Rustic Atmosphere

Join us for daily breakfast or use our kitchen to suit your schedule.

OUR HOSTEL

The house was built 200 years ago and previously owned by the Italian Fabiani family. Esterina (one of their daughters) fell in love with a promising Albanian boy, Kel Naraci, married him and moved permanently to Shkoder. Meanwhile in 1944 with the advent of the Communist regime her family escapes to Italy.

At that time private property was banned, so the house was confiscated by the state and used as a social house until 1992.
The son of Esterina, Nikolin Naraci, with his wife Alma Bazhdari returned from Italy and found the house mostly destroyed after the regime and together they began to renovate it.

In 2006, Niko passed away and Alma continues to take care of the house, pursuing her dream of creating a social center and meeting place.

In 2010, several developers proposed purchasing the house with plans to demolish it and construct a multi-storey building however Alma and her daughter Ani, despite many challenges, refused.
Today they maintain their home and work to stop gentrification by preserving the house with its original characteristics.

Alma fell in love with Giorgio and together they decided begin the hostel project. Thus the first hostel in the city of Shkoder was born.
A year later Giorgio passes away while attempting to discover a new trekking trail between the Shala River and Kiri Valley.
After this sad event Ani, who was living in Turin at the time, returns to Shkoder to help her mother continue the dream of developing a hostel that feels like home to each guest who passes through.

The Perfect Getaway

House Rules

GENERAL
– Smoking not allowed in the hostel buildings: dorms, reception, kitchen, hallways, etc.
– Illegal drugs, of any kind, will not be tolerated and are not allowed on property.
– Guests are responsible for keeping their rooms and common areas (bathrooms, staircases, kitchen, outdoor patio) clean.
– Except for normal wear and tear, any damage caused by guest/s will be charged to the guest/s.
– Turn off any/all lights when finished. We do our best to save energy.

SECURITY
The hostel management is not responsible for loss or damage to private property.
Guests are strongly advised to lock all their valuables (mobile phone/s, laptop, watches, money, etc) at all times.

YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME…THANK YOU

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Services

Free Walking Tour

Free Air Conditioning

Free Map & Directions

Parking Upon Request

Free Breakfast

Taxes are included

Pet Friendly

Luggage Storage

Laundry Facilities

Free Lockers

Free Kitchen

Book Swap

Free Bicycle Parking

Free Iron & Hair Dryer

Heating

Hostel Bar

Bicycle Rental

Free Towel & Linen

Free WIFI Internet Access