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 Polako

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Hostel Polako

Welcome to our FIFTH YEAR of business! Run by two backpackers, Hostel Polako is the place to be if you like to hang back and take in a town's atmosphere. We’re proud to show you why Trebinje has made us decide to never leave. The hostel has tons of places to chill out in, whether that’s on our big c...
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Vila Sara

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Vila Sara

Vila Sara offers newly renovated and clean rooms with 38 beds choose from 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms.Also we have a dorm room with 10 and 6 bed. Each room has AC and Satellite TV. We have 2 kitchens and 6 full bathrooms with washing/drying machines. All guests have access to 2 lobby and terrace. Parking an...
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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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Pension Ana&Stjepan

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Pension Ana&Stjepan

More than 30 years pilgrims are coming to the guest house 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 whi...
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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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Pansion River Sarajevo

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Pansion River Sarajevo

Above the banks of the river Miljacka, perfectly located in a historic place of Bentbaša - Sarajevo Old Town, newly adapted rooms and apartments in Guest House 'Pension River' offer chic and modern accommodation just 300 meters away from the Sarajevo City Hall - Viječnica, and famous Baščaršija Foun...
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Hostel Massimo

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Hostel Massimo

We have 6 rooms with different numbers of beds from 8 to 2. Room for two persons with bunk beds .Room for four persons with double bed and 2 bunk beds.Two room with bunk beds for 7-8 persons. Each room has its own bathroom, heating, wardrobe with a locker. We offer drinks (juice + coffee), a big liv...
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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 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: FREE BREAKFAST :TRADITIONAL,VEGETARIAN,VEGAN - 2 minute walk from the main bus and train sta...
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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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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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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 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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War Hostel

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War Hostel

Hello, welcome and thank you for taking some time to have a look at my project. WARNING: This is NOT a regular hostel, it’s far from it. Please, if you are interested to stay here, read the description below. The description is very important. If you don’t read the description and come...
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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 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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Design Hostel StarMo

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Design Hostel StarMo

If you are looking for accommodation in the city of Mostar, which will not burden your budget, but also want to feel the touch of modern and designed ambiance, with the utmost cleanliness and the warm welcome of the always smiling staff, look no further because you have just found the right place fo...
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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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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 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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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. Kucha hostel is the perfect location to discover a city with a long history, generous...
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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. Very cosy and nice place with its own garden and suitable for: single travelers, couple and friends, family & groups. Location ; - Bus Station (15min b...
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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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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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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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Rooms Deny

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Rooms Deny

YES! WE OFFER TOUR TO THE FAMOUS WATERFALLS KRAVICA. BACKPACKERS WELCOME! HOME-FEEL , LOCATION only 250meters to the OLD BRIDGE. Only 250meters walking to the Old bridge (STARI MOST) and all other city attractions. Bus and Train station is only 15 minutes walking distanc...
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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 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 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 & Free Breakfast ! 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...
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Hostel and Guesthouse Adi

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Hostel and Guesthouse Adi

Enjoy your vacation in Mostar with new and modern guesthouse 'ADI'! Hostel and Guesthouse Adi is in a very peaceful location but yet all beauty of Mostar city is very near to visit, like Old Bridge and Old Town only 10 minutes walk. Enormous yard with design that resembles the heart of the O...
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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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Private Rooms Mica

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Private Rooms Mica

The GuestHouse is located in a quiet and peaceful place in Medjugorje, where you can spend time, quiet comfortably. In the house we provide free internet Wi-Fi and free parking for our guests, our rooms are single, double and triple occupation. International Airport in Mostar is only 25 km, away...
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Hostel Dino

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Hostel Dino

Hostel Dino Mostar is ideally located in the most historical and central area of Mostar (Musala), within walking distance to all major attractions and interesting spots of the city. BREAKFAST IS INCLUDE IN PRICE - UNLIMITED LTE INTERNET We appreciate the importance of clean facilities; therefore,...
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Pansion Nur

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Pansion Nur

Enjoying wonderful views of the old town and river, this guesthouse in the UNESCO-listed Old Town of Mostar offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception, new made balconies where you can sit and enjoy river and old town view Newly opened in May 2011, Pansion Villa Nur has soundproofed rooms and suites...
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Dzajica Buk Neretva Rafting

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Dzajica Buk Neretva Rafting

Dzajica Buk Neretva Rafting is located in the village of Dzajici, 6 km from the town of Konjica. The property is set next to Neretva River and features a private beach with sun loungers and parasols, a bar and barbecue facilities. The on-site restaurant and bar has a terrace with views of the surrou...
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Rooms Vedran

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Rooms 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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Ljubičica Apartments

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Ljubičica Apartments

Apartments LJUBICICA are located in the old part of the city Sarajevo in the locality called Bascarsija, the hart of the city center. All apartments are not at same place, there are all around the main, Pigeon Square. Check in is at the Travel Agency 'LJUBICICA' All rooms have very nice be...
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Mini Hostel

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Mini Hostel

Mini, friendly, budget and social place for people of all ages and from all around the world. Housed in old part of Konjic expends good energy throughout the city. Hostel is beautifully located in old part of Konjic. It's really close to Old bridge,like 4 minutes of walking.It's in a great area,...
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Hostel Dada

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Hostel Dada

Hostel Dada is located only five minutes distance from the Old bridge and the Old Town. We offer you clean and comfortable rooms that are equipped with air conditioning. We offer Free parking, free Wi-Fi and garage for bikes and motor bikes. Our hostel offers you Free Breakfast from 9 am to 9:30 am!...
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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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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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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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Haris Youth Hostel

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Haris Youth Hostel

About Us Welcome to Sarajevo. Haris Youth Hostel offers guests more than just a bed. We provide a comfortable space to meet and socialize with other travelers on their journey through the Balkans and beyond. Founded by a Sarajevo native, you'll enjoy the chance to experience the city from a local...
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Ferijalac

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Ferijalac

Youth Hostel Ferijalac isn't just a sleep-over place. Young and creative people will ensure you unforgettable time in Sarajevo. We offer you better prices then the most of other hostels and above average accommodation (each room has its own bathroom). Besides that, we are offering you interestin...
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Hostel Ljubicica

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Hostel Ljubicica

Welcome To Hostel Ljubicica! Special Offer: (19.3.2019 - 19.04.2019) Every 4th night is free! Our hostel is located in historical center and old town (Bascarsija), just few meters from main (pigeon) square and tram station. Do you want to spend some awesome time and get to know bosnian people...
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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 hospitality and give them access to the local and traditional culture....
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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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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 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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Hostel Magaza II

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Hostel Magaza II

Welcome to property Magaza. We are very private property, offering cheap accommodation in Sarajevo. Our property is part of private house, in ground floor. We have garden in front, with 2 parking places. We are located in city center, part of city called Mejtas. Property Magaza is located 7 minu...
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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.

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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.

amina-hrncic

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.

milena-ljubicic

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:

fluent-in-marxism

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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