This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Nida. To help you make friends with Nida before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Nida, Lithuania, is a really small town at the bottom end of the Curonian Spit, not far from the border to Kallingrad. To get here, you will need to arrive in the town of Klaipeda and then take the ferry over to Smiltyne. The passenger ferry will often meet a bus that drives through all of the small towns on the Spit on its way through to Nida. Some ferries run straight to Nida depending on the season -- check online the schedules for these, depending on the time of year you are going.
Hostels in Nida, Lithuania, are also seasonal. You will need to contact your Nida, Lithuania hostel and make sure they are still open before you head there if you are traveling on the cusp of the seasons. It is also a good idea to book your Nida, Lithuania hostel in advance as loads of people flock to this UNESCO World Heritage Site each year and there are only a few hostels in Nida, Lithuania. The hostels in Nida, Lithuania, will be easy to reach as the town is incredibly small and everything is within walking distance. If you can't find a Nida, Lithuania hostel, it is possible to do it in a day trip from Klaipeda and stay in a hostel there instead.
During your time in Nida, it is worth dropping in to the Amber Museum to check out some of the local amber that washes up on the shores from the Baltic Sea. You can also head over to this side of the Spit and enjoy the stunning beaches and look for your own piece of amber. This area is literally a kilometer and a half from the Nida town centre, and on your way through, you can stop off and see the lighthouse. There are a whole range of other museums and things to do here. The information centre is also just over the road from the bus station and they can help you out too. It's well worth a visit to this rare, natural beauty of the world!
Written by local enthusiast for Nida hostelsGlobetrotter