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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.

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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 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 10.0

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Sep 2021
    An absolute gem of a hostel. It's located in a traditional house recently renovated, right in the old town of Gijrokaster. The facilities are functional and clean, beds are comfortable. The common area is cozy and it's a pleasure to spend some time chilling outside in the evening. Staff is friendly, professional and very available. I had the chance to attend a city tour by the hostel owner, very informative! They even provided me breakfast-in-a-box as I had to leave super early, thanks!
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Sep 2021
    Absolutely amazing renovation of traditional home. Feels authentic yet sleek and modern. Attention to every detail. Communal space inside and on terrace lead to fascinating discussions with travelers. Delicious breakfast served family style too. Do yourself a favor and choose this as home!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Aug 2021
    One of the best places I’ve stayed at! The owners are the best, breakfast is amazing, beds are clean and comfy, bathrooms are great, location is really close to everything, basically it’s perfect!
    Egypt, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Aug 2021
    Super clean hostel. Also had a great tour with Walter. Great facilities.
    Latvia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Aug 2021
    Amazing hostel. One of the best alive stayed at over many trips. Accommodating, helpful owners, a great atmosphere, clean and modern facilities. The free breakfast every morning is awesome and the free walking tour by one of the owners is super informative and interesting. A great location as well, just a few minutes walk from many restaurants and shops. Highly, highly recommend staying here!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Aug 2021
    This is the best hostel I visited in Albania. Good communal spaces indoors and outdoors, and everything was kept clean and tidy.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Aug 2021
    I cannot recommend this place enough. This is the most friendly and comfortable hostel you will find in Albania and eventually in the whole Balcans! The staff is incredibly helpful (thanks Marko and Kris), the owners bring all the best of Dutch and American hospitality and efficiency perfectly combined with traditional and historical Albania! Air-con and very nice mattress in the dorms! Breakfast is included and it’s just perfect! Love the fact that they rescue animals! Perfect stay!
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Jul 2021
    A fantastic hostel, could not recommend this more. Super friendly staff, interesting walking tour and an amazing breakfast👌
    Denmark, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Jul 2021
    This hostel is amazing, staff/owners are very nice, there are also activities provided by them, everything is very cozy and comfortable. The breakfast is great and the shower is the best 🥰
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jul 2021
    Thank you very much for everything. The staff is great and superhelpful. In addition, it has the best hostel facility and enviroment which I have ever experience. It is cosy and stylish place in excellent location. It may seem you are in some kind of ferry tale if you are in the garden and you observe old traditional albanian stuff and things. They have also an air-conditioning system which is not a sure thing in Albanian hostels. If I add up breakfast, tea and coffee for free...:)
    Austria, Male, 31-40
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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

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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