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Saranda (SR) Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Best location in Saranda! 50 meters from FerryCorfu , FREE breakfast, FREE WIFI, Beach BBQ, promenade with bars, restaurants, buses to Butrinti ruins and Ksamili islands and beaches , farmers market, motorcycles cars rental.ATM - all on our door step!

Description of the town of Saranda !
Our town surrounds its bay and extends up toward the mountain,The five main roads of the downtown area run east and west roughly paralleling the bay !
The most interesting part of the town is along what the locals call the First Road(Rruga Mithat Hoxha/ Rruga Jonianet),the scene of most what Saranda is known for! This is where you will find the beach and promenade with its popular cafes,cocktail bars,restaurants(fine dining as well as fast food,green areas and the Ferry to Corfu.

Located on the western portion of the First Road are local transportation including buses to the Ksamili beaches,the famous ruins of Butrint and destination along the coast!
Bus stops for Gjirokaster,Tirana,Korca,Elbasan,Vlora,etc are between the Second Road and the Third Road,This area is where you will find Friendship Park and the ancient synagogue ruins!

The Fifth Road ( Rruga Gjergj Araniti) runs along a higher elevation on the mountainside and offers views of Saranda and the bay.Hikers who trek for about one hour from the First Road (Ferry Corfu,promenade,beach,bars restaurants ,hotels bus stations) up the mountain to the Fifth Road and beyond can enjoy cool temperatures and lovely vistas of the surrounding area!

Hostel description!
Welcome to Saranda!
Saranda Backpackers or Tomi's Hostel is run by a local Tomi,who is fluent in English,Italian and Greek! It's located on the second floor of a secure contemporary apartment building ,located only 20 meters from Saranda's main beach! All of the rooms have big balconies overlooking the picturesque Ionian Sea!

Mornings begin with continental breakfast with fresh tasty bread,jam,coffee or tea,eggs,tasty tomatoes and fruits ! Or will you try out the typical Albanian breakfast with byrek? Tell us !
We are at your disposal 24/7 and can give you an insider view of Saranda.We can recommend cheap traditional restaurants as well as help navigate your next destination and point out all of the nearby hot spots including The Blue Eye.The Castle of Lekuresi,the antic excavation of Butrint or the amazing beaches of Ksamili or Pasqyra Beach south to Saranda !
Walk around the corner and catch the city bus,it leaves every hour and the bus stop is few steps away from the hostel ! Visit Butrint and stop in Ksamil on the way back take a swim or paddle boat ride to the islands !
Located just 50 meters from Ferry Corfu and quick walk downhill from the central bus station,Saranda Backpackers is not close to all major transportation hubs,its also a short walk to the promenade which is lined with bars ,discos and restaurants( be sure to try the famous mussels). As you stroll along the promenade stop and have a shot of raki,enjoy the sea view and live the moment as the locals do.Last but not least the main beach is in front of the hostel Soak up the sun,rent the paddle boat,or float the day away in the clean refreshing sea !
Also the hostel is located right around the corner from the farmers market and the town's big supermarket Alfa!
Some of the hostel;s benefits include hot showers,free internet,washing machine and balconies with stunning views of the bay and kitchen is well!
We are here open for all your questions and try to help you with all your travel needs-day trips around Saranda and travelling around Albania too !

Our Hostel Events
Albanian Culture night
Dinner in Town( local dinners,pizza places,and have time for drinks and ice creams)!
Beach BBQ ( on nights when we have 8 or more guests we can arrange a Beach BBQ. There is not better way to get to know your fellow guests and enjoy a beautiful Saranda night! After dinner you may even desire a moonlight swim!
Saranda Walking Tours
Seafood Night
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Apr 2021
    Saranda Backpackers is highly rated by me during these Covid Virus times because I felt secure while staying here. The included breakfast was tasty. Staff is almost fanatical about his cleaning during these times. The balcony is perfect for getting some morning sunshine. Out the front of the hostel is the promenade which has been almost totally re-done. There are numerous coffee places open and many restaurants are in the process of re-opening. The Butrint bus, by the hostel, is 100 Lek.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Apr 2021
    Tomi takes wonderful care of hostel guests. He makes sure all your needs and questions are met. The hostel is in a fantastic location steps from the promenade and beach. The rooms have a balcony that looks across the bay. Breakfast is fantastic. Great stay, highly recommend.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Mar 2021
    Amazing hostel, the owner is so nice. He cooked us a simple breakfast and lunch. I feel like he would do anything for the people staying at his hostel and he has a very fatherly feeling. Very nice man and I loved this hostel. The hostel is right next to the beach, very clean, and the owner was very accommodating. He let me stay in a six-bedroom by myself with a balcony because it wasn't very busy when I stayed there. I would recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Sarande.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Nov 2020
    Tomi was an amazing host to my experience in Sarande/a. The breakfast was great every morning and if you needed something Tomi would find a way to help or do it for you. The location was perfect as it was next to the waterfront and a minute walk to the bus that takes you to Butrint NP or Ksamil. Definitely recommend staying here!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Nov 2020
    Tomi has a reputation for excellent customer service, For someone who goes out of their way to solve all your problems e.g. help you find a good place to eat, or a place to change money, or where to visit.. or change bed.. or have fruit instead of omelette.. anything he makes a big effort to help.. so I can only give 10.0 rating as this level of help is very rare.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Oct 2020
    Over 20 countries, over 40 hostels and no one can beat the hospitality of Tomi, he will make you feel at home, he is just the best. Also, beds are super comfortable, really close to the action, good breakfast, and amazing hot water. There is no place better in the city than here. Long Live Tomi!!!
    Puerto Rico, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Mar 2021
    If you're ever planning on going to Sarandë, you must stay at Saranda Backpackers. The owner, welcomes you with open arms outside the building and from the first minute to the last makes you feel at home. Every morning he cooks you breakfast and if your lucky he'll make lunch for you too. He's a real gentleman with a big heart. Especially, during these Covid times, he keeps the place clean and is open for business. From Day 1 I have felt very comfortable here. I can't recommend him enough.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Sep 2020
    Location is great, very close to the beach. Big lockers with the lock included. Very clean & cosy, apartement type of facility with dormitories. The owner was very helpful, attentive and friendly. I can't really comment on general atmosphere because we stayed there at a time outside of the main holiday season, but we were also on a more chill private vacation so it was not a problem for us. Breakfast is included & owner took into account our special diet requests which was a big plus!
    Finland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Apr 2021
    Given the pandemic I wasn't sure what to expect at Saranda Backpackers, but staff lived up to the reviews and was very accommodating for anything I needed, including letting me stay in a four bed dorm by myself to socially distance. You can't beat a fresh cooked breakfast every morning or the view. While covid measures were more aligned with the local culture, staff and the other residents were very respectful of my safety choices.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Sep 2020
    Tomi is simply the best host someone could hope for, he did his best to make my stay in Sarandë as enjoyable as possible, he cooked some amazing fresh fish, recommend amazing places to visit and event help me to sort out some trip difficulties. His kindness and friendly vibes made the most out of my stay. Thank you for everything Tomi!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii


Awards

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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