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If you’re visiting the cosmopolitan capital of Albania, one of the best ways to experience the city is by staying at one of the characterful Airbnbs in Tirana.

Prepare to be completely blown away by this modern and cultured city, which truly is one of the best places to visit in Albania.

Learn all about its somewhat shocking history through its communist past, eat cuisine from all over the world, and take a stroll through the Grand Park of Tirana. These are just a few of the best things to do in Tirana.

When planning where to stay in Tirana, you should consider whether you want to party, or to chill, and decide how close you want to be to the main attractions. There are a great range of accommodations available in Tirana, so there’s something for everyone.

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I spent a month living and working in this vibrant city, exploring its many suburbs from one of the great Airbnbs in Tirana. It’s quite a large city and at first glance, it can be difficult to work out where the best places to stay in Tirana are. That’s where I come in. 

Here are the 10 Best Airbnbs in Tirana, Albania. 

1. Beautiful Loft Apartment in Trendy Area

This unique loft apartment is in the safe neighbourhood of Zona 1. It’s a super spacious one bed, one bath apartment, with an open plan living area, and great views over the mountains.

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It’s located in the vibrant area of Zona 1, which is just a two-minute walk from the New Bazaar, Pazari i Ri. The New Bazaar is a lively market surrounded by cool cafés and bars which come to life at night. It’s also only a short walk from Skanderbeg Square; one of the main attractions in Tirana.

This Airbnb in Tirana, Albania, is traditional in its décor but modern in its features, and has everything you’ll need for your stay.

If you’re visiting Tirana as a digital nomad, you’ll benefit from excellent Wi-Fi, in addition to a huge terrace to work from, and enjoy a cup of coffee on. Click here to learn more about this Tirana Airbnb.

2. Cosy Apartment in the Centre

This cosy and fully equipped Airbnb in Tirana city centre is one of the best places to stay in Tirana. Particularly, if you want to be in amongst the action!

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This one bed apartment has a spacious bedroom, complete with a small desk or dressing area. The bathroom has a large walk in shower and comes with a washer dryer; a great addition for those staying longer term.

The kitchen and dining areas are fully equipped, and there’s a sunny balcony furnished with table and chairs to enjoy. 

The apartment also has the benefit of private parking in the garage below. This is a huge advantage in Tirana where parking can be a challenge.

This Airbnb in Tirana is just a five-minute walk from the main tourist attractions, including Toptani Street and shopping centre, Skanderbeg Square, and Taiwan Centre.

It’s also one of the best places to stay in Tirana to experience the city at night. There are many bars and nightclubs all within a short distance from this apartment. Click here to learn more about this cosy apartment in Tirana on Airbnb.

3. Boho Apartment in Classy Neighbourhood (One of the Best Airbnbs in Tirana!)

This is one of the most modern apartments in Tirana. Its white-washed walls and natural décor provide Bohemian, Bali vibes.

It’s perfectly located between the picturesque and lively neighbourhood of Blloku, and the family-friendly area of Komuna e Parasit. 

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If you’re looking to head out and sample some of the incredible cuisine, and explore the many bustling bars, you’ll love this option of accommodation in Tirana. 

It’s one of the best places to stay in Tirana for making the most of the nightlife, but is perfect to escape back to for a good night’s sleep.

It’s one of the best Airbnbs in Tirana for exploring the Grand Park of Tirana too, which is one of the City’s most popular tourist attractions. Click here to learn more about this stunning accommodation in Tirana.

4. Modern Apartment in Characterful Building

It’s rare to find accommodation in Tirana which is so modern and warm, within a traditional Albanian building. This place is a real gem. 

The apartment features a stylish bathroom with a modern rainfall shower. The kitchen is contemporary, and fully equipped, featuring built in appliances, and a coffee machine.

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The light-filled open plan living area comes with a large and cosy L-shaped sofa; perfect for lazing on after a day of exploring the city!

This great Airbnb in Tirana is made complete with its gorgeous balcony off of the main bedroom. It’s equipped with a table and chairs, so you can stumble straight out of bed and enjoy your morning coffee alfresco style.

Located in the Zona 1 district, everything you need is right on your doorstep. From supermarkets, to coffee shops, you can truly experience life as a local in this delightful apartment. Click here to learn more about this Airbnb in Tirana Albania.

5. Relaxing Airbnb Tirana Apartment Near the Park

This relaxing Airbnb in Tirana is located near some of the best restaurants and bars that Tirana has to offer. This apartment is one of the best Airbnbs in Tirana to choose if you’re a foodie!

