Alongside a small albeit prestigious selection of five-star hotels, the Albanian capital features a place to stay on almost every street including a dazzling array of mid-range accommodation priced more or less accordingly to location, an increasingly large roll-call of hostels and, for those hankering for a taste of the good old communist days, still a few options of the dreadful variety. Room prices listed here include breakfast unless otherwise mentioned, and the categories are based on the price of the cheapest double room, not on the erratic local star system. Among the more unusual things to consider before booking a room is how near to a mosque you are. The first call to prayers of the day is depressingly early in Tirana. Hotels tend to list their prices in euros although they charge in lek.