Accommodation is surprisingly plentiful for a country with such low tourist numbers, and while state-owned monstrosities were once the norm, a recent building boom has unleashed a whole generation of clean, good-value hotels. You should be able to find a double room for under €25 (prices are almost always quoted in euros), and breakfast is usually included. There are not usually any set rates for single rooms, but you can expect a small discount from the regular rate. During summer, private rooms come into play at beach resorts, and there are now hostels in Tirana, Saranda and Berati, all charging €10–14 for dorm beds ; all have free wi-fi. There are almost no dedicated campsites, though the secluded beaches of the Ionian coast are great for those who can manage without facilities. Wild camping is fine in theory, but leaves you at the mercy of the (occasionally corrupt) local police.

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