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.
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.
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.
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 – tea kettles, so you can have an unlimited amount of tea with the view to the lagoon (and we did use these facility!).
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.
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 – 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.