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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

In terms of facilities this hostel is pretty average - bunk bed rooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen. Even with the fan on and just the screen door to the balcony closed it got pretty stuffy on hot nights. However, the owner is what really elevates this to a great hostel. He'll probably meet you on the street - if not...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I turned up failing to inform Tomi my arrival date and finding the hostel full. Tomi was genuinely concerned, fed me first and then found me another accommodation- a very nice one - for the night. I wanted to thank him here. What a lovely person!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Rino and Tomi, what an absolute pleasure it was being able to stay at your. Thank you Rino for being an absolute super star and being so helpful, nothing is ever a problem for these guys. Will definitely be back and be recommended to other solo travellers, the hospitality that was received by me was absolute next level and I...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Although the hostel is quite basic, the owner Tomi is so friendly and treats you like you are family, which makes the hostel really great. Breakfast of fried eggs and bread is included. There is also a nice balcony with a nice view of the water.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Firstly- This is the best location in Saranda! Right next to the bus station and the port. Secondly, Tomi is a rare guy. A true peoples person, with a very big heart, Tomi does everything in his power to make the best vacation/trip for anyone

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Reviewed 30 April 2016

This hostel is in a convenient central location, with sea views, and is easy to find from the port. Extremely clean, comfortable beds, good WiFi, and a full kitchen and fridge for guest use. The only minor flaw, is that there is only one bathroom/toilet for the three rooms. The owner Tomi, is the most friendly hospitable guy! Nothing was...

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Kalmthout, Belgium
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Backpackers hostel, in the center of Saranda, with a view on the sea, and walls filled with drawings and texts from previous guests. Host Tomi will do anything to make you feel at home; play music, bring you tea when you're a little sick, make a good breakfast, or pancakes, ... a highly recommended place to be!

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, good location, safe and clean. But the best? Toni... the owner. He solves all your problems is like a myth. Me and my friend do not leave the place without a picture with Toni. Tomi is the best

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

This hostel is still one of the nicest places I've been to so far. The hostel itself is, besides the view from the balcony, not that special. Shower is nice, rooms are with fan endurable and common room is quite small. However, Tomi and his cousin Rani make this hostel worthwile. They treat you like their allday priority and make...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

We just stayed for one night between towns however I almost wished we stayed longer as the owner Tomi was so great along with his hostel! Although there is no signage he is on the street keeping an eye out for you and gives you a great welcome to his hostel. He even served us a plate of nice cold...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
My brand new hostel is located on the second floor of a secure contemporary apartment building, and all of the rooms have balconies overlooking the picturesque Ionian Sea. Situated just 50 meters from the port (ferry service to/from Corfu) and a quick walk from the central bus station, Backpackers SR is not only close to all the major transportation hubs, but it's also a short walk to the promenade which is lined with bars, discos, and restaurants (be sure to try the famous mussels). As you stroll along the promenade, stop to have a coffee or a shot of raki, and live in the moment as the locals do. Last but not least, the main beach is just across the street. Grab some homemade byrek (spinach pie) or a tasty treat from the corner bakery on your way. Soak up the sun, rent a paddle boat, or float the day away in the clear refreshing sea.After a day out on the town, you can return to your room for a hot shower, check your email for free, do some laundry, or take in the stunning view from the balcony. Enjoy making lunch and chatting over dinner with your friends, or fellow international adventurers, in our large kitchen or take your food on to the balcony and enjoy the seaside view with a cold beer. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at the Famer's market located just a few steps from our door. And, don't worry about breakfast, it's included! Come see, and savor, the Albanian Riviera and let Backpackers SR show you why Albanians are known for their warmth and hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Backpackers SR

Address: Rruga Mithat Hoxha Nr10, Lagja 4, Saranda 7500, Albania
Region: Albania > Vlore County > Saranda
Price Range: $17 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Backpackers SR Albania/Saranda
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“Get the 6 bed dorm, it's a little less crowded.”
 of 5 bubbles eslinc, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Trust Tomi to give you the best room available”
 of 5 bubbles 673richardw, 25 May 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view. :)”
 of 5 bubbles Jen_Ni823, 14 May 2013 | Read review
“there are two 4-bed rooms and a 6 bed room.”
 of 5 bubbles Justis11, 1 Jul 2012 | Read review
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