Welcome to Our Hostel!

Opened in 2009, Berat Backpackers is the second oldest hostel in Albania. The 250 year old stone house located in the UNESCO protected neighborhood of Gorica, across the river from the castle, has been renovated while still preserving the charm of the old house. It has 20 dorm beds, divided between three rooms, and five private rooms as well as space for camping. With a bar, chill out room, and three leveled garden terraces there are plenty of spaces to relax and socialize while enjoying views of the castle and the Old Town neighborhoods.

Berat Backpackers closes from between the 1st of December to mid-March.

For Your Stay

Breakfast Included
Start the day off with a nice cup of Joe or maybe  a cup of tea, toast with jam, tasty Albanian Burek with Gjiz, Spinach or Meat, and fresh fruit.
Internet & Wi-fi
Internet & Wi-fi access is offered during your stay. You can use your own laptop or our computers in the lounge.
Plenty of places to chill
. Meet other travelers, read a book, play a game, have a beer, or watch a movie.
Free Linen
Fresh and clean linen provided. No need to explain further.
Use Of Kitchen
You can prepare your own meals in our guest kitchen.
Laundry Facilities
It is possible to wash your clothes at the hostel washing machine. You know you need to change your underwear, don’t you?
Cold beer and other drinks available at the bar.
Info service
Tourist information, town maps, and bus schedules available. We are happy to assist you in any way!

Our Hostelworld Ratings

Overall 90%
Atmosphere 95%
Character 95%
Staff 95%
Location 94%
Cleanliness 91%
Security 88%

What Our Guests Think

Sean McPhillips
Sean McPhillipsNew York City, USA
“Great hostel for a relaxing time in Berat — the place seems to attract really good people. Comfy beds, one of the better breakfasts I’ve seen in a hostel (Byrek & fruit every morning), & fun people. Highly recommended!”
Amelie Croissant
Amelie CroissantNormandy, France
“Well organised at an exceptionally beautiful location with garden and fruit trees. Very good atmosphere, helpful staff.”
Mike Phipps
Mike PhippsBritish Columbia, Canada
“Perfectly located in the old city and with a great atmosphere inside the hostel. Perfect place for relaxing and to have some beers or raki. Breakfast is great as well, a lot of fruits and burek.”



Meet Our Albanian Cat


Cuni moved in several years ago for his retirement from the streets. He’s friendly and sweet and enjoys socializing and asking for food (cheese, eggs and meat are his favorites) and spends most of his time eating or sleeping in the sun. His English is not so  good but a purr is a purr in any language!