near larger towns. Pitching a tent is permitted at the majority of Lithuanian lakes and rivers (including the national park) for a small fee, but almost no other facilities are provided at these sites. A star grading system is used.
Travel agencies can arrange hire of rooms in private homes as well as houses. This is especially popular in resort regions. Self-catering apartments in Vilnius can also be hired (website: www.oldtown-apartments.com).
There are several hostels in Lithuania and budget accommodation, particularly in Vilnius, is easy to arrange. For further information, contact the Lithuanian Youth Hostels Association (see Accommodation Information).