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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 10.0

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 10.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Oct 2021
    Hands down best Hostel I've ever stayed at
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Oct 2021
    Amazing hostel in the cozy and beautiful town Gjirokaster. We’ve been travelling for a month now and this is far the best hostel we stayed at. There is an amazing atmosphere where there is room for being social and have fun but also just chill an be by yourself. There is clean and the location is great. Everything you need. And Walter and the other employees were very helpful and so nice! And ps the breakfast was the best!
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Oct 2021
    We had a great time staying in the Stone City Hostel! The facilities are great! And also the breakfast is worth mentioning. We participated in the organized tour of the hostel and this was also greatly organized by Walter! (Expect the unexpected). We really recommend this hostel.
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Oct 2021
    I've heard it was the best hostel in Albania, and I wouldn't disagree on that! We've been there on a thunderstorm day and the vibe in the hostel was great, they were preparing a family dinner and everything was amazing. I forgot my powerbank there and they were awesome on doing everything they could to help me get it back, and I received it in Shkodër few days after. Thank you for all the effort and for sharing the great atmosphere, guys!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Oct 2021
    Can't think of a single thing I would change about the hostel. Perfect location, beautiful interior, amazing breakfast. Thanks for the great stay!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Sep 2021
    I've stayed in a lot of hostels all over the world in many different countries and I've never given a rating of 10. Walter and Brenda are hands on owners, super nice and hospitable, and you can tell they want everyone to have a great experience. I stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time there. Is there room for improvement? Always, but I have the feeling they are constantly looking for ways to exceed expectations which is great. BTW, the breakfasts were awesome as well! Go and enjoy!!!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2021
    Great hostel with such a family friendly atmosphere. Feels like arriving home with everyone socialising together in such a beautiful living space - bonus points for the homemade cake!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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

    05 Sep 2021
    Super experience, the jeep tour was brilliant and took us to some real hidden spots
    England, Male, 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

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Albania

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Albania

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