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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 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Its just unbelievable. All the things the staff does for you, trying to help you out, interested in what you want to do next. You feel really welcome here. After all i ended up staying three nights instead of one 😁 Whenever you go to Saranda, this is your place! Lots of love from Greece!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Sep 2019
    Backpackers! Don't miss the chance to stay a few nights here. The welcome was warm, the guys are really awesome, I haven't met this type of hospitality before.
    Hungary, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Tomi is an absolutely amazing host. Always made sure to check if you were alright or had any questions. He walked us to two different restaurants (one 10min away) to make sure we got there. The beds may not be the most comfy and the lack of air con isn't great, but Tomi more than makes up for it. It's also only 2 minutes walk to the port and bus to Ksamil, and 10 minutes to the bus to Gjirokaster/The Blue Eye.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    This is one of my favorites of all the hostels I've stayed in. Tomi and his nephew are the best!!!! Perfect location right by the ferry and all the buses, lovely view from the balconies, and lots of great people to meet. VOTE TOMI FOR MAYOR!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Sep 2019
    Tomi and his nephew were one of the best hosts I've had, who shared their fantastic local knowledge and even did my washing free of charge. The hostel has a great location with a sufficient breakfast. No faults at all apart from no air conditioning, which was a shame as it was tough to sleep without
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Sep 2019
    great location just of the waterfront. had the four bed dorm which was great, and a good size. minor issue is the fact that there is just one toilet/shower to share, but just a minor issue. yes it was hot, but it is Saranda in late summer so what else to expect. then comes Tommi: friendlier and nicer person you will have a hard time to find, really goes a long way to make sure you have a great stay. cooking the breakfast and not even letting you clean the plates after.
    Sweden, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Sep 2019
    Tomi was such an amazing host so helpful and super friendly we really enjoyed our time here.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Sep 2019
    The owner is a legend. The hostel has everything you need.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Sep 2019
    Hostel is in a great location with a great view over the city. A little tricky to find as the hostel doesn't have any signs. The owner is a legend and will help out with what ever you need and make your stay as care free as possible.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    10 Sep 2019
    Good location and the owner can help you with literally anything. The breakfast in the morning is nice, otherwise it’s pretty basic.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Games Room
  • 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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