Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Arka Hostel opened the doors since 2015. In the last months we changed the location. Arka hostel is set in what one Hostelworld reviewer calls a 'spacious, lovely space' with a distinctly youthful and joyful Albanian atmosphere. Many of our guests say they 'would always go back' to this hostel when in Shkodra. The 'knowledgeable', 'lovely and helpful' staff are frequently praised for providing 'very focused, personalized attention' to guests, while visitors can 'meet new people and have a good laugh' in the downstairs multi-functional bar. Our rooms are very clean and we offer the best quality in town for low price. Whether you're a backpacker or a budget traveler, you will enjoy Arka Hostel. The grand charm of the new building combined with our great service and location will be one of the most unique city experiences you will have in Shkodra. Arka Hostel boasts not only a fantastic Shkodra city location and building building but our services are unbeatable!

Arka Hostel is located in the Shkodra City Center, near the only city cinema. You can visit all interesting sights in 5 to 10 minutes from our property. The Witness and Memory site (communism museum) is only 2 minutes walk from Arka. Marubi, National Photography Museum is only 5 minutes walk from Arka. Main churches and mosques are not more than 5 minutes. The historical part of the city is 2 minutes walk from Arka.

A shared kitchen very well equipped is available for or guests. Further in the ground floor there is Arka Bar where breakfast, for those who prefer brioches, coffee espresso or cappuccino (included in the price) is available. The bar is the fantastic place to make new friends and to participate in the cultural events that Arka Youth Centre organises almost every day. Free Wi-Fi. Free linen. Free Breakfast. We have a 24 hour reception. Parking for 1.5 euro.

Arka Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24/7 reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.1

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2022
    The best hostel I’ve stayed in. Great friendly vibe, big outdoor area to hang out, helpful and kind staff. I stayed for one night but wish I could have stayed for more. Nice bar, free breakfast, super clean bathrooms and rooms, thick comfy mattresses, cute artwork on the walls, cheap laundry service. Bike rental from hostel is a great way to spend the day exploring the lake area or castle. but to see the town of Shkoder you need to walk only 5 minutes down the street. fantastic place, highly rec
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2022
    Close to the bus station, very friendly and helpful staff. Good atmosphere in the cute hostel bar with live music. Clean. Rooms don't have lockers.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2022
    Great place to stay, rooms and bathrooms very clean and comfortable. Nice bar/cafe where they serve a light breakfast of coffee and croissants. Washing (and drying!) For only 1 euro. Staff are kind and helpful, location is great. Yes they do lock the doors at night but will be happy to let you in if you come back late or leave early. A really great place, not sure why it isn't more full. Would recommend!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    27 Sep 2022
    I really appreciated my stay at Arka. I planned to stay one night but stayed for 4! After doing the Peaks of the Balkans hike, I appreciated the quiet atmosphere, extremely comfortable beds, washing and drying facilities and a shared room to myself. This is not a very social hostel (at least not at the end of September/the season) but was perfect for me who needed recovery, cleanliness, comfort and her own space after hiking. The free breakfast (coffee+croissant) at the bar is also a treat.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Aug 2022
    We enjoyed our time at Arka hostel and felt very at ease here. It was handy having a restaurant underneath as it meant we could grab food and drink easily. All of which was delicious I should add. Breakfast was extremely delicious with copious amounts provided. The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. There was also washing facilities with space to naturally dry our clothes. It was a quiet hostel but it suited us perfectly. Gates open 24/7 which was also ideal to explore!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    17 Aug 2022
    Decided to see what this place was like as great location but poor reviews. Was so glad I did. It’s a lovely hostel. Got a very warm welcome, clean, spacious room with air con, good bathrooms. There’s no kitchen or inside common room but the outside area is fabulous to sit in and gets busy with locals in the evening. They organised my bus to Komani to do the trek to Theth. I went back to stay after my trek.
    Scotland, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    20 Aug 2022
    Very lovely hostel located not too far from the city centre. Great outdoor space for socialising, so a good atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and breakfast provided also enjoyable.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Aug 2022
    Clean and good beds. Not very social place.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    25 Sep 2022
    WiFi was not working properly and the toilet sit was broken. Kitchen utilities were super dirty and breakfast is a coffe with a dry croissant. Also keep in mind that at 11 pm they close the door from hostel because of covid regulations.
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    29 Aug 2022
    I added a night for our reservation via whatsapp because I've been told by them that there was no need to do it vía internet and they made a mistake with the reservation I made, instead of adding a night they changed it, without asking. They were not able to offer a solution less a plan B for us because they had no free bed already. Lousy.
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Card Phones
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe