Welcome to Saranda, one of Albania's most beautiful destinations. Saranda Backpackers has been in operation for over four years and is run by a local named Tomi, who is fluent in English, Italian, Greek, and Albanian. It is 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. Situated just 50 meters from the port (ferry service to/from Corfu) and a quick walk from the central bus station, SR Backpackers Hostel is not only close to all the major transportation hubs, but it's also a short walk to Saranda's promenade which is lined with bars, discos, and restaurants (be sure to try the famous mussels). As you stroll along the promenade, stop to have a coffee or a shot of raki, and live in the moment as the locals do. Last but not least, Saranda's main beach is just across the street. Grab some homemade byrek (spinach pie) or a tasty treat from the corner bakery on your way. Soak up the sun, rent a paddle boat, or float the day away in the clear refreshing sea.
After a day out on the town, you can return to our hostel for a hot shower, use the free wi-fi, do some laundry, or take in the stunning view from the balcony. Enjoy making lunch and chatting over dinner with your friends, or fellow international adventurers, in the hostel's large kitchen or take your food on to the balcony and enjoy the seaside view with a cold beer. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at the Famer's market located just a few steps from our door. And, don't worry about breakfast, it's included! Come see, and savor, the Albanian Riviera and let SR Backpackers Hostel show you why Albanians are known for their warmth and hospitality.