Book cheap hotels in Albania

Albania has it all, pristine mountains and valleys, rivers, lakes and a long coastal line aside the Adriatic and Ionian seas, Mediterranean food, a native cuisine composed of many mixed Balkan influences, forgotten archaeological sites, alpine villages, hospitable and generous people and still… few tourists. Albania offer great outdoor adventures with eco-friendly trekking in the Albanian Alps in Northern Albania or outdoor activities along the coastal riviera in Southern Albania. Plan and take a trip along the spectacular Drin Canyon by ferry. Experience the walking, hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, wildlife or food tours and discover the local culture and life style. Walk through the most scenic mountain routes, trek through the impressive Valbona Valley National Park, Valley of Thethi and later go South to discover Albania’s best preserved coastal towns, Dhermi and Qeparo. For the adventurous traveler who enjoys eye opening encounters with nature and culture, this is the place where the past is still the present, and the present keeps astonishing you with patterns from daily life that seem to belong to other worlds or civilizations.

More information about this destination
Would you like to get an insight into the most beautiful hotels in Albania? It is a surprising holiday destination. The country is very popular: a versatile nature, good restaurants, old churches and buildings and a surprising culture. You can choose from numerous hotels. The most affordable budget hotels are available from €24,00 per overnight stay. Are you looking for a luxury accommodation? Then the prices rise towards €77,00 per night. You can enjoy a sun holiday here with your family. It is also popular in winter. Book your hotel room in Albania right way! Compare the best providers below and book rooms at the best price.

CountryAlbania
Capital cityTirana
Average hotel price€50,00
LanguageAlbanian
CurrenciesAlbanian lek (ALL)
Best travel timeMay to September
Population2.842.321
Surface area28748 km2
TimezoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
Leading airlineAir Albania
Central Airport Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (IATA:TIA)
Government websitewww.e-albania.al

Important info
Are you going on a trip to Albania? Prepare yourself well! One of the most important cities is Tirana. People pay here with Albanian lek (ALL). The Albanian time zone is UTC+01:00 (CET). The most common language(s): Albanian. They have about 2.842.321 residents. The total area is 28748 km2. As for power supplies: the voltage is 230 V, 50 Hz and the type of plug is C / F. The international access code is +355.

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Nice regions for a hotel stay in Albania

Albania has versatile holiday areas. Please select one of the available regions below. You will find more information and check the current hotel offer. Also click further to hotel accommodations in Luxembourg & Bhutan.

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Explanation of public transportation in Albania

Albania has good public transport facilities. A major airport in this region is Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza. Here you book direct and indirect flights. The national airline company is Air Albania. They fly to different destinations. Possibly you can find a last-minute deal. Via www.e-albania.al you can find more information about: tourism, tax, laws and regulations and passport control.

The best things to see and do in Albania

Be on the look out for birds of prey
Pack the binoculars and bird watch in the coastal wetlands of Karavastaja. Part of the Divjake-Karavasta National Park, the lagoon is the westernmost breeding site of the Dalmatian pelican. For further twitching take to Kune-Vaini, the nature reserve bestrides the Drini River and is home to spotted eagles, spoonbills and herons.

Cycle the mountains for unbeatable views
Cycle through the Gramoz mountains from Korça to Përmeti. The moderate ascents are easy on the thighs and the resulting views easy on the eyes. Allow time to enjoy the dramatic landscape of sweeping valleys, rivers and snowy peaks. To refuel, sample the local food in restaurants along the way.

Delve into Tirana’s communist past
For nearly 50 years, Albania was under Communist rule. Although the regime collapsed in 1990, many of Tirana’s communist sights remain, including the murals and statues in the city centre; the house where Enver Hoxha lived; and the Pyramid, built as his mausoleum. Take a bus or taxi up to the Martyrs’ (Partisans’) Cemetery, with its statue of Mother Albania.

