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Great location, only 5 minutes from the old town. Unkas (the owner) is a friendly guy, welcomed me with a nice shot of rakija which warmed me right up on the cold autumn day. Big room, even got a free upgrade to a double bed which I was extremely grateful for. Would definitely stay here again
new facilities in great location. comfortable stay and I would be back!
friendly and roomy, I did a tour of mostar with the hostel and it was very good, money well spent, thankyou!
nice welcome, nice host, very good beds ready to sleep in!
Absolute ripper of a hostel! Unkas, the owner, makes any situation fantastic and keeps the hostel lively even if it's only you and him. Everythig was super clean with a nice big bathroom. Unkas would happily give any amount of information and is actually doing me a massive favour for me now by sending a jacket I left behind to my next destination! No complaints about this place and don't forget to enjoy the 'delicious' welcome shot!
If you want a home away from home this is the place to go, great facilities, always clean, great common areas and friendly guests and staff, would stay here again
Its a very nice place to stay, very easy to get there from the bus station and very close to the city center , unka is really friendly and makes his guest feel like at home, the hostel offer a good balance between party and rest, everyone can find find its place and eel respected
This hostel is great! And Unkas is a legend:) The atmosphere is fun & lively. Rooms and facilities are big and clean. Great recommendations on things to do in the city. And if you can talk Unkas into going with you -DO IT! He took care of me while I was sick, his kindness is unmatched. Stay at Balkan Han!!!
Staying at Balkan Han will not only give you a nice place to sleep, but the whole package! Best tips, best staff and best night atmosphere. That's the beauty of it. It works as a party hostel if you want to (separate bar/common room) but also quite enough to sleep and chill if you need to
Cannot fault this hostel. Big, bright, airy, colourful, location, common room, location. Do yourself a favour
One of my favorite hostels in this trip. The dorms, common areas and showers are super clean, comfortable with lively colours. The location is close enough to the city center. The owner helped me to book transportation as I needed to get back to Belgrade, and he handles landry. I recommend it a lot more than the other hostel I tried in Sarajevo!
Loved this place. Unkas is a fantastic guy - so welcoming. The hostel is lovely - very colorful, clean. All of the beds were comfy (I moved around a bit because I was there for a while), particularly one which was like a cloud. When we moved upstairs, he had a full house, so I got to sleep on a double bed, usually for couples. My only warning is don't jump into the shower straight after someone else!!!!
We had a great stay at this hostel as it was a brilliant location, clean and our host was extremely friendly and even gave us some local delicacies to try we would definitely recommend staying here.
Really nice owner, super comfy beds and extremely close to everything in town = pluses. Minuses, very quiet, newish hostel. No common area except a windowless room/bar that is smoke-friendly so you can't just sit in there and chillout even if u wanted to because you can't breathe. Bathroom not great and rarely enough hot water. All things that could be improved, and if so will stay again, as Sarajevo is a really cool city.
Urkan is an absolute legend. He takes everyone out for dinner and shows them where to go out. He tells you really interesting stories about what he and the country has been through. Great hostel.
Definitely stay here if you are visiting Sarajevo. The place is clean, the beds are comfy, the location is perfect and the owner and staff are amazing people. Go to the places the staff recommend to eat, the food is really good. I had a great time and would recommend anyone to stay here.
Great stay! Really friendly hostel owner with great morning drinks! Amazingly colourful decor, and good location :) Thanks for your hospitality
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- Female, 18-24
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Unkas was a wonderful host and his hostel is top-notch. This place is great: there's a common room where people gather to watch football and generally hang out, but it's far enough from the sleeping areas that those who need rest can get it in spades. I can't recommend this enough.
Clean, central location, homely atmosphere and helpful staff. Stay here if you want to stay away from the mainstream touristy hostels also. Highly recommended! Unkas, thanks a lot for the hospitality, stories about your life in Bosnia and rakia!!
Thank you very much for your hospitallity!!! I had a great time in the Balkan Han Hostel, you were really nice with me =) Beijos from Brazil!!! Maíra