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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Aug 2018
    We’ve been travelling down the Balkans for 5 weeks and this is the best hostel we’ve stayed in, irrespective of price! Clean, friendly service, an all round pleasure!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2017
    I loved this hostel. Clean, quiet rooms upstairs with a nice cafe downstairs. Beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious. The artwork throughout the hostel is amazing too. Staff were friendly, location is excellent. Felt more like a home than a hostel. I stayed way longer than I had been planning to because it was so comfortable.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2018
    Had a great stay here
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    06 Aug 2018
    Arka Hostel had a wonderful atmosphere, as the bar is located in the ground floor. They also had inexpensive bikes for us to rent and the staff were very helpful even though the place was very busy. There was definitely a large Italian crowd there as the place has some kind of partnership. Also the building was beautiful with many large balconies and places to chill. Central location and in a side street that is very quiet. Would definitely recommend it!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    16 Aug 2017
    Nice place in good location for a good price. However the place was pretty empty when I was there and the staff was unmotivated and disinterested
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    11 Aug 2017
    Hostel located near the main street with easy access to restaurants, bars, museum of photography, supermarket and bakeries. There's a very nice courtyard next to the bar/reception where breakfast is served (coffee and a chocolate pastry). We booked a private double room with ensuite which was very spacious, quiet and with a nice view. Only downside was that the bathroom was shared which is not what we booked for on Not sure if it was a mistake of the hostel or the website.
    France, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    11 Feb 2019
    Good location
    England, Male, 41+
  • 5.4


    07 May 2018
    Not a traditional hostel, it was attached to a cafe/bar downstairs. When we arrived there wasn’t any “normal hostel” introduction - ie. would you like a map, this is where we are, suggested activities etc. We were shown to our room and then left to our own devices. We had booked a “deluxe” private with ensuite but it had a shared bathroom and a single bed in the room which had someone’s old sheets that didn’t get cleaned. The kitchen was filthy and the bathroom not that clean.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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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