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Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping
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Riga, Latvia
2 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

My girlfriend and me spent one weekend in this hostel and the only thing we can say is that for the money we paid we couldn't have found a better place to stay. The staff is friendly, everything was clean and the location is perfect.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

I highly recommend this hostel!
We had the best time staying at Paupio Namai for New Years Eve. We got there early in the morning and had tea and delicious croissants (homemade by a French baker). Our double private room was excellent, spacious and comfortable. The hostel is located next to the artist neighborhood in Vilnius and a short walk from the Old City. We could get from the hostel to the old city in an easy 10 minute walk.
The hostel even had a New Years eve dinner with delicious food, drinks, and dessert. It was a lot of fun! We had the opportunity to meet the new operators and hear about their experience. They are great people and I wish I had had more time to get to know them. They have more plans for renovation for the hostel, and I can only imagine how awesome it will be in just a few more months.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

When I was there, this hostel is still renovating. But I didn't heat any noise and I believe, after renovation, the hostel will be much more good looking.

The people there are very nice. They try their best to make you feeling comfortable.

The place has big place for parking, It is very good for traveler with car. The price for backpacker is also very cheaper. I was in a single room, it costs only 14 euro.

There is a kitchen where you can cook your food. But i was so busy and never use it. The shower is only at groundfloor, but the place is very big.

The best thing is, they have a fireplace by the reception. After shower, you can sit in front of there for a while. It will make you very warm and comfortable. At same time, you can watch TV, Video or talking with other peopel.

The only thing which they can improved is, making a map from train station to hostel.

They said the hostel is only 10 minutes to old town. Actually there is really a short way to hostel. But there is too much turns. Some time you don't which direction you should turn. So i just give up and use another easy way, but costs me almost 30 minutes back to hostel. In the last time, I find that short way, it is really shorter :-)

So I think, the hostel should make a own map with PDF form to show peopel how to quickly be there. For Backpqcker, better step by step with picture to show how to turn. Otherwise will be less help.

All above are my experiences, and I hope it will be helpful.

Room Tip: The room on the top of reception could be a little bit noisy, if downstairs someone are looking movi...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

nice old looking building with high celling and fireplace
free coffee in the morning
friendly personnel
we steyed at hostel in december 2013 - the room was a little cold
part of 2st floor is under construction - there was no shower - it will be cool soon

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

It was a great affordable hostel. Good location but had to find in the dark. Rooms were clean but very cold. They did turn the heat up after I asked :)
Really good value for money. Would go back forsure!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed there in a 3 people room with our own shower.
The room was simple and tidy. There is a kitchen in the hostel where one can make their own food, a fireplace by the reception, and super friendly and helpful staff.
The biggest plus for us was the location - just a walking distance from the old town and right next to Užupis district. You should really check out the history of that place.
We could also park our car for free.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

The staff very friendly, good kitchen and a cosy fire place.
5 minutes on foot to get Uzupi's district and 10 to the old town
Room without curtains on the windows and there is no place in the room to storage the suitcase, no lockers.

You have to use some codes to open the doors, sometimes it's difficult to enter at the main entrance.

Free wifi.

Situated in a really quiet street (but a bit dark and isolated)

Room Tip: Take a rest reading a book next to the fire-place
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping
Address: Paupio St. 31a, Vilnius 11341, Lithuania (Formerly Uzupio Hotel)
Location: Lithuania > Vilnius County > Vilnius
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 78 Specialty Lodging in Vilnius
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Downtown Forest Hostel & Camping 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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