There are many different types of accommodation available in Albania.
The main ones are: Buying a house or a flat. Renting a house or a flat.
How do you find Accommodation?
You can find a suitable house or flat in sale or for rent and you can also sell your property in Albania contacting the Real Estate Agencies based in Albania or web sites free access searching the type of the accommodation that you will prefer, you need to knoe its only in Albanian language.
Please find out more about some of the Albanian Real Estate Agencies in the following links.
Çelësi i Tiranës: List of Hotels in Tirana
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Hotels in Albania
Hotels offer a variety of services, and minimally include a bed, dresser, nightstand, at least a washbasin, if not a full bathroom with toilet, and shower or bathtub, as well as a TV, phone, and alarm clock. Some hotels provide a coffee maker, small refrigerator, coffee and tea supplies, and perhaps a snack bar, as well as Internet access and/or wi-fi capabilities. Albania Hotels are classified by a star-rating system, ranging from one to five stars, depending on the quality, cost, and services offered.
Choosing and Booking a hotel in Albania
Picking the right Albania hotel can make the difference between a successful trip or a disastrous one. With the availability of many travel sites on the Internet, travelers can browse for just the right hotel in terms of location, size, amenities, and price – it is like being one's own travel agent.
Albania Hotels are rated, using the well-known star rating system, include photographs of the hotels and rooms, as well as customer reviews providing first hand recommendations from those who know – people who have actually experienced what it's like to stay at a particular facility.
Booking hotels off- season and on weekdays often provides substantial rate reductions; booking in advance can assure travelers that they will be able to get what they want for the best price.
Below you can find general information on accommodation in hotels in Tirana.
Cost of Living in Albania
The first question someone who moves in to Albania asks is "What's the cost of living in Albania?" or "How are the prices.." or anything related to the living, wages, prices, etc.
Albania, more precisely Tirana, is a really good place to live in if you have a good job. Prices are not too expensive but you can't say that, if you're living with the average wage, even by yourself. The average wage in Albania is more or less 350$ or 310 euros.
But really there are a few factors that affect the amount of money that you have left by the end of the month, like whether you have to pay a rent or you own a house, how much you have to pay for the bills, how much do you eat, etc.
Food products are usually pretty cheap and you can shop for the whole month for less than 90 euros. Also other products like drinks or cigarettes in general, are pretty cheap.
Renting a house in Albania it's not that expensive as well. And like every other place in the world, the price depends on the location of the house. But usually normal houses for two or three are something between 100-300 euros. There are also bigger ones with bigger rooms that range from 300 to 600 euros or more.
Shopping in Albania
The Albanian monetary unit is called Lekë. It is issued in denominations of 5000, 2000,1000, 500, 200 (paper) and 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 (coins). In 1990, the Albanian Economic Expert institutionalized new coinage, including a new manner to val-ue the money. Now, money is quoted in two values: new and old. When you buy something, do not be surprised if you hear “new money.” One hundred new lekë is equal to one thousand old lekë. In official documents in the field of economy, also in the media, people are obligated to use new lekë values. Meanwhile, in the markets and shops, it is discussed and performed the exchange of goods in both new and old lekë.
Pay attention if you do not want to be confused with the values that are being used, old or new. Albanian citizens are used to this system, but, you should check the figures you see in the banknote and make sure to ask to buy with new lekë in or-der not to get confused with the real values of the products that you are interested in buying. You can also buy with euro or dollars. There are cases where different traders can also accept other currencies. This can happen especially in cases when someone is interested in buying domestic products.
Currency exchange can be done at banks or exchange agencies where it is written «Exchange». In some hotels, restaurants and shops you can also make payments through credit cards like Visa, Master Card, etc
Shopping centers and outdoor markets
City park shopping centre
City park Albania is the largest Shopping mall in the Balkans. In about 180 shops you will find the best brands in clothing, accessories, perfumes and everything related to cooking and home. While walking through the friendly atmosphere in Citypark, you will feel the certainty that is this huge city you will find everything you are looking for. You just have to discover the area you belong to.
QTU (Qendra Tregetare Univers)
A modern shopping mall, about 6 km from Tirana on the highway Tirana-Durrës.
The mall has 75 shops and 3 restaurants and bars. It offers a free shuttle bus from the center of Tirana. See more: http://www.qtu.al/
TEG (Tirana east Gate)
The new shopping center in Albania, opened in 2011, offers over 150 stores and services space, as well as a wide range of opportunities for fun. Located 4 km from the city center, TEG has become an important destination of the citizens of Tirana purchases. See more : https://www.facebook.com/teg.albania/
Megatek S.A is the biggest Do-IT-Yourself wholesale and retail store in Albania. Megatek S.A is part of Teqja Group International, a group of privately owned and anonymous Companies with long experience in the Albanian and regional market offering a vast range of products and services, ranging from mail & logistics to production of industrial materials.
See more: https://www.megateksa.com/
A shopping mall on the outskirts of the city offering several shops including the Italian electronics super mall Trony, the Ikea style Danish superstore Jysk and the Italian super-market Conad.See more: https://www.facebook.com/casaitaliashoppingcenter/
ETC (European Trade Center)
A shopping mall in the center of the city with several boutiques and coffees worth a visit.See more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ETC/158950557495207
A smaller shopping complex in the main boulevard offering mainly café and service outlets.
Famous road for shopping in Tirana lined up with shops and boutiques on both sides.
Tregu i madh i Camëve
It is found almost in the center of Tirana. Close to central Post Office of Tirana. Place to bargain hunt clothes, personal items or home decorations and utensils.
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