Best Places for Backpackers in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Enjoy backpacking around Bosnia And Herzegovina without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Top 50 hostels in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

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Hostel Golden Bridge

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Hostel Golden Bridge

Life is short, find us and enjoy everything we offer to you (especially our famous tour!) – if you dont try, you will never know what happiness and real life is. So come to our paradise and enjoy it. Hostel Golden Bridge is a place of magic where you can feel western and eastern culture converging....
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Taso

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Taso's House

WELCOME BACKPACKERS. We are a small and friendly hostel, where we do 110% to make your stay in Mostar memorable.Located just 2 minutes walk from the Mostar main attraction Old Bridge and Old town and all other city attractions. We can offer you our cozy private and dorm rooms. For all our guest w...
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Hostel Check Inn

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Hostel Check Inn

Hostel Check Inn provides remarkable comfort that will respond to the needs of both tourists and business people who are coming to our city. Located in the center of the Old Town close to the most beautiful and important Sarajevo monuments. The pedestrian zone „Sarači“ and „Ferhadija“ and Gazi Hu...
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Pansion Glory

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Pansion Glory

Beautiful surrounding of the Pension Glory, which include vineyard, orchard, vegetable garden and flower garden , as well as a wonderful view to the Apparition Hill (Podbrdo) and Cross Mountain (Krievac), will help you find your inner peace. Family Miletić is always at your disposal. We will ke...
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Rooms - Goa Mostar

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Rooms - Goa Mostar

Home/Guesthouse is just above the Neretva river with a direct view of the Old Bridge, which is 5 minutes walking distance away. Guesthouse is very roomy with 3 rooms with a outside yard for relaxing. Private parking available and garage parking for motorcycles with equipment for a quick wash an...
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Hostel Room Banja Luka

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Hostel Room Banja Luka

Welcome dear guests!!! When Hostel Room started working we set clear objectives to ourselves: Hostel Room has to be comfortable, our staff must be polite, our advice be friendly, and the intentions homely. In a pleasant and relaxing ambience you will spend great moments during your stay in Banja Lu...
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Tower Hostel

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Tower Hostel

FREE Wi-Fi ! FREE Towels ! FREE Satellite TV ! FREE Parking ! Our hostel has opened its doors to visitors from all over the world providing unbeatable prices for 1st class hostel accommodation. READ FOLLOWING TEXT PLEASE : We have the cheapest double rooms with private bathrooms in Sara...
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The Red Door Hostel Trebinje

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The Red Door Hostel Trebinje

Welcome to our brand new Hostel 'The Red Door' in Trebinje. The Red Door wants to offer guests a pleasant stay in the hostel. Our goal is to welcome guests from all over the world in our country and to show them the Serbian & Bosnian hospitality and give them access to the local and traditional...
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Hostel Dalila

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Hostel Dalila

Hostel Dalila is a brand new, modern and comfortable hostel, located in the city center on the square Musala.In the relative vicinity there are cultural and historical sights. The bus station is 2 minutes walk, the Old Bridge and the old town 5 minutes walk, shopping center Mepas 5-minute walk, as...
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Guest House Pasha

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Guest House Pasha

Guest House Pasha has a name since 1994 and since then our guests say it is like home. Feels like home!!! .... our job is to make it better. Location of Guest House Pasha is on quite place with distance from Bus Station (15min by walking) and City Centre (25 min by walking). Also we have 4 free...
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Pansion Cardak

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Pansion Cardak

Pansion Villa Cardak, centrally situated in Mostar within 100 meters from the UNESCO-listed Old Bridge. It is surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere and away from the crowded parts of the Old city. It is very close to the famous cold river Neretva and the river Radobolja. The restaurants, souvenir sto...
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Hostel Majdas

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Hostel Majdas

'Majdas is a small, family run Hostel with friendly atmosphere. This is the place for you who want to meet other travelers as well as get a home-away-of-home-feeling in your traveling. Fresh homemade breakfast is incl. in the price. There is a fully-equipped kitchen connected to a big loun...
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Hostel & Apartments Zdrava Hrana

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Hostel & Apartments Zdrava Hrana

Welcome to Hostel & Apartments 'Zdrava Hrana' Mostar. First you need to know that we have great facilities and that the safety of our guests is our first priority. We are located in the old part of town, 200 meters from the Old Bridge. In our neighborhood there is the National Theater, puppet shows,...
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Hostel Rania

