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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 9.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2020
    Best hostel and host in my life. If you’re in Sarande don’t worry and stay this hostel. Tommy will take care of all your problem with a big heart
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Aug 2020
    I’ve never left a review on a hostel until now. Stayed here with three friends and had the best hostel experience we’ve ever had. Tomi sets the standard for hospitality. Woke up to breakfast every morning and felt like family. We love you Tomi!!! Felimenderit!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Aug 2020
    fantastic place to stay just amazing
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jul 2020
    This is the first hostel you should come if you come to Albania. The atmosphere is great, it’s right on the beach (2 minute walk!) and the rooms have a sea view. Also the bus to Ksamil was right on the street. There’s big bathrooms, great lounge and 10/10 host. We ate shrimps and salad on the balcony. If you wanna have a good time come here. Tomi we love you!!!
    North Macedonia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Feb 2020
    No trip to Saranda would be complete without staying at Saranda Backpackers. The hostel is in a good, central location, the dorm I stayed in had the most stunning view of the bay. But by far, the best thing about the hostel is the owner! Such a warm, welcoming, and knowledgeable guy! I stayed for three nights, and he made the place feel like home. Everything with Toni is no problem. Genuinely one of the nicest people I've ever met in a hostel. Go and stay at Saranda Backpackers for sure!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    Tomi is the most welcoming host I’ve ever met. He and his nephew go the extra mile in every single matter. I felt like a king at home. Such a wonderful experience.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7

    Superb

    30 Dec 2019
    I checked into Sarande backpackers around New Year's on a solo bikepacking trip around the world and promptly became ill with some virus. I was bedridden for two hallucinatory days where the owner, not only regularly check in on me, but fed me, provided me with regular hot tea, helped with some laundry, always 'no problem'. I had just arrived from a hostel experience in Bari, Italy that was best described as 'self serve'. Hosts can make an enormous difference in a hostel experience.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    Stayed for a few nights in middle winter and had an awesome stay. It is ofcourse a quiet time of year, still good weather, it didn't matter as Tomi is the best host I ever had. Really helpful and allround great guy. Woukd definitely recommend!
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • 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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