Very kind and knowledgeable staff. Nice decorating touch with all of the art in the hostel. Love the dog. Spacious lockers. Only suggestion would be to make copies of the keys for every customer so no one has to share the main key.
the place had a good social vibe and friendly manager. no issues here.
hot water in showers only lasted 1-2 minutes, tops. a little cramped in the dorm rooms, so no need for a kitchen. staff seemed more concerned with selling their tours than the state of the customer. wifi was only working in the reception, almost never worked in the rooms.
Nice and knowledgeable owner. Good location. Fair price. No issues.
They have done all that they can do with such a small amount of space. No issues with this hostel. Very nice and accommodating owners, excellent location and tasty little breakfast.
nice clean and modern hostel. good location. good maps. helpful staff. no issues.
Clean, knowledgeable staff, free breakfast, very solid and homely facilities. Two thumbs up.
good location. friendly and helpful staff. has all the bus and train info for all of Macedonia which is very helpful.
The owner is a one man team and does a great job of keeping everything together. Always willing to help in any way possible. Very knowledgeable about the area and anything about Albania in general.
Exceptionally helpful and pleasant staff. Very solid facilities. Convenient location for sight seeing and only 5 minute walk to the metro. Two thumbs up from this nomad.
After spending time in over 200+ hostels in my short lifetime, I think I can say the following with some authority. Please print out and display somewhere in the hostel a complete list of rules expected of the guests. This is common practice in hostels and will greatly help to avoid any misunderstandings between staff and guests. Also, NEVER lose your cool with the customers. No matter how nice you are, they will NEVER forget even the smallest of incidents. Lastly, lockers are needed.
This place is a gem - top notch facilities and great staff. Everything is clean, spacious, nice breakfast, fast WiFi, knowledgeable staff and convenient location.
clean and modern facilities, but a little cramped in the rooms and common area. would be nice if they opened up the balcony on the top floor. social atmosphere is nonexistent. rarely anyone at the reception and you have to call them if they are not there. they say the front door is going to be repaired, but it was never done in the week i was there. while one of the managers had good people skills (tall, skinny, short hair, glasses), the other manager clearly did not.
attentive staff. modern facilities. very knowledgeable about logistical matters. no issues.
no issues. good facilities. attentive staff. had good system for helping with logistics.
no issues. friendly staff, nice free breakfast, well organized regarding the activities people can do in the area.
no issues. very helpful staff. nice breakfast. good location.
NZ is a wealthy westernized country, so paying for hot water for a shower is a no-no. if the owner wants to market his hostel as a place strictly for french people, that is ok (there are plenty of hostels that cater to only one nationality). but if he wants to draw guests from many countries, he needs to do a better job of making sure non-french people do not feel alienated due to not being french.
the owners put a lot of TLC into the hostel. always good to see people who do that!
social atmosphere was nonexistent. staff were detached, aloof.
great atmosphere and social staff.
If you could add a microwave in the kitchen, you guys would be all set. Otherwise, no issues with your hostel. Thanks.
no issues. very nice private room.
Excellent hostel. Very caring owners and staff - treated me like family. Great knowledge of the area and all that there is to do. Very good atmosphere to meet other travelers. Would recommend to everyone.
no issues - had a very relaxing time. would recommend it to anyone.
this is really just a place to lay your head on a pillow. not a party hostel or even a social hostel where the hostel organizes events so people can get to know each other (i.e., dinner party, etc.).
Worst i have ever seen: dogs pissing and pooping on the floors and walls, bugs all over the place (especially the kitchen), a nasty stench (probably from the backup in the sewer system), graffiti on the walls of a few rooms, broken walls that make break-ins easy, chickens clucking from 2-6am in the morning, boogers on the bottom of my pillow, a brothel right across the street and the owner´s son tried to `borrow`money from my friend. honestly, i could not make this stuff up if i wanted to.