Berat Backpackers

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Gorica, Berat, Albania

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Berat Backpackers Reviews

alexchan alexchan
122 reviews
Clean hostel with great social terrace Jul 29, 2011
Berat Backpackers is a lovely hostel on the Gorica side of Berat.

I loved the garden terrace and we stay up till the wee hours of the morning chatting. The thing with travel in Albania (as with unusual destinations like Iran), is that you'll almost find something in common with other travellers and you'll have plenty to exchange.

The facilities were clean and you MUST NOT flush toilet paper down the bowl. Someone ignored the placard about this and caused a stinky overflow into the garden. It was indeed what I call "yaum qui pue" (a combined Arabic and French term).

Staff were friendly and the food was good too.

It isn't so good for those wanting to catch up on sleep though ... this Australian woman proclaimed "I hate this place" in the morning as some people were getting ready to go around 0800. She had a bad night sleep with the socialising outside.
Very nice social terrace at Berat …
Very nice social terrace at Berat …
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willemgoedhart willemgo…
1 reviews
Beautiful little Hostel in an old town Sep 25, 2010
In Berat there´s only one place where you have to spend the night and that´s this place. There is a peacefull atmosphere, it is clean, it is on a great location, english speaking staff and a very nice garden.
It is in one of these houses.
The garden!
tj1777 tj1777
379 reviews
Berat Backpackers - new hostel old house Apr 11, 2009
Berat Backpackers is starting its first full season this year. It is the first of its kind in the city until now you would have to stay at one of the more upscale hotels in the city. It is located in the old town in the Gorica district and is only a short walk away from the bus station in the new part of town. The place is in an old town house and it only open about a week before I got there - hence there were still some details which needed to be finished before the summer season starts.

When I got there a couple of men were hanging around because they had just sown the grass in the garden. But the location is really nice in the old town with a nice little outdoor terrace and a small garden where you can stay and enjoy the spring sunshine. During the summer time the wines will get their leaves and create shade to avoid the summer sun.

The rooms are upstairs with one a bit bigger than the two others which also got a really nice old wooden sealing. It also got a bit of a view over the river and the Mangalem district of the city. Down in the basement there is gonna be a computer room with internet connection and a self service bar but it was not up and running when I visited. There is a little kitchen where you can cook if you like and there is breakfast in the morning.
The old house - the hostel is in t…
The house and the church next to it
A room
The roof of the room

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