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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 10.0

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Jul 2019
    We stayed at the hostel for one night. It certainly provided a fantastic value for the money, with comfortable bed, great breakfast and spaces to chill about. The staff were helpful with the tips on sights and reading bus timetables. Awesome!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    Really comfortable environment to be in, and amazing amenities available! Although the old town is small, it's really worth it to stay a few nights, theres much more than just the castle. Ask lots of questions to the owners about the area -- they know alot! We also had the pleasure of going on a day trip out into the mountains with Wouter which was really one of the highlights of our travels.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    What an amazing hostel. We loved our stay there, and we will definitely recommend it to our friends. The local employee is also really helpful and gives you information about the city.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    This hostel was absolutely beautiful and in a perfect location to see everything in Gjirokaster!! Walter was beyond helpful with planning things to do and transport! The rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful as well! The dorm was air conditioned and clean and the beds were super comfy! The atmosphere was great for meeting people as everyone hung out in the common areas! Would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone headed to Gjirokaster, but the hostel itself is worth the trip!!
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    Best hostel Ive been to! Really clean & really amazing staff that hung out with us and came to do some exploring with us. The outside area is really nice and the breakfast was good. The breakfast is in the kitchen/ common area and you eat at a long table with other guests. This creates a cozy vibe. Location is good but it’s a bit of a hike uphill from the bus stop but then again so are all the other hostels
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jun 2019
    This was one of the most comfortable and cozy hostels I have stayed at (not just in Albania, but anywhere) and definitely the best for the price
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jun 2019
    The best hostel I've ever stayed in. Everything was great breakfast, the hostel was so clean and welcoming. The atmosphere fantastic! I would return back to Albania just to go there again loved it!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    Fantastic hostel that has it all; a good atmosphere, nice places to hang out both inside as well as outside on its beautiful terrace, kind and helpful owner and all facilities you need in a newly renovated old but clean Albanian house in Gjirokaster's old town. The owner seems to know a lot about the region and regularly organises day trips to surrounding places. Definitely would stay again!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jun 2019
    Really great place. Stayed two nights which gave me enough time to check out the city and relax at the hostel. I really really enjoyed the chill and relaxing vibe at the hostel, with both indoor and outdoor common areas to hang out in. It was very clean and well designed and the staff is wonderful. Would definitely recommend
    Portugal, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jun 2019
    The best hostel ever, you really get to feel at home!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
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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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