We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you are looking for a nice hotel - not it. Ok hostel, it is.”
Review of Hotel Sopoti

Hotel Sopoti
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel Sopoti
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Gjirokaster
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
81 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“If you are looking for a nice hotel - not it. Ok hostel, it is.”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is an old hotel that only has one floor of rooms. The other floors are not complete. Looks like they may have been once used but have been stripped. The man that runs it is nice but doesn't speak much English. You also never see him but he is always in the shop right downstairs. It is relatively clean. The two showers are pretty good. You have private rooms and the location is good. It is up on the hill by the fortress. It is still a climb but worth it. I recommend staying in that area instead of the actual town as it is nicer and more geared for tourist with shops, restaurants and free wi-fi places. This hostel does not have wi-fi but if you go to the restaurant right across the street (the one on the third floor with all the windows) and use their wi-fi, then you can normally pick it up on your balcony. There are really no amenities at all. If you are coming to town, ask the bus driver to drop you at the turn for the fortress. The walk is uphill but will save you bus fare. If you go all the way to town, there is a bus as well. The only real negative of the place is that if you book it and paid a deposit, he doesn't count that. You still have to pay the full price. My Albanian was not good enough to explain but I showed him my booking. He still charged us the full amount. However, the place is really cheap so in the end, it wasn't that big of a deal. If I ever went back to the town, I would stay there again but mostly because it was the cheapest place and good location. If you are looking for a proper hotel, this is not it. If you are looking for a cheap, very basic place to stay, this place is for you.

Room Tip: All of the rooms were the same that I saw. They are very basic.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DONNA S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    2
    5
    2
    4
    2
See reviews for
Families
0
4
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Leipzig, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Sopoti is located directly under the big castle on the top of Gjirocaster. Excellent to start a walk through the historic city. It's an old hotel, in need of renovation, but while this is not yet done the owner tries to make the stay as comfortable as possible for his visitors and the hotel impressed us with its special charm. We had a nice big room, with balcony to the marcetplace and communal bathroom. There was no breakfast, but a friendly owner with a little bar downstairs. Finally we became fond of the spirit of this building that makes you feel the history of this city more than all this perfectly newly constructed buildings. We wish the hotel and the owner all the best!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank lllnadinelll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
hamburg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2011

loved the hotel from the first moment on - it's that kind of oldfashioned hotel where the keeper is coming from the bar next door to open up for you, leads you through the wonderful staircase with a courtyard in the middle to one of the rooms that have view on the busy square of gjirokaster from their iron balconys. it has the charm of an old hotel but is very clean. and also cheap: 1000 lek/ 7,50€ per night.
probably it's gonna be renovated soon so take the chance of visiting it before :)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank dorofesch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Gjirokaster hotels
0.0 mi away
Hotel Kalemi
Hotel Kalemi
#2 of 9 in Gjirokaster
189 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Gjirokastra
Hotel Gjirokastra
#1 of 9 in Gjirokaster
173 reviews
0.0 mi away
Babameto House
Babameto House
#4 of 26 in Gjirokaster
34 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Stone City Hostel
Stone City Hostel
#2 of 26 in Gjirokaster
34 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Bleta
Hotel Bleta
#6 of 9 in Gjirokaster
6 reviews
0.0 mi away
Castle Hotel
Castle Hotel
#4 of 19 in Gjirokaster
6 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Sopoti? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Sopoti

Property: Hotel Sopoti
Address: Rruga Pazarit, Gjirokaster, Albania
Region: Albania > Gjirokaster County > Gjirokaster
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Gjirokaster
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Odigeo and HostelWorld so you can book your Hotel Sopoti reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing