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Florian's Guest House

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Florian's Guesthouse
Since 2010 Florian's Guesthouse has provided a unique home style stay in North Albania.

As the first guesthouse in Northern Albania this is a special place and we are fortunate to have so many special people visit us. Our guests enjoy authentic and off-the-beaten-path experiences. We all share our stories over dinner and often make connections and new friends. In sharing travel experiences we often help our guests with their trips within Albania and neighboring countries.

The Guesthouse is located just beyond the city. Set within lush gardens adjacent to our own cultivated orchards and vineyards. It is a short walk or bike ride to the centre of Shkoder. (*bikes are available at no additional charge to your booking)

Florian started working in tourism in 2005. He worked with a Dutch company that arranged travel to the Balkans. Florian is an avid traveler. When he noticed there were no hostels or guesthouses in Albania, he pitched the idea to his family to create one. His parents loved the idea and they soon began hosting people from all over the world. The entire family wanted the world to see Albania and what 'she' has to offer; beautiful scenery, landscapes, the sea, authentic foods, wine, raki and more!

The Guesthouse uses a solar powered shower which is hottest from April to September and helps save the planet too. Our Guesthouse is very accessible for disabled people with limited mobility. There are no stairs and has well-lit flat paths, perfect for people in wheelchairs who preserve some upper body use.

We take the risks posed by Covid-19 very seriously. The health and welfare of our guests is our top priority, which is why all our staff wear masks and we disinfect the property regularly. The Guesthouse has a private doctor they can recommend located in Shkoder city centre.

There are free bikes for guests to use during their stay for exploring the city and local area. We also offer horseback riding and fishing tours in the local area. Florian has contacts with mountain guides who can arrange hiking and treks for you as well.

The Food
We serve vegetarian Albanian cuisine made from organic food grown right here in or garden and orchard. Breakfast is included in your booking. A typical breakfast includes homemade bread, homemade jam, cheese, tomato and green onion.

A Vegetarian dinner is 8â'¬ per person per night with a complimentary glass of wine. Chicken and Fish are an additional 2â'¬. 1L homemade wine can be purchased for an additional 8â'¬ (* lunches can be arranged/ordered at an additional cost)
We serve our own homemade wine. Also, Raki is the traditional spirit of the region, is made from grape mash. Florian's father has been making wine and raki for almost 50 years. These libations are made from the grapes that are organically grown on our property. There is a 2â'¬ fee for raki after dinner.

Other Services
If you are looking to travel on from Shkoder we can assist you with advice and bookings, transfers, accommodation and tours all over Albania and neighboring countries.

If you're planning on visiting the Northern Albanian Alps, a day trip to Adriatic beaches or maybe extending your journey to Montenegro, Shkoder, is an essential stop along the way. We think you'll enjoy exploring the countryside, historic sites and the bustling city center.

Please visit www.northalbaniatours.com for the description of our touring services.
Some examples....
Horse-riding tours, organize custom tours to the nearby mountains, rivers, lakes, sea, museums, castles and various historical places. Overnight stay after the beautiful breathtaking day hike from Valbona to Theth.

By request, we can arrange for a rental cars, minibus, private car and transfers. Delivery of a rental car can also be arranged for you.
Having a dinner party? The guest-house is a fantastic way to connect with our local culture and tradition. Our guests enjoy delicious and healthy local foods grown right here in the guesthouse. Want to do a wine tour or wine tasting? You can sample wines under the canopy of the grapevines in our front yard.

Florian's sister, a professional chef with decades of restaurant experience offers a traditional Albania cooking class.

For groups of 4 or more who are not staying overnight at our property, we provide free transportation to and from your place of accommodation in Shkoder, to join us for our famous fun dinner gathering.* fees above apply.

Check in: 13:00-24:00
Check out: 6:00-11:00

Please note: We are super flexible! If you arrive early and just want to drop your bags off or check in early or out late then this is absolutely fine. Please let us know so we can arrange this.

Parking: Secured Parking is available on a first come first served basis

Directions
If driving follow signs to DobraÃf§.
Walking? Use this suburban road towards the Telecommunication Mast. Florian Guesthouse is about 100 meters before this mast. Look for the gray colored gate.
A local taxi can be arranged to take you to (from) the Florian's Guesthouse; the center of town is about 500ALL (Leke) (approx 4.10â'¬).
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Sep 2022
    We loved our stay at Florian’s! Great if you’re looking to relax, eat food grown on the property and drink some local wine. Don’t let the location put you off - it is a little out of the way as it’s on the outskirts of Shkodër, but once you get there it’s well worth it and Florian was very generous letting us use some bikes during our stay, which made it easy.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Sep 2022
    Florian is legend is north Albania, he knows everything and he’s always ready to help. He helped us to arrange transportation to/from the iconic walk Theth-Valbona. I hope to see you soon and tried again this delicious wine.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Sep 2022
    Super beautiful garden to relax, awesome dinner with other guests, super attentive and helpful host.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Sep 2022
    Potentially the best guest house in Albania. I really loved everything in there. 100% to recommend
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Sep 2022
    Florian is a man that will make sure that all your questions and requests are fulfilled. It's a family guesthouse and the dinner by his mom and the wine by his dad are a must! The hostel itself has a nice common area and the room is nice. Definitely worth staying if you want to have a local experience with a great service .
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Sep 2022
    If you are wanting a few days in a traditional Albanian home this hostel is right for you. As well as being quiet and relaxing, we were in a small farm. We had chickens, goats and as much fresh fruit and vegetables as you could eat. Plus of course that lovely wine made on the premises from grapes grown on the property. A wonderful place to meet other travellers. Florian the owner helped me organise some local trips as he has a travel business. The trips were excellent and reasonably priced.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Sep 2022
    We had an amazing time at Florian's. It feels like a real authentic Albanian experience. The garden is beautiful and there is plenty of covered space to sit in. Being able to borrow bikes is also super useful for getting around and makes the journey to the town really easy. But the best bit is the hospitality and the shared dinners (which are delicious). You feel like one of the family and Florian has many interested stories (and tasty wine!). I would definitely recommend to any traveller!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    20 Sep 2022
    Florian’s guesthouse gives you access to a real Albanian family house. It’s a little outside of the town yet still accessible by walking or bike. The garden and farm animals add to the charm. The best part was the home cooked dinners each night. For 8euro you get an Albanian feast plus homemade wine. It’s a great way to socialize with the other guests. Florian was very helpful in organizing travel to the mountains and elsewhere. Would recommend if you want something authentically Albanian.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Aug 2022
    Nice location away from the town centre in a homestay with Florian and his family. There are animals roaming around and lots of greenery in their garden. Everyone is super friendly and there are chilled but social vibes. However this is not a party hostel. I recommend joining for the evening dinner to socialise with other guests and sample homemade cuisine. Florian is very helpful and willing organise trips and transport for you. The beds are comfortable. Free drinking water and bicycle. I like.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Aug 2022
    If you're looking to get out of the city for a few nights, this is the place to go. Florian's guest house is a very chill atmosphere in a semi rural area of Skhoder. Florian is awesome and heaps of help with his knowledge of Albania. His family prepares delicious food every evening and are very kind. I would definitely recommend this guest house
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cots Available
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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