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92%

Rating
189 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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43%

One of the most depressing basements in Bosnia. Out of date.


100%

AMAZING!!!!! coming to Balkaan Han was an amazing experience, i loved it because it's not a place where you just drop your staff and u go, but IT'S THE PERFECT PLACE TO MEET NEW TRAVELERS,it has big and charming common aereas where u can stay and drink coffee and tea (that are free) all day! Unkas,the owner is an easy-going man, really welcome and always ready to help. I always think that "home is where people makes u feel like at home" and Unkas really did. I will never forget this experience!


100%

Balkan Han has to be one of the best hostels I have stayed at. It's small enough to get to know everyone staying there, and the owner, Unkas, is one of the friendliest, funniest, most helpful people I have met. If you are going to Sarajevo and you don't stay here then you are making a huge mistake. Sharing a beer with him and listening about his time in the war or watching him dance in the bar to Bosnian music was an absolute trip. Also, facilities are very nice and the beds are comfortable.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

It's a very good hostel, near the city center (you do not need to take any bus or taxi to go around the city) , cheap and has a very good atmosphere that makes you feel at home :) the hostel has a nice garden and I loved to stay there!

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

It was a little bit smelly with the cigaretts.


100%

Great hospitality and really fun vibe with a good location, try it yourself

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

The most helpful and friendly hostel I've visited.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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86%

Good hostel, great staff. Overall recommendable hostel. but extra charge for using kitchen and laundry for €8....


100%

Very cool place to stay.


94%

Great people, great stay.


97%

Loved this hostel!! Great rooms with bunk beds that a double on the bottom which is great for couple traveling. The owner Unkas fantastic! He was very helpful and very friendly/laid back. Good location and nice areas to hang out. I much preferred the upstairs area though!


89%

Really liked my stay and think the hostel has a great "vibe" and excellent location (close, but not too close). Thanks!


97%

Comfortable and charm place!


86%

Really good hostel, in a perfect position to see the city and really well organised! I strongly suggest to do the guided tour of the nearby of Sarajevo that shows you the places where they fought the war, we were with Zejko (I hope I wrote it good), he fought in the war and showed us everything and told us all the stories about it, it was one of the most interesting day of my life, really! Do it!


97%

Great location and staff. Unkas is so welcoming, friendly, and helpful; had some good conversations with him! Rooms are clean and spacious, bathrooms bright, colorful, and clean. Nice atmosphere. The garden is a great place to sit and hang out.


77%

The hostel is a neat place to stay considering the location and housing conditions. The owner is friendly and helpful. Our room was fine even though it's directly linked to another one via door, so expect other guests passing through that door. Other than that, there wasn't much noise coming from the street outside and the facilities were fairly clean. The only disadvantage is that the showers and toilets are merely isolated by swing doors which results in a lack of privacy.


89%

Awesome place to stay - great location and a really cool place!


77%

Good backpacker atmosphere, nice personal and funky beds, but I hate the cigarette smell in the common room, as well as the noise coming from the road in the bedroom.


91%

Location nearby the old town is perfect. Staff is extremely nice and helpful. Rooms are clean and spacious with comfortable beds. There are also free lockers. Good value for money. I would definitely stay there again.


100%

Stop searching!! You've found it. This hostel is absolutely awesome. Unkas goes out of his way to help guests. The location is great, the hostel is small and cosy, and it is super easy to meet other travellers. Thank you for an awesome stay!


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