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Rruga e Bogdaneve 3, Tirana Albania
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#5 of 169 Specialty lodging in Tirana
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4.5
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4.4
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4.6
Value
4.5
Tirana Backpacker Hostel features a bar, indoor and outdoor common areas, a spacious garden and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. We offer free wifi, bike rental, laundry services, free breakfast, fantastic day tours and a healthy, vegetarian dinner to enjoy. Our backyard attracts guests all day and night where you will find lots of mandarin and orange trees, hammocks, sofas and instruments around! We pride ourselves in being a home for backpackers, artists and travelers from all over the world. The hostel is built on the creativity of our community and you will find all sorts of artwork around the property. We opened in 2005 as the first hostel in Albania, located in a 100 year old Italian style villa. Tirana Backpacker Hostel is located in the heart of Tirana, 500m from Skanderbeg Square and 5km from Dajti Ekspres Cable Car. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at the hostel. Popular points of interest near Tirana Backpacker Hostel include House of Leaves, Rinia Park and Et'hem Bey Mosque. The nearest airport is Tirana International Mother Teresa Airport, 15 km from the accommodation. Our fantastic staff will happily provide you with information on Albania, including all the amazing trips you can take nearby. We offer a range of day tours to surrounding parks, hikes, mountains and villages. Ask us about the beautiful cave of Pellumbas, the cable car to visit the bunkers in Dajti Mountain or the lovely town of Kruja to find a range of souvenirs. If you are looking for a community of like-minded people to create lasting friendships and experience the true beauty of Tirana, we welcome you!
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Jaime G wrote a review Jun 2022
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One of the best hostels I've stayed in, (I'm a musician and I travel on a tiny budget a lot). The building itself has large airy rooms and good toilet & shower facilities, but the best feature is the massive garden which has room to be social, or to just be alone and quiet. The staff are fantastic and the hostel is very well run. My compliments to Ilir and the team, I shall definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Wandering North wrote a review Feb 2022
Vancouver, Canada550 contributions94 helpful votes
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I spent a few nights here and can recommend it. I was traveling solo and stayed in a private room with shared bathroom, which was an excellent value. The place is in an old house and has a real hippy, cozy vibe to it. Every one who worked there was so nice. It was a little cold in the evening to enjoy it, but there is a nice courtyard for hanging out and indoor common areas as well. The wifi is good. The bathrooms are clean and have hot water. My room was basic, but comfortable. (I mean, the bed was hard, but I wasn't bothered by it.) It was chilly, but there were space heaters and lots of cozy blankets. The location is excellent and is a short walk to everywhere you would want to go. I would definitely stay there again,
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Sam wrote a review Mar 2020
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I booked 3 nights at Tirana Backpacker Hostel and ended up staying for more than 1 month. The place is indeed huge with an amazing garden with paintings on the walls (mostly from guests), sofas and everything you need to chill. The dorms are simple and perfect with comfortable beds and lockers and I would say they match with the atmosphere of the place: there's all the basic services you need, plenty of common space also, and everything you need is so easy to get. For some reasons this place also attracts mature type of travelers with very incredible talents, stories to tell, and always ready to share anything. As an introvert traveler, I've never felt so comfortable staying in the comon areas chilling out with people. There is really a great vibe of playing music together (even if you've never played), cooking together, having a drink together - or not if you just feel like having a quiet evening with yourself. Ilir the owner, Renato, Resi and the volunteers (which I was part of for 1.5 week) were not only friendly, they also all have that very humanist philosophy that makes you feel comfortable and at the right place all the time. Riza the dog is also part of the crew and always brings a lot of joy (and laugh sometimes!) and she comes to meet us in the common areas. The idea of "cultural exchange" here makes its best sense. Tirana Backpacker Hostel is really more than a classic hostel, it just catches the essence of what any hostel and human interaction should be. Thank you for the stay, will be back for sure!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Ha P wrote a review Jun 2019
Ontario, Canada926 contributions253 helpful votes
This hostel is clean and tidy. Our flight from Rome got cancelled so we couldn’t make it to the first night that we’ve booked. The hostel didn’t charge us. We only had to pay for the one night that we did stay. There is free breakfast included. The facility is clean. The staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable. They let us store our luggages for 2 weeks when we go hiking free of charge. The hostel is located very close to the main square and to the city center. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Kayelle wrote a review Apr 2019
9 contributions9 helpful votes
The hostel is lovely: the way it's decorated, the spaciousness of the rooms, the common areas, the garden, staff and volunteers, and the great vegan (friendly) dinners at night. Most visitors talk to each other and I think almost everyone will feel welcome there. And they have a dog!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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TravellerHannahBlog wrote a review Mar 2019
Paris, France24 contributions5 helpful votes
Approachable, helpful staff, excellent value for money, lovely big garden area with seating and a bar that's being built. The dorm beds have their own individual lights and plug sockets. Dinner is on offer at 7.30pm for 2 euros or 250 lek, the portions are big and it's delicious (remember to sign up before 5pm). Breakfast is included. Laundry service available. Toilets and showers are nice and clean. I recommend and would return! The only negative point is there a resident dog.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Matthew P wrote a review Nov 2018
Swansea, United Kingdom22 contributions24 helpful votes
I stayed in this hostel for the recent Wales football match. The hostel has a resident dog, so if you don't like/allergic to dogs, it's something to be aware of. The room I was in was fine. Not many plug sockets available, but I managed fine. The WiFi was good and the showers and toilets were always clean. They don't have a card payment system, so best to have enough Euros or Leks available.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled solo
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Fishy-miss wrote a review Sep 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Was an awesome and charming place. Excellent! Was friendly. And very cosy. Awesome. Yes, it was a whale of a place to stay. I also like the airport and prima, awesome place. Nice beds, nice room, clean.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sho T wrote a review Aug 2018
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Really the best place to stay in Albania for backpackers, travellers, and anyone looking for adventure. Bar outside is amazing and has a great feel (have spent entire afternoons lounging out there, meeting people and drinking Albanian spirits). So many interesting travellers are coming through here all the time so it's a great place to connect, have fun, and even find buddies to travel with. Staff are extremely knowledge regarding the country and do's/dont's for the country. The rooms and linen are clean. The owner Ilir is one of the most wonderful human beings I have ever met. And, the hostel that he has his friends and family have build is extraordinary. The day trips are also great and a very good history lesson and culinary tour as well as day hike and swim.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Room Tip: Book in advance (call or facebook). Gets crowded during summer.
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Gilles M wrote a review Aug 2018
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I've stayed in this hostel for two days and must stay that it was a pleasure. Simple but tasty breakfast. Very gentle people, with an adorable puppy. Not that they can do a lot about it, but after 11pm it has to be quiet.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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$16 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tirana Backpacker Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Hemingway Tirana (0.1 miles), Mon Cheri Coffee Shop Rr. e Durresit (0.3 miles), and Tirana Escape Room (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an oven, and a stovetop.
What food & drink options are available at Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tymi, Tek Zgara Tirones, and Zgara Supreme 2.
Is Tirana Backpacker Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Tirana.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Tirana Backpacker Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kapllan Pasha’s Tomb (0.6 miles).