Hotel Gile

T.Sevcenkos Str. 16, Vilnius, 3111, Lithuania

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    Hotel Gile


    Our trip to Lithuania and Belarus in August 2011 started with 4 nights in Vilnius in the Hotel Gile. We had booked the hotel in advance on the internet and got a price of 30,50 Euro for a twin room with breakfast.

    Our room was facing the backyard and was therefore very quiet at night. It was extremely spacious and equipped with several shelves, coat hooks, a desk and a fridge. Apart from one free internet PC in the receiption area, free WiFi was available in the hotel as well.

    I found the buffet style breakfast quite good in relation to the relatively cheap price. On offer was muesli and a selection of warm and cold dishes such as sausages and bread with cheese or jam.

    Due to the size of more than 140 rooms, the hotel seems to be popular with bus tour groups. One morning we had slight problems to get a table for breakfast, as a tour group was just blocking the complete room.

    A 24-hours Maxima supermarket is located only 5 minutes on foot from the hotel.

    Directions: Hotel Gile is situated about 1,5 km west of the old town. Also the train and bus station can be reached within 20-30 minutes on foot. Bus no. 2 from the airport stops right in front of the hotel (bus stop: T. Sevcenkos).

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Forum Posts

Things to do

by bogwash

Help! There are 12 30+ blokes decending on Lithuania in the middle of Feb for 2 nights - We will be based in Kaunas but want something fun to do on the Saturday in Vilnius (probably after too many drinks on the Friday) any suggestions?

Re: Things to do

by Maurizioago

Probably you won't be able to see anything in Vilnius after too many drinks!

Re: Things to do

by bogwash

Many thanks - any serious answers?

Re: Things to do

by IanMacPhail

Have a look at
Have to admit that I don`t know anything about the place but I sympathise with you having the other 11 blokes depending on you! :-)
Good luck! It seems nice.

Re: Things to do

by Maurizioago

There are lots of pages here on VT about Vilnius. Have a look here;

Re: Things to do

by remigia

well it depends where would you spend that Friday. If you are spending it in Kaunas (drinks and food are cheaper here, by the way) , then it might be hard to get to Vilnius in the morning.... But if Friday weekend is in Vilnius then simply wander around the town - the old town of Vilnius is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Climb Gediminas Hill on foot, if some of you are interested you may visit KGB museum.
By the way, most of Lithuanian restaurants still believe in home cooking. So that Saturday- have some chicken broth or sour cabbage soup- in our country we believe it's good after "hard" friday:)
have fun

Re: Things to do

by bogwash


Many thanks for that, I have seen that there is an Aquapark just outside Vilnius which after a 'busy night' on the town may be what we are looking for. Can you recomend this and how easy is it to get to Vilnius from Kaunas - looks like the train is our best bet!

Re: Things to do

by remigia

Trains don't go too often in Lithuania but just in case check for schedule:
Busses Kaunas- Vilnius go every 15-20min. Only late in the afternoon they go once an hour. In both towns bus and train stations are maybe 5min. walk one from another so if you miss train you can easily catch a bus. Train ticket is about 5lt. cheaper than the bus and the journey takes about 1 hour 30min.
have a good time:)

Re: Things to do

by aterola

Or you can go to aquapark to get your body pampered after hard friday...

Travel Tips for Vilnius

Get up early

by Leipzig

I love to visit historical places and am very angry when I cannot take good photos because of a million people blocking the object. That's why I always get up as early as possible to avoid this. As you can see on my photos it works!


by Redule

Vilnius Cathedral has always been a spiritual and political centre of Lithuania. It is the first Catholic church in Lithuania, built in XIV century (and rebuilt later). Good architecture (I think), classical style...

UNOFFICIALLY, it is a good spot for date. So, if you don’t know Vilnius well, you will probably be invited to meet in this place. It seems that everything has been created specially for this purpose: a lot of place, high reference point (tower) and a big big clock that can act like a pure reproach if you dare to late.

Maps of Vilnius

by matcrazy1

I was driving by car to Vilnius and I was driving around Vilnius as well. So, I had to buy maps of Vilnius. If you are going to visit (on foot) "only" Vilnius centre/downtown you don't need maps of the whole Vilnius area. In this case, a map included in some travel guides to Vilnius (or even Lithuania) maybe enough. Buy a leaflet "Vilnius in your pocket" available in any kiosk, bookstore, tourist information office, at some hotels as well - the map inside is enough.

Just in case you need detailed maps of the whole area of large Vilnius, I found and bought two (on petrol/gas stations):

Vilnus miesto planas (on right - 12.00 Lt):
1:25,000 map of great Vilnius + more detailed (no scale marked) map of the downtown (with marked main buildings, points of interest etc. although named in Lithuanian only), one-way streets, trolleybus and bus lines marked. Map is printed on one side (the second is not printed), hard cover with fixed a small leaflet with street index, info (addresses, phone numbers) on emergency, accommodations, theaters, museum, embassies. All in 5 languages: Lithuanian, English, German, Polish :-) and Russian.

Vilnius (map on the left - 18.00 Lt):
1:21,000 map of great Vilnius (covers less area than the above but... enough) in hard cover, on reverse side: map of Vilnius downtown (1:8,000) and very usuful map of area around Vilnius (with Trakai); one-way streets, bus and trolleybus lines marked, inportant buildings, points of interests etc. well marked although named in Lithuanian. On reverse side: street index, address and phone info on cafes, restaurants, post offices, banks, airlines, taxi companies, internet cafes, accommodations, museums etc., etc. All in 5 languages: Lithuanian, English, German, Polish :-) and Russian.

Conclusion: both maps used too small font (VT-like :-); the second map was better for me.

Lithuanian Currency: Litas


Although Lithuania joined the European Union (EU) on the 1st of May 2004, they don't have the Euro as currency. Lithuania's currency is still the Litas. 1 Litas is divided into 100 Centai.

You can get your money with your credit or debit card from cash points or just by exchanging your local money at one of the bureaux de change.

Places to visit: be ready to...

by vysnaite

Places to visit: be ready to stroll tons of churches.

Gates of Dawn – part left from medieval Vilnius defensive wall, and gates, now above the “gates” there’s a chapel with a miracle Maria portrait. Pope was praying in from of it during his visit in Vilnius, many believers claim it helps, some to heal, some to feel better. There’s a story that during the fire in Vilnius , Maria appeared above these gates to warn people about the danger.

Cathedral – used to be part of the lower castle complex, then was separated and given to the priests. Wonderful inside, underground there’re museum, with many famous rulers and their crypts, other things, excavations are going on.

Vilnius university ensemble.

Churches, among which would like to recommend – St. Ann’s church(in the picture). Napoleon saw it and said: if I could, I would carry it on my palm to Paris. For churches views (click on the pictures to enlarge):

President’s house. Town Hall.


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