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“Great 'German' hospitality!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Albania

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Hostel Albania
Ranked #38 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Tirana
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37 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great 'German' hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Great hostel and a perfect base for exploring the city. The dorms are clean and the sheets are fresh. There is free WiFi, lots of information, free breakfast and a nice sociable garden area and chillout lounge. The hostel is managed by a German couple, Lira and Claas are perfect hosts and the hostel has a nice chilled vibe about it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Absolutely loved this hostel - its got all the facilities you need, a great little garden/bar area and i found it to be spotlessly clean. All of the staff were great - informative and welcoming, with tips about anything you could ask. Tirana has a crazy buzz about it, and this place is like a little oasis in the middle of the madness!! I'm sure there are cheaper options in the city, but you won't regret paying a little over the odds to stay here. The only gripe is that it is a little difficult to find, but just asking a local sorts that out very quickly!

Would stay here again without a doubt. (Hope the kittens are doing okay ;) )

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2011

First up what is good about the place: the garden is quite nice, and the location is pretty central. The Wifi actually works (most of the time). And some of the non-permanent staff is really nice. Not so much the managment however (a german/albanian) couple.
They do not provide for the most basic cleansiness or services. None of the famous albanian hospitality is felt here. Few things work the way you expect them to. Particularly annoying is a very loud waterpump, that constantly disrupts the silence you might want to enjoy every once in a while. You can hear it in the whole house, that is how loud it is.

We have stayed at quite a few places in Albania and this was by far the worst deal we got, because we could have gotten a nice hotelroom at the same price or less. First of, the managment makes very little effort to make you feel good. The breakfast does not include even butter, the slices of ham are thinner than a piece of paper and you get only two of them. This is particularly striking as eating usually is a great experience in Albania thanks to excellent fruits and vegetables and other food stuff and the generosity of people. Not in the Hostel Albania. So we would avoid it in the future.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hostel Albania

Property: Hostel Albania
Address: Rr. Beqir Luga, Tirana, Albania
Region: Albania > Tirana County > Tirana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 63 Speciality Lodging in Tirana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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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