Best Places for Backpackers in Albania.

Enjoy backpacking around Albania without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Albania.

Top 50 hostels in Albania.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Albania.

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Hotel Onorato

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Hotel Onorato

Our hotel is located only 50 meters from the sea, in Vlora city. Our hotel has a large garden with a beautiful view of the sea, in which there is a coffee bar and where is served breakfast. Free Wi-Fi Provided is throught the private property and free parking is available on site. The hotel is...
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Rooms Emiliano

100 /100

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Rooms Emiliano

Offering a restaurant, Rooms Emiliano is located in Krujë. We can offer you also meals in our restaurant and we have a bar. WiFi is available. Other facilities offered at the property include grocery deliveries, a shared lounge and luggage storage. We are located inside the historical Castle of K...
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Florian Shkodra Guesthouse

100 /100

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Florian Shkodra Guesthouse

Our home is a small family run B&B/Guest House that was started in end of 2009, and is located amongst orchards and vineyards. It’s a short walk to the center of Shkoder. Breakfast is included; lunch and dinner are offered for €4 each. We serve vegetarian Albanian cuisine made from organic food farm...
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Berat Backpackers Hostel

99 /100

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Berat Backpackers Hostel

Welcome to Berat Backpackers, the first backpacker hostel to open in Berat and the second in the whole of Albania!. This 300 year old house is a UNESCO protected building with traditional features set in an amazing location, in the historic Gorica quarter of Berat. With 4 beautifully decorated d...
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Stone City Hostel

99 /100

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Stone City Hostel

We've just got voted 'Best Hostel in Albania" at the 2018 Hoscar Awards! Stone City Hostel is situated in an monumental house at the start of the bazar. It has a shaded garden with fruit trees, a huge roof terrace and brilliant views of the castle. Inside there's a big common room with a fully eq...
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B&B Tirana Smile

97 /100

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B&B Tirana Smile

Bed and Breakfast Tirana Smile is ideal for spending centers in Tirana a cozy vacation in a quiet, warm and welcoming. Its employees communicate in several languages but are very sympathetic and. Tirana Smile B & B is an elegant modern reconstruction after a recently conducted with contemporary w...
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97 /100

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Vila e Arte

Centrally located in the heart of Tirana, Hotel Vila e Arte features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The city centre is a 5-minute walk away. Scanderbeg Square, the main pedestrian zone, is only few steps from the hotel. A TV, a telephone and a minibar are featured in each room. The privat...
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Homestel Albania

97 /100

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Homestel Albania

Why should you stay at Homestel Albania? Closest Hostel to all important busstations...central location... Surrounded by cafés, bars restaurants shops and open markets... Great staff... Yummy breakfast... Huge and bright rooms... BIGGEST ROOF TERRACE AND BEST VIEWS IN TIRANA...! Hostel Albania...
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Tradita Geg&Tosk

97 /100

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Tradita Geg&Tosk

Tradita Geg & Tosk Hotel and Restaurant, is located in Shkodra city. It is an old traditional house dating 1694, a nice traditional place, surrounded by an ethnography which Mr. Gjon Dukgilaj successfully transformed into a restaurant and hotel. Built with typical elements such as stones and woo...
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Trip

97 /100

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Trip'n'Hostel

Trip n hostel is located in a characteristic quarter of Tirana 'Pazar i Ri', 300 meters from the center of the city. The building is an old Italian stile villa, constructed in 1910. The villa has three floors and two green gardens at both sides. The house has a kitchen in the underground floor an...
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Sleep & Go Hostel

97 /100

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Sleep & Go Hostel

Hygiene and order are our prime virtues, because we believe safe travel is the most important in enjoying the vacations. For all those who want a quiet and relaxing stay, different from all the noisy hostels, our place is the best choice! We offer 3 rooms and 13 beds in total, with maximum comfort...
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Ana

97 /100

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Ana's rest house

This 18th century house is now welcoming guests as a new hostel located in the traditional and charming Gorica neighborhood, on the southern banks of the Osumi River, in front of Berat's castle and scenic Mangalem old neighborhood, that is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. All our faci...
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My Guest House

96 /100

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My Guest House

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My Guest House is a guesthouse in Durres. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Korca Xharshe

96 /100

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Hostel Korca Xharshe

The first Hostel in town. Albanian hospitality is waiting for you. Traditional food (should be asked before) with products of the host or from the farmers of the region. A clean and friendly place. We have a room with two bunk beds and bedroom with a double bed. You will find a shared kitchen at the...
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Saranda (SR) Backpackers