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Hostel Rania

Brand new Hostel Rania that opened up in June 2017 is situated in the Old Town district in Sarajevo. Whether you're looking for relaxation, fun or you're on a business trip, this is the place to be. Hostel Rania is located in the heart of the city on the main street/promenade. A guarantee you wi...
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Hostel Polako

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Hostel Polako

Welcome to our FOURTH YEAR of business! Run by two backpackers from Poland and Texas with a major crush on the Balkans, Hostel Polako is the place to be if you like to hang back and take in a city’s atmosphere. We’re proud to show you why this city has made us decide to never leave. The hostel has t...
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Pension Ana&Stjepan

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Pension Ana&Stjepan

More than 30 years pilgrims are coming to Pension Ana&Stjepan and we want that our experience make your pilgrimage one to remember. Every year volume of our business is increasing, new guests are coming and old guests are getting back to us. What is so attractive in our pension to people which keeps...
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Hostel Vedran

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Hostel Vedran

We are offering you a cheap accommodation in the center of Mostar. Hostel Vedran is located near the main bus and train station in Mostar... You will reach the Old Bridge in only 10 minutes of pleasant walk through the city center, passing by the many famous Mostar attractions... If you like shop...
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The Doctor

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The Doctor's House

The Doctor's House is a cozy hostel run by world-travelers who found a place too wonderful to leave. Meet other travelers, enjoy a hostel where every detail was made from first-hand travel experience, and soak in the city with our off the beaten track recommendations. We'll see to it that you'll fal...
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Hostel Miran

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Hostel Miran

Come and experience Mostar’s longest running family hostel! Hostel Miran opened in 2005 and has become a home away from home with over 15,000 guests passing through our doors. We are centrally located: - 2 minute walk from the main bus and train station. - 5 minutes from Mostar’s famous Old T...
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Rooms Deny

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Rooms Deny

FREE BREAKFAST FOR OUR GUESTS TILL 1.6.2018 BACKPACKERS WELCOME! HOME-FEEL , LOCATION 250meters to the OLD BRIDGE, MASSAGES , DISCOUNTS till 20% Tours and more! Only 250meters walking to the Old bridge (STARI MOST) and all other city attractions. FREE PICK UP SERVICE FROM THE BUS / TRAIN STA...
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Hostel Lovely Home

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Hostel Lovely Home

Hostel Lovely Home is a family run Hostel with friendly atmosphere.We are centrally located betwen bus and train station and famous Old Bridge and Old Town.Five minutes from many of the best local restaurants,bars,cafes and shops.. On your arrival to our hostel we welcome you with free welcome dr...
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Mostar Downtown Hostel

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Mostar Downtown Hostel

Mostar Downtown is brand new hostel in the heart of Mostar. Modern and funky, it is created to fulfill the needs of young travellers, providing at the same time hospitality synonymous with Herzegovina. Divided in two excellent locations in the city's centre, Hostel offers services designed to make t...
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Hostel and Guest House Rose

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Hostel and Guest House Rose

Guest House Rose is situated in the Old Town of Sarajevo. From here you have a beautiful view of the Old Town centre, Bascarsija, the City hall and all the sights such as the cathedral, churches, synagogues and mosques and more. We have six comfortable bedrooms, all of which are ensuite, and hav...
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Hostel Sanja

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Hostel Sanja

At the foot of the hills Hum and Velez you can find cozy and warm Pansion SANJA, where our main goal is to make our guest to feel as they are at home. HOSTEL SANJA is situated 5 min from the Old town of Mostar on the main street called Marsala Tita at the left side of the River Neretva. From he...
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Hostel Magdalena-Lena

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Hostel Magdalena-Lena

Hostel 'Lena' is situated in the centre of Mostar city, Our hostel have 5 rooms. Rooms are single bed, double bed, triple bed and four bed. Hostel has very nice and clean rooms and also for all guests with their own automobile,motorcycle and bicycle we have private parking, internet connection, ca...
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Hostel David

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Hostel David

The Hostel David Mostar is located 2 minutes from bus and train station and all significant cultural and traditional facilities are located 10 minutes from the hostel. In our hostel we got a big yard with lots of flowers, barbecue and everything else you need for first class vacation. In our flo...
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Elite Guesthouse

