Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Tirana Backpacker Hostel

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1266 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Tirana Backpacker Hostel features a bar, indoor and outdoor common areas, a spacious garden and a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. We offer free wifi, bike rental, laundry services, free breakfast, fantastic day tours and a healthy, vegetarian dinner to enjoy.

Our backyard attracts guests all day and night where you will find lots of mandarin and orange trees, hammocks, sofas and instruments around! We pride ourselves in being a home for backpackers, artists and travelers from all over the world. The hostel is built on the creativity of our community and you will find all sorts of artwork around the property.

We opened in 2005 as the first hostel in Albania, located in a 100 year old Italian style villa. Tirana Backpacker Hostel is located in the heart of Tirana, 500m from Skanderbeg Square and 5km from Dajti Ekspres Cable Car. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at the hostel.
Popular points of interest near Tirana Backpacker Hostel include House of Leaves, Rinia Park and Et'hem Bey Mosque. The nearest airport is Tirana International Mother Teresa Airport, 15 km from the accommodation.

Our fantastic staff will happily provide you with information on Albania, including all the amazing trips you can take nearby. Ask us about the beautiful cave of Pellumbas, the cable car to visit the bunkers in Dajti Mountain or the lovely town of Kruja to find a range of souvenirs.

If you are looking for a community of like-minded people to create lasting friendships and experience the true beauty of Tirana, we welcome you.

Reviews & Ratings

1266 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 23, 2023
Came to the hostel on Thanksgiving and was instantly treated like family by the staff, not in the American yelling across the table kinda family, but the all for one kind. Staff were extremely helpful and even invited me to join them for a Thanksgiving meal out. Would have never found the place with them. Big shoutout to Matt. Will stay here again if back in town. … Definitely not a “cult” as described in other reviews for some reason.
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Male, 31-40
Nov 18, 2023
No words. Spiders on the walls. Not recommended. Check reviews before booking please. Many reviews are in place. This hostel was prettty good few years back. Now it is not. The place not clean. Good Garden though. This hostel is vegeterian. Also you have to pay extra 4€ for lockers. Price and place no match.
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Male, 25-30
Nov 12, 2023
This place could be cool. Location is good and it’s a good layout. Bad smells I think mostly coming from the kitchen. Staff and friends seem to treat it as their own personal party space. Very clique and not inclusive to all guests. I’m not the first person to say this. The worker was very rude and said some pretty negative and condescending things to and about me. The website says they take cards and they do not. No mention of it being a vegi hostel until you arrive.
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Male, 41+


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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