Zunda Guest House in Nida: Affordable Cosiness

Zunda Guest House in Nida: Affordable Cosiness

Zunda guest house in Nida, Lithuania is old. With those hotels opening and closing, Zunda is the one, which my parents would remember from their student trips there. A couple of years ago the owner changed, so now you can really feel some fresh new wind blowing through this guest house.

Location

It simply could not be better. Zunda is located right on the shore of Curonian lagoon and next to the bus station (which in Nida is actually a bus stop with a little kiosk next to it). This guest house is right in the middle of the town, but do not be worried about the noise. With rare exceptions, Nida goes to sleep around 10.

View from the 10-bed dorm at Zunda, Nida

View from the 10-bed dorm at Zunda, Nida

The sea is around 2 km from Zunda and you will probably enjoy those 2 km, like no other 2 km in your life. The pedestrian and cycling paths go though the pine forest, which on a hot or rainy day would smell of grass, sea and pine trees.

Rooms

There is a choice. You can chose a double room with a private shower, double with a shared shower or a 10-bed dorm with a great view over the lagoon. The prices will vary of course, but they will still probably be one of the most affordable ones in town.

All the room look very cosy with their old-school wooden walls, selection of more or less sea-themed books, woollen blankets and colourful decoration details. Each bed would come with a set of disposable earplugs, in case on this particular day Nida actually goes to sleep later.

Some of the rooms have balconies and all of them โ€“ tea kettles, so you can have an unlimited amount of tea with the view to the lagoon (and we did use these facility!).

Other Facilities

As said, some of the rooms would have shared bathrooms and showers. Our room had a shared shower with another double room, so four people in total. The showers are old, but clean, which for me is one of the most important things when looking for accommodation.

There is a kitchen, where you can cook a proper lunch, or just store your yogurt in the fridge. It was a long time I didn’t stay in such communal places, so it was a nice experience.

Zunda also has a spacious hall with some sofas and a coffee table. At the moment (and the staff promised that this moment will last particularly long) Zunda hosts a great photo exhibition by Tomas Terekas about fish taking selfies in famous Nida spots. Now, it is a reason to at least stop by their hall to check it.

Photo exhibition by Tomas Terekas

Photo exhibition by Tomas Terekas

Prices

The prices start from 25 euro. You can put your dates and chose the room you like here on Booking.com, to check the exact price.

When we were there, the price for the night for a double room with shared bathroom was 35 euro โ€“ at least 30 euros cheaper than all other rooms in Nida during that long weekend. According to the owners, Nida is a magical place, where you want to spend more time, so some places need to be affordable. This is definitely the one.

All in all

There was nothing not to like. What Zunda lacks in luxury, it compensates in the friendly atmosphere, coziness and the fresh air coming to your bedroom straight from the Curonian lagoon.

22 Comments

  1. szzs
    August 30, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    Hi! I have stayed there this summer one night and would like to add, that the walls between the rooms are thin, so it is very good they provide earplugs. Sitting on the balcony is super relaxing, and the general atmosphere is 5*. ๐Ÿ™‚ Would be happy to stay in zunda again.

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      True, the sound isolation is not the best, so the earplugs come handy.

  2. August 31, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I am not really into communal living, but it looks very quaint. And that price! That is quite a steal.

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      It was a steal! Everything else we checked was more expensive, so I’m really happy with this option.

  3. August 31, 2017 / 1:20 am

    Looks really cozy! The photo exhibition looks wonderful

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Yes, I really liked it myself. And I was happy we had to wait some 10 minutes for someone from the reception to come, as otherwise I might not even have paid attention to it.

  4. August 31, 2017 / 1:20 am

    That sounds a really tranquil spot, and I can imagine settling down with a book from that pile and a seat overlooking the lagoon. Then wandering off through the pine forests to the sea; I love the way you describe the smells of the forest and the ocean combining.

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:12 pm

      Bernadette thank you so much for saying this! It was exactly what I wanted to achieve: the reader imagining her/himself there.

  5. August 31, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Looks like a nice, clean little spot to stay. Great pictures!

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you!

  6. August 31, 2017 / 4:55 am

    I guess this is a good place to stay while you’re in the location. great rooms, looks accommodating ๐Ÿ™‚

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      It really is. That is, if you are fine with a shared kitchen and communicating with other people more than you’d normally do in a regular hotel.

  7. August 31, 2017 / 5:09 am

    This looks like itโ€™s in a great location with a nice rustic look. I love the artists exhibition too. Love little touches like that.

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      I’m glad you liked it. I also really like the touches like this. Sometimes you don’t need to invest a lot of money to make it special, but more some thought and ideas.

  8. August 31, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Looks really cozy! The photo exhibition looks wonderful

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Yes, I really loved the exhibition myself. The idea was that the fish has a very short memory, and so does the tourist, who takes selfies with the main sights and forgets them straight away. A bit disturbing as well, though.

  9. Jewels
    August 31, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    It looks so homey! I love the exposed brick wall. And you canโ€™t be at that price!

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      It was also the cheapest price in town when I checked booking. And then we liked it even more when we discovered how nice it was.

  10. September 1, 2017 / 1:29 am

    Looks like a great budget option, I like the view

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Yes, it was right next to the lagoon. You wouldn’t find this for more money, even if you would be willing to pay more.

    • merrygoroundslowly
      September 2, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      It really was. No luxury, but for me cleanness is the most important thing.

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