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Fortuna Hostel
Reviewed 13 February 2013

Three friends and myself visited the Fortuna hostel in January 2013 for four nights. The hostel was very easy to find, and less than ten minutes walk from the train/bus station. The old town was less than five minutes walk away. The hostel is very close to the train tracks and train noises can be heard, but I didn't find it too loud or distracting, and trains are quite infrequent.

Our room was a four bed dorm, with each bed having its own bedside table and lamp. There was a portable heater in the room as well, keeping the room nice and toasty for when we returned from the freezing cold! We had a shared bathroom/shower room that was located just outside our room and was essentially our own as no other dorm rooms were near to ours.

The hostel had a large reasonably equipped kitchen that had tea and coffee facilities freely available. Furthermore the downstairs basement featured a games room with table football, table tennis and pool (passport or room key as deposit for balls and cues). Free wi-fi was available throughout the hostel and there were four computers in the basement connected to the internet.

The hostel staff were polite and friendly, spoke excellent English and helpful at dispensing advice. Overall an excellently valued hostel that is well worth staying at if you are travelling on a budget.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

Although this hostel is no great shakes, it is well worth booking if you're on a budget or just stopping over for a night or two. It is located just yards away from what seemed to be the boundary of the Old Town.
It is generously priced and has clean and fully working facilities. There is a 24 hour reception, free internet access, and a large lounge area with a ping pong table.

If you're travelling with friends I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

The hostel is nearly to Vilnius Old Town and bus and train stations. The staff is very polite and the accommodations are pretty nice. They have wi-fi in all floors and the kitchen and the toilets is organized and cleaned every day.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Located next to the railroad tracks, making it an easy ten minute walk from the station, Fortuna is not for the light sleeper. Very well maintained reception, kitchens and rooms are appealing. The bathrooms could use better ventilation as they ask you not to flush used toilet paper. When we were there, we encountered a fairly large group of late teens who seemed as though this was their first time away from home. Needless to say they were very loud late into the evening. Add in the six or so construction workers using the kitchen first thing in the morning and you have a rough night's sleep. Good value and overall a clean and tidy place to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Fortuna Hostel is a large hostel and a good base for Vilnius. It is close to the railway station, buses and easy to find from there. It is close to the old town too, although not in it. It has some large rooms and the beds we had were comfortable, like couches really. The staff were pleasant and helpful and there are two kitchens to use. There are a few computers available free, although not all were working, downstairs. There are plenty of bathrooms and toilets and you can ask for your washing and drying to be done for you for a fee.

It was a bit noisy from the trains which went past at night as it is very close to the railway tracks. It is also better to ask for a room which is not near the terrace area as people go out there to smoke and talk and you can hear the voices and smell the smoke in the rooms near there - which happened to be our room. It is a large hostel so attracts many people. Some hostellers were noisy at night. I would suggest that the hostel takes away the sofas in the hallways as this encourages people to sit and talk there and you can easily hear this in the rooms. However if you want this type of social atmosphere it is great for you. Linen a bit past its used by date but it was clean.

I would recommend it, especially to younger people.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Staff is very friendly and speaks good english (exept the cleaning lady) Bathooms and showers are clean and there is annoff of them. Coffee and tea for free. Location is good by the Dawn gate, less than 10 minutes from train and buss stations 2 minutes to old town. Free lockers. Almost 100 tv channels ( you wont miss a footballgame). Very i will be back. Maybe the best value for the money.

Room Tip: I was in dorm and it was allright other finnish guy staying here said that doubles are good and chea...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

Great hostel in great location. I have stayed in dorm and in private room there. Stuff is really helpful and nice, bathrooms are clean. Private rooms are spacious. There is a railway near the hostel but in my opinion it doesn't disturb your dream. On the second floor there is a terrace, where you can socialize with others or go for a cigarette. When a train is coming, It's hard to hear what other people say, but really it's more funny than irritating.

Room Tip: Private four is a really good choice
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Fortuna Hostel

Address: Liepkalnio g. 2, Vilnius 02121, Lithuania
Region: Lithuania > Vilnius County > Vilnius
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 88 Speciality Lodging in Vilnius
Price Range: £12 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fortuna Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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