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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 9.9

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    Had a great stay here. We went on the day trip around Gjirokaster which was a really good day! The staff were friendly and helpful, couldn't fault this place!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    This Hostel is a gem. Probably the best I've ever stayed at
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Probably the best hostel I’ve ever stayed at, all the reviews are right it feels like a home and gives you everything you need. The little things like drinking water, great tips for everyone on check in and comfy bed and room are what makes it really special. One night is enough to see Gjirokastër but it you want a place to chill, refresh and meet like minded people you could easily stay longer.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Incredible hostel for the money! Beautiful and extremely clean. Good location and comfortable beds. The only thing is the WiFi doesn’t work very well. And they have a puppy!! Wouter is really helpful and can give you tips on all of albania.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Lovely atmosphere, very clean, very friendly! Very comfy beds, great board games and a very cute puppy!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    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


    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


    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
  • 9.7


    20 Jul 2019
    We felt really welcome, in a very friendly environment. Perfect to visit the beautiful city of Gjirokaster! Highly recommend.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    20 Jul 2019
    “Stone-Cold City Hostel.” Brand new and beautiful facilities, but much more of a business than a chill place to hangout. One of the volunteers was so rude I found it difficult to hand my money over to her. Solo travelers should reconsider.
    USA, Male, 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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