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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 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Oct 2019
    MUST STAY HERE, really nice hostel and great owner. I really enjoyed my time here. The first hostel i’ve actually been sad to leave! Safe, clean, good breakfast, light and comfy rooms with a view, awesome social space inside & outside. They do a superb job at running this place, thank you!!!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Oct 2019
    What a great hostel. The owners/staff are wonderful, the location is perfect, and the hostel is GREAT! The layout makes it super social, there are both outside and inside common areas. This is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. I can't wait to return one day!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Oct 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in over two months. We were welcomed with brownies, given a really comprehensive guide of things to do and the atmosphere of both staff and guests in this place is awesome- almost everyone extends their stay here!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Oct 2019
    Seems like they really make an effort to make it feel just like home. Great facilities, super clean, really nice and helpful staff. Absolutely perfect place. Plus, the cutest kittens.
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    Perfect hostel! Exceptionally clean, great beds with your own light and power socket, large lockers. Really tastey breakfast, fantastic staff which do great activities especially the walking tour. Location is great being right in the heart of it all. Also really great spacious common areas both inside and outside.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Sep 2019
    This place is so lovely! Staying there felt like being at home while traveling. The hostel is very clean and the owners don’t only take care of the guests but also save kittens and puppies from the street which is amazing! Atmosphere was wonderful and breakfast very delicious.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in a great location. The kitties are adorable too.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Sep 2019
    Definitely the best hostel I've stayed in during my Albania trip. The staff is so friendly and helpful, the beds are really comfortable and the location is just great. Also the breakfast is really good, they offe fried eggs and have good bread. It feels comfy to sit around the big table with all the other guest and start the day.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Sep 2019
    Very nice and comfortable hostel with great facilities and a big breakfast. The owner is very helpful and even runs and free tour of the interesting places in the town. I learned so much about the town and it’s history there. The only downside was the room downstairs as it’s very dark with wooden shutters - you could sleep there for the whole day. It would be perfect for someone with a hangover less so for a tourist waiting to wake up to the morning sun.
    Poland, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Stone city was that nice hostel we were looking for. Except the path to the hostel which is made completly from stone, other things were very good. It’s designed very nicely and you never get bored if you stay only in hostel for 2 or 3 nights and even don’t discover the city. A clean place with a very friendly atmospher which let you relax and enjoy the calmness of the city as much as possible. We stay there for just one night but that was more than enough to recommend Stone City Hostel!
    Iran, Female, 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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