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Hairy Lemon Reviews

E Arberit Street, 8th floor, Saranda, Albania

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95%

Rating
191 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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89%

The hostel is good if you have to stay in Sarande, but sarande is a concrete jungle with unfriendly locals - so think carefully before you stay. The Israeli couple running the hostel are awesome people who make yummy pancakes. The actual owner of the hostel is bonkers but that's okay. Try not to have a chat with her in the morning as you will miss your bus! Great breakfast, good wifi and bathrooms.


100%

Tschikemi Gabriel and Maki! You have a very good thing going at the hostel! It is welcoming and so easy to connect with all of your guests. Your own good energy is conducive to creating such a fun atmosphere. Congratulations. I loved my stay at Hairy Lemon! Amagi


100%

The best hostel i've stayed in till now! great atmosphere. great balcony and delicious all you can eat pancakes for breakfast. highly recommended.

  • 7th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

great place to stay. felt more like an amazing share house than a hostel. the staff were the best and friendliest i have encountered as they are fellow travellers and always keep to help make your stay even better. we arrived hours before check in time but were allowed to hang out and have the delicious breakfast pancakes anyway. the location is good, right near the beach with a great view from the balcony and close to mini mart. i would definitely recommend this place. it was fantastics.


91%

The location is very close to the beach, but at least 15 mins to port and 20 mins to the nightlife walking.


97%

Lovely little hostel. suited my needs perfectly.small and relaxed.not a party hostel so there aren't drunk people stumbling in all night.great to have a fan and mosquito repellent in the rooms. Great staff. Near the beach so lovely view . Would recommend.


100%

Really is a great place, staff there are very kind and feel more like friends than staff, could not have asked for more.


100%

Great place, great staff, great guests. We loved this place! Totally recommended.


100%

Great location and great staff .. Wished we could have stayed longer ... Always next time ... Beaches in Saranda are amazing so cant wsit to return!


91%

Only small complaint is the rooms are small for the amount of people staying in it. Other than that, the staff is friendly, the place has everything you need, and it's right in front of the beach with a sick view. Can't go wrong


97%

8th floor views and excellent hosts! Info on what to do and how to do it with a map of everything I'd need readily available. Don't miss the pancake breakfast.


100%

This a great hostel we really enjoyed our stay here. Amazing view over the water. Renovated apartment on 8th floor. Excellent staff and atmosphere. Pancakes for free in the morning were incredible. It's the type of place that makes you want to stay longer. Highly recommended.


100%

This is a great place. I came for two days and stayed six and found it hard to leave. Gabriel, Mika and Andy are a top team and the facilities are outstanding, so clean you could eat your meals off the floor. The view to the beach and across the bay to Corfu is magic. You'll get a top game of chess or backgammon as well. Definitely recommended.


97%

Over the course of a 5 week jaunt through 6 Mediterranean countries, my wife and I stayed at 4 hotels/guesthouses and 12 hostels. The Hairy Lemon IS the best place we stayed during our entire trip. Gabriel and Mika are exceptional hosts, everything was spotless, the view was extraordinary, the beds comfortable, the bathrooms clean, and the breakfast tasty (who doesn’t love crepes).Thanks for the wonderful 3 night stay. (A hello goes out to our 3 Swedish friends and chess master, Andy!) ~ Hammers


91%

Such a great hostel, small and intimate with great staff and amazing pancakes!

  • 2nd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The best hostel in Albania! i didn't want to leave. great hospitality, really clean (amazing shower) and the view from the balcony is amazing! the homemade baileys and the pancakes in the morning was delicious.

  • 31st May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Staff is very friendly. Cleanliness and security very good.


100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. Shame it was only for one night but I'll remember it in future!

  • 17th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

8th floor location is fantastic, great place to drink a beer/raki and watch the sunset. Gabriel the owner and the staff are friendly and go out of their way to help you. Very easy to meet other travellers. Slightly further from the town than the other hostels but worth it for the view. Pancake breakfast is excellent. Handy shop below also with bike hire. If the man from the other hostel meets you at the bus station/in the street and tells you bad things about HL, ignore him - it's all lies!


100%

The Hairy Lemon was a very pleasant find for me and I'm looking forward to returning! Thank You Gabriel and Mika for your hospitality!! You have a great hostel!

  • 14th May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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