I did not like this hostel at all. The room itself was fine - three bed dorm (no bunks) and an ensuite (which could have been a bit cleaner but wasn't too bad).
There wasn't any common area to meet people though, and I was in a separate building from the reception and the computers.
My main issue was that no-one at the hostel spoke English. This would usually just be a minor inconvenience, part of the fun of travelling, but in Tirana it was a major problem. Throughout Albania, there are no bus stations, timetables, tourist information or any way of finding out how to get to your next destination. All through my trip I had relied on my hostel to inform me of how to get around - but there was absolutely nothing here. I disliked the hostel so much that I decided to cancel my second night stay - but I couldn't even explain that to the staff!
Also, it was very noisy and there were flocks of mosquitoes.
In terms of location, it is OK. There is nothing much to see or do in Tirana, so it's not really near anything.
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