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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 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Aug 2019
    Stayed here just for the night. Definitely the best hostel in saranda! The host tomi and his nephew where extremely helpful and was very acommadating and even though our rooms where not ready when we arrived they let us sleep on mattresses on the balcony. He also sorted our bus tickets to tiriana too. 100% would recommend 10/10
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    I was placed in the new room facing away from the sea but was cooler - aircon in the huge main lounge but only a fan in the dorm. Perfect location from the port and bus stops and you step out right to the promenade. Tomi is the most excellent host. So friendly, helpful and caring. He even walked me to the bus stop & washed my clothes. Great breakfasts too with boiled eggs, cheese, bread & jam and watermelon. I definitely recommend this place and will stay again. Thanks Tomi - aka Bruce Willis ;)
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Tomi & his nephew (?) are what make this hostel. They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Great vibe to the place. It’s not super fancy but it has everything you need in a hostel. Location is fantastic, follow the directions on the website & you’ll find the place easily. Really wish I was able to go to the beach bbq night! It is a bit warm in the rooms at night...
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2019
    Great hostel right outside the port. Great staff (Thanks Tommi and nephew), and fun atmosphere.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    An amazing hostel near the beach in Saranda. We arrived fairly early in the day and got served watermelon on arrival - the staff are great, incredibly helpful with anything. There's a good atmosphere.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2019
    Tomi and rino are legends, would do anything for you! Great location, very clean facilities. Would 100% come back and stay here!!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jul 2019
    Tommy (the owner) and his nephew are really nice guys that will always be willing to help yous out with that ever you need. They apply the concept of hospitality throughout the day. The only 'but' is that there is one bathroom (I never had any issues though).
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Jul 2019
    Nice dorm rooms with big lockers, awesome location and very helpful staff. Good atmosphere and clean. Only 2 showers for a lot of people, which is unfortunate. Rooms may get really hot during the summer months, keep the doors and windows open. Mattresses are pretty old and in a bit bad shape, so not the most comfortable.
    Finland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Jul 2019
    Tomi is such a character and a great host. He really goes out of his way to help you out with whatever you need. He makes a great breakfast and insists on washing your dishes which is very kind. I enjoyed my stay here a lot however a few of the rooms get very hot at night and in the morning, and the bathrooms flooded very easily when showering. I would stay here again though. The location is perfect.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Jul 2019
    The hostel is really good and Tomi is the best. We stayed here one night (it was really hot in the rooms), but we had a really good time. Lockers and beds are good. Breakfast was great. We wanted to stay longer in Sarande, but the hostel was full and Tomi arranged us in an apartment for the same price as the hostel. Really nice and friendly person. Close to the city center and the beaches. Pretty easy to find parking nearby as well.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Games Room
  • Wii


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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