96 /100

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Saranda (SR) Backpackers

Best location in Saranda! 50 meters from FerryCorfu , FREE breakfast, FREE WIFI, Beach BBQ, promenade with bars, restaurants, buses to Butrinti ruins and Ksamili islands and beaches , farmers market, motorcycles cars rental.ATM - all on our door step! Description of the town of Saranda ! Our tow...
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Hostel Mangalem

96 /100

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Hostel Mangalem

Hostel Mangalem in a UNESCO World Heritage site with a Tier 1 attribute. The Tier 1 status ensures a property to be rebuilt to it's exact, historical proportions and structure. Hostel Mangalem is in a central location in Berat, Albania’s UNESCO World Heritage site. We are below the 2,400 year old...
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Bulldog Hostel & Club

95 /100

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Bulldog Hostel & Club

Our hostel and club is located in the second biggest city in Albania. Shkodra is known as the city of bicycles, art, music and entertainment. We organise for you many tours like City Tours, Komani Tours, Thethi Tours, Valbona Tours, Lepusha Tours. Our hostel has a bar that you can enjoy a drink in a...
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The Wanderers Hostel

95 /100

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The Wanderers Hostel

The Wanderers Hostel provides a social and comfortable atmosphere in a historic home. We are located within minutes of the city center on one of the most beautiful streets in the city! Our family has owned this home for generations and recently renovated the entire thing, including two large gardens...
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Shkodra Backpackers Hostel - Mi Casa es Tu Casa

95 /100

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Shkodra Backpackers Hostel - Mi Casa es Tu Casa

The hostel is located in an Historical house in the center of Shkodër. it has over 100 years old and was built by an Italian ancestor of the owners who moved to Albania who made it their family home. It has the form of the traditional home of the city: it has two floors, a large main entrance, many...
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Babameto House

95 /100

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Babameto House

Welcome to Hostel Babameto! The hostel is housed in one of the most impressive traditional houses in the heart of old Gjirokastra. The house belongs to the Babameto family, constructed during 19 century and was newly restored during 2012-2013. The Babameto centre-hostel is an ideal choice as y...
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Hairy Lemon

95 /100

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Hairy Lemon

If Heaven were a hostel, Saranda’s Hairy Lemon Hostel would be it! We're a small, cosy hostel, perfect for single travellers, couples, and groups to mix and mingle with our friends from around the globe. Our accommodation is set in a modern apartment building with a view to kill :) Tastefully...
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Destil Hostel

94 /100

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Destil Hostel

What is Destil: Destil is the most innovative hostel in Tirana with a combination of smart design and excellent service to maximize comfort for our guests. It is a mix of simplicity and abstraction that you can experience in different ways. Destil offers not only a different design styl...
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Vertigo Hostel

94 /100

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Vertigo Hostel

In the heart of Tirana, close to Skanderberg square and the more dynamic neighborhoods, on the street to the airport, Vertigo Hostel allows you to discover easily the capital and the country. Our hostel is a 3 floor Villa with an artistic, friendly and relaxing atmosphere. It’s surrounded by a big g...
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Himara Hostel

94 /100

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Himara Hostel

An old (but newly restored) family stone house within an easy five minute walk from Himara's city center and its nearest beach awaits you! A calm atmosphere for all ages is complemented by its garden and friendly owners. Free internet is served all the time and don't be surprised if you are serve...
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Tirana Backpacker Hostel

92 /100

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Tirana Backpacker Hostel

Central location, relaxing huge backyard with bar, great staff, well-equipped kitchen to use. Welcome to Tirana Backpacker Hostel! Albania's First Hostel, opened in 2005, it's located in a beautiful almost 100 year old Italian style villa, in the heart of colorful Tirana, close to Skanderbeg/Sken...
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Hotel Kalemi

91 /100

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Hotel Kalemi

Experience the historic Ottoman-era architecture for which Gjirokaster is famous -- stay in a lovingly restored characteristic home, the Hotel Kalemi. This charming guesthouse/hotel features traditional woodwork and carved ceilings inside, and the balconies offer sweeping views across the slate-...
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Hotel Floga

91 /100

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Hotel Floga

Hotel Floga is located 1 km from the city center. It offers a secure parking, a bar and a mini restaurant where you can try some of our specialties. at our front desk you can find the information you need about the turistic places to visit and how you can reach them. We help our guests arrange thei...
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Camping Legjenda

