About this listing
Our home is small family run B&B/Guest House and is located amongst orchards and vineyards. It’s a 5 to 10 minute walk to the centre of Shkoder. Breakfast is included and for 4 Euros more Lunch and dinner are offered, serving Albanian cuisine made from organic food farmed in our own garden. You can also help yourself to the fruit and vegetables in our orchards and gardens.
If you’re planning on visiting the Albanian Northern Alps, or maybe extending your journey over to Montenegro, Shkoder is an essential stop along the way. We think you’ll enjoy exploring the area, always welcomed and assisted by its people in more languages than you’d expect.
On request, we offer riding tours or we can show visitors the nearby mountains, rivers, lakes, sea, museums, castles and different historical places the country.
We also have an agreement with local taxi drivers offering you the cheapest prices available, typically the same price as a bus (sometimes cheaper) and far more convenient as it picks you up from the guesthouse and takes you directly to your destination, at a time that suits you!
We can arrange the cheapest and most convenient transport to Koman lake and the Albanian Alps including Theti and Valbona valley. We have connections with guesthouses in the Albanian Alps and can offer door to door service to these.
We can also arrange international transport for you to many places, including Montenegro (Podgorica, Budva, Kotor) and Kosovo (Pristina, Prizren). For example the cost from our guesthouse to Podgorica is five euros!
PLEASE NOTE RATES INCLUDE ALL MEALS AND HOME MADE WINE!
The stay at Florians Guesthouse was beyond excellent. We chose the guesthouse as it was a bit outside the city center and would offer a more authentic Albanian experience that if we were to have stayed at a hotel or city apartment. This is exactly what we got! The warmth and friendliness of Florian and family was amazing. From even before we arrived Florian was willing to go the extra mile to make sure we had the best time possible and that he represented his business with the utmost professionalism. Our plans to go to the mountains (which he arranged in advance) had to change in a moments notice when allergies arrived. He was able to offer us a completely different yet equally amazing ferry trip for the day. Aside from the great add-on services/activities offered by the guesthouse, the his mothers food is excellent! First time having byrek and I am now addicted to it. In reality I think the term Agro-turismo really applies to this guesthouse as all the food is grown onsite or within a very short (neighborhood/across the street) distance. You can really taste the freshness in everything. The meals also created a great environment to ask and learn about Albanian culture which we simply would have not have had otherwise. We stayed in a private room for two which was nice and the beds were firm. I can't say how the dorm accommodations were but imagine them to be equally good. I would highly recommend staying at Florian's Guesthouse and spending the time to take part in the various activities and planned trips that they can offer. You will definitely be surprised by the level of accommodation and access to true Albanian culture.
Sympathique et bon accueil ! Florian connaît bien la région, il pourra vous aider pour le moindre problème.
Très bon séjour
A good place to experience the Albanian lifestyle. If you stay there you must eat dinner at the guesthouse, which is prepared by Florian's mother, and consists of mainly produce grown on their farm. Also you have a chance to taste Florian's father's wine, which is great. Florian is very helpful and welcoming. He arranged a local tour for us of the bridge and castle, which was very interesting. He also arranged private ongoing transport for us, which was great.
Florians place is just awesome a little hub of travellers find themselves here.. When I stayed there were people from Germany, Finland, Slovenia, Hungary and another British lad staying there helping Florian establish this new guesthouse.
If coming overland from Monetengro, Florian will even meet you at the border and bring you the 30 minutes down to the guesthouse. I highly recommend this places as a great place to stay.
About the Host, Florian
We are a small family owned and operated guest house. By staying here you will be helped by a real Albanian family. In Albanian culture the guest is King or Queen and anything you need we will try our best to accommodate. By the time you leave we hope you will feel like a part of our family.
The guesthouse is set among a vineyard which my Father cultivates. We produce our own wine, which is included with lunch and dinner if you take the full board option (eat as much as you like!). The majority of all food provided is grown and produced in the guest house garden and orchard.
It’s a traditional home stay/guest house and you get a glimpse of what it is like to be part of a real Albanian family.
Florian, the owner and manager, has over 3 years tour-guiding in Albania so can give you many tips on where to go and what to see not only in Shkodër but all over the country.
Floian's sister Emanuela is our cook, and has taught traditional Albanian cuisine in Italy and her food is second-to-none. Fresh bread is also baked daily and served with every meal. We also cater to all diets, including vegan.
On request, we offer horse-riding tours or we can show visitors the nearby mountains, rivers, lakes, sea, museums, castles and different historical places around the country. We also organize buses to Albanian Alps and to Koman Lake.
One nice example of tours we organize is the hike from Valbona to Theth. You will be picked up at the guesthouse and transported to Valbona. From here you will take the hike to Theth. Next day you will be picked up again and come back to the guesthouse. This hike is very nice with some spectacular views and beautiful nature and is not to difficult.
Also, transport from or to Tirana airport, Podcoriga airport, Thethi, Ulcinj or any other destination can be organised on request for a good price.
There is free wifi, which you can use all around the grounds.
Please drop us a message if you have any questions or wish to book to stay at our guesthouse - please note that we cannot accept money through AirBnB, only cash when you arrive. We hope you will come and experience our hospitality and feel like one of the family when you leave!