Hostels in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Get to know Sarajevo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Sarajevo. To help you make friends with Sarajevo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Sarajevo's mix of cultures seems to have given its inhabitants a certain wit, despite the seemingly serious past and frustration with many years of near political and economic stand-still. Being a bit stuck in time means the city has its own aura. It's not easy to absorb the recent war and ethnic and religious conflict that plague this city, and many years of coexistence and general getting along juxtapose the relatively recent violence. For an impression of this recent history you might visit the Tunnel Museum in Butmir at the airport to gain insight into daily life during the war.

Visitors who need a break from the intense history of Sarajevo may find refuge in exploring its diverse cultures. Visit the historic town center and mingle around Turkish cafes smoking water pipe (hookah) or watch craftspeople. This city is particularly interesting for anyone interested in religion, with plenty of houses of worship to visit. You might head up the hills and stroll through cemeteries, with a shockingly beautiful view of town and on to the Yellow Fortress. When outside of town, do take seriously any signs about land mines.

There are lots of hostels in Sarajevo.

Hospitality is played up many places in Bosnia and most hostels have a very laid-back atmosphere without being over the top. The size and type of hostels varies greatly, from institutional buildings to little places crammed into historic apartments.

Sarajevo hostels tend to be helpful both on your arrival and with giving directions through the often nameless streets. If you have a tight schedule, you might want to stay near town, as public transportation in Sarajevo (trams and buses) is slow and confusing. Taking the tram around town is a worthy experience -- just know you may wait a while or have a long walk to get back.

Written by local enthusiast for Sarajevo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Sarajevo hostels Carl

FAQ about Sarajevo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Sarajevo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Sarajevo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Sarajevo costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Sarajevo with private rooms costs on average $44. shows all 24 Hostels in Sarajevo. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hostel Inn Luxury is the best hostel in Sarajevo for families. compares prices for 24 hostels in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Sarajevo such as
  • 26 hotels
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Hostel Inn Luxury is the best rated hostel for partying in Sarajevo.

It offers: Pub Crawls.

Your Packing List for Sarajevo

Your Packing List for Sarajevo

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Sarajevo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Sarajevo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
24 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$44 Average private room price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Sarajevo
Travellers Home Hostel is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in Sarajevo
Hostel Inn Luxury is the best rated
Most Sarajevo hostels are located in
Bašèar, City Centre
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Sarajevo - from the Community

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