Hostels in Durrës, Albania

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Get to know Durrës (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Durrës. To help you make friends with Durrës before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Durrës is also named and spelled Durres - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

The best time to visit Durrës is the summer season with some of the best beaches in the region. There are many tourists who come to spend their holiday in Durrës. There are amazing beaches in and near the city and it is one of the fastest developing resorts in the region. Luckily, prices are still low and you can have a great holiday even with a limited budget. Definitely go out at night – partying, eating out, karaoke, whatever you want, there are many things to do.

Moreover, the city has a rich history. Durrës has several names in different languages, mainly because it was part of different kingdoms and countries (the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire, Bulgaria, Sicily, Serbia, and the Ottoman Empire) throughout its history and, of course, each of them had their own name for the city. Today, you can visit the Durrës Amphitheater, which is almost 2,000 years old, the Durrës Castle, the Durrës Archaeological Museum, the Cape of Rodon and many churches and mosques.

The hostel business is a rather new phenomenon in Durrës and the first hostels in Durrës were opened only a few years ago. The number of hostels in Durrës is still not great but there are a few places where you can stay. To make up for their scarcity, Durrës hostels have very good conditions, excellent location and low prices – a great combination for budget travelers.

Although Durrës is not a very large city and you can easily walk in the city, you can easily book a hostel near the sea so you have nightlife and beach experiences right close at hand. Moreover, Albania is a cheap country and Durrës is not an exception so you can enjoy good food, sandy beaches and a very friendly atmosphere on a budget.

Written by local enthusiast for Durrës hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Durrës hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Durrës Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Durrës. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Durrës. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Durrës costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in Durrës with private rooms costs on average $35. shows all 5 Hostels in Durrës. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Durres is the best hostel in Durrës for families. compares prices for 5 hostels in Durrës, Albania. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Durrës such as
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Your Packing List for Durrës

Your Packing List for Durrës

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Durrës and Albania.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Durrës Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Durrës, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$35 Average private room price
$14 Cheapest hostel in Durrës
Hostel Durres is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Durrës
Pashai Hostel & Pizza Bar is the best rated
4.8 Average rating of all hostels

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