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Florian's Guest House

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  • Perfect 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 Shkodër. (*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 Shkodër 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 €7 per person per night with a complimentary glass of wine. Chicken and Fish are an additional €2. 1L homemade wine can be purchased for an additional €5 (* 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 €2 fee for raki after dinner.

Other Services
If you are looking to travel on from Shkodër 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, Shkodër, is an essential stop along the way. We think you’ll enjoy exploring the countryside, historic sites and the bustling city center.

Please visit 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 Valbonë 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 Shkodër, 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

If driving follow signs to Dobraç.
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 €4.10).
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2021
    Amazing hostel, even better owner! We were welcomed exceptionally well! The owner gave us fresh fruits and explained everything about Shkoder, all possible hikes (Theth / Valbona etc). Even gave us a bike for exploring the city and surrounding! The hostel is great, the entrance already is fantastic!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2021
    Florian prepared a wonderful trip for me! There is a nice ambiance and the best local food. Don’t miss it. Best host 💯
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2021
    Florian was an amazing guest that genuinely wants to talk and share the Albanian culture. Food was so fresh (from the garden, picked up 3h before diner) and delicious, each diner with all the other guests was a pleasure. I can only recommend this place if you come around Shkoder !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2021
    This is a wonderful place to stay for a very authentic experience. The garden is so beautiful and Florian and his family are super welcoming. The food was soooo delicious and fresh as well as the tasty wine. I really enjoyed my 2 nights here and wish I had more time to explore more of the beautiful surrounding areas in the north. Ask Florian to take you to the river for a swim if you visit in the summer ! It’s a bit chilly but soooo beautiful.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Aug 2021
    Wonderful local Albanian vibes. If that's what you're looking for, i highly recommend Florian. It's not a party hostel, but they serve delicious dinner with wine in the evening. Definitely partake in those if you go. I was supposed supposed stay 1 night but extended to 3, as I had such a lovely time there. Fantastic experience.
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2021
    Florian's is just awesome. Don't come here expecting a party hostel or anything, come for the authentic Albanian experience. Florian and his family are such lovely people and epitomize Albanian hospitality. Florian is more than willing to help you with everything you'd like to do in Albania; he offers a million different tours all for a very reasonable and fair price, and genuinely cares about you enjoying the country. If you're looking for a truly unique and wonderful experience, stay here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 May 2022
    Staying at Florjan was like staying at my family place but learning Albanian lifestyle at the same time. The guesthouse is simple but really charming and peaceful, the perfect place to rest or to share nice conversation with Florjan and his family. You will have the pleasure to discover the rural life of Albania wich was a real discover for me ! I also advice you to test the gods of his mum it is just so good and fresh from the garden ! Thanks again for the stay See you around !
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2021
    Florian’s guest house was like a home away from home. Florian goes out of his way to help out his guests, from lending you a bicycle to get into town to sharing his homemade family wine. The veggies from the garden are out of this world. His family is there to help, I was working from my laptop and I forget to eat but his mom brought me delicious lunch. It’s 3km from the town (but bikes), and it’s a little more for couples than solo travelers hence my ratings there but 100% an amazing stay.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 Aug 2021
    Not the easiest hostel to find but beautiful scenery. Florian is a good host and helped us to book the Valbona hike. He is a nice host and his family makes a great dinner in the evening. Since you are living together with the family and other guests, it can be a bit noisy outside if you want to go to bed early. Overall I would recommend the place, especially if you want to experience the real Albanian hospitality.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cots Available
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi