Welcome to Our Hostel!

Seven years ago our Scotty came to Berat with a vision: to create a haven for travelers in Albania, a place to come in and share tales from the road, a place to refresh.  He built a boutique guesthouse with the feel and social atmosphere of a hostel, a place unique. Narrow streets of stone will lead you to our 250-year-old stone house that peers over Berat from the antique neighborhood Gorica.

Come and have a nice stay with us. We have 20 dorm beds and 5 private double rooms. We also have camping spots available in our garden.

Berat Backpackers closes from December 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2015.

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 Communist Cat


Cuni the  hostel cat decided to move in for his retirement after a varied life. You know the old saying that cats choose their owners and he did. He is currently enjoying his time mostly spent between sleeping, eating and socialising with the guests. He is a highly individal cat with great personality, he has not forgotten his communist street ways. He is here to welcome you as we all are!!!!  (his english is not so good but a purr is a purr in any language)