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Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Drinking alcohol is not allowed unless you purchase it from them! When a hostel only tells you this after you paid and checked in the room there is one word for that - RIP OFF. The staff are efficient & they smile a lot - but only to each other. All I received during my stay was sour poker faces...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Downtown Forest Hostel is the best hostel I've stayed in!! Absolutely loved the forest-themed layout and the pretty lights cascading across the patio! We stayed in the 6-bed dorm and the rooms were cosy and spacious. Towels and lockers are available, wifi connectivity was excellent and all the staff were really friendly and helpful! Definitely one of the highlights of...

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Sofia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I found the beds really comfortable, the staff very friendly, the location is cute (went to visit a cemetery Rasy Kapines - relatively close - a surreal place, highly recommneded) The area around the reception is comfy and welcoming. I did not find the kitchen and the area around it that cosy and fun to hang around in.

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Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Awesome place. Very nice and helpful staff. Reception cozy with fireplace and books and games. Rooms where clean and warm. For breakfast you can order very delicious croissants. Coffee and tea for free. Beautiful patio - we where in march, but i believe in summer patio is more beautiful. Receptionist suggest where to go to eat good local food. I...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This hostel is one of the best I visited, it has 24h reception. Beds are nice, there are lockers available in the room, shared bathroom. There is a bus stop just at the street above, but to go to the city center you don't need a bus, it is just a walk of 10 mins.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were here in May, and it was nice and quiet, and a short walk into town. We'd recommend ordering the croissants for breakfast - they were lovely and tasty and warm! We even saw some wildlife on the campsite in the shape of a hedgehog and a frog! Lovely little place, and we'll be back if we return to...

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

If all you need is love, this is the right place in Vilnius. I was here two nights, and fully appreciated the facilities of the hostel, as well as the friendliness of the stuff. I missed at least a chair in the room; I didn't ask but I'm sure I would have got it no probs. Great outdoors, BBQ and...

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Runaway Bay, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my brother had two nights in this lovely little place. When you check in you are met by a cozy little lounge that has a fireplace, people sitting around reading or having a beer at the bar. The room was perfect and even came with a set of earplugs which was great and definitely had to be used....

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in a private twin room for 5 nights here. The room is comfortable for my friend and I. The shower area is clean and well cared for. The staff Adam, and others are friendly. The reception can become a social area, esp when the fire place is lit. I managed to print my boarding pass there and booking...

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Kyyiv, Ukraine
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was my second time in this lovely hostel,no words can describe how amazing it is! They must have hired the most helpful and friendly people in Vilnius, they create a magical atmosphere at the hostel, you never want to leave it! The location is just perfect, you're in a quiet place, but at the same time it's like 7...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping is located down the hill of the very city center, in the artistic part of Vilnius called Uzupis. While walking downhill, the spirit goes up because of the rustic and warm neighborhood around. Main tourist spots are within a slow-walk distance: City hall (10 min), Cathedral (15 min), Bus&train station (20 min). Plenty of green areas around: newly opened park (10 min), river and ponds (3 min). And of course republic of Uzupis just meters away. We call ourselves a forest, because we are located in a big house which is surrounded by trees and a garden. Green is all around our cozy chateau, as we call it. And the location is very downtown indeed. Peace and nature is what we have plenty of everywhere. Be sure, the rooms are not overcrowded. Outside the house we have "Wolf's bar and grill rental" terrace. You can grill your food while sitting in the terrace. Camping ground is on the other side. We have 5 places for Campers and big green area for tents with all the facilities. This is not a standard cold spiritless hotel. We (the staff) make this hostel a place where we would like to stay. We all are passionate about traveling and about our city. We treat our guests just what we would like to be treated when we are traveling. TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2015! TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2016! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping

Address: Paupio St. 31a, Vilnius 11341, Lithuania (Formerly Uzupio Hotel)
Region: Lithuania > Vilnius County > Vilnius
Price Range: $15 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Paupio Namai Vilnius
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