Best hotels and hostels in Gjirokastra

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    Stone City Hostel

    This hostel is a fantastic conversion of an Old Town house, created and run by Dutchman Walter. The attention to detail and respect for traditional craftswork is extremely heartening, with beautiful carved wooden panels in all the rooms. Choose between the dorm rooms with custom-made bunks or a double room, all of which share spotless communal facilities.

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    Hotel Kalemi

    Claiming the crown for the hotel with the best view in town, the Kalemi has big, bright rooms with balconies and large windows from which to admire the vistas over the Drina Valley. When you finally bore of the view, chill out in the garden where tortoises plod and grapes dangle from vines.

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    Gjirokastra Hotel

    Combining modern facilities with traditional touches, this lovely family-run hotel inside a 300-year-old house has rooms with huge balconies and gorgeously carved wooden ceilings. If you can afford the extra, then taking the suite (which sleeps four), with its long Ottoman-style sofa, original wooden doors and ceiling, and magnificent stone walls, is like sleeping inside a museum.

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    Hotel Old Bazaar 1790

    Fabulous new 11-room boutique hotel housed inside an immaculately restored building that's older than some countries. Rooms mix just the right amount of old-world style with modern convenience. All have ornate hand-crafted bed heads and some have multiple dollhouse sized windows that reveal views of the town. The reception staff are unfailingly polite and helpful. A real treat.

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    Hotel Kalemi 2

    Very central, renovated stone mansion that has some beautiful fittings in its 16 individually decorated rooms. Modern bathrooms contrast with the elaborate traditional ceilings, and the huge suite is easily worth its price, and must rank among the most atmospheric sleeping options in Albania.

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    Hostel Hani i Fisnikut

    Small family-run hostel with a six-bed dorm and a couple of private rooms that blurs the line between a hostel and a homestay. The beds and other furnishings are of a good quality and made of sweet-smelling pine and it has a perfect location right in the thick of things and above a cafe.

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    Hotel Çajupi

    You only need glance at this gargantuan hotel with its stark lines to know that it was once the default communist-era hotel. Inside though things are much more appealing with spacious, clean and pleasant rooms. The hotel is located on the main square of the Old Town. Breakfast is a fairly lame affair, but the rooftop restaurant affords great views.

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    Kotoni B&B

    Hosts Haxhi and Vita look after you in true Albanian style here: they love Gjirokastra and are happy to pass on information, as well as pack picnics for guests' day trips. The fact that the seven rooms here are 220 years old makes up for their small size and the otherwise rather basic facilities.