Where You Should Book a Stay in Vilnius Based on Your Interests

Hotel Vilnia is our choice for luxury lovers in the capital of Lithuania
Hotel Vilnia is our choice for luxury lovers in the capital of Lithuania | Courtesy of Hotel Vilnia / Booking.com
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1 November 2021
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From the classical Palace of the Grand Dukes to the vibrant nightlife of Vilnius Street, there really is something for everyone when it comes to where to stay in Vilnius. Book a top hotel in the capital of Lithuania with Culture Trip and indulge your passion.

For the history buff - Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius

The indoor pool area at Grand Hotel Kempinski Vilnius with loungers and bare brick niches
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Not only is the Grand Hotel Kempinski in the heart of Vilnius’ Unesco-listed Old Town – within sight of Vilnius Cathedral, the Palace and surrounding historical sights – the hotel itself played a part in the history of the city. The location served as the Central Telegraph of Vilnius during the 20th century, and a period of renovations revealed a section of the 16th-century Vilnius defence wall that ran through it. A fragment of this wall is now on display near the entrance to the hotel restaurant.

For the foodie - Hotel Pacai

A room at Hotel Pacai, with a double bed on wood floors in front of an exposed brick wall
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There is no shortage of choice for some of the best restaurants in Vilnius around the town centre. However, for the foodie traveller, a meal at Pacai’s in-house Muros Restaurant is a journey into gastronomy, inspired by the best steakhouses around the world. The seasonal menu features the freshest ingredients on top of a fine selection of steaks from Argentina, USA and Japan. Each one is cooked to perfection on a Montague broiler, with the cut seared at 1,000C (1,832F).

For the shopaholic - Urbihop Hotel

A spacious room at Urbihop Hotel, with light from floor-to-ceiling windows streaming over a large bed
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Beyond the usual attractions, Vilnius is a fantastic shopping destination. Shopaholics will be delighted to find large shopping malls and outlet centres such as Akropolis, Panorama and Ozas clustered in the north of the city. All your shopping desires are within a 3mi (4.8km) radius of the minimalist rooms at Urbihop. Head to the Restobar beforehand to grab a juice, and return to a comfortable bed at the end of the day.

For luxury lovers - Hotel Vilnia

A room at Hotel Vilnia, with two single beds on wood floors facing a wooden desk and wall-mounted TV; net curtains cover the large windows
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Don’t be fooled by the old-fashioned exterior. Step into Hotel Vilnia and you’ll find luxurious rooms with a soft, modern design – think neutral tones and plush bedding – alongside traditional features such as herringbone floors. Book the suite for far-reaching city views. Unlike other luxury hotels that may feel a little cold in atmosphere, the friendly staff at Hotel Vilnia will make your stay feel like being with family.

For hipsters - Artagonist Art Hotel

A living area in an Artagonist Hotel suite, with two small sofas facing a wall-mounted TV, a bedroom and bathroom area
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Situated by the university and surrounded by youthful vibes, the Artagonist Art Hotel is aimed at your inner hipster, looking to be lured by the latest design trends. Stepping into the Artagonist is akin to being Alice jumping into a rabbit hole. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a world of murals and colourful statement pieces, leading from the reception to the corners of your room.

For sports fans - Green Vilnius Hotel

Two single beds in a neutral-toned room at Green Vilnius Hotel; a desk, chair and wall-mounted TV
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In town for a sporting event? Green Vilnius Hotel is in the vicinity of Vilnius’ many sporting venues, including Avia Solutions Group Arena (formerly Siemens Arena), SEB Arena and Smėlio Arena. Whether it be a football match, beach volleyball tournament or major basketball battle, you can rest easy in this hotel knowing the games are just down the road.

For party animals - Hotel Congress Avenue

A dark brown restaurant area at Congress Avenue Hotel, with various table seating options and wine glasses laid out
Courtesy of Congress Avenue Hotel / Expedia
Near the party block confined by Islandijos and Vilnius streets, Hotel Congress Avenue is the place to crash after a good night out. Reserve a room with a balcony overlooking the Old Town, so you can heal that hangover and still enjoy the atmosphere of Vilnius. There’s also a hearty buffet breakfast served daily.

For culture vultures - Neringa Hotel

A double bed faces a desk and soft chair in a Neringa Hotel room, with a brick wall behind and mesh curtains
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For those seeking a spot of culture, the relaxed Neringa Hotel on Gedimino Avenue is an ideal base. Within walking distance of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Vytautas Kasiulis Art Museum, you’ll be in the cultural heart of Vilnius. Rooms feature Scandi-style furnishings and crisp, feather-free bedding. Take your morning coffee on the terrace that peers out over the street and watch the world go by.

For nature fans - Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping

Two arched, wooden glamping pods sit beneath a tree at Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping
Courtesy of Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping / Booking.com | Courtesy of Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping / Booking.com

Nature camping in the capital of Lithuania? You read that right. In between the city centre and the expanse of the Pavilnys Regional Park is Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping. While not a forest by definition, the property and camp grounds are surrounded by a cluster of trees, providing a tranquil location in which you can feel away from the city, yet within reach of all the major attractions and facilities.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Kasparas Asmonaitis.

These recommendations were updated on November 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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