Albania's first-ever hostel goes from strength to strength and remains one of the best-value and most enthusiastically run places in the country. Housed in a charmingly decorated house, with a garden in which there are several cute cabins for those wanting more than a dorm room, the place is stylishly designed, excellently located and superfriendly.

There's a large kitchen downstairs, bathrooms on each floor and even air-con in two dorms. Bike hire is available for €5 per day, and there's a great bar (and even a paddling pool) in the garden.