91 /100

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Camping Legjenda

The camping is 15 minutes walk from the city center, it is located right opposite the Castle of Rozafa, next to the river Buna. It is within easy reach on Shkodra's attractions, the Shkodra Lake, the Velipoja beach overlooking the Adriatic Sea or the Alps, so close to the major tourist attractions....
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Dream Boutique Hotel

91 /100

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Dream Boutique Hotel

Dream Boutique Hotel style mixes valuable antiques and original artworks with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist. The entire House recalls the ancient residences of times past where young Tirana aristocrats lived while discovering the beauty and the artistic mysteries of the new born capital....
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Hostel Durres

91 /100

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Hostel Durres

Welcome to the ancient city of Durres! Durres is a friendly seaside city in the central part of Albania. Its the second biggest city of Albania, after the capital Tirana. Durres has a lot to offer, from beach, sun, great seafood to the roman amphitheater; which was only discovered in the 1960s. T...
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Milingona City Centre

91 /100

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Milingona City Centre

The hostel slap bang in the center making us the most central hostel in Tirana. This makes Milingona City Center a perfect place to start your Albanian adventures. Staying here means you are in space where often artist gather and its in a walking distance to the beautiful city center, here you c...
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D1 Hostel

90 /100

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D1 Hostel

We are center the city! This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Tirana! Its near to city center as well as public transport and almost all interesting points of the city. Skenderberg Square is 400 m from D1 Hostel, while Sky Tower is 900 m away. The nearest airport is Tirana Airp...
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Himara Downtown Hostel

89 /100

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Himara Downtown Hostel

Himara Downtown Hostel invites travellers to come and rest, share their stories with fellow wanderers, experience a slice of Himaran hospitality, and take in the laid back vibe of this beautiful coastal town. Guests are welcome to enjoy our shaded terrace and relax, have a chat or read a book. Ou...
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Our Way Hostel

89 /100

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Our Way Hostel

Recently we transformed a newly build ed house into a modern time hostel. It a perfect place to rest, chill and meet new people on the way to visit Albania and the Balkans. It will provide you all the travel commodities and as well detailed info to visit the city and nearby locations....
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Lake Shkodra Resort

89 /100

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Lake Shkodra Resort

We have a mixture of accommodation available, ranging from our lodge to our luxury 100% cotton bell tent rooms. Our beach front restaurant and bar specializes in grilled meats, seafood, pizzas and home grown vegetables. Free on-site facilities for guests include; Wi-Fi, sun beds & umbre...
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All Stars Hostel

87 /100

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All Stars Hostel

All Stars Hostel is located in one of the best residential neighborhoods of Tirana. This hostel is best suited for travelers who want to find a quiet spot and still be in the most frequented areas of Tirana. We also offer services you may need for free like free prints for your boarding pass or tick...
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Grand House

86 /100

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Grand House

Grand House is a three floor villa surrounded by agrume trees and flowers. It is 300m square and is composed of six bedrooms which all of them has a private bathroom. On the first floor you will find a nice and warm bar where coffee, tea and breakfast can be served as requested but it can also be us...
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Green Garden Hostel

85 /100

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Green Garden Hostel

Green Garden Hostel is located at the edge of Shkodra, not far from the city center, 2km from the bus stop, 20 minutes walk surrounded by genuine Albanian life. This is the ideal place for those travelers looking to relax and unwind in the tranquil ambience of our large garden and palm trees. We...
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Hotel Nobel

83 /100

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Hotel Nobel

Hotel Nobel is located right in the center of Tirana, Scanderbeg Square, providing easy access into the heart of the capital, The National Historic Museum, Opera House, National Theatre, Gallery of Arts and the main boulevard. Hotel Nobel is an ideal place for all your leisure and Tirana exploratio...
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Vlora Backpackers Hostel

83 /100

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Vlora Backpackers Hostel

Welcome to Vlore Backpackers Hostel! Come to our beautiful seaside city of Vlore which offers you the unique opportunity to visit beaches on both Adriatic and Ionian sea, do boat tours to albanias one and only mediterranean island sazan or relax at the citys very spacious main beach with its luxuri...
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Hostel Enigma Beach Side Himara

83 /100

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Hostel Enigma Beach Side Himara

Well come to the most beautiful coast line of the South Albania. Here you will find great sunny weather Crystal clear water of the Ionian Sea and delicious Sea food and more. Himara is a very old City and it is a part of ancient mythology. Chimera is the name of the old City. Google it. Heimarra in...
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Detijon Guesthouse

