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Velania Guesthouse
Ranked #16 of 32 Pristina B&B and Inns
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“Great Place”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

We paid 18 EUR for a double room with bathroom inside in that price was included tea, coffee, WiFi and room was very clean, perfect place to stay, we stayed for two weeks and everything was perfect, staff helped us alot and the professor is a LEGEND.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Staffs: the owner is very nice. All other staffs are also very helpful. Location: far far away from every thing. The next bus stop was about 10 min walk. But an advantage is that the hostel locates within upper class neighborhood, so quite safe even walking alone in the night back to the hostel. Room: extremely dated, needs really update and renewal. Kitchen was available for cooking. Wireless internet was free of charge. All in all: nice staff, nice price 3 points.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Oss, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

We stayed 1 night in a private double room and it was not in the main building but at the other side of the street. The whole building was full with carpets, wich looked pretty traditional. The service was OK, but nothing special. The room was big and from the balconie there's a great city-overlooking view. The guesthouse is located in a higher class neighbourhood on a hill a bit outside the center. A taxi drive from the bus station should cost about 4 euro, don't pay more!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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scotland
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Sorry to hear all the negative reports. Could be that the 4 to 6 bed rooms require a bit more free air. What to do is to pay a bit more and spend a night in a private room.

Room Tip: House opposite the main building is nice
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This place is strange. The guests look a bit like backpackers, but there's certainly no backpacker mood. It feels a bit like a hotel, but the standard is not good enough. I think this place would be better off as a backpacker place, but they need some common rooms and definitely should serve breakfast!

I would not stay there again: it is far from the centre, and not a good place to hook up with other travelers.

Room Tip: Avoid anything on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 565 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2012

My first impression: It is on the hill,,,, where am I heading to !?
Second impression: Too old, too smelly (tabacco) and too dim !?
Third Impression: It is quite alright for one night....

yes,,, It should be OK if you spend one night here. I personally think it is way to far from city center, even if it is not steepy street.

There are 2 houses of Velania Guesthouse. One is main house where reception is, but this house really smells bad. Another house is 10 meters away from the main house. There is no smoking smell in it, which is good. I stayed this second house. Fortunately there was no one else to share the bathroom with. In fact, it seems there are many rooms with attached bathroom. My room is single but with double bed and shared bathroom (13 euros)
There is a big kitchen downstair. You can have free coffee, tea and milk. You can actually cook in there. There are lots of kitchen tools and some mini fridges there and here, if I remember correctly. Also a security man comes to this second house when it gets dark. He stays next to the door, so it is safe.

When you contact Velania Guesthouse to book a room directly, you will read something complicated explanation such as send an SMS after sending an e-mail to confirm the room,,, blah blah.. actually you don't have to do that part. I just sent him an e-mail. My book was confirmed. Said that, the old guy (owner?) does not remember how I made my reservation. On my arrival, he asked me if I booked the room directly or through hostelbooker.... He talks too much and moves mega slow,,, so if you are in a hurry, I won't recommend this guesthouse.
If I ever come back to Pristina, I will choose another place. I don't hate this guesthouse, though.

Room Tip: If you don't like smoking smell, take a room at second house, not at main house.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

Guesthouse Velania is situated on the hill in Velania district. Actually it's only 1 km from the city center to the guesthouse, but the uphill road make the distance feel like longer.

The owner was helpful and told us about the bus lines and sights.

We accommodated two nights in twin private room with own bathroom. The bathroom was not perfectly clean and after showering water is everywhere. In the room were also TV and WLAN. Additionally there were shared kitchen and common computers with Internet connection in the corridor.

Our room cost totally less than 40 euro per night, which is low when compared with other accommodation prices in Pristina. That's why we chose this place.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Velania Guesthouse
Address: Velania 4 / 34, Pristina, Kosovo
Location: Kosovo > Pristina
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Ranked #16 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Pristina
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Number of rooms: 17
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