#1: The Farmhouse Hostel The Hostel was Alfred Selimaj’s family home up until a few years ago. Now it is a functioning hostel with 4 rooms upstairs which have a total of 16 bunk beds (well, 8 sets of bunks; 16 beds). There’s also a full and enormous lounge/common room upstairs with sofas and fireplace, […]
Hotel Facilities: Camping
The most popular guesthouse at that end of the valley. Kol and his family are especially good at demonstrating local culture, dressing up and dancing on the lawn – fun things like that! The restaurant is small and basic but super cute. Also only 4km from the Qafa e Valbonës (Thethi) Trailhead. Open all year. […]
Guesthouse Demush is a beautiful old house surrounded by many flowers — hostess Edmira just loves flowers. She also owns a mini market operating from a container next to the road (sells useful things like potato chips, soap and drinks), and her husband, Demush, does horse guiding. They are open all year. Camping is also […]
Our pick for nicest guesthouse in Valbona Center. Big, old and authentic, but with new bathrooms and beds. The restaurant is small and basic, but set back next to a little stream. Very pretty. Host Kelmend is also very active in the community, working to give locals a voice with government.
Guesthouse Fatmir (Gjeto Frani) is the warm public center of the tiny village of Gjelaj. Son Fatimir is a true artist, and built the most amazing café, in which every detail is clever and beautiful, and of course hand-made. The community gathers here, and waits for tourists on route to the Valbona waterfall, so there’s […]
Lovely old couple. The couple does not speak English, but they do have one relative (Ernesto) in Bajram Curri, who is sometimes around and may function as your translator…but maybe you should not bother with English in this very rustic Northern Albanian mountain house. It has two rooms with 4 single beds. Oh, and you […]