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Freddy's Hotel
Ranked #6 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Tirana
Reviewed October 9, 2011

Really nice place in heart of Tirana. Great people own it:)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Perkoska
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

I stayed on my own in a two-bed hotel-standard room with its own bathroom. The price is amazing by western-European standards. Though this was the first ever hotel where I stayed in Albania, I had no problem to make myself understood. In the room where the computers are there is a place to meet other travelers. Location is good, right between the railway station and the airport bus stop. (Note that the nicer parts of the city center are south of the nearby Skanderbeg Square).
The only negative aspect is the breakfast: a plastic cup of tea and an "always fresh" croissant in plastic.

Room Tip: From other review I gather that you better stay in the main building.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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4  Thank RBB2007
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Reviewed September 2, 2011

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.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
3  Thank MegSCL
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Reviewed August 23, 2011

If you're looking for a safe, friendly, clean and tidy place to bed down for a short while in Tirane, Freddy's is the place. He runs a great little hostel, handy to city centre yet quiet rooms and safe atmosphere all around. Nice local restaurant down the road, serving traditional Albanian food and lovely staff there too. Freddy collected us from the airport and was very helpful with information about the city, gave us a map and told us about local restaurants and sights. Breakfast could be improved, you get a sweet packeted bun and coffee (which is good tho, the coffee).

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Kiwis74
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

we stayed 4 nights easy to get to very nice room we loved it they cleaned the room and
and gave you fresh towel's every day when you were out the people were always friendly and very kind . it's close to restaurants ,shops it's just off the city center could not be better it makes your holiday very relaxing if you'v had a long trip to get there as you have everything you need on your door step . the city is lovely lots to see and do it makes the perfect place to vist . iv been 3 times to vist tirana i love it . its such a lovely country .

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank babs078
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

I stayed just one night at Freddy's and it's quite ok. Friendly, clean, sort of comfortable but they provide free internet. I am upset by other reviewers expecting New York quality from a country where just 20 years ago people were persecuted for their political beliefs. I had a very pleasant stay and yes, the staff - except the very friendly and educated owner - did not speak English. And then what? You have your two hands to communicate and the smile. These old women were more than helpful and overwhelmingly nice. The place is inexpensive and ideally located. If you're not a snob, I can recommend it for a few nights. miklos

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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3  Thank Miklos M
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

I stayed at Freddies for 3 nights on a solo trip Nov 2009.
Then I did not need the AC, but this time it was very useful.
The place was very conveniently located just a short walk from the square with many shops and bars close by.
There are 2 computers for free internet access upstairs and Freddy can help you with any question you have regarding further travel in Albania.

Forget the breakfast. You get a cup of espresso and a croissant. That is all

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Tobbelkp
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Address: 75 Bardhok Biba Street, Tirana 1001, Albania
Location: Albania > Tirana County > Tirana
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 70 Specialty Lodging in Tirana
Price Range: $44 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Freddy's Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Freddy's hotel in the center of tirana, features air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The center of the city is a 5-minute walk away.And you can do hotel reservations in any time. Skanderbeg Square,Et'Hem Bey Mosque, Palace of Culture, Municipality of Tirana, and National Museum of History, the main pedestrian zone, is only few steps from the hotel. ... more   less 
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