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Tomi is the friendliest and most helpful owner we have encountered on our 4 months of travels. Always smiling and he even invited us in on the way back from Corfu for tea and then took us to the bus station and organized our bus tickets. Always clean and the testimonials on the wall say it all.
I chose this hostel because it is run by a local Albanian, Tomi. He gives you a taste of how nice Albanian hospitality can be. It is located really close to the beach and bus station. You are only a one minute walk to the bus that goes to the famous Butrint ruins. The owner serves an awesome breakfast that is super fresh with sausage, eggs, homemade jam, and fruits. The best part was the amazing calamari dinner that was cooked and served by the owner himself. Highly recommend! Faleminderit Tomi!
As all the other comments will tell you, TOMI IS AMAZING. The location is fantastic. The amenities are great. It's a great place to meet people, we had a bbq on the beach :) It's a home away from home. Thanks so much Tomi!
Tomi is a bit of a character, you can't help but feel welcome here in this cosy and homely hostel.
The host Tom is the son, the father and the holy ghost in one. Has a kind word for everyone, finds a solution for every problem. The hostel is centrally located, in an apartment. Breakfast (included) is good, the rooms are ok. One bathroom for the hostel (14 beds) is a bit on the meager side around 8 am, so wake up in time if you have an early bus to take.
One bath room between 14 is a little over optimistic and no air con!!!! But clean and tidy, reasonable kitchen and the owner is friendly and puts on a bbq on the beach which is very good value.
Great place to stay tommy is a really good guy and can help with anything, easy friendly place
Just read all the other comments, Tomi is a dude.
Tomi is a star, he deserves a medal for what he does to make his guests feel welcomed and good. Excellent here is not enough! In the end I arrived together with a friend, despite booking a place just for myself, and it was not a problem for Tomi to find place to stay for both of us. Then he cycled to the other side of the town to get some medicines for me when I was totally sick. Noone will take better care of you in Sarande than Tomi, don't miss the opportunity to meet him in person!!
Tomi is an absolute legend, he takes really good care of everybody, and will go out of his way to help you, you can ask him anything! Tomi even took the time to find me a sports bar to watch my beloved football club Sunderland, and for this I will be forever grateful. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in...
The hostel is in a great location to do things in Saranda and the owner Tomi takes care of everything. The breakfast provided is delicious. Tomi's general manner towards you is nothing but kind and genuine. Worth the stay as would definately go back there! Cheers, Dave.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Tomi and his partner are great. They work hard to make people feel welcomed. They organise evening activities and are always available to help with anything you need. We had a nice barbecue on the beach when I was there.
Tomi and Meike are amazing, extremely helpful, almost to a fault! The rooms got pretty warm, and there is only one bathroom, but I'd definitely stay again because of Tomi. Great location as well.
Really nice staff. They were overbooked when I went and I ended up staying in a hotel room down the road with some others and still was really good, just missed out on the atmosphere a little bit.
I dont have to mention it, but yes, Tomi and Meika are great. Very chilled, provide breakfast every morning, amazing barbecue, if you want they will wash your clothes for free. Generally they will do anything to help their guests out. They trying really hard to build something good and its working! Saranda is beautiful, and so so so cheap! Only one thing, if you go in the searing summer heat, there is no aircon and it can get quite hot. Apart from that, its a great stay! Thankyou
We booked a hostel room but were given a room in a location that was further away from the hostel. In the room we were provided were the most uncomfortable beds i have ever slept in. The room was cramped and incredibly hot. The staff were nice and very friendly but i probably wouldn't stay there again.
This is the best hostel ever - Tomi takes care of whatever you need, and it's always "No problem". The location is perfect, and Tomi's barbeque is to die for! The only downside is that there is only 1 bathroom for three rooms, but everything else more that makes up for it. Stay at this hostel, you won't regret it!
My stay here was fantastic! The fact that there is one bathroom was no issue and Meike and Tomi are wonderful hosts. Tomi goes out of his way for you - escorting you to restaurants and buses, even going out to buy stamps for me. His wife makes delicious breakfasts and is full of knowledge too. They also met us at the port so we could know where to go. Great ot have individual lockers large enough to store your pack and more too!
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The best hostel in Albania, hands down!! Tomi, the owner, will take care of anything that you need, and it's always "no problem"! If you don't believe me, just read the walls! It's located in the center of the city, close to everything, and less than a minute away from the beach. The breakfast is delicious (hard boiled eggs, watermelon, and the tastiest jam ever). Just stay here - you won't regret it!
Absolutely Amazing!! Everyone who goes to Saranda should meet Tomi and Maike. They prepare an Awesome breakfast, Tomi will take you to catch anything you need to make day trips and suggest good places to eat, and his does a MEAN BBQ!! Not to be missed :)