The apartment is located within a three-minute walk from the centre of Blloku and the Grand Park.

airbnb tirana bllokuThis apartment has one double bedroom, decorated in a Bohemian style, and has a modern bathroom boasting an elegant walk in shower. The living room and kitchen are spacious, and it comes with a good sized balcony. 

If you’re renting a car during your trip to Tirana, the free on-street parking is a real advantage. Click here to learn more about this beautiful apartment. 

6. A Secret Garden Apartment in the Centre of Tirana

This Tirana Airbnb is one of the last traditional houses remaining in the city centre. It’s one of the most unique stays you’ll find in Tirana.

The apartment, which is actually a villa, has been completely renovated inside and boasts two large bedrooms, a spacious bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, an indoor gym and a ping-pong table! However, it’s the magical outdoor space that really makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Tirana.

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Pick your own fruit from the mandarin and lemon trees and make a fresh juice to enjoy on one of the terraces. Enjoy an evening with friends using the garden barbecue, or chill out and read a book in the hammock. 

If you’re an animal lover, you’ll be pleased to know that the beautiful gardens are also home to three turtles and a hedgehog!

Everything you could possibly need is found at this Airbnb in Tirana Albania. You might not want to leave! Find out more about this stunning villa in Tirana here.

7. Large Apartment with City and Mountain Views

This spacious apartment is one of the best Airbnbs in Tirana for digital nomads, or anybody staying for an extended duration.

The apartment is both spacious and wonderfully decorated, as well as functional, and full of practical amenities.

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There’s a large table in the kitchen area to set up your laptop, as well as a cosy balcony, complete with table and chairs, to enjoy a coffee break and a spectacular city and mountain view.

Fibre optic Wi-Fi is available, with guaranteed bandwidth, which is extremely advantageous if you’ll be working in Tirana.

Finally, if you’re staying for longer, a weekly cleaning service is also included in the price, which is a great addition.

This apartment has everything you’ll need, and everything looks new, and feels modern. During the summer months, you’ll also appreciate the AC which is in every room!

In terms of location, it’s right in the centre and close to the main attractions in Tirana; making it a great base to explore from. Click here to learn more about this great apartment in Tirana for digital nomads. 

8. Deluxe Apartment in a Quiet Area

This deluxe apartment is one of the best places to stay in Tirana for anyone who wants to be within walking distance of the main attractions, but for those who may also enjoy some peace and quiet during the evenings.

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This lovely Airbnb in Tirana has a king size bed, flat screen TV, and strong Wi-Fi. This Airbnb in Tirana certainly has a luxury feel about it, and includes finer, well thought out details such as fresh and fluffy towels!

I love that the use of a bicycle is included within the price of the stay. Whilst there can be a lot of traffic in Tirana, there are also a lot of cycling lanes. You will see the locals biking around the city centre, and it’s a safe and fun way to explore and get around. Click here to find out more about this deluxe apartment on Airbnb.

9. Comfortable and Practical Studio Apartment

This may be one of the best studio Airbnbs in Tirana. The way that this attractive apartment is set up makes it feel super spacious. It benefits from a living room with a smart TV, and a comfortable sofa. Perfect for evenings you prefer to relax a little, and stay in. 

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The kitchen area is fully equipped and has a large dining table, great for socialising, or for working from.

The bedroom has a large double bed and is uniquely separated from the rest of the apartment using glass panelling; creating a feeling of cosiness.

The whole apartment is newly refurbished to a high standard and has lots of indoor greenery and natural light which makes it a very relaxing place to stay in Tirana. Click here to learn more about this practical studio apartment in Tirana. 

10. Chic Apartment with Sunrise and Sunset Views

Located just 200m from the centre of Tirana, is this chic two-bedroom apartment.

You can choose whether you want a view of the sunrise or the sunset depending on which room you are in! The view from both rooms is incredible.

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The apartment has two bedrooms, a living room, and a huge bathroom which has a glass separated shower.

I love the welcoming touches you get in this Airbnb in Tirana. Fluffy slippers are provided on arrival, and electric blinds in the bedroom guarantee a great nights’ sleep. Click here to learn more about this beautiful apartment with amazing views. 

Best Areas to Stay in Tirana (Neighbourhoods)

Here’s a breakdown of the best areas to stay in Tirana. 

Zona 1 – Best Place to Stay in Tirana to Live Like a Local

Zona 1 is a large neighbourhood between Skanderbeg Square, and the Lana River. It’s very close to Tirana’s new market, the New Bazaar which is the place to be for foodies. You can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, olives and spices, or maybe even a bottle of local raki!

