Best Areas to Stay in Kaunas, Lithuania

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Where to stay in Kaunas – A guide to this city of Lithuania

Kaunas has a beautiful architecture, museums and sites of historical importance that make it attractive and interesting.

Kaunas is the second most important city in Lithuania and is located in the centre of the country, at the confluence of the Niemen and Neris rivers.

The city preserves the oldest traditions of Lithuania, but it is also very fun and lively place because of the large number of university students that inhabit it.

Kaunas has the Airport of Kaunas, located to the north of the city, with several international flights. On the other hand, moving within the city is possible through a bus service that connects with the centre.

The best time to travel to Kaunas is from May to August, due to the pleasantly warm weather and little rainfall. During the rest of the year, cold and long winters predominate.

In addition, the Festival of the Days of the City of Kaunas is held in May, with parades, horseback riding and concerts.

The city of Kaunas has many special places to plan a good stay. However, the Old Town, the surroundings of the train station and Akropolis Mall are among the most popular.

Kaunas is famous for its Old Town, with many cultural attractions, bars, entertainment venues and the best hotels, whether houses or villas that make it one of the best areas to stay in Kaunas. See accommodation in Kaunas’ Old Town.

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The best areas to stay in Kaunas

1. Our favourite area: Old Town

Kaunas’s Old Town is located in the east of the city.

It is an area of ​​medieval architecture that brings together the greatest historical sites of Kaunas.

The union of the two great rivers Neris and Nemunas made the Old Town of Kaunas an important fluvial port in the past.

Here, you’ll find a tower of the Castle of Kaunas, from where you can have excellent views of emblems of the city.

It is also worth visiting the City Hall and the House of Thunder, as well as the monastery and the church of Pazaislis, an interesting sample of the Italian Baroque in Eastern Europe.

The Old Town also includes the new city or “New Town Kaunas,” a district linked to the area by an underground corridor.

It is in New Town Kaunas where the longest street in Europe is located: Laivés Aléja.

This street, which translates to Freedom Avenue in English, has a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, galleries, theatres and shops.

The Old Town is the best area to stay in Kaunas for its hotel offer for all tastes and leisure options.

Best areas to stay in Kaunas, Lithuania - Old Town

Best areas to stay in Kaunas, Lithuania – Old Town

Accommodation in Kaunas' Old Town - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation in Kaunas’ Old Town – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Why we love this area for a stay in Kaunas:

  • Best area for sightseeing
  • Great public transport connections
  • Historical monuments
  • Good nightlife
  • Best area for business travellers
  • Shopping area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Daugirdas Old City Hotel

The luxurious Imperial Hotel & Restaurant is located in the historic centre of Kaunas and offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The boutique property is housed in a 16th-century building renovated in 2005.

from €59
Budget

Chocolate hostel

Chocolate hostel is located in the historic centre of Kaunas, a 4-minute walk from the castle and Kaunas City Hall. The property has a bar. All rooms have a shared bathroom.

from €39
Luxury

BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel

The BEST WESTERN Santakos Hotel is located in Kaunas, less than 100 metres from the historic centre. It offers air-conditioned rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Free private parking is provided.

from €72

 

 

 

2. Near the train station and Akropolis Mall

The eastern end of the centre of Kaunas includes the train station and the Akropolis Mall.

The Akropolis Mall is one of the largest shopping centres in the city and the Kaunas train station is an important transport hub with direct connections to Vilnius and Warsaw.

The leisure and entertainment sites abound near the train station and the Akropolis Mall, with shops, cinemas and restaurants for all types of travellers.

This area has some of the best transport connections in the city since, in addition to the train station, it has several bus stops that make it one of the best areas to stay in Kaunas.

As it is near the Old Town, you can take a pleasant walk to the icons of Kaunas and the shopping street Laivés Aléja, the mecca of daytime and nighttime fun.

In addition, near the train station and the Akropolis Mall, there are good 3-star hotels where to stay in Kaunas.

Best areas to stay in Kaunas - Near the train station and Akropolis Mall

Best areas to stay in Kaunas – Near the train station and Akropolis Mall

Accommodation near Kaunas' railway station - Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Accommodation near Kaunas’ railway station – Click to see all available accommodation on a map

Why we love this area for a stay in Kaunas:

  • Central station
  • Train station
  • Akropolis Mall

Accommodation in this area

  • Budget
    Magnus Hotel

    Located next to Kaunas Main Bus Station, Magnus Hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen cable TV. Free WiFi is available in public areas and free private parking is available.

    from US$38
 

 

 

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