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Hostel Heart of Sarajevo Reviews

S.H. Muvekita 2, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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172 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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The hostel is very central but near loud bars, which may or may not suit you. The linen and pillows need replacing because they are really old and ripped/lumpy. Could do with another bathroom but the kitchen is good. Friendly staff.


The place is great, you're right in the city center but you can still feel and smell the flavour of the countryside just after a summer rain. If you are lucky, you might find some mushroom in the underwood near the towels. Apart from the jokes, offers a good money/value ratio in the center of the city, and the guys at the reception are extremely kind and helpful.


Perfect location, nice staff, but not enough bathrooms (only two for more than 20 people!) and really noisy bedrooms (walls very fines and creaking beds).


Great place, a little bit run down, but never mind, because the benifits will make you forget about this: perfect location, in the middle of the town. Places for partying and eating just in front of the door, but the Hostel is headed towards the yard and therefore it is quite in the dorms. The staff is very helpful and sweet. There is always someone around and treats you with rakija or burek, if you lucky!


This place is fine I guess if you want somewhere literally right in the centre. However it could have been cleaner and was pretty noisy, the wall between the main dorm and the reception was paper thin. The staff were perfectly nice but their advice wasn't great, like saying that basically everything was closed on Sunday when that turned out to not be true at all. The next night we stayed somewhere much better and for less money as well


Great spot in the centre of Sarajevo. Staff were more than willing to go out of their way to help.


Good hostel in central location, withing walking distance of most places. Friendly


One of the staff members smoked in the kitchen while we were preparing dinner - not very impressed at all. The whole place seemed a little chaotic too. But an ok place to rest your head for the night.


This is a fantastic hostel. Stayed for 4 nights and I only have positive feedback. Location is perfect - just off the Main Street of the Old City. There's a decent sized kitchen, shared computer, and good clean bathrooms. Beds are comfortable, staff are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be the bathroom congestion that happens on some mornings when two bathrooms have to accomodate all of the hostel's guests. Everything else is great

  • 16th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic location for going out, right in the center of the nightlife and close to the old town. If you come by car like us, you will park in a hotel just one block away for some fee, but it is bearable. The hostel is clean, there is enough light in the rooms, bright colours in the comfortable chillout room upstairs, fast internet, helpful staff. You can access a small courtyard from the dorm downstairs. We felt good here. Recommended.


Probably the one hostel I felt at home in the most in Eastern Europe. The owner is a great guy and very helpful. Always tries to make you feel at home and offers you some of his daily homebrew! Bosnia is a fantastic country and you tend to meet good people at this hostel. My only complaint was the lack of hotwater at times, but that is all. I would definitely recommend this and stay here again!


I booked the hostel initially for only 3 days, but after the first night i extended the stay for 3 more! The staf and the owner made the stay incredible. The location and place was great!! It was very clean, and the wifi was very fast!! Highly recomended!


I ended up staying at Heart of Sarajevo two more nights than expected! It's in a fantastic location, only a tiny walk to the old town and with bars and restaurants just outside the front door. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, the owner walked to me to autobus ticket office when I failed to find it on my own :) During my stay there were both times when the hostel was quiet and when it was full but consistently the atmosphere was great. Would definitely stay here again!


I wish the staff wouldn't smoke in the kitchen. It makes the whole hostel stink of smoke.


This place was fantastic!!! Very clean, neat and comfortable. I met very nice people. Walking distance from old town, museums, and what I liked the most close to the local restaurants with great authentic food. Staff is very helpful. I would highly recommend this hostel to everyone visiting Sarajevo. Simply GREAT hostel in a great city. Loved it and cant wait to go back.

  • 19th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel is really nice and cosy) The owner and his daughter were always friendly and happy to help) Recommended!

  • 17th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


That waqs a very average hostel experience for me. The place is quite standard lower price place, good value for money, nothing unexpected negative or positive, except the fact that Google maps pointed me to a totally different direction when used to given address for search. It took me more than a night's cost to take a taxi to the right address.


There is no outdoor place to smoke, so everyone smokes in the kitchen. Otherwise the hostel is fine.


Perfectly located in the heart of the city, really nice staff, good facilities. Room was silent even though the hostel is located close to all the nightlife, which is a major plus. Maybe it would help adding another sentence to the directions, to make them more clear and complete. It's not complicated once you've been there once, but the first time it can be a bit daunting to find the right address. Otherwise, perfect! Would definitely stay there again.


Srce means Heart, and yes, they are just in the "Heart of Sarajevo", perfectly located. The rooms are very big, with one table and some chairs, there are also some common areas and the bathrooms are very cleaned.

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