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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 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.

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 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    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


    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


    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


    01 Jun 2019
    The best hostel ever, you really get to feel at home!
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 May 2019
    We stayed in the private room and everything was excellent. Great town and Walter and Brenna are amazing hosts. Real homey feel to the hostel and everything is super clean.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Apr 2019
    I really liked the atmosphere of this hostel, especially during the breakfast when everybody sits at a huge table. There are a lot of small design details which shows that the owner really takes care. The location is just perfect. I highly recommend this place if you stay in Gjirokaster.
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Apr 2019
    My favourite hostel I have stayed at so far! No complaints at all, loved it
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    10 Apr 2019
    An amazing hostel with amazing staff who really look after you. Can’t recommend this place enough
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2018
    This is by far one of the best hostels I have stayed in - and that’s from a frequent traveller. There is really nothing I could honestly fault.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 May 2019
    Fab place, totally deserves its Hoscars award!
    England, Male, 41+
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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


  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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