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Elite Guesthouse

WELCOME to the Elite Guest House , located in the City of Mostar, 200 meters from the famous Old Bridge - the monument inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2005. The Elite Guest House is a part of our family home and we take pride in our traditional Bosnian hospitality and feel espec...
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Musala

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Musala

Musala accommodation offers two large rooms for sharing with eight new beds, free Wi-Fi in the whole building, cable TV, bathroom with shower, free parking for motorcycles and bicycles in the garden. Although we are in the center of the main street (Tito), you can enjoy the peace of the green gar...
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Hostel Balkaneros

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Hostel Balkaneros

Hostel Balkaneros is an amazing place in the center of Mostar where travelers will meet multicultural Balkans,feel the great Bosnian and Herzegovina hospitality, enjoy our garden, colorful rooms, party in our pub. Play free billiard,enjoy the local drinks Rakia wine and beer. Our friendly staff...
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Seven Heavens

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Seven Heavens

Seven Heavens Guesthouse/Hostel is 2017 Hoscar Winner for Bosnia and Herzegovina and for two years one the best rated worldwide. The concept of this boutique Guesthouse/hostel is different from any other in the market today as our goal is to offer an affordable modern accommodation coupled with...
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Savat Hostel & Bar

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Savat Hostel & Bar

What our guests like about their stay with us is our close proximity to the Old town, grocery shops, cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and souvenir shops, and if you want to cook our fully equipped kitchen is available all day. Within only 3 minutes walking from the Old town, Hostel & Guesthouse Sav...
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Hostel Nina

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Hostel Nina

Hostel Nina is located in attractive part of Old Town only 2 minutes walking distance from the Old Bridge,in quite and safe area.Hostel Nina is opened in 2005, as one of the first hostels in Mostar! We are samll, family run hostel and we do this job with love... Hostel Nina offers you clean an...
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Lovely Bosnian Home

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Lovely Bosnian Home

Guesthouse located on the banks of the Neretva river. The inside of the hostel is constructed in old Bosnian style and shows and on old time, culture and customs of life in this region. Guesthouse is located in city center, 400 meters from Muslibegovica House and many historical monument. Near to...
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Hostel Kucha

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Hostel Kucha

The newly opened Kucha boutique hostel, designed by young architects and graphic designers, is ideally located in one of the oldest parts of the town within a short walking distance to all major city attractions. In Bosnian, “Kucha” means “home” and this is what Hostel Kucha sets out to be – a home...
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Hostel Franz Ferdinand

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Hostel Franz Ferdinand

Sarajevo's best boutique hostel, rated the best in the city! Prices are affordable, breakfast is included. The hostel has the perfect location, next to the main street and close to all the major attractions of the city and many restaurants and bars. The most beautiful old part of the city, Baščaršij...
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Hostel For Me

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Hostel For Me

Located in the heart of Sarajevo's Old Town, in the lively Baščaršija quarter, Hostel For Me offers colourful dormitories and free Wi-Fi access. Restaurants serving traditional Bosnian specialities can be found nearby. The hostel is only 15 meters from the Police Station; Community Health Centre...
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Balkan Han Hostel

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Balkan Han Hostel

Hostel BALKAN HAN is situated in the heart of the city, less than 200 meters from city promenade (pedestrian Ferhadija street) and all the attractions city has to offer, where travelers will meet multicultural BALKANS in new-age edition, feel the great Bosnian hospitality, enjoy our green garden, co...
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Hercegovina

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Hercegovina

Property Hercegovina is ideally located in the most historical and central area of Mostar, (Old Town-100 meters away from the Old Bridge), within a walking distance to all major attractions and interesting spots of Mostar. We want to offer you a pleasant vacation and all guests are welcome to our pr...
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Old Town Accommodation

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Old Town Accommodation

This Guesthouse is located in the Old Town of Sarajevo. From here you have only 5 -7 min to walk to the Bascarsija, most known and attractive part of Sarajevo. Where you can drink or eat something,or just enjoy in this most beautiful part of the city. We have a terrace where you can relax and...
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Residence Rooms

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Residence Rooms

The Residence is ideally located in the most historical and central area of Sarajevo, (Bascarsija), within a walking distance to all major attractions, and interesting spots of Sarajevo, with a super transport network at your door. In a 105 year old building, we invite our fellow travellers to re...
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Travellers Home Hostel

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Travellers Home Hostel

---------------------------------------- Travellers Home hostel is awarded BEST HOSTEL IN BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA for 2014 by Hostelworld users! ---------------------------------------- Set in a recently and stylishly restored Austro-Hungarian building, Travellers Home Hostel is fully equipped w...
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Hostel Backpackers

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Hostel Backpackers

Backpackers is a family run Hostel, ideally located in the centre of Mostar. We are just a 2 minute walk from the Old Bridge, and only 10 minutes from the bus and train stations. The Hostel is split between 2 buildings, with kitchen and bathroom facilities, and air conditioning in every room. We...
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Hostel & Guest House Bistrik

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Hostel & Guest House Bistrik

Guest House Bistrik is situated in the old town of Sarajevo called Bistrik at the left side of the River Miljacka. From here you have a beautiful view of the old town centre, Bascarsija, the city hall and all the sights such as the cathedral, churches, synagogues and mosques and more. The house is s...
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Balkanarama Hostel

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Balkanarama Hostel

We are a new boutique hostel situated in the heart of Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) with headquarters in Edinburgh (UK) with a lot to offer! Only 5 minute walk from the glorious 16th century Old Bridge, and with a large, beautiful roof terrace with fantastic views, aromatic herb garden and a cocktai...
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Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo

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Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo

What you get : - Breakfast included - Fantastic location in the middle of all happenings - Kitchen - 4 full bathrooms - Pub Crawls - Free Wifi - Free Coffee and Tea - Free Towels and bed linen - Cable TV - Young and friendly Staff (speaking fluently English, German and Swedish) Who...
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Hostel City Rest Sarajevo

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Hostel City Rest Sarajevo

Hostel City Rest is a small hostel that feels a whole lot like a home. We do our best to connect every guest to local Bosnian artists, craft-makers, farmers, and businessmen so that your visit to Bosnia i Herzegovina leaves a positive impact on local lives and local economy. If you're looking for...
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Sarajevo 4U Apartment

Apartment has 50m2 and only Yours to use! Well furnished, LCD TV, WI-FI, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes, table, washer and dryer on site. Hairdryers and ironing equipment are both provided. Free fresh and clean sheets and blanket Free maps and advice Free lang...
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Hostel Aurora Mostar

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Hostel Aurora Mostar

Hostel Aurora Mostar is close to the famous 'Old Bridge Mostar' only 100 meters . We are also near the city center, parks, public transport, nightlife. You’ll love my place because of the coziness, the location, the people, and the views. Aurora Hostel is located 1 km from the Muslibegovic hous...
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Hostel City Center Sarajevo

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Hostel City Center Sarajevo

7 reasons to book a bed at Hostel City Center Sarajevo : 1. Top location ! 2. Safe, secure and friendly 3. Amazingly comfortable beds 4. Fast, free WiFi and computers 5. Large lounge, dining room and kitchen with all mod cons 6. Keycard access to Hostel 7. Complete freedom and no curfew, n...
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Hotel Hayat Hills

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Hotel Hayat Hills

Hotel Hayat Hills is a newly opened hotel in Sarajevo. We offer accommodation in single, double, triple and quadruple rooms and apartment. We also offer parking space for our guests, conference room, etc. Hotel Hayat Hills is located in the Old part of Sarajevo, specifically in Sarajevskih Gazija...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Bosnia And Herzegovina.

If you're already planning to visit Bosnia And Herzegovina - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tuzla - city of unity, love and heroism

This is Tuzla, a small city placed in Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina , it’s my hometown and love of my life. Like a family member Tuzla raises you into a person that you think you could never be. When I was younger I thought that I’m gonna work for UN and help people in Africa, but my mom said that I would be homesick in no time, and I’m pretty sure she was right. I could never be objective when it comes to this city, when you speak or write about the place without racism or nationalism you just can’t tell the story about it without emotions. Time changed everything, but unity of Tuzla stayed untouched. I planned to write about the city center, but I decided to dedicate this first article to people who risked their lives for our existence, so I’ll tell you something about the actual feeling you have when you visit this city, about people, friendship, unity and heroism. In order to do that, i will write about only one part of the city, the park called ‘Slana Banja’ which is not most popular park in the town, but it has a highest number of significant monuments worth to be seen and understood. These are the monuments and memorials you can find in that park:

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SARAJEVO: A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROSE

Regardless of the fact that Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a most beautiful Balkan country that twenty years ago was torn apart by the ugliest thing invented by mankind – a terrible war, and regardless of the fact that it endured the longest siege of a city in the twentieth century of almost four years, Sarajevo still looks better than most Balkan capitals. As a matter of fact, whenever I speak with westerners about wonderful cities in Europe, they always list Sarajevo in the top ten. In the first half of this list, if I may add.

