Hostel Posillipo, Sarajevo

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I stayed here in September of 2005, and found it to be one of the best places I've stayed in. I love Sarajevo.


Excellent for its location, clean, and a really friendly and helpful host.

Can honestly recommend a stay here.

Duncan Mackie.

Hostel Posillipo -- another place with good directions. Located right next to a tourist information center, bakery, grocery store, tram stop, and the Turkish Quarter, this hostel does not follow the usual hostel road. Likely because tourists haven't really "found" Sarajevo, it feels more like you are staying in a hotel rather than the more typical party atmosphere of a hostel. While some find this a welcome change, if you like the fast-paced atmospheres of bigger hostels, you may well be dissapointed.

This hostel is clean and secure, with open airy rooms that at the largest have three beds in them. The beds are warm and comfortable, with cozy duvets, and good pillows. The bathroom is right across the hall, and is also nice and clean, with the only drawback being the lack of walls or a shower curtain to prevent water from flooding the room. There is, however, a mop to clean up with afterwards.

The only real problem with the hostel is the fact that is right next to a main tram line that is very loud. While service is reduced during the night, it starts very early in the morning, and runs quite late. So if you are a light sleeper you might have a problem.

While there is no kitchen, the cost of food and eating out is so low in Sarajevo that it really doesn't matter much. The owner is very nice, and seems to take a genuine interest in his guests and their well-being.

Leah Schmidt
United States

Everything is excellent: the location, the cleanness; and the owners are just great, very helpful and kind. Most highly recommended.

Eeva and Juhani

Great hostel, great location, great staff, great cleanliness, great owners great.


A hostel with an extraordinarily good location, staff and other important characteristics. We were there for three days and had a good time. For real. It is a very clean hostel, with helpful staff who are eager to help. If Sarajevo then Posillipo.


All I have to say for this place is that it is great. It's located in beautiful part of town, service is excellent, and the owners are very pleasant and generous people. The next time I visit Sarajevo, I'm going to choose Posillipo again. No doubt about it.


Hostel Posillipo Reviews from the Web

Liked: Friendly and helpfull staff, great location Didn't like: Locks of bedroom and bathroom broken...


great location, very easy to reach both train/bus stationsgood and cheap restaurants


Liked: The room we slept in was really cozy, just under the roof, so always lightful.The staff is nice, and the location pretty good too, just a few meters walking from the main street. Didn't like: ///


Liked: Although I didn't like my stay (read the negative part), I have to say: if you don't expect to much, the rooms are perfect, although VERY basic. The location isn't the worst. We were just expecting way more so it was a disappointment. Didn't like: It al began when we arrived (in the evening). Everything was closed and dark. Nobody seemed to be at the hostel, so I dailed the phone numbers listed on the door. Nobody answered. After half a hour we gave up an began searching for internet, to see if it went bankrupt or something. I couldn't find anything so I dialed the phone numbers again. Still nothing. We went back to the hostel one last time, when we arrived there was someone at the hostel. I confronted him with the fact that we were trying to contact him for more than an hour now, but he didn't really seemed to care. Didn't even apologize. (I have to say that when we met him later on he was much more friendly though) He began to search in his reservations an phoned someone right away. I don't really understand Bosnian but it he was not amused and it was obvious somebody gave our room away. He then ordered us to pay in advance, which I'm not really used to at a hostel. He brought us to one of his other hostels (which was also named Posillipo), 200m uphill. The 'hostel' we arrived in was by no means a hostel. There was no common area, kitchen or anything. No Wi-Fi. Bedroom without bed lamp, only the central light. Shower without mount. We booked a room with garden view but we got sky view, since the room was on the top floor of the building. It was more like a hotel without reception, only the rooms.


Liked: This room was located like 200 mts from the hostel, but anyway was a good location.... near of the old city, and also it had a nice balcon. Didn't like: The bad thing is there is no water in bathrooms between 00:00 and 06:00am, so if I need to checkout very early maybe u could not taking a shower.


Liked: The owners were very, very kind people and very helpful with whatever problems we had. Location was very good and near the center. Didn't like: WIFI NEVER WORKED. The hostel is closed until 9am but it isnt posted so our bus arrived at 6 and we had to wait outside the hostel for 3 hours. The private room we stayed in wasnt that clean, I dont think they were expecting us because one of the employees had to "clean" the room while I was waiting but it was more him changing the sheets and picking up the large trash but the floor was still dirty etc. Also, we booked a double bed and got two singles.


It is exactly in the Sarajevo's old town, in a beautiful neighborhood. The staff was very nice, the coffee was delicious


Liked: shadrvan , gaz husrev bey mosque , old bazaar , sarajevo burek etc. Didn't like: nothing


Very good hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff, excellent location right next to the old town, clean rooms that locked so our stuff felt safe, no lockers though.


The location is fantastic, the price very cheap, the owner very kind. I recommend it to anyone visiting the wonderful city of Sarajevo



I ll try not to bother you with a lot of 'beautiful' informations, I am just gonna take a few moments of your time, as you know this is an advertisement, so.....

Hostel Posillipo is newly built and located in the oldest and most beautiful part of Sarajevo, Bascarsija.
It is only 10 meters walk from Bascarsija's main tram-station, 15 meters from one of Sarajevo top monuments, Sebilj fountain (most popular fountain in Sarajevo, BiH maybe, with tons of pigeons flying around)..

All together with our hostel complex we have old-fashioned Bosnian restaurant, where our guests can enjoy their free time, organize parties, eat old-Bosnian specialties, and other high quality food.
Place where you can meet other backpackers, from all around the world.

Also, a free parking places are always available for our highly respected guests.

At our guest house we offer everything our well hosted costumers will need, from privates, singles, doubles etc.
Also our INFO desk is always available to help our costumers at any kind of situations, problems, informations, directions etc.
Everything about Sarajevo, and Bosnia and Herzegovina also.

We guarantee you an unforgettable time, great atmosphere, hospitality with the most reasonable prices.

BOOK EXCHANGE - Book is your best friend.

LAUNDRY AVAILABLE (washing+drying+ironing)!!!

P.S. Picture No.3 is a MAP, so help yourself, and ....
thank you for your time.

Location and Contact


• If coming from main BUS or TRAIN station just jump in the tram NO.1 located near. Exit the tram at Bascarsija main tram station.
• After you get off the tram, at the Bascarsija's main tram-station, follow the railway for another 10-15 meters. You should see the ORANGE advert with POSILLIPO sign, or you can:
• by following the railway tracks take the first street (Besarina Cikma No.5) on the right, and there you will find us!
• Also great Sarajevo fountain Sebilj who is placed at Sarajevo main square is just 30 seconds walk from our Hostel.
• Taxi from BUS/TRAIN station will not cost you more then 4 euros.
• NOTE: If coming form Belgrade, you ll be arriving to the Lukavica Bus station, so probably the best option will be to take TAXI (Price (airport) - approx. 15-18 KM, Main Bus Station (5-6 KM), Lukavica Bus Station 15-18KM). Be sure to tell the TAXI driver to turn the taximeter on.

Address: Besarina èikma, 5, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Website Hostel Posillipo Sarajevo (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +38762910546
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel




Airport Pickup

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Concierge/Info Desk

Currency Exchange


Hot Showers



Curfew: No Curfew

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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