Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Tirana, Albania. You can choose from 25 Tirana hostels. In total, there are 82 cheap places to stay in Tirana 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 Tirana, 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 Tirana? 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 Tirana alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Tirana. 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 Tirana. To help you make friends with Tirana before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Tirana is the capital of Albania and is a vibrant, bustling city full of attractions and many hostels and hotels no matter your budget.
Tirana is a great city to walk around and has many great markets to explore and interesting sights to see including the National History Museum and the clock tower; the popular and very distinct "Pyramida" (international centre of culture) is a building in the centre shaped like a pyramid that you can climb to the top to enjoy a good view of the city and also visit the cultural centre inside the building.
Another very popular attraction in Tirana is taking a cable car to the mountains above Tirana to enjoy a spectacular view across the city and surrounding areas. Mount Dajti offers amazing views plus the opportunity to do some great hikes, bike riding, or maybe just relax in the restaurant with a drink and enjoy the beautiful scenery and view.
Tirana hostels are mostly centrally located and in walking distance of many shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and clubs as well as the main areas where local and international buses depart and arrive. Tirana hostels offer a variety of accommodation options including dorm rooms, private rooms with shared bathroom facilities, and some private rooms with en suites. Some Tirana hostels are located in apartment buildings with balconies while others are in more residential areas with outdoor seating and gardens and some have cafes or pubs attached to the premises.
Tirana has many frequent bus connections within Albania and internationally as well as train services to other locations within Albania and an international airport seventeen kilometres from the centre connected by bus and taxi services.
Tirana is full of history and has lots of beautiful, grand old churches and squares to explore as well as friendly locals and a great restaurant, pub, and art scene. The pubs, clubs, restaurants, and cafes of Tirana are mainly located around the Blloku area in the centre (many Tirana hostels are found in this area also). Things have changed a lot in Tirana since the old Soviet days and it's a gem of a city and a great backpacking destination -- go and explore it while it's still off the normal backpacker trail!
Written by local enthusiast for Tirana hostels michael cowgill
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Tirana. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Tirana. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Tirana costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Tirana with private rooms costs on average $32.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Tirana. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Tirana. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
Visit the market near the train station, have a drink at sunset on the top of the Sky Tower (but beware the prices, they are more European level), try the pizza and byrek in the streets, drink a coffee at the Sheshi Skanderbeg (they have the normal prices there), and don't expect a clean and quiet city.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Tirana 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.