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

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I had such a good time! The owner and his family are very welcoming. It is simply charming. Hands down, it's one of the coolest hostels I have ever stayed at. The decorations, the design, the whole way it functions is extremely original and creative. I wish I could have stayed longer!

  • 15th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic hostel, I strongly recommend the special tour that the the hostel owner Unkas recommends. Extremely helpful and attentive staff, I felt very at home. Extra activities were all organized for me as well by the hostel.


Great host in Unkas (hostel owner) and excellent location not far from the city centre. Secure, clean, internet a little slow but that was a minor thing really, could be hard to get showered if hostel is full. Not many people seemed to speak English when I was there so it was hard to make conversation. Unkas is a great guy - I left my phone there and he sent it on to Belgrade where I was stopping over for a transfer so I could be reunited with it the same day. Brilliant service. Thanks.


The best place to stay in Sarajevo! Great location in the centre of the city and 1 minute walk from the famous club Sloga, really friendly owner Unkas who takes care of the hostel and his guests very well, rooms very clean and colorful and a nice common room where you can sit and mingle with other guests, drinking local rakija :) Oh, and the garden is really the top! Probably the best hostel I´ve ever stayed at, feeling almost like at home :)


I really enjoyed my stay at the Balkan Han. I was only there for one night, but the rooms where spacious and nice and Unkas is a really really cool guy! I'd imagine that once the season starts this is an even better place for getting together with great people and having a wonderful time in Sarajevo. I'm pretty sure I'll return.


Really big rooms and super clean. Anna is great, made me feel very welcome. Would definitely come back.


This is a great little hostel! While Unkas is super nice and helpful and the tour you can do with his friend is 100% recommendable. The bedrooms were nice and clean and the outside area is nice. The shower however is pretty much cold barely gets to Luke warm and although there is a full kitchen Unkas tells you he doesnf want you to use it, which I didn't really like. Otherwise I would very much recommend this place


Had a great time at this hostel. The host Unkas was really helpful and even an arrival at 5 in the morning was no problem at all. Breakfast in the garden was really nice as well!


Was there for the weekend and had a great time. Not only because is super confortable and clean but as well because it has a great environment with it's host making sure that every guest have a good stay and organising even a night out with all the guests. It's good if you want to know people and relax.


We had a great Saturday night with Unkas and other travellers. Good place to stay and perfectly located Tip: We were advised to leave the car in a parking close to the hostel but it was extremely expensive!


The owner, Unkas was very accommodating and had a friend who gave us a personal tour of Sarajevo which was undoubtedly the highlight of the trip.


No complaints, Unkas the owner is very helpful and friendly and its well located...definitely worth checking out.


Decoration and place of the hostel was perfect! It totaly worths the price. Also, you should meet Unkas. He is really warm and wise person. Have fun in Sarajevo!


Nice place, run by a friendly and welcoming host - Unkas. He's in the process of arranging a outdoor terrace. The only negative point for me as a non-smoker was that common area (like everything else in the Balkans, it seems) was with a heavy tobacco smell


I really loved this hostel! Unkas was great and it really felt like home, didn't want to leave!!

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