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Haris Youth Hostel Reviews

Vratnik Mejdan 37, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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85%

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616 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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97%

Definitely one of the best decisions of the trip. Close to the center of Sarajevo (not more than 10 minutes by walk), Haris place is modest but clean and cozy and the service is excellent, so don't hesitate and go: you'll find nice and kind people that will help you as much as they can. A toast to Haris and his people! Last warning to mariners: don't be afraid if, while searching for it, you find yourself going uphill...it will take less than you think and the views are worth it. Promised.

  • 16th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Hostel is up the hill, nice views but painful in summer. Haris is too busy now with the other hostel and doing other things. Nobody in the reception for more than 12h and no toilet paper for the whole day. Still nice place.


71%

Only stayed here one night and had a little bit of trouble finding it in the dark. It's okay for a night's stay but I wouldn't stay for a long period of time. It also seems a little far from the things you would want to see in town. There's no heating and it can get very cold, especially at night.


89%

Haris is a lovely guy willing to help you with anything. The hostel is up a huge hill so definitely cab or get a public bus up there, the positive of being on the hill is the view of the sunset from the rooftop beers - breathtaking! Only stayed for one night but it was perfect! Clean kitchen & common area aswell as clean bathrooms & dorm rooms. Loved it!

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Haris is the man. he has 2 hostels, one at the edge if the city where he does a BBQ on Sundays for everyone and one up on the hill with great views. The tour is awesome, I highly recommend his hostels, I rarely review on this but this place deserves it!!


100%

I strongly recommend this hostel. Haris is a very good guy, his hospitality is commendable, and his tours are excellent. He also hosts barbecues in the evening - the food is great and it's an easy way to meet people. The hostel is very reasonably priced and Haris also offers personal tours to other parts of Bosnia. I can't recommend this place enough.


94%

Haris is the man!


100%

Loved my stay here. While it's a ten minute walk uphill from Old Town, the views from the terrace are outstanding. Beds are super comfortable. Common room is awesome. Not a party hostel so you get a great night's sleep, and you always have the option of going to the other hostel in town. Haris is generous, helpful, genuine and friendly. Thank you for our stay here, Haris. Would highly recommend!!


66%

Great people and great atmosphere in a terrace with beautiful view. Couple of negative points, however. Very often there's nobody in the reception. Haris, owner and manager, tries to do everything on his own, and of course, he can't be there all the time, i.e. there's nobody to ask questions or solve problems (such as 2 guys beeing assigned the same bed, or no toilet paper in the WC). It says there's lockers, but there's only 13 lockers and over 20 beds, so half of the people don't get one.


83%

All the staff that Iinteracted with were super friendly, super helpful, and super kind. Haris is unbelievably busy managing 2 locations AND his daily tours and he still made time to check in with me every day I was there. The central location is right next to the old town andhas a killer commonroom, complete with beanbag chairs and a caffe-bar across the hall. I stayed at the location up the hill, and really enjoyed the quiet of a more residential area, and the exercise getting there.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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97%

An excellent hostel in a beautiful part of Sarajevo's old town, with cracking views of the city and easy access to the old town. Thoroughly recommend this hostel and a trip to Sarajevo to anyone and everyone. Thanks to everyone at HYH for making my stay so thorougly enjoyable.


100%

If you think this is a hostel it's not it's like your in your own appartment not a busy hostel feels like home with a great view over city It's out of the city town 10 min walk but if your a lazy don't stay here well u can just get a taxi lol Harris cooks a mean feed on Sunday BBQ so good 100 percent stay there again :)


91%

We had a very nice stay over here. The owner is very easy going and want to help you wherever he can.


74%

This hostel is located on hill. Not so far from main area but you need to hike a hill.


97%

This is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Haris is not only a lovely host but an incredibly interesting guide to the city and its history. Rooms are clean, friendly atmosphere. The only downside is that the hostel is located at the top of a massive hill which can be difficult to climb - but it's absolutely worth it once up there, as the view from Haris' terrace is just stunning. Strongly recommend and will definitely come back there if i return to Sarajevo.


86%

Absolutely loved this stay! Sarajevo has got heaps of history and you have got to get out there and see it all and that's what Harris does on his tour! He takes you to all the best placed even for local food and he is just so enthused to tell you you really get involved with the tour, one of the best days of my travelling! Harris as well is just the best he will help you in any which way he can, we missed our last bus but somehow through his contacts he got us a lift to Belgrade. Harris makes it


100%

Haris himself picked me and the boys up from the train station free of charge after an 8 hour bus ride because we were lost and hungry. He and the other hostel staff go above and beyond to help you out, even bringing us ice buckets to put out feet in while we drank in the bar one very hot day! Haris cooked an amazing Bosnian feast for all of the hostel, again free of charge and takes you on the insightful city tour speaking about Sarajevo and his own experiences throughout it's history! 10/10!!!


100%

Haris personally picked us up and helped with our room. We stayed in a private room with our own bathroom. The staff tended to our needs perfectly, even assisting us with finding transportation to the bus station afterwards at the crack of dawn. Very friendly and amazing atmosphere.


89%

Harris and his staff are THE BEST. Harris works really hard and tries to make each guest feel welcomed and at home. The staff even carried my bags up to my room which I thought was very kind. GO ON HARRIS TOUR OF SARAJEVO!! Worth every penny.


94%

Haris youth hostel is a great place to stay with everything you need. It is in a great location, a few minutes walk from old town. Haris also runs an excellent tour of Sarajevo. It is a must do. double check the address once you book as they have moved. This will save you a lot of unnecessary walking. Our bathrooms bin did not get emptied over our 3 nights and the bathroom was not very clean and the toilet seat and shower head were broken

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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