Hotel Facilities: Family run

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Quku i Valbones

#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, […]

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Mark Zef Koceku

Shtepia e (House of) Mark Zef Koceku :  My next favorite house wins be-cause it is bang next to the Kulla, because when you go inside you feel the most like you’re travelling back in time – even down to the lovely little b&w photos of Mark’s father and mother – or was it grandparents? […]

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Villa Gjecaj

Villa Gjecaj.  Owners Petrit & Aida Gjecaj, run by Petrit’s parents Ndoc & Lule.  It is just a coincidence, but our favorite house happens to be the first one off the path from Valbona.  Why do we like it?  Be-cause:  The house is beautiful with a nice private garden which is lush and green and […]

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Vila Dini

All new construction and very modern. Single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms and family rooms. Prices per room 30€, per extra person 15€.    

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Guesthouse Mehmet Selimaj

The Guesthouse of Mehmet Selimaj now consists of two buildings; the old family house (oldest house in the village!) with two dorm rooms, and the newly opened building with comfortable private rooms (2017).  Nicely decorated!

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Kol Gjoni Guesthouse

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. […]

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Guesthouse Natyra

Guesthouse Natyra has some simple wooden rooms and a restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. They have some private rooms as well as dorm rooms.  Open from April to December.

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Rent House Izet Selimaj

Rent House Izet Selimaj is set in an open part of the valley with beautiful views. They have 5 rooms; 4 triples, and one with 7 beds. Breakfast or food not included, as you’re within easy walking distance of several restaurants and cafes.  They also boast the ONLY room in the valley I know of […]

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Guesthouse Lazer Cardaku

This is a nice guesthouse, recently rennovated, up on a hill near the Valbona river banks. They have 4 rooms and a campsite available. Lazer Cardaku is open from May to September.

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Tradita

Tradita is located right in the so-called centre of Valbona. It has 5 nice family cabins and a restaurant which is justly popular with locals. Open from April to September.  The grandfather of the family, Sherif, is the local herbalist.  Although he guards his secrets (so isn’t likely to chat to you about plants) he does sell […]

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