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Stone City Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

We just got voted ‘Best Hostel in Albania’ for the second year in a row at the 2019 Hoscars!

Stone City Hostel is situated in an monumental house at the start of the bazar. It has a shaded garden with fruit trees, a huge roof terrace and brilliant views of the castle. Inside there's a big common room with a fully equipped kitchen and nice places to chill out. There are three dorms and one double room, all with air-conditioning and custom made beds with large lockers underneath. We have fast free Wi-Fi, free use of computers, and a bar full of cold drinks. We provide a nutritious breakfast so you're ready for a great 'Gjiro-experience'. There's lots to see and do in Gjirokaster and its surroundings. The area has been inhabited for millenia and is blessed with both natural and cultural wonders. We've explored it thoroughly and like to show you the best sites. We organise 4WD and walking trips in the area. If you like to organise your own trip we are happy to give you suggestions and useful maps!

The hostel is run by American sweetheart Brenna, crazy Dutchman Walter and a mix of well travelled locals and foreigners. We want to make sure you feel right at home here and we organize lots of free activities, including swim-trips, city walks and board game nights. Come relax, explore, hike and discover with us and if you stay long enough you might just try one of Brenna's famous cakes....

Stone City Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Check in anytime.
Check out before 11:00.

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

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

General:
24/7 reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
The hostel has a strict non-smoking-inside policy.
Unfortunately we can not accept (big) animals, yes, your pet-turtle is welcome. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    Helpful and friendly staff. The facility is very nice. The air conditioner ran at night so you were comfortable enough to sleep. Kitchen facilities were well stocked. They served a lovely breakfast in the morning that prompted interesting breakfast conversations. BEST COFFEE I HAVE HAD since leaving home. Also I got to bottle feed baby kittens.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    An excellent cosy hostel full of character. Loved how all the beds have a light and powerpoint. Aircon in dorms. Hearty breakfasts. The staff are so knowledgeable and organised - have everything you need to know about touring, eating and bus departures on one piece of paper. Loved the town, loved the hostel. Wish I had stayed longer.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    A superb hostel ,Walter has thought of everything a traveler needs.He is so helpful, informative and relaxed.He takes great pride in his hostel and that comes across in his high level of service.It is a great place to meet people and everyone is so chilled.My only regret having spent 3 nights there is that I had to leave but I plan to come back.He is an animal lover and I hope his 4 rescued baby kittens are thriving with all his love and care. Day Thank you Walter.Anonymous Ireland.
    Ireland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jul 2019
    An amazing hostel, one of the best I have ever stayed in. The staff are really nice (giving us a great walking tour of Gjirokaster), the facilities are really good, and the hostel is very chill (but also sociable). Would definitely recommend!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jul 2019
    Best hostel we’ve stayed at! Everything was perfect, and we loved the day trip with Walter. Would definitely recommend to stay here ☺️
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jul 2019
    Gorgeous building, spotlessly clean, delicious breakfast, super sociable and great chill out areas. Could not recommend more
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jul 2019
    The best hostel I stayed in in Albania hands down. Walter, the owner took us out on his Jeep for a day tour of mountains, hidden waterfalls, and cool lookout points you won't be able to find on your own. Some of the places the locals might not even know themselves 😂 it's that great. Comfy bed and pillows, spacious common area, plenty of toilets, clean and strict sleeping hours so you will get great sleep here. No better place to stay in Gjirokaster than here.
    Thailand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    If it’s perfect you give a 10. We happened to be there on one of our birthdays. It was the ideal place to share the amazing ‘Sweet Cellar’ cake! ;-)
    Belgium, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Jul 2019
    We felt really welcome, in a very friendly environment. Perfect to visit the beautiful city of Gjirokaster! Highly recommend.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Jul 2019
    Beautiful building. Lovely patio. Great location - worth the walk up the hill. Breakfast is really good. Beds are comfy with individual outlets. Underbed lockers. The owner gave a great night city walk for the whole hostel. Staff was great. Vibe is very relaxed but it’s a good place to meet people as well. WiFi was a little hit or miss.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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