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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 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 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


    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+
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2018
    Best hostel I’ve ever stayed in, in 50 countries!! SO CLEAN, comfy, beautiful staff, beautiful location, fantastic breakfast!!!! Wonderful common area, and they make sure everyone can both be social and get a good nights sleep. Showers are well-designed, the beer is cold and cheap and I loved the walking tour. I would never stay anywhere else!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2018
    This was such an amazing hostel. Wish I could have stayed longer, but I am definitely marking this as a place to come back to!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2018
    We just stayed one night at Stone City in their lovely private room. Everything was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was lovely, freshly fried eggs, delicious fresh bread, jam, fresh fruit and cheese all eaten in good company around a large table. We would thoroughly recommend this great place for a stay in Gjirokastra.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2018
    Great hostel in one of the cities old houses, nice breakfast in the morning, really nice owners and volunteers
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2018
    The staff are really nice and the breakfast was delicious. Would 100% recommend a stay here in Gjirokaster. Also visit Skenduli house for a super tour :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Oct 2018
    Best hostel I stayed at in Albania. Very cozy, hospitable and creating a welcoming atmosphere.
    Poland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Sep 2018
    One of the cleanest, most comfortable hostels I have stayed at! Great book exchange shelf, delicious breakfast and beer in their own fridge - what more could you hope for? The atmosphere felt friendly but was a little quiet.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Sep 2018
    After the strenuous but beautiful walk up the stone paved hill, I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance and atmosphere of this hostel. Perfect location, very clean, and really doesn’t even look like a hostel due to the amazing decor. The owners are also very chill and helpful! Stay here if you want all around good vibes :)
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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