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Welcome to Sarajevo

Sarajevo is the largest and in the same time capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this city you feel that connection like when you first meet that person you fall in love with, it’s full of energy and it’s active 247. Rich culture and long history are just few of things that you need a long time to learn about, but when you do, than you discover the true beauty of this city. Sarajevo is located almost in the center of country, it has 270.000 residents and it’s divided in three city municipalities. 

Dani Buljetovic

6 Reasons why Mostar should be your next trip

The first time I ever heard about Bosnia and Herzegovina, I was at school, but I’ve never payed much attention to this country until I was planning my summer trip. First of all I already decided going to Croatia, so I couldn’t help wondering: why not add another country to my list and make a quick stop at Bosnia and Herzegovina? After seeing Mostar’s pictures around Pinterest and Blogloving I was convinced. I booked a hostel to stay 3 days there. Spoiler alert: major mistake, I wish I had spent at least a whole week.

Isa Campos

Top seven things to do in Sarajevo

Anyone visiting the Balkans has learned how welcoming and happy this region of Europe actually is. In contrary to many misinformation, the Balkan peoples are amazing hosts, which ever so often even become a traveler’s friend. The small country this article will tell you of is Bosnia and Herzegovina. It lies in the center of the Balkan peninsula and has it all: lush green fields, steep mountains, vibrant cities, and many other things a traveler would seek.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sarajevo is city that touches hearts

Among all majestic cities in Europe, there is one hidden between mountains in the middle of the Balkan. It is Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This country used to be part of Yugoslavia until the 90s happened.  But now we’ll leave history behind us. Let’s talk about this beautiful city. It is still not so popular among tourists so it is possible to feel the real everyday life of Sarajevans.

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7 Reasons why you should visit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Somewhere on the edge of Southeastern Europe sleeps one magical country named Bosnia and Herzegovina. This small country is filled with 3.8 million people that are dreamingly flowing through the beauty under the sun. It covers the ground of, more or less, 51.2 square kilometers, but there’s a lot more to that country than numbers are showing. There’s a lot more than meets the eye. Everything in this country is doubled or tripled, everything is divided but magically, it all comes together. Somehow, everything is simply forming one coexisting unity of beauty, differences, and love. Without realizing, like a puzzle, this country is putting together all the pieces into one shining harmony. Here are my reasons why I love this country, why is it so special and why it feels like home. Oh, but I have to make a little warning and you’ll have to take me for granted. Once you see this country, there is 100% chance you will wish to come back, and apparently, you will come back, all over again.

Kristina Kurtjak

Beautiful Bosnian Cities - MOSTAR

Mostar is the town where the north meets the south and west meets the east, the city where the river Neretva shared culture and religion for centuries, the city where the differences and contrasts can be seen and felt in every corner. Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina located on the banks of the river Neretva, and was named after the bridge keepers (bridge = ”most” in local language). Legend has it that the bridge towers were protected by the bridge guards (”mostar” in local language), a total of 160 of them, so the city itself was named after them.

Nebojsa-Sajic

Travnik, the city of history, nature and peace

Travnik is a city not so far away from Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It takes you about one hour of driving to get there. It’s approximately 70 km away.

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Banja Luka - the adventure begins!

I am originally from Croatia and before I came to live in Banja Luka at the age of 12, I came here only twice to visit relatives. Although I’ve been living in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1992 and have visited most of it due to work related trips, I didn’t get to choose the places I visit or to really explore them. So I’ve decided to correct that and take on a quest to discover Bosnia and Herzegovina, starting with Banja Luka, as a traveler, and write about these experiences.

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Burning down the bridges: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Arriving to Bosnia and Herzegovina after our Serbia trip, I found myself rethinking about the symbol of bridges. Which feelings do I have connected with the Golden Bridge?  What about the Tower Bridge? Does a river divide a civilization, or give life to it? Can a bridge alone be able to connect different views?

