Travellers Home Hostel

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The Hostelz.com Review

Travellers Home Hostel is a relatively small, first-floor property based on the edge of Sarajevo's Old Town and just across from the Miljacka River. As the name suggests, it’s homey enough, but the vibe is fairly tame and the atmosphere isn’t all that sociable. It kind of feels more like a base from which to check out the city, rather than the kind of place where you’d spend most of your time hanging out in the hostel itself.

The Location

If you’re looking for accommodation that’s right in the thick of the action in Sarajevo, Travellers Home Hostel ticks all the boxes. The Old Town is less than five minutes' away on foot, meaning there are tons of shops, cafes, and bars in the vicinity, while it's still far enough away from the main drag to avoid noise from being much of an issue. Unfortunately, though, it isn’t particularly close to the main bus station -- but that’s the case with most hostels in Sarajevo. The airport is also ten kilometres outside of the city, so chances are you’ll need to get a taxi on arrival.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms in Travellers Home are spacious but relatively basic. Large wooden lockers are provided, and the beds are comfortable enough, although it’s worth noting that they’re fairly rickety, especially if you find yourself on the top bunk. Though there are no dedicated plug sockets for each berth, extension leads are provided to help you out. In terms of bathrooms, there’s one male and one female, both of which are pretty cramped, but they do manage to fit a sink, toilet and shower in the same room. They’re clean enough, but not necessarily spotless, while there’s also an additional toilet next door in case either of the main bathrooms are occupied.

Common Spaces

The hostel doesn’t have much of a main communal space beyond the kitchen and dining area. Still, that area has a large table with plenty of chairs, and the decently stocked kitchen features four hobs and an actual oven. Free tea and coffee making facilities are also provided. Elsewhere, there’s a pretty little balcony with a couple of chairs if you want somewhere else to chill or a spot to have a smoke, though it isn’t particularly large. And while there’s some sofa space in the room that houses the reception, it seems like that’s only really used for checking in new guests -- it’s not the kind of place where people tend to go to hang out throughout the day.

Summary

With a good location and decent shower and kitchen facilities, Travellers Home Hostel does the basics well, though it doesn’t offer a great deal beyond that. As touched upon earlier, it’s a nice little spot from which to explore Sarajevo, but it probably won’t provide the kind of sociable, backpacker experience for which you may be looking.
by Elliott
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-08-24
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Front entrance
Dining area
Kitchen area
8-bed dorm
8-bed dorm
8-bed dorm
Balcony
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Location/Contact

Address
Ćumurija 4, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coordinates
43.857449, 18.426264 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.myhostel.ba
Telephone
+38770242400
Fax
+387 70 242 400
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

 
Not safe
Owner of the Travellers Home Hostel Sarajevo mr. Kamišalić Adnan, under influence of alcohol, attacked and injured one of his guests. Following incident, he was verdicted guilty by court. Incident happened because guest didn't want to listen to him any more and decided to exit the room! Safe travels!
Anonymous
Age 35
2016-08-18
 
Perfect Location and staff
We stayed 3 days in Sarajevo, and the hostel was a pleasure. Very nice staff, good rooms, really comfortable, and common rooms with kitchen, very good. We enjoyed. Absolutely recommendable.
Domingo
Age 30, Basque
2013-12-30
 
Good basics; unlike other IYHA poor late night noise control
central location; very clean; big lockers; good security; accessible kitchen; nice staff. indifferent breakfast (cornflakes + bread/jam). unlike other IYHA poor late night noise control made sleeping difficult.
billy
Age 65, australia
2013-06-22
 
The Best Hostel Ever
I have stayed ın around 30 hostels all over Europe but this one was, by far, the best. Simply a combination of relaxing atmosphere, cool and super friendly staff, perfect location and very reasonable prices.
Görkem
(Turkey)
2013-03-17
Travellers Home Hostel is a nice and comfortable place to stay in Sarajevo. Close to the city center, it has the charm of being a relatively small place, but it is still big enough so you can meet some people. This hostel has everything a hostel needs to have, making it a wonderful place to stay. The Location The hostel is located very close to the city center (five minutes' walk to the old market, one minute from the main street), so you won't have to walk much to get somewhere. Still it is quiet so you'll have a good sleep. A tram station is one hundred meters from the hostel -- one of the lines there gets you directly to the main bus and train station. Rooms and Bathrooms The dorm rooms are clean and nicely designed. As the hostel is located in a refurbished Austro-Hungarian building, it has high ceilings which gives it a very nice atmosphere. There are two dorms with four bunk beds each, so eight people per dorm. Under the bed are spacious lockers and on the bed you have a reading light. There are no private rooms. There is one bathroom each for males and females. Both are clean and good looking, the male bathroom is a little small, though. Common Spaces The reception also has two sofas, a TV with cable, and two computers with internet, making it a nice place to hang out with other guests and/or the staff. The whole hostel is a nonsmoking establishment, however there is a small balcony for these who feel the urge. In another room, there is a kitchen/lounge with a big table seating eight people. You can meet nice people here and go out for some of the party in Sarajevo or as well have a nice evening in and prepare some nice dinner for you and your newly acquired friends. Summary Overall this is a very good option to stay in Sarajevo. Compare to some other hostels in Europe, this one is definitely rather at the top-end concerning its amenities, but with a convenient Eastern European price. This hostel is recommended!
Wolfgang Kiselka
(Austria)
2011-08-06

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