Fabrika Hostel & Bar is a hostel and bar without a bar, an art gallery without real exhibitions, and has a horrible smell as soon as you walk inside the building. Also, you won't have a very good night's sleep. Overall, this place is a little disappointing.
The hostel is nicely located on a street parallel to Gediminas Avenue. It may be hard to find the building at first, as it is off the main street and behind a club. The entrance is on Beatrices Street. You have to dial twenty on the intercom to get in contact with the staff. The hostel is on the fourth floor, but luckily there is an elevator. It takes about ten minutes to walk to the main square, and there are plenty of restaurants and shops on Gediminas Avenue.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel is only spread over one floor. There are private rooms and dorm rooms that sleep eight or ten. The dorm rooms have bunk beds that are covered in cool newspaper bits. The beds are ok, but the blankets are a little too thin to keep warm at night. Each bed gets a private reading lamp. There are a few power outlets in the room. There are shelves to store and lock your things, but keep in mind that bottom beds have a lot more space.
The ceilings have skylight windows that make it nearly to impossible to sleep once the sun rises, especially if you are right under one. It can also be hard to find sleep at night with the music/vibrations coming from the club next door. Another thing that doesn't help with sleep and privacy is that there are no keys to the dorm rooms. People just come and go, leaving the door slightly open, and you can hear everything that is happening in the common room.
There are two separate toilets and three shower cabins. The hot water comes fast.
Fabrika advertises itself as an art gallery where exhibitions take place. All we could see are a few framed pictures on the walls that look like they were taken out of magazines.
The common room consists of a small kitchen and fridge for use, a table that seats four people, the reception desk, and a hard wooden seating area. It looks good, but make sure to sit on a few pillows to be comfortable. There is free Wi-Fi, but no breakfast service (not even at a cost). Also, don't be fooled by the name Fabrika Hostel & Bar, there is no bar. One last thing that is a little off-putting is the dreadful, everlasting smell as soon as you walk into the building, in the elevator, and until you walk through the hostel door.
Despite a few issues, this is still an ok hostel with all the necessary amenities, cool design, and a good location in the city center.
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2016-03-08