Ask your bus driver to drop you off at Palma Hotel. All busses into Berat pass this hotel. (If you arrive at the bus station then ask for directions to the Palma Hotel, or follow the map below)

Next to the Palma Hotel is a footbridge (the only one in town). Cross this bridge to the other side of the river.

Directly opposite the footbridge you will see some steps (next to Antigoni Restaurant) that lead to a stone footpath. Take this footpath and walk to the top of the hill.

When you reach the top of the hill keep walking along the footpath for about five minutes. On your right you will soon see a sign above an entrance that reads “Berat Backpackers”. You are here!

(If you get lost, ask anyone for Hotel Scotty. That’s what the locals call the place.)