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Hairy Lemon Reviews

E Arberit Street, 8th floor, Saranda, Albania

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208 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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This place was awesome had the best view over the water 8stories up. Was a lil hard to find an away from the main port which is a good an bad thing. Didn't have many ppl staying there as it was the end of Te season so was nice to have the place to ourselves. Annette had great local knowledge an really made you feel at home.


A great hostel to stay at! SO close to the beach, and in my opinion, the nicest one in the town. Mini market downstairs which is handy. Staff were amazing, so accommodating and very hospitable. All-you-can-eat-pancakes does NOT disappoint! It's in an apartment, which sounds confined, but feels really spacious and open. Very clean, good kitchen and excellent wrap-around balcony.. Would definitely recommend!


Staff was excellent, very friendly and talkactive, the gave us very good suggestions on how to reach all worth places to see and to eat. Breakfast was a real plus, Gigi was an excellent pancakes maker. From the balcony u can sit and enjoy the wonderful view of Saranda beach and Corfu Island. The Hostel is not right in the heart of the old town, but the village is small so everything is very close by foot (10 mins). The place is clean and secure, guests were all easy going.


Great breakfast and lovely people to chat with. The place is actually quiet at night so eveyone could get their sleep.


We had a lovely time in this super friendly hostel.The staff could not have been more accommodating to our needs.It was like visiting an old friend and staying for a couple of nights.


Hairy Lemon was really nice experience. The host, lovely Irish lady, is very friendly from the first second you enter the hostel and is always ready for chat and shot of raki :) The views from the balcony are amazing and it's so relaxing to sit up there and just enjoy the sea breeze. And the pancake breakfast! I think this hostel will be the reason I will return to Saranda!


We had a great stay at the hairy lemon! Run by the lovely Annette (who treated us like family- even buying us kebabs when we were too hung over to move!), this place has a great atmosphere and is a min walk to the beach. Good value for money- highly recommended!


The hostel owner was extremely welcoming and helpful. The hostel has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The help and advice of the owner made a world of difference in our little trip. Thanks so much Anette. We are now cruising up the coast in our little red car! Love Selia and Vilde

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Common room was way too small. Owner gave staff in front of us a hard time making us uncomfortable. Otherwise breakfast was great and working staff at the time made us feel at home. No A/C so quite hot in the rooms.


Awesome hostel! Cannot recommend enough, the owner is lovely and the staff were really nice as well. They really help you plan your day out and have all the bus times and attractions listed. I only booked one night but ended up staying 4 or 5 total, really felt like a home away from, and the included breakfast was a huge plus!


Having travelled a fair bit of the Balkans, the hairy lemon is one of my favourite hostels. Easy to find, great welcome, comfortable rooms and excellent view. Clara, Tom, CJ and Annette were good fun, made sure we knew where to head off to in the day (massive help in getting to Butrint and the blue eye spring) + good laugh in the evening. Very grateful for everything, hope that I can make it back next year. Huw xx

  • 17th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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