Summer season is when everything gets booked up fast; winter sees rates slashed by up to 50%. In season (June to August), try haggling with one of the many locals who stand at the eastern end of Kretingos gatvė touting ‘Nuomojami kambariai’ (rooms for rent) signs. Many houses on Nėries gatvė and Birutės alėja carry the same sign. Count on paying €15 to €30 a night, depending on room quality and facilities. Alternatively, check with the tourist office or contact the apartment-rental agency Palbiuras.