Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Shkodër, Albania. You can choose from 13 Shkodër hostels. In total, there are 21 cheap places to stay in Shkodër such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.
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 Shkodër, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Shkodër? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Shkodër alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Shkodër. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
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 Shkodër. To help you make friends with Shkodër before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Shkoder is large town situated in the north of Albania, not far from the Montenegro border crossing. It is also located near Shkoder Lake and nature reserve. Shkoder is a good base for onward travel to Montenegro. It is also known as the "gateway to the Albanian Alps," and day trips to the Alps can easily be arranged from the town. There are also a number of daily buses that operate to the countries capital, Tirana. Popular tourist activities in Shkoder include boat trips on Shkoder Lake and hikes up to the fortress, where you will have an good view of the town, lakes, and nearby mountains. The roads in Shkoder are surprisingly of a good standard -- in the center, there are even bicycle routes marked on the roads. If cycling in Shkoder, or in the whole of Albania, be careful of traffic, as it can be hectic and dangerous at times.
There are a number of accommodation options available, ranging from local guesthouses, Shkoder hostels, hotels, and camping grounds. Shkoder hostels are the cheapest option in the town, particular if you are traveling by yourself. Campgrounds tend to be situated outside the town, close to the nature reserve, however campsites are also reasonably priced. If traveling in a group, guesthouses may offer the cheapest option per person. Most Shkoder hostels and accommodations do not include breakfast, however there is usually a communal or private kitchen where you can cook your own food. There are also a number of cafes, restaurants, bars, and bakeries in the town. There are no major supermarkets; however, there are plenty of smaller mini-marts and fruit and vegetable stalls in the town.
Written by local enthusiast for Shkodër hostels Kelly Sheldrick
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Shkodër. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Shkodër. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Shkodër costs on average $13 for a dorm. A hostel in Shkodër with private rooms costs on average $17.
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Shkodra Backpackers Hostel - Mi Casa es Tu Casa is the best rated hostel in Shkodër for female solo travellers.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Shkodër 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.