Florian’s Guesthouse is a small family-owned and operated guesthouse located among orchards and vineyards outside of Shkodër (Shkodra), Albania. The property has been inhabited by Florian’s family for more than 70 years. The guesthouse is an excellent opportunity to experience an authentic Albanian lifestyle.
In the mornings and late afternoons, you’ll hear the clip-clop of horses’ hooves and the rooster’s call. You can observe the neighbours as they till their gardens with a horse-led plow, and walk to the nearby bunker that was built by Florian’s father during the Hoxha Communist regime. Popular with tour groups, backpackers and couples, Florian’s Guest House is consistently ranked as one of the top places to stay in Shkodër (Shkodra).
For those who are interested in learning about Albanian culture, Florian’s Guesthouse offers a classic home-stay experience. Here, guests frequently dine with other travelers and socialize in communal areas, making it easy to meet new friends.
The Shkodër (Shkodra) city center is a 30-minute walk from the guesthouse. However, free bikes are provided to our guests to make the commute easier to manage.
Florian’s Guesthouse offers both private and dorm-style rooms, with fresh linen and towels provided. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities with a toilet, sink and hot-water shower. Free WiFi is also available throughout the guesthouse.
Freshness is a key ingredient in our cooking at the guesthouse. 90% of the produce comes from the family’s organic garden. With that in mind, we offer a homemade breakfast each morning, and can even provide lunch and evening meals for an additional charge. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available. Homemade wine is often served with meals and is also available for purchase (take away).
Other Guesthouse amenities….
- Free Car Parking (limited number of vehicles~ a first in first served system)
- Cooking Classes (extra fees apply)
- No Curfews
- Currency Exchange, ATM located in City Center
- Relax under the grapevines
- Secure Internet / WiFi
- 24 Hour Reception
- Tours/Travel Desk with Florian the N. Albania Tours founder
- Washing Machines (no dryer) / Laundry Service (additional fees apply)
- Wake-Up Calls
- BBQ Area
- Common Area / TV Room
- Communal Kitchen with Refrigerator
- Garden, Orchard and Vineyard
- Pets Allowed
Dobrac; Reparti Ushtarak, Shtoj i Ri, Shkoder, Albania
The Guesthouse can be difficult to find, but below we’ve provided GPS coordinates and directions for travelers arriving by car, on foot or by bike.
GPS Coordinates: N 42.099000, E 19.516000
By car: Turn down from E762 Road towards Shtoj i Ri.
By bike / on foot: To reach our Guesthouse you must travel through a part of the city called Dobraç. From there, it is a straight walk along the road to the hostel. The property will be on the right-hand side of the road.
Please contact Florian after you’ve made your booking and we can arrange for a driver to bring you to the Guesthouse. Or, ask any taxi driver to take you to Florian’s Guesthouse. They know where it is. From the bus station, the taxi should cost no more the 500 LEK or about 3.50-4€.
Rates And Fees
Private Room, including breakfast:
Off Season ~ Sept – May 25€ per night
Peak Season ~ June, July and August 35€ per night
Evening Meal, 5€ per person ~ plus all the wine you can drink 2€ per person, a Total of 7€ per person
- Lunch available upon request (please let us know in advance) for additional charges
In Albanian culture, treating guests with the utmost hospitality is a matter of honor. By the time you leave, we hope you will feel like a part of our family.
To make a reservation please feel free to contact us.
Video featuring Florian’s father, a former bunker builder