Where to Stay in Berat

The central Albanian city of Berat is best known for the National Ethnographic Museum and proximity to Tomorri Mountain National Park.

With over 2,500 years of history and a prime location on the Osum River, Berat is well worth a stop on your Albania trip.

With a population under 150,000, the city is a decent size but not overwhelming for first-time visitors.

Berat, Albania - Ottoman houses with multiple windows built on a hillside in Berat, Albania with the River Osum and businesses in the foreground.

When deciding where to stay in Berat Albania, you’ll have a few choices of neighborhoods, and a good range of hotels in Berat Albania for all price ranges, although Albania is very budget-friendly for everyone.

We will cover off all types of Berat accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Berat hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Berat 2023

This guide will also cover off the best hotels in Berat, best places in Berat to visit, the best places to stay in Berat, hotels near Berat attractions, Berat neighborhood guide and many more.

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Old Town – Where to Stay in Berat for Tourists

If you want to stay in the heart of town, then the historic center is the best place for you. This is the best area for tourists who only have a short time to visit Berat.

In Old Town, you’ll see why this area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and why the Berat is known as the city of 1000 windows.

From your Old Town Berat hotel, you can easily walk to most of the attractions of the town, including several cathedrals and mosques, and the Berat Castle is less than 20 minutes on foot.  

Where to Stay in Old Town Berat

Budget accommodation in Old Town

Mid range accommodation in Old Town

Family Friendly accommodation in Old Town

Old town of Berat, Albania

Where to Stay in Berat near Berat Castle

If the Old Town is too touristy or compact for you, perhaps you’d like to stay near Berat Castle. The castle is an ancient 13th-century fortress that sits on a hill overlooking Berat.

The walled area contains several churches and mosques and is still a residential neighborhood filled with locals.

If you don’t mind walking down and back uphill when visiting the attractions of the historic center, then this is a great place to stay. 

Where to Stay Near Berat Castle

Budget accommodation Near Berat Castle

Mid range accommodation Near Berat Castle

Family Friendly accommodation Near Berat Castle

Ruins of Berat castle. UNESCO world heritage in Albania

Lagja 30 Vjertori – Where to Stay in Berat for Family

If you prefer to see a more modern-day Albania, then Lagja 30 Vjetori just southeast of Old Town, is a good location.

This is a residential area, filled with Communist-era buildings and locals going about their daily business.

It’s decidedly not touristy, but a good place to look for a family-friendly apartment to rent in Berat.

As a neighborhood of locals, you can expect the find the usual services and shops catering to locals and long-term travelers. 

Where to Stay in Lagja 30 Vjertori

Budget accommodation in Lagja 30 Vjertori

Mid range accommodation in Lagja 30 Vjertori

Family Friendly accommodation in Lagja 30 Vjertori

Affordable Luxury accommodation in Lagja 30 Vjertori

Berat, Albania. Town of one thousand windows and white Ottoman houses, Berat, Albania

Gorica – Where to Stay in Berat for Outdoor Lovers

Across the river from Old Town is the Gorica district. To get there, you’ll cross the Gorica Bridge, a famous Ottoman Bridge in Berat.

Gorica was originally the Christian district of Berat and is home to many bars, restaurants, and hostels.

If Old Town is not budget-friendly enough, then consider staying across the river in Gorica.

Gorica Hill is a popular place for outdoor recreation, which you can climb for amazing views across the river to Berat Castle. 

Where to Stay in Gorica

Cheapest Backpacking Hostels in Gorica

Budget accommodation in Gorica

Mid range accommodation in Gorica

Family Friendly accommodation in Gorica

Berat, Albania. People standing on Gorica bridge in the town of a thousand windows, Berat, Albania

Lagja Kombinat – Where to Stay in Berat for Relaxation

To the north of Old Town is the district of Lagja Kombinat. Only one mile from Old Town, this is another good option for travelers who want a more “local” experience outside of the tourist center.

There are few tourist attractions in this area, but you can take a long stroll to the center, or hop on a bus and be there in a few minutes.

The main bus terminal is here also, so if you have a late bus arrival, choosing accommodation here is convenient. 

Where to Stay in Lagja Kombinat

Budget accommodation in Lagja Kombinat

Mid range accommodation in Lagja Kombinat

Family Friendly accommodation in Lagja Kombinat

Berat, Albania - Bridge over the river to the old town

Top 4 favorites accommodation options for Berat 

❤️ Best Area first timersOld Town Berat
💸 Best Luxury HotelHotel Colombo
👪 Best Hotel for For FamiliesHotel Vila Mimani
🏨 Best Mid-Range HotelBeratino Hotel
🛏️ Best Budget HotelGuest House Iljesa

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