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The New Bazaar is Albania’s’ largest fish market, so there are many amazing seafood restaurants around the Bazaar.

Zona 1 is the best place to stay in Tirana for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the City Centre. It is a place to enjoy the slower pace of life with the locals. Sit in one of the many cafés and sip on an espresso macchiato whilst watching the world go by.

There are some great accommodations in Tirana, but my choice in Zona 1 would be the beautiful traditional house set in the gardens.

Blloku – Best Place to Stay in Tirana for Nightlife

If you’re wondering where to stay in Tirana for nightlife, Blloku is the place to be. Once closed off to people who were not members of the Communist Party, this is now the most popular and famous neighbourhood in Tirana. 

You’ll see a lot of communist era ‘attractions’ here. This includes the former residence of Enver Hoxha, the communist dictator, as well as his right-hand man, Mehmet Shehu. 

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Today, it is home to some of the city’s best bars, restaurants and lively cafés. Some of my favourite spots include Radio Bar, Meduza and Komiteti.

Komiteti is a bar like no other in Tirana. It’s named after the Central Committee of the Communist Party, which was known as Komiteti.

Its interior is inspired by the communist era in Albania. Its founder initially used Komiteti to store and display his 17,000 collectables from that time. Head inside and you will find all kinds! From antiques to traditional clothing, household items, and unique trinkets. 

It’s a great place to have a drink and take it from there. With the number of bars nearby, who knows where the night will take you.

I would recommend that you stay in this relaxing apartment in Blloku. 

Komuna e Parisit – Best Place to Stay in Tirana for Families

Komuna e Parisit is one of the more tranquil places to stay in Tirana. The great thing about this neighbourhood is that it’s still within walking distance of the centre. 

Its biggest draw is its proximity to the Grand Park of Tirana and the Artificial Lake. Take an afternoon stroll, and stop by one of the many lakeside cafés or bars for a sunset tipple. Complete an outdoor workout in the beautiful surroundings, or take the kids for some fun in the big park. It has something for everyone.

Grand Park of Tirana

I would recommend the Bali-inspired Apartment, as it’s in one of the best places to stay in Tirana. It’s also ideally located between Blloku and the Grand Park of Tirana.

Tregu Cam – Best Place to Stay in Tirana for Culture and History

One of the most centrally located neighbourhoods is Tregu Cam. Its proximity to the most famous attractions, including museums and historical landmarks, is ideal. This makes it the perfect place for travellers seeking to soak up the Albanian history and culture

Some of my favourites include the National History Museum, located at Skanderbeg Square, and BunkArt2, which is an interesting museum built inside a bunker.

Its central location makes it a great base for exploring the other neighbourhoods in Tirana as they are all within walking distance.

I would recommend the large modern apartment, as the views of both the city and mountains make it one of the best Airbnbs in Tirana.

21 Dhjetori – Best Place to Stay in Tirana for Café Culture

Whilst there are cafés on pretty much every corner in Tirana, 21 Dhjetori has some of the best. 

21 Dhjetori translates from Albanian as 21 December, which is the birthday of Joseph Stalin. It was named in his honour during the communist era in Albania.

After the fall of communism in Albania, this square was renamed Atatürk Square in honour of the Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. However, it is still more commonly referred to as 21 Dhjetori today.

It’s known as the backpacker area of Tirana as it’s home to plenty of great hostels. It also has more affordable places to eat and drink compared to the Blloku neighbourhood.

21 Dhjetori is a great place to base yourself if you’re travelling on a budget, whilst remaining within walking distance of the main tourist attractions in Tirana.

One of my favourite apartments in Tirana is the chic apartment located in the heart of 21 Dhjetori, for its stunning sunrise and sunset views.

Now You Know the Best Tirana Airbnbs

The great thing about this city is that no matter where you stay in Tirana, you’ll almost always be within walking distance of the city centre and the main tourist attractions.

There’s so much choice when it comes to accommodation in Tirana; I hope this guide has helped you choose a great Airbnb in Tirana to suit you and your trip!

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Meg is a regular contributor to Goats on the Road and creator of the blog, What Meg Did Next. In 2021, fed up of her job as a lawyer, she quit to pursue her travel dreams and became a freelancer. Her blog focuses on slow travel, and her experience of being a digital nomad. She loves the beach, animals and learning the history of new places. She has travelled around Cyprus, Albania and the rest of the Balkans extensively.

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