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Welcome aboard a hostel named for the ancient Illyrian ships which ruled the Mediterranean Sea. This is a new hostel experience which combines top-tier amenities with twice daily adventures in and around the city of Shkoder Albania. With an ever-changing itinerary, every traveler aboard wakes up to a new voyage alongside an incredible community informed by local insight. Adventure through Albania's natural wonders, experience a collision of ancient and modern culture, and enjoy the finest regional cuisine in the Balkans aboard here.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsDIY and building projectsHospitality/Tourism
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Workawayers will learn all about Shkoder and embed themselves in Albanian culture. They will get to see all the hidden gems that Shkoder has to offer while learning a bit about hostel hospitality and culture: hands-on experience with nearly every aspect of a working hostel.
So, what will you do? The answer is, a bit of everything. We want our shipmates to connect with the city of Shkoder and Albanian culture the way that we do. So, together with our local and international staff you'll gain hands-on experience with hospitality and tourism while uncovering the gems that lie in Northern Albania. We want every day to be an adventure for you and our guests. So, your main task is to create a friendly, safe, and fun atmosphere for everyone.
While you are with us, we want you to have the best time possible. So we prioritize a variety of experiences with each 4 to 5 hour shift. You might lend a hand on one of our evolving art projects, or help us greet travelers at the reception desk. Or you could accompany us on daily excursions and help grow our social media. We want you to come away from your experience inspired, revitalized, and ready to pursue your passions. So, whatever skills you have, we want you to explore them here! Paint on our walls or set up photoshoots. Contribute some writing to our website or play some music in our garden. Sound good? Drop us a line.
Our volunteers will share a 6 bedroom dorm laid out especially for them. The room has its own bathroom and quality amenities. You'll also have full use of our shared kitchen, garden, bicycles, and additional facilities. If you'd like to stay with us long term then a private room can be made available as well. Let us know what kind of experience you're looking to have and we will make it happen.
What else ...
Local sights: 2000+ year old castle, Murabi Photography Museum, Venetian Mask Factory/Museum, Velipoje sand beach, Shkoder Lake, historic downtown area, countless places to sit/swim by the rivers.
Easy access to bus lines for day trips to local Albanian northern mountain villages such as Theth and Valbona and nearby locations in Montenegro. In winter, 2.5 hours away from a great ski location (Kolasin, Montenegro).
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We're a group of locals, former Peace Corps volunteers, and digital nomads. We know the importance of having your own space with strong wifi and a quiet environment. So, we have a designated space for you to plug in to get your work done or connect with family and friends back home. If you have any questions about our space or your experience let us know. We'd love to have you aboard so send us a message and join us here!
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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Thanks to all the volunteers I met and
Due to this hostel being in its beginning/"soft open" stage, there were a multitude of ways I could apply my skills, knowledge, and ideas to the work of each day. Whether that was building benches, formatting a new room's set
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