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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Stone City Hostel

Book more than 2 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 THIRD year in a row at the 2020 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 from 08.00 until midnight (please contact us directly for late check ins!)
Check out 08.00-11:00am

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

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

08.00-0.00 reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
The hostel has a strict non-smoking-inside policy.
Unfortunately we can not accept animals. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2022
    Fantastic place! Can’t recommend it enough and the best breakfast I’ve had in a hostel
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2022
    Best hostel! Great aircon, comfy, well designed, nice breakfast and hostel activities
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Aug 2022
    Great Homely Sociable Hostel. As soon as you walk in the staff and the guests are very friendly and welcoming. Really yum, free breakfast. It seems to be the most popular hostel with backpackers, so book early to ensure you can stay too.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2022
    Probably the best hostel in all of Albania if not in all of Eastern Europe. To stay at this hostel while visiting Gjirokaster is a must. Amazing experience.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2022
    I see why all the travellers in Albania rave about this hostel - one of the best I have ever stayed in! The common spaces and staff create a really relaxed social atmosphere. They run little activities like sunset walks and cocktail nights so everyone gets to know each other. The staff make a yummy breakfast spread every morning and everyone eats on the big long table together. Definitely a highlight of our trip :)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2022
    This is definitely THE BEST hostel I ever stayed in!!! I really advice you to stay longer than one night!!! At least three!!! It’s the perfect place for everything: Meeting beautiful people like all of the staff members (especially Walter and Brenna who own and run the hostel), hanging out and relaxing on the beautiful terrace or also in the living room, joining their activities (there is sth. different offered everyday) and enjoying the family like atmosphere at their delicious breakfast!!!!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2022
    Stone city is by far the best hostel I have stayed in in Albania. The hostel itself is so spacious and welcoming and is always kept clean and tidy. Walter and Brenna are the most welcoming hosts and all the other staff are just as friendly! I stayed for 3 nights and found that each day I was there, there was an activity organised by the hostel such as a walking tour or swim trip. I would recommend to anyone staying in Gjirokaster! There could not be a better environment!
    Northern Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2022
    Stone City surely doesn’t need another 10 star review, but it deserves one! Brenna and Walter have created a hostel which has so much life to it. The location is perfect, breakfast is delicious, and I got the best nights of sleep that I ever have in any hostel. They have amazing tours that are so worth going on. I can’t say enough positive things!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2022
    Loved our stay! Really enjoyed the free walking tour and the sunset walk. Breakfast was also great :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2022
    The breakfast was amazing, chill atmosphere and in a key location. I like the fact have to take off shoes expect don't provide slippers. I'd recommend this hostel.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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