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 Palanga. To help you make friends with Palanga before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Palanga, Lithuania, is the most popular seaside town in Lithuania and one of the most popular seaside towns in the Baltic States. People from all over the Baltic States come to Palanga to enjoy their summer holidays.
With a sand beach of about eighteen kilometers' length, there is plenty of space to spread your towel or go for a walk on Palanga’s beaches. The most crowded area is -- unsurprisingly -- the beach area close to Palanga’s city centre. Here, you can find plenty of beach cafes during the summer season and some shops and a fair.
Palanga is a city that comes to life in summer, but is rather sleepy any other time of the year. Summer is short in Lithuania and people will enjoy the good weather when it is finally there. In winter, the sea may be frozen, which is another spectacular thing to see.
There are a few hostels in Palanga, Lithuania, with a wide range of quality. Most Palanga, Lithuania hostels only work during the summer season. Booking ahead during the summer months may be necessary. As an alternative you may also book a hostel in the neighbouring city Klaipeda, which is only half an hour away by local bus. Klaipeda does not have beaches, but as a city it has a few more cultural sites to offer and is the access point to the Curonion Spit. Also for Klaipeda, you may need to book a few days in advance in the summer period and some hostels are closed outside the summer season.
Palanga has direct bus connections to several destinations in Lithuania and there is a daily bus connection with Liepaja in Latvia. Palanga airport has cheap direct flights to several European cities, such as London, Oslo, Warsaw, and Copenhagen. Most of those flights are seasonal. A minibus connects the airport with the bus stations in Palanga and Klaipeda several times per day.
Written by local enthusiast for Palanga hostelsMartin Straatman