83 /100

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Detijon Guesthouse

Detijon Guesthouse is located in Qeparo, a small yet beautiful village in between Saranda and Vlora, 500m from the coast. The area is rich in natural beauty, with great beaches and mountain views all around. If you are someone looking to relax, or looking to adventure, or looking to experience Alban...
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Bit Guesthouse

83 /100

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Bit Guesthouse

Bit Guesthouse is a nice, small and cosy nutshell located in the very heart of the capital. The main attractions, bars, galleries, music venues are just at steps distance. Designed with much love and paying attention to the details, the guesthouse offers comfort, artsy interiors and more than everyt...
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Dream Hotel Saranda

80 /100

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Dream Hotel Saranda

Dream Hotel Saranda Set right on the private beach front in Saranda. 24 hour reception with Free Wi-Fi - provided onsite. Our town surrounds its bay and extends up toward the mountain,The five main roads of the downtown area run east and west roughly paralleling the bay! The most interesting par...
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Arka Hostel

78 /100

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Arka Hostel

Arka Hostel opened the doors since 2015. In the last months we changed the location. Arka hostel is set in what one Hostelworld reviewer calls a 'spacious, lovely space' with a distinctly youthful and joyful Albanian atmosphere. Many of our guests say they 'would always go back' to this hostel when...
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Beni Hostel Saranda

77 /100

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Beni Hostel Saranda

Very nice hostel, located in the best part of the town. We have a whole view of the town, the sea, the mountains, surrounded by nature. You will be welcomed by the owner Beni, he will help you for everything and cook nice meals for everyone. You will have the best time there for you trip in Saranda....
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Lorenc Guesthouse & Hostel

76 /100

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Lorenc Guesthouse & Hostel

Lorenc GuestHouse Hostel is a family run guest house offering a choice of either twin bedrooms with private facilities or a triple bedroom with private facilities - or a combination of the bedrooms sleeping a total of 10 persons with shared facilities (wc and shower room with hot water). The trad...
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Hostel Taipei 101 Tirane

76 /100

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Hostel Taipei 101 Tirane

Hostel Taipei 101 Tirane is situated in Tirana, 300 meters from Skenderberg Square. With free WiFi, we offer luggage storage space. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers (fee). Sky Tower is 700 metres from Hostel Taipei 101 Tirana, while National Arts Gallery is 300 meters from the property...
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Hotel Idea

75 /100

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Hotel Idea

Idea hotel is a family-run hotel which offers accommodation, in the middle of the city, in an urban area and includes homemade breakfast, sauna access and parking free. The hotel has for guests parking, internet, bar and buffet-style breakfast. The location of the hotel allows for tou...
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Zig Zag Hostel

75 /100

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Zig Zag Hostel

At the Zig Zag Hostel Tirana budget travelers can enjoy a clean bed, bath, and more, all at a hospitable rate. Around the clock security allows the guests comfort and safety within their environment. Amidst all of the excitement of this vibrant city you will find a meeting place with a cozy lounge a...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Albania.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Albania.

If you're already planning to visit Albania - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Why you should go to Albania (and why you’ll love it)

I have recently had the opportunity to cycle around Europe, from Italy to Greece – and on my way, I unexpectedly met what is certainly a forgotten gem like no other at the border of Europe: Albania. Before entering the country, we had been warned against the dangers we’d supposedly encountered, which simply happened to be clichés conveyed about an unknown nation. Yes, it may be difficult to get accustomed to Albanian narrow streets, confusing road rules and wild dogs, but if you want to experience something entirely new and get to discover a preserved place, believe an adventuress who has crossed it from North to South: you definitely need to go to Albania. And here are all the reasons why you should. Prepare yourself to fall in love!

Noémie Jorez

Reasons to visit Pogradec

Pogradec is well-known for very hospitable and welcoming people. It doesn’t matter if they don’t know you, they will still invite you to their house. In summer days they’ll invite you to join them in their courtyard and offer you some fresh homemade lemonade or delicious jam, made by the ladies of the house. If you come to visit Pogradec during winter days, you’ll be offered some mountain tea (typical Albanian) by the fireplace and a good chat.

Mesina

Surprising Durrës: ancient ruins among modern buildings

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Durres for the 1st May long weekend. We decided to go there besides everyone told us that Durrës isn’t a beautiful city to visit, rather it isn’t at all. But we decided to go there because of the sea, and we thought that it could be nice to visit it before the season starts: we have been told the city turns in one of the most touristic of the Albanian coast. After that, if you live in Kosovo (as we do) and you don’t own a car, the choices of a seaside place where to go for a couple of days without spending more than the half of your available time on the bus are limited.

Vittoria Berti

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