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 Srebrenica. To help you make friends with Srebrenica before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is best known for the massacre in the mid-nineties. The city was considered a safe zone in the Bosnian war under control of the United Nations, or the Dutch in particular. However, Srebrenica was attacked and men, women, and children were separated; eight thousand people were killed in this ethnic cleansing and some victims have not yet been identified.
Dark tourism and showing respect to the Muslim victims are the main reasons for most visitors to Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, but also the surrounding nature makes Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, worth a visit. You can visit the Srebrenica-Potocari Genocide Memorial and cemetery and the base of the Dutch soldiers. The genocide memorial is approximately six kilometres from Srebrenica’s centre, but taxis are cheap. There is not much else in the town itself, which is home to only three thousand people today. However, exploring the lush mountains around Srebrenica is a great thing to do. Go rafting on the beautiful Drina River or hike in the canyon, which is one of the deepest in the world. Day trips to the Tara National Park in Serbia -- which is only thirty kilometers from Srebrenica -- is also possible, but check if you need a visa. For both rafting and hiking opportunities and day trips to Serbia ask at your Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina hostel. Your hostel in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, may organise or be able to help you organise a tour. Your Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina hostel can set you up with a guide to get a better understanding of the massacre, too.
Currently, you will not find many hostels in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the entire region. Your hostel in Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is a family business, taking good care of their visitors. If the Drina River is the main purpose of your trip, you can consider a hostel just across the border on the Serbian side as well.
Written by local enthusiast for Srebrenica hostelsMartin Straatman