Albania’s very first hostel opened in 2005, and after several reincarnations is now housed in a century-old Italian-style villa just off Rr. e Kavajës. What makes this place great is the welcoming reception, summer garden and the relaxed vibe. Facilities include a shared kitchen, bike rental (500 lek/day), and free breakfast. They organise affordable day trips (available to non-guests as well) to Dajti mountain, Kruja, wild beaches near Durres, and to Pellumbas village, where you can hike to an impressive cave and stay at house to experience Albanian mountain village life.