Kotsu Kotsu Ikiru

Sarajevo, meeting of cultures

City of Sarajevo is the largest city and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Southeastern Europe. If you still have not visit this beautifull city i would advice you to make it a part of your plans for future trips. The great story about history, tradition, and culture is waiting for you. The old town consists of two parts from two different periods and its a  place where the East meets the West and the West meets the East. City where the first shot of World War I is fired.The Olympic city. The city which suffered the longest siege in modern history.The  “European Jerusalem” . The story about Sarajevo is waiting  for you. So, let´s begin.

BosnianTraveler

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - a city of bridges

The city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is known as the city of bridges, but none have made such an indelible mark on the city as the Old Bridge. The city’s name itself comes from the word mostari – the keepers of the bridge spanning the cold waters of the emerald river Neretva.

aida-djikic

European crossroads: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Then what surprised me from Serbians, was what they told me about Bosnia and Herzegovina. They told me ‘Hey, it’s Bosnia, it’s not like Serbia’. Meaning I had to take care, because again it was ‘Balkans’, and apparently Bosnia would be even more ‘Balkans’ than Serbia. I didn’t know what to think exactly, apart from the fact that it was funny how people judged their neighbors and were distancing and separating themselves of a country that they used to share, Bosnia and Serbia both being ex-Yugoslavian countries.

Ari

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Tuzla - city of unity, love and heroism

This is Tuzla, a small city placed in Northern Bosnia and Herzegovina , it’s my hometown and love of my life. Like a family member Tuzla raises you into a person that you think you could never be. When I was younger I thought that I’m gonna work for UN and help people in Africa, but my mom said that I would be homesick in no time, and I’m pretty sure she was right. I could never be objective when it comes to this city, when you speak or write about the place without racism or nationalism you just can’t tell the story about it without emotions. Time changed everything, but unity of Tuzla stayed untouched. I planned to write about the city center, but I decided to dedicate this first article to people who risked their lives for our existence, so I’ll tell you something about the actual feeling you have when you visit this city, about people, friendship, unity and heroism. In order to do that, i will write about only one part of the city, the park called ‘Slana Banja’ which is not most popular park in the town, but it has a highest number of significant monuments worth to be seen and understood. These are the monuments and memorials you can find in that park:

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SARAJEVO: A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROSE

Regardless of the fact that Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a most beautiful Balkan country that twenty years ago was torn apart by the ugliest thing invented by mankind – a terrible war, and regardless of the fact that it endured the longest siege of a city in the twentieth century of almost four years, Sarajevo still looks better than most Balkan capitals. As a matter of fact, whenever I speak with westerners about wonderful cities in Europe, they always list Sarajevo in the top ten. In the first half of this list, if I may add.

Odyssey

Land of Beauty - Sutjeska National Park

And what awaited us was Sutjeska National Park, the oldest and I dare to say most beautiful national park of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an unknown and therefore in a way scary challenge to us.  Just in case we bought some cookies at gas station, checked everything, got on our bikes and started pedaling. It was middle of July but Drina River didn’t care much about that, at near 7 AM, it was spreading fog throughout its valley, covering surroundings like a blanket. As asphalt started to move under our wheels my enthusiasm immediately got me spinning faster but my friend who was, let’s say, the voice of common sense  on this trip said to me to take it easy a little…

Vlada J

Nevesinje : Gem of Eastern Herzegovina

Wandering on the roads across the Balkans, I finally came to Nevesinje, a small town located in eastern Herzegovina, which is the southern part of a state named Bosnia and Herzegovina. My girlfriend told me about it as a very nice place, so I decided to visit it. Nevesinje is located above fertile valley of Neretva,  and it is hidden from the warm and hot Mediterranean climate. For example, town of Mostar, which is just 20 km away, has its own climate, so different from Nevesinje.

Mladen Duran

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - a city of bridges

The city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina is known as the city of bridges, but none have made such an indelible mark on the city as the Old Bridge. The city’s name itself comes from the word mostari – the keepers of the bridge spanning the cold waters of the emerald river Neretva.

aida-djikic

Sarajevo, meeting of cultures

City of Sarajevo is the largest city and the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  also one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Southeastern Europe. If you still have not visit this beautifull city i would advice you to make it a part of your plans for future trips. The great story about history, tradition, and culture is waiting for you. The old town consists of two parts from two different periods and its a  place where the East meets the West and the West meets the East. City where the first shot of World War I is fired.The Olympic city. The city which suffered the longest siege in modern history.The  “European Jerusalem” . The story about Sarajevo is waiting  for you. So, let´s begin.

BosnianTraveler

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