I stayed at Hostel Albania for four nights with friends, and it is the ideal place to come back and chill out after a day in the busy city.
The staff were very helpful, providing a map and explanation of how to get to all the various bus stops (there is no central bus station in Tirana).
The dorm was a good size, clean, and had enough space for bag storage (bring your own padlock). There was also plenty of space to hang out - a garden, balcony, dining room and good sized kitchen.This meant there was space to chill on your own, or meet other guests. Bathrooms were fine as well. We cooked one night, and there was plenty of room to do so.
Breakfast was included in the price, making it extremely good value.
The hostel is located about 10 minutes from Skanderbeg Square, so you can't fault the location either. I'd recommend printing off a map when you first visit, as the entrance to the hostel is a bit tricky to find. We wandered back and forth a few times before we found it.
All in all, Albania is well worth a visit, and Hostel Albania a great place to stay. I plan to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hostel Albania is perfectly located in one of the oldest parts of Tirana. Our Hostel is the perfect spot to discover Tirana day and night because we are close to everything to see and do in this big city. Close to all bus stations, just a few steps to the biggest open market, not far from the nightlife area in Tirana and surrounded by cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Hostel Albania is also the first choice if you just like to relax a bit away from the hustle and bustle that this fast and noisy city is famous for. Sitting in our huge garden you won`t feel like you are in Tirana, and the different areas like the oriental lounge, the beach part, BBQ area or the bar will be there to ensure that everyone will find his perfect spot to do whatever you feel like doing. Smoke a Shisha, drink a homemade Raki, put your meat on the fire or pick your own fruits from one of our 25 fruit trees like lemons, oranges, mandarins or pick some grapes that are growing all around the garden. You are welcome...Hostel Albania is also the best choice if you need a base camp from where to discover whole Albania. As we were working as tour guides for different agencies in the past we know everything about what to see and where to go in Albania and we are happy to provide all the information you need to discover this beautiful country. ... more less
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