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Hakuna Matata

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.6
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Big hostel with spacious dorms and private rooms. Big balconies with sea view and a lot of outdoor facilities (barbecue, tables, chairs,camping etc...) to enjoy and relax. We offer fresh breakfast also the owners will be glad to cook nice meals with fresh products.

The barbecue is the best place to share meals and experiences. In the hostel you will find dorms with bathrooms, a kitchen, a private room and an apartment. Big outdoors with garden and tables.

There is a lot of space around the property, we have a garden where you can eat or just relax. Come join us and have a great time in Saranda with a small budget! You give less, you take more.

Hakuna Matata Policies and Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Stayed with my friends there for a couple days and it was really amazing. We felt like at home, the owner and his mother are so hospitable. If we’ll be in Sarandë, definitely go to Hakuna Matata 😊🐒✌️
    Ukraine, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Sep 2019
    Loved my short and sharp stay at this epic hostel!! Bledi and his beautiful mother were soo welcoming and made sure I was 100% satisfied! The food cooked for me was an amazing traditional dish. I did the tour with Bledi and Wendy (the dog!!) and had such a crazy packed day! My spontaneous trip to Albania was awesome because of my stay at Hakuna Matata!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Sep 2019
    It was very lovely at Hakuna Matata! We made friends with the owners mother, a lady who was always there. We communicated with our hands and feet, with smiles and words in greek, russian, albanian and english. We always found a way to tell each other what we wanted to say. She provided us with blankets, when we were cold. She told us about the guests who always left their dirty dishes everywhere, cooked for us and gave us a very welcoming feeling when we came back after a few days in greece.
    Austria, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Sep 2019
    Hakuna Matata Hostel is a fantastic place with a great view of the city and the host! The staff are the most friendly I have come across my travels , very warm, smiley and helpful people that make you feel at home and so comfortable! The facilities are great and the rooms are spacious! I will definitely come back because the people are who truly make the place come alive and the owner and his mum were fantastic hosts for me and made me feel at home! All the best ! Migue, from Portugall :)
    Portugal, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    The hosts are really nice, they involve you in tneir family dinners and movie nights. Also inviting guests on day trips. The hostel was very quiet when I was there but there’s lots to see and do in town. It’s not as far out of town as some reviews suggest. I recommend staying here.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    28 Aug 2019
    Great view of Sarande and lots of nice outdoor spaces, including movie projector and bar. Hostel offers free access to a beach club (free beach chairs/umbrellas), great perk! Rooms were quite hot for sleeping, no A/C. Also quite a steep walk up from the bus station. All in all, a nice place to stay and relax!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2019
    The hostel is high up on the hill and away from the more touristy parts of town, but it's a trek to get there. It's big but the atmosphere was pretty dead when we went, despite the number of people in the hostel. The view from the private rooms is really good. Big kitchen and lots of places to sit around.
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2019
    Not a bad hostel. Staff are friendly and there's something for breakfast. Decent communal areas and a balcony to chill on. Location though is a little out of the way up a big hill from the town centre, so be prepared for a hike. Although the rooms were advertised to have AC, none of them on the ground floor where I stayed did. Not sure about the upper floors though. Basic facilities too. Cash only payment at the hostel, but you can pay on card at a sister hotel on the beach a ~2km walk away.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    22 Sep 2019
    Lovely family that works here. Gave us free breakfast. Extremely dirty facilities.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.6

    Rating

    29 Aug 2019
    The property was in a very run-down area of town that I would have felt uncomfortable commuting too as a solo female traveler. Our bathrooms were falling apart and the small fan was inadequate for cooling the room in the hot summer temperatures. The staff did not have much knowledge of the local transport, sights, and places to eat and drink. The layout of the hostel meant there wasn't much of an opportunity for socializing.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Children's Play Area
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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