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We have another Chapter first because you Made It Happen!, and this time we're heading to the beach town of Golem, Albania. Golem is a remote, off-the-beaten-path destination just 25 minutes away from Durrës, Albania. If you're looking to spend a month in Southeastern Europe before the start of the high tourist season between July and August, this is your chance! By May, the sun is already warm but the town is a little more tranquil and local making this an ideal time to settle in. Whether you’re chilling on one of the many beaches, exploring ancient ruins, savouring local delicacies, or unwinding on the beach boardwalk, Golem is the perfect blend of work and leisure, making it a top-notch Chapter destination. 

Some of these images are from a Montenegro chapter in 2021. The Tribe went on a weekend trip to Albania and absolutely raved about it! Another reason why we made it happen for you!

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Experience Albania with the Tribe

Take on Albania with the Tribe and discover this still-secret gem of a country. Join our co-created community experiences, adventures, and classic WiFi Tribe moments that'll make our time here one of a kind.

1. Beach It up in Golem and Durrës

Durrës is nicknamed the "Miami" of Albania and has an epic beach life culture. While smaller than Durrës, Golem's beach town vibes are filled with fine, golden sand beaches with shallow waters, making them ideal for water sports, and beach activities.

2. Visit Apollonia Archaeological Park

Apollonia was once a prominent ancient Greek city in Illyria, founded in 588 BCE. The city was named in honor of the god Apollo and became a vital trading post and cultural center in the region. Apollonia Archaeological Park is a one-hour drive for Golem.

3. Divjakë-Karavasta National Park

This park is famous for its biodiversity, including the Karavasta Lagoon, home to the rare Dalmatian pelican. It's perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers or anyone who needs a day of peace and quit.

4. Day Trip to Krujë

Famous for its historic castle, the Skanderbeg Museum, and the old bazaar, Krujë offers a glimpse into Albanian history and culture. It's a perfect spot for history enthusiasts.

5. Visit Tirana

Tirana, the capital of Albania, is a lively blend of history and modernity, characterized by its colorful buildings, rich history, and bustling street life.

6. Lake Bovilla

Experience the serene beauty of Lake Bovilla. It's a perfect spot for hiking, picnicking, and enjoying panoramic views of the lake and its surrounding landscapes.

7. One for the foodies!

Become a street food expert for the month and get your hands on Albania's soul food - Byrek! This traditional dish has become a well-known street food for an on-the-go snack and, if you find the right vendor, this can be one of the cheapest ways to taste the local foods. Be sure to look out for fruit stalls while you wander the town. Strawberries, cherries, apricots and plums will be in full season and you can find reasonably priced options as you walk around.

Meet the Chapter Host

Natasha

"Hey there~ I’m Natasha!  

Born and raised in Montréal, I’m a free spirit who left my career in finance for a life less ordinary. What started as a work sabbatical led to almost 2 years of nonstop travel and living the life I always dreamed of.
I’m a nature and animal lover who’s always down for scuba diving or hiking, but also live music, game nights and dancing! 

Truly grateful to be a WiFi Tribe Host and excited to meet and learn more about each and every one of you in our community! Connecting with new people in new places makes for the best memories and I look forward to our shared adventures!"

Our Homes in Golem

Golem

1 boutique hotel all to ourselves

Up to 19 members

Up to 50 MB

Accommodation

Highlights

We are staying in a newly built boutique hotel just 400 meters from the beach. We'll have access to a fully outfitted kitchen, dinning room outfitted for at least 25 people, a private garden with tables and chairs, as well as a rooftop terrace.


Golem is a charming, small beach town, 25 min drive away from Durrës. Due to its nice beaches, it is also a popular vacation spot, even for locals. 

All rooms have ensuite bathrooms, desk + chair, and AC.

Good to Know

This is the first time we're going to Albania because you Made It Happen! Joining this Chapter means you'll be among the first to continue shaping the nomad scene of Albania! And the Tribe knows whats up because tt was one of the highest-voted locations on our 2024 survey!


Car rentals are advised for certain weekend trips but there are also buses and minivans available from Durrës for surrounding day trips and activities.


There is no laundry available onsite but there are self-service laundry spots close to our home.

If you're up for some fun on the beach after work, you can hire anything you need from equipment rental stores on the promenade. 

Available Upgrades

Add an upgrade to your booking request when filling out the form below.

Upgrade A: Private room with balcony (4 upgrades available)

$150

Larger private room (41 sqm) with balcony (garden views)

(6 upgrades available)

$250

Pictures are representative only due to multiple upgrades being available.

Join Us in Albania

Learn more about how WiFi Tribe Chapter prices work:

Membership Perks & Chapter Savings

Member

Joining your 1st or 2nd Chapter

$2,850

Private room

$1,770

Shared room

Nomad

Joining your 3rd or 4th Chapter

$2,550

Private room

$1,570

Shared room

Citizen

Joining your 5th or 6th Chapter

$2,350

Private room

$1,470

Shared room

Veteran

Joining your 7th Chapter then for life

$2,250

Private room

$1,370

Shared room

May 24 - June 21, 2024

Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.

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A few spots are set aside to build a more balanced community on the ground, with a mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. All shared rooms are between 2 or 3 people of the same self-identified gender.

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Golem Chapter FAQs

Find all general booking FAQs here and Chapter-specific information below.

Payment & cancellation deadlines

Chapter Payments (as of April 2024):

  • Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Chapter price payment
  • The final full payment is due 12 weeks prior to the Chapter starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 12 weeks out to submit the full Chapter payment)
  • If your full payment is not received 12 weeks before the Chapter start date, your deposit will be forfeited and spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
  • Bookings made less than 12 weeks before the Chapter start date will pay the full Chapter price at booking

Cancellations (as of April 2024):

The following cancellation policy applies:

  • Once the final price and accommodation details are announced, early bookers have 7 days to confirm their booking. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking. 
  • You have a 48-hour grace period to cancel a trip booking and not forfeit your deposit. If a booking is cancelled within 48 hours, the deposit will be released for a future trip.
  • Cancelling 10+ weeks before arrival: 100% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling 6-10 weeks before arrival: 50% refund of the final payment. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.
  • Cancelling less than 6 weeks before arrival: No refund. Your deposit is forfeited if you reconfirmed an early booking or if you didn’t cancel within the 48-hour grace period. Otherwise, the deposit is released for a future booking.

What classifies as a room upgrade?

We have three amenities categories we look at when selecting the upgrade rooms:

  • Functionality: desk, chair, kitchen, ensuite bathroom, privacy, AC, kitchenette or kitchen, fridge, walk-in closet or extra storage space etc.
  • How it looks: balcony, terrace, views, size of room, size of bed, windows/natural light, decor, living room or seating area, couch, coffee table, mirror etc.
  • Mixed: When possible, the room shares some of both of the above.
  • Securing the upgrade guarantees that you get the amenities you've paid for.
  • Upgrades that have not been secured will be assigned to members based on a number of different factors by the host (order of booking, circle level, etc.)
  • If all rooms have a particular amenity such as AC we do not offer upgrades for that particular

Closest airport and transportation information

Closest airport: Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa (TIA)


The address of our coliving home will be shared about 4 weeks before we arrive.

COVID related FAQs and Policies

See our COVID guidelines and procedures here.

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