Saranda (SR) Backpackers
Best location in Saranda! 50 meters from FerryCorfu , FREE breakfast, FREE WIFI, Beach BBQ, promenade with bars, restaurants, buses to Butrinti ruins and Ksamili islands and beaches , farmers market, motorcycles cars rental.ATM - all on our door step!
Description of the town of Saranda !
Our town surrounds its bay and extends up toward the mountain,The five main roads of the downtown area run east and west roughly paralleling the bay !
The most interesting part of the town is along what the locals call the First Road(Rruga Mithat Hoxha/ Rruga Jonianet),the scene of most what Saranda is known for! This is where you will find the beach and promenade with its popular cafes,cocktail bars,restaurants(fine dining as well as fast food,green areas and the Ferry to Corfu.
Located on the western portion of the First Road are local transportation including buses to the Ksamili beaches,the famous ruins of Butrint and destination along the coast!
Bus stops for Gjirokaster,Tirana,Korca,Elbasan,Vlora,etc are between the Second Road and the Third Road,This area is where you will find Friendship Park and the ancient synagogue ruins!
The Fifth Road ( Rruga Gjergj Araniti) runs along a higher elevation on the mountainside and offers views of Saranda and the bay.Hikers who trek for about one hour from the First Road (Ferry Corfu,promenade,beach,bars restaurants ,hotels bus stations) up the mountain to the Fifth Road and beyond can enjoy cool temperatures and lovely vistas of the surrounding area!
Welcome to Saranda!
Saranda Backpackers or Tomi's Hostel is run by a local Tomi,who is fluent in English,Italian and Greek! It's located on the second floor of a secure contemporary apartment building ,located only 20 meters from Saranda's main beach! All of the rooms have big balconies overlooking the picturesque Ionian Sea!
Mornings begin with continental breakfast with fresh tasty bread,jam,coffee or tea,eggs,tasty tomatoes and fruits ! Or will you try out the typical Albanian breakfast with byrek? Tell us !
We are at your disposal 24/7 and can give you an insider view of Saranda.We can recommend cheap traditional restaurants as well as help navigate your next destination and point out all of the nearby hot spots including The Blue Eye.The Castle of Lekuresi,the antic excavation of Butrint or the amazing beaches of Ksamili or Pasqyra Beach south to Saranda !
Walk around the corner and catch the city bus,it leaves every hour and the bus stop is few steps away from the hostel ! Visit Butrint and stop in Ksamil on the way back take a swim or paddle boat ride to the islands !
Located just 50 meters from Ferry Corfu and quick walk downhill from the central bus station,Saranda Backpackers is not close to all major transportation hubs,its also a short walk to the promenade which is lined with bars ,discos and restaurants( be sure to try the famous mussels). As you stroll along the promenade stop and have a shot of raki,enjoy the sea view and live the moment as the locals do.Last but not least the main beach is in front of the hostel Soak up the sun,rent the paddle boat,or float the day away in the clean refreshing sea !
Also the hostel is located right around the corner from the farmers market and the town's big supermarket Alfa!
Some of the hostel;s benefits include hot showers,free internet,washing machine and balconies with stunning views of the bay and kitchen is well!
We are here open for all your questions and try to help you with all your travel needs-day trips around Saranda and travelling around Albania too !
Our Hostel Events
Albanian Culture night
Dinner in Town( local dinners,pizza places,and have time for drinks and ice creams)!
Beach BBQ ( on nights when we have 8 or more guests we can arrange a Beach BBQ. There is not better way to get to know your fellow guests and enjoy a beautiful Saranda night! After dinner you may even desire a moonlight swim!
Saranda Walking Tours
So what are you waiting for?
Get yourself booked in now as unavailability may disappoint!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Bicycle parking
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Ceiling Fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency Exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Security Lockers
- Meeting Rooms
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
By Ferry: Once you clear customs at the Port of Saranda, exit the customs house and follow the ramp up to the street. Turn right towards the town center and 50 meters on your left is our hostel, you will see a gray and yellow building (# 10), look for an internet café. Our door is right past the café, at the dark brown door ring the bell Tomi and we will be at your service. It is less than a minute walk from the port.
By Bus: All buses coming into Saranda drop you off at the central bus station. From the bus station, walk down the hill towards the sea,turn right on Rruga " Abedin Dino"(ruins on the right) and keep walking. Pass the first intersection and continue on the road until it ends.You will see CONAD Supermarket on your left and a big ecualiptus tree in the middle of the road.You will bear on the right of the tree and 50 metters in front of you will be a yellow and grey building Nr 10 .Pass the Crepi Star and at the next dark brown door ring the bell and we will be at your service. It is a 6 minute walk.
By Car, Bike or Motor Bike: When you enter Saranda make your way to the port, (the word Port is the same in Albanian, if you need to ask for directions). We are located on the same street as the port, yellow and gray building (#10), just look for the Crepe restaurant. There is street parking right in front of our building.
IT IS VERY EASY TO FIND US! THANKS!
50 meters from the port, bus station to Burtrint just around the corner, and the farmers market is just a few steps away.