Hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina Hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina

You are looking for hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Bosnia and Herzegovina hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Bosnia and Herzegovina.

All Cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

We list every single hostel in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the world. In total, we have 19 cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a breathtaking, heart-warming, and yet heartbreaking country. It is home to some of the most beautiful and giving people that you will ever meet, and yet you can't help but feel haunted by the sheer number of buildings that are riddled with bullet holes.

The capital city is Sarajevo, and it has come a long way since the days of the siege in the early- to mid-nineties, where they were at war with the Serbians who were attempting to ethnically cleanse any of the Muslims, or Bosniac people, from the area. Many people here don't like to discuss the war too much, as they want to move on with their lives and not constantly have to relive those years. If you do, however, find a local that is open enough to talk to you about it, you will get a glimpse into the sheer horror of the people who experienced those years. Sarajevo itself has a load of museums dedicated to the siege and the genocides that happened during this time but if you are feeling a little overwhelmed there are also quite a few other things to do as well.

As the home of the Winter Olympics in the eighties, the most famous thing left over from this is the old bob-sleigh track on which the Jamaican team competed, made famous by the movie "Cool Runnings." It is a beautiful walk in the hills up near where the front line of the city for the Bosniacs was. Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels in Sarajevo are scattered across the city centre, but they are easy enough to get to on public transport. There is also a themed Bosnia and Herzegovina hostel here that gives you an experience of war times.

Mostar is the second-most visited place in Bosnia. It is located in the southern region and is a great base from which to explore the Herzegovina area. Mostar itself is famous for its Stari Most, or Old Bridge, which was destroyed after the war and then later rebuilt. The Old Town here is beautiful and has some really nice markets along the streets. In the local area, you will also find the Dervish House at Blagaj located on the stunning Buna River with its really clear water. The stunning waterfalls at Kravice are worth an afternoon, as is the old fortification at Positelj. The killing fields of Srebrenica, the town where the Serbian army committed genocide against eight thousand male refugees within the space of several days after taking a UN Safe Area is a really important historical area to the war but is a really sad place to visit as well. Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels in Mostar are again scattered across the city and there are quite a number of them. The Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels here can help to organize tours to see and do things around the area for quite a good price.

Getting around the country is fairly easy. There are quite frequent buses that enter from Croatia and travel from city to city. There are Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels in some of the other smaller towns across the country that you can stay in as well, but getting to these places might be a little more difficult if they are off the beaten path. Do also be careful with venturing off on your own into the bush anywhere you go, as there are still some landmines that haven't been found. Otherwise, enjoy! This is one of the most incredible countries in this region and the people are amazing!

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Handwritten by local expert for Bosnia and Herzegovina hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Bosnia and Herzegovina - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bosnia and Herzegovina. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Bosnia and Herzegovina here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Bosnia and Herzegovina safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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