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North Albania Tours

North Albania Tours is a local and experienced tour operator specializing in excursions and that also provides accommodation, transportation, and transfer services within Albania

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Emannuella is a chef who has worked in Albanian cuisine for over 10 years. She works in Shkoder, while living with her family at the guest house. She was taught traditional Albanian and Italian cooking at a local women’s shelter where she works, and her food is second to none.

Self Taught (Chef)

Testimonials 5

a traveler

TripAdvisor website

How lucky I am to stay in the best hostel in Balkans! The food they serve is great and healthy. The wine they brew is safe to drink. The room where I sleep is quiet. The most important thing is that they treat me like a member of their family. The staff working in the Florian Shkodra Guesthouse are the best I have ever seen.

I strongly recommend the people traveling in Shkodra to stay here. You will find that this is the best place for you to take a good rest.

Mark C

TripAdvisor website

We found Florian 's guesthouse at the last minute and had a really good time there. Florian has a lot of interesting stories and the food that his family grows and cooks is probably the best thing we tasted in Albania. If you are in the area, then I would definitely recommend staying here.

Tracey S. United Kingdom

Trip Advisor website

Me and a friend stayed with Florian as part of our holiday wandering around the Balkans. Even before our arrival, Florian was helping arrange things with us, sorting us out with transport from Podgorica, making sure we would have dinner waiting on our (late) arrival, etc.

Two tired girls arrived at the guesthouse at about 09:30 in the evening to be warmly greeted by Florian, we settled ourselves in our room and wandered out to have dinner at the big table in the garden, which everyone congregates around. Dinner consisted of vegetables grown in Florian's own garden, plus bread, cheese, and homemade red wine, all of which were delicious. Food for our souls too, Florian is an interesting man and happy to chat about anything and everything.

The next day, Florian lent us two bikes to go exploring the town, which we duly did. He arranged for us to have a little tour in the evening, offering his services as tour guide to go and see the famous bridge in Shkoder, as well as the castle overlooking the lake. Dinner and wine followed with more local culture info from Florian.

All in all, the room was clean and a decent size, not too far from town (about a 20-minute walk) but Florian and his family are the reason you should stay here.

Mind P.

Trip Advisor website

One place, one family, and much and very nice food. It is the perfect place to organize your trip tor the mountains. They have a lot of information about the activities around Shkoder. The personal is so friendly and funny; one beer and a good conversation are essential in a hostel. Really nice!

Joel S.

Trip Advisor website

Florian is a great guy, who runs his guesthouse and hostel out of love for meeting people and giving travelers a good experience of Albania. I stayed three nights at the hostel; two before going to the mountains and one after coming back. The only thing I can remark on is the service at the hostel, it was not 100% but certainly not bad. Laundry was a little expensive (2,2 EUR) and I had to do everything myself, clothes did not get very clean either. Apart from that, staff is very friendly and helpful, and dinner at Florian's guesthouse is very very good. Go there!

Florian also took us on a tour to the Ottoman bridge and the castle for a few Euros, so this could be arranged. He will probably ask you if you want to go.

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