Hostels in Gjirokastër, Albania

4 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Gjirokastër

Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. 24/7 Reception General Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Pet friendly. The maximum number of consecutive … More
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…One of his famous recipes was Trigona sweet. The famous recipe of trigona sweet is still produced and tasted like a traditional sweet on many restaurants and cafes in the area. The hospitality … More

Silver Hill Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…General: 24/7 reception. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 5 years of age. Child friendly. The maximum period of stay is of 14 days." …"…11 min (3.1 km) Continue on SH2 … More

Hotels in Gjirokastër

Hotel Kalemi 2

Free Breakfast
"…The hotel is on a high point in the town, so you can sit on the balcony and watch the sun go down. Gjirokastra is a wonderful town too and shouldn't be missed if you visit this great country. Nice … More

Hotel Gjirokastra

Free Breakfast
"Gjirokastra hotel - This was a cool and pleasant place to stay. It was pretty close to the castle and we had a fantastic view of the whole town. An important fact is that it was really quiet place … More

Hotel Cajupi

Free Breakfast
"Hotel Cajupi, in the city of Gjirokaster, is widely known as the largest tourist complex in its region. With a convenient location for touristic travel, the hotel sits beneath the castle of … More

Guest Houses in Gjirokastër

Hostels in Gjirokastër, Albania

4 hostels available. Prices start from $11 for a dorm bed.

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

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Guess what? Gjirokastër is also named and spelled Gjirokaster - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Gjirokastër (no more

Gjirokastër (Gjirokaster), Albania, is a small town in southern Albania. The historic old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the museum town status. This is one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Albania! There are many structures preserved from the Ottoman era when this was a bustling merchant town. You can prepare to explore a historic houses, an amphitheater, and a beautiful castle. The castle is actually the second-largest in all of the Balkans. The city is built on the side of the mountain; the citadel is perched at the top. A visit to Gjirokastër must include an afternoon exploring the castle walls and enjoying the panoramic views of the city below. From this vantage point, you’ll be able to see why Gjirokastër is often called the City of Stone.

If you’re lucky your hostel will be located in a historic old stone house. If not be sure to visit one of the many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century homes that have been restored and turned into museums. There are more than five hundred preserved homes in Gjirokastër today. The Zekate House is the largest with beautifully restored rooms featuring wood carvings, paintings, and original furniture. The view of the city below from the house is incredible!

Typical cuisine varies throughout Albania, and our favorite meals in this region were in Gjirokastër. Think stuffed eggplant, tomato-based dips, and lots of white cheese. The typical dish is called Qifqi, which is a baked dish with rice, egg, and local spices.

Gjirokastër can be easily reached from major cities by bus and is very close to the beach city of Saranda. It is also very typical to see backpackers hitchhiking across Albania. There are only a few hostels in Gjirokastër (Gjirokaster), Albania, so it is recommended to book your bed in advance. Most of the Gjirokastër (Gjirokaster), Albania hostels are located near the city center and the sites are accessible on foot or via the local bus.

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Gjirokastër 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 Gjirokastër, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 4
Average dorm price $25
Average private room price $48
Cheapest hostel in Gjirokastër Trigona Hostel with $9.5
Party hostels in Gjirokastër Friends' Hostel (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 4.7

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