Explore ancient archaeological sites
See interesting and accessible archaeological sites, such as the abandoned ancient Greek city of Apollonia and the steep-sided Roman amphitheatre in Durrësi. Byllis may be a little harder to get to, but the Greek ruins, mountain surrounds and views over the Vjosë River valley make it well worth the effort.

Explore the Ottoman architecture of Gjirokastra and Berati
Explore the well-preserved Ottoman cities of Gjirokastra and Berati with their unique domestic architecture and their imposing hilltop castles. Both listed as World Heritage Sites by UNSECO, the former features unique 17th-century houses, while Berati, with its hillside of neat, whitewashed buildings, was declared a “Museum City” under dictator Enver Hoxha.

Find fantastic frescoes in Voskopoja
Admire the vibrant colours of the frescoes in Albania’s little-known churches. Voskopoja, near Korça, was once the largest city in the Balkans, full of churches and basilicas, and with its own academy where artists were trained. Although the church buildings look a little tired, the fantastic frescoes still flourish.

Hike through the Albanian Alps
Hike in Albania’s magnificent mountains. The two areas with the best infrastructure, in terms of accommodation and guides, are the Albanian Alps in the far north and the Tomorri massif in the southeast. Outdoor Albania organises hiking, skiing and mountain-biking tours throughout the country.

Meet Albania’s national hero at Kruja
Make the easy day trip from Tirana to the family seat of Albania’s 15th-century hero, Skanderbeg. Within the medieval castle’s walls are two interesting museums, the larger dedicated to aforementioned heroic noblemen. The restored Ottoman bazaar just outside the castle offers the best souvenir shopping in Albania.

Raft down Albania’s rivers
With an impressive network of inland waterways, Albania has an abundance of rafting opportunities. For beginners, the Vjosë River offers a gentle introduction whilst white-water rafting through the spectacular Osumi River canyons offers more in the way of adrenaline. Outdoor Albania has qualified guides, or the Castle Park Hotel in Berati organises rafting weekends.

Reclaim the abandoned city of Butrint
Don’t miss the UNESCO-listed, ancient city of Butrint, with archaeological remains spanning 2,500 years. Embark on one of the suggested walks through the forest below and seek out the public baths and Roman theatre or explore the ruins of the city abandoned in the Middle Ages at your own leisure.

Set sail on the Lake Komani ferry
Cameras at the ready; take the ferry up the jade waters of Lake Komani. Hemmed in on both sides with rugged and verdant towering cliffs, this peaceful cruise is an enchanting introduction to northern Albania. Wildlife enthusiasts will want to look out for pygmy cormorants, herons and golden eagles.

Stand in awe at the religious art
The national collections of religious art in Tirana, Korça and Berati contain wonderful icons painted by the 16th-century artist Onufri and his successors in the 18th and 19th centuries. For fans of more modern work, the Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art is a must, whilst Korça’s National Museum of Medieval Art is a good counterpoint.

Uncover the legend of Rozafa Castle
Built before the Roman conquest, this castle in Shkodra was last used for military purposes as recently as 1913. Rozafa was the last fortress in Albania to fall to the Ottomans in 1479 and legend has it the castle was named after a woman who was walled into the bulwark as an offering so the castle would stand 

 

Standard hotel rates

Albanian hotel prices depend on many factors. You can find the average rates in the next figure.

Accommodation typeRates
Budget accommodation€24,00
Average room€50,00
Exclusive lodging€77,00
Weekend trip€150,00
Eating (per person)€16,00
Indication rates for an hotel stay in Albania

Climate & Weather Forecasts June 2024

Albania is a beautiful country. The climate can best be described as a Warm-summer Mediterranean climate. The average temperature here is 12,0 degrees centigrade °C. Keep in mind some cooler temperatures in winter. It is then an average of -0,6°C degrees. It’s much more comfortable in the summer. Arround 23,6 degrees centigrade °C. In the widget below you get an impression of the weather of the coming days.