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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."

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Hostel Mangalem

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hostel Mangalem in a UNESCO World Heritage site with a Tier 1 attribute. The Tier 1 status ensures a property to be rebuilt to it's exact, historical proportions and structure.

Hostel Mangalem is in a central location in Berat, Albania’s UNESCO World Heritage site. We are below the 2,400 year old castle, Berati Castle, overlook the Osumi River, and at the beginning of the town’s boulevard. Hostel Mangalem is situated in front of the Osumi River, below Berati Castle, at the start of Berat’s boulevard of shops and restaurants/cafes, and daily Albanian life. Additionally tours into hiking areas are available 10 meters away and museums and novelties are less than 1-5 minutes by foot. Enjoy!

Our amenities are 3 rooms holding 9 bunk beds, 4 shared bathrooms throughout the hostel, a kitchen, living room, 2 balconies (one grand), a courtyard, and stone path to relax on and observe Albanian culture as it passes by.

Hostel Mangalem Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 12:00
Check out before 11:30

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

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

We offer a free tour to the castle.
No curfew.
We can guarantee reception times from 8 am-10 pm. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2022
    I’d come back again, wonderful place
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2022
    Just the best Hostel stay I have ever had. Just a genuinely good owner of the Hostel I would say.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2022
    Excellent all around experience and no complaints! Bertie was a fantastic host who is really invested in giving an outstanding experience to his guests with free tours of the Berat castle and chatting with guests over Albanian coffee. The hostel is more on the quiet, authentic side if you’re looking for a slight slower change of pace.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Jul 2022
    I’ve been travelling on the road for quite sometimes and this is one hostel that really made me feel like home and felt sad to leave. Berti, his dad and his mom were all so kind. Berti’s English was fantastic and his dad spoke very good French. The room was clean and quiet. I cannot recommend enough this place.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2022
    Perfect location right in the heart of Berat. Rooms and facilities are clean and well maintained. The host, Bertie, is an absolute legend. Very kind and helpful soul. Took the time to take me up to the castle and show me around and share his experiences growing up in the castle even though it was just me which was very special. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2022
    Wonderful place, wonderful host. We were brought on a guided tour of the castle, then drank raki and sang songs. The next day we were given a lovely breakfast and then brought for coffee and cakes. I felt very much at home here, as it's very homely, the location is perfect and the people are so nice. I would highly recommend it.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2022
    An amazing place with full of amazing people. They make you feel welcome and very comfortable. One of the best hostels I have ever stayed.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    30 May 2022
    An excellent value, basic family-run hostel in a special location. The family share the work and are authentic and helpful. Substantial breakfast. Facilities adequate (Wifi variable & no lockers downstairs). No access keys, but was a safe area for my week.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Jun 2022
    Berti is a fantastic host and is very friendly and welcoming (as are his parents!). He took us on a tour of Berat Castle and is very knowledgable about the town. The hostel itself is very clean and cosy and feels more like a home than a hostel. Great views as well!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Mar 2022
    Great hostel, in a great neighbor of the city. No complaints :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities