The Wanderers Hostel, Shkoder

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There is a real cozy homelike feel to The Wanderers Hostel in Shkodër. Tucked comfortably behind its rather high garden walls, and based in an authentic old house, this hostel definitely has character in abundance.

The Location

The Wanderers Hostel is located in the newly renovated, up-and-coming Old Town area of the city of Shkodër in Albania. It is a city very close the border with Montenegro, hence many travelers use it as a stopping point when they cross the border in one direction or the other. But the city deserves to be a destination in its own right. The Old Town is quite pleasant and there is a beautiful lake nearby to explore. Renting a bike for a day is a great idea to go cycling by the lake. Another plus for the city is the nearby Accursed Mountains; this is a convenient base for travelers who want to go on a multi-day hike in the mountains, some of the most beautiful parts of Albania.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms of The Wanderers Hostel are not spectacular, but rather quirky, full of the old world charm that comes with being in a building that has seen more than a century in one shape or other. We say in one shape or other, because until the owner decided to renovate this family property, it was in very much a dilapidated state. The guests can find the old photos of the place, before renovation, adorning the walls in the kitchen area. The bathrooms are located in the same floor as the dorms and are quite enough for the size of the hostel, which all in all, does not host many guests.

Common Spaces

There is a bar and lounge area where the reception is, which would be a good hangout spot in the colder months. And behind that there is a sizable, well-equipped kitchen. But the biggest attraction of the hostel is the wonderful and calm-inducing garden full of chairs, couches, hammocks to chill in, a persimmon tree, and grape wines. There is another tiny bar area in the garden where you can buy quite reasonably priced beers.

Summary

Our impression of the aptly named The Wanderers Hostel has been mostly of love. The dorms might not be the most modern you will find, but the beds do the job, and the privacy curtains are a thoughtful addition. When you add all the charm that comes with the extensive common areas, this hostel quite easily leaps up to the top of the places to stay in this area.
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Reception and lounge
Stairs to the rooms
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Published on Jun 7, 2019

Location and Contact

Location

• The Wanderers Hostel is located on the pedestrian road and can be reached walking but also by car from the other side of the road. Located 5.1km far from Shkodra's Castle, 8.1km from lake of Shkodra, 74.5km from the Tirana airport, 65.5km from Podgorica airport.
• Find Hotel Colosseo in the city center (you can't miss it). Stand with it on your right and the big white mosque on your left. This street is the Pedonale. Walk to the end of this street and turn right to follow the paving stones onto Gjuhadol. Turn right again at the hanging sign (above eye level) that says 'Agjensia e Sherbimeve Extra. We are the first door on the left. See the attached map, and feel free to email us with questions!

Map

Map

Address: Gjuhadol, Shkoder (Shkodër), Albania

Distance to city center: 0.4 km

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Website

Website The Wanderers Hostel Shkoder thewanderershostel.com/
Phone Number: +355 692 121 062
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Facilities and Amenities

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Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

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Luggage Storage

Parking

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Darts

Evening Entertainment

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Karaoke

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Table Tennis

Walking Tours

Pet-Friendly

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