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Hostel Magdalena-Lena Reviews

Trg Ivana Krndelja br.16, Mostar, Bosnia And Herzegovina

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  • 90%Cleanliness
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Lena, the hostess, was the loveliest person. Willing to do anything to make us feel comforting and so welcoming. It's a short walk to the beautiful bridge in Mostar. We had a car, so Lena kept a spot for us. She also recommended some places nearby which were absolutely breathtaking. One of the best hostel stays. Definitely felt at home.


Good guesthouse. Great location near bus station. Good AC and wifi. Good local information. Laundry was expensive.

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Excellent hostel. I recommend here.


We loved staying here. The location is jut perfect (2 minute walk from the bus station, 5 minute walk to the old town) and the host Lena is just too nice. She was very helpful, always open-minded for a little talk about Hercegovina and offers juice or coffee whenever you see her. :) The rooms are nice and clean and the atmosphere is very relaxed. We stayed for two nigts and there is absoluty nothing that we disliked. Enjoy!

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My stay at Lena Hostel was one of the warmest and friendliest places I have ever been to. The owner, Lena, is always open for questions and nice chats. She offered free fruits and lemonade. Rooms comfortable, AC, bath always cleaned up daily. The best: located very close to the bus station (~300m but calm anyway), very easy to find. I definetely recommend a stay at Lena! Take care, Lena and thanks a lot!


I'm sorry to leave a negative review because I like Lena and her mother, but I can't recommend this. It's not in a very nice part of town and the gate to the courtyard was left unlocked all night. Speaking of the courtyard, it wasn't made clear that the back part is owned by a local family. Which lead to a VERY uncomfortable incident when I walked into what is essentially their backyard, thinking it was part of the hostel. The shared bathroom also needs to be cleaned more often.


My boyfriend and I went to Hostel Lena in 2012 and 2013 again..we just love it!!! Lena is amazingly cute and she always tries to provide you with whatever you may need. The hostel is clean and calm, rooms are big and with AC, the toilette is clean too. You are at 2 minutes by walking from the bus station and at 10 from the old town. If I go to Mostar again in the future I already know where to book a room! ;)

  • 3rd Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lena is an amazing host, extremely friendly and generous. We would definitely stay here again.


I would definitely recommend staying with Lena. The location is fantastic. Right next to the bus/train station, and a pleasant 10 minute walk through the city to the old town. Lena is so lovely and accommodating, she helped me find a restaurant and booked me a tour of the district that has been a highlight of my time in Europe. There is great Wifi and really clean rooms. Lena greeted me with watermelon, snacks and tea, and answered all my questions about the amazing city of Mostar. Stay here!


Hostel Lena was a great place to stay, Lena was very friendly and very helpful, even letting us use her own laptop to plan the next leg of our trip. A daytrip was arranged for us by Lena's brother 'Picasso', who was just as friendly and helpful. Location is extremely convenient as it is literally right next to the bus station. Only a ten/fifteen minute walk into the Old Town. Would definitely stay again. Not a 'party atmosphere' hostel, but perfect for couples who want somewhere nice to stay.


Lena is very nice, she picked us up from the bus station which is a big surprise, and offered watermelon to us, and provide adequate information regarding the city,


Lena was very nice and helpful - she really lives to her guesthouse! I cannot recommend enough this place, Lena and all of the family were very nice, and she catered for the atmostphere by setting up morning coffee/tea for the guests. The room was clean and with air conditioning, facilities in the shared kitchen were not numerous but enough to cook something simple. The location by stations is excellent.


warm host! good place to stay, next to bus station as well~


Very nice hostel. Close to bus and trainstation. City Center and old town in walking distance. Lena was very helpfull. She picked me up at the busstation and organised a day trip for me and another guest for the next day. Great place to stay in Mostar.


Super nice staff, right across the train station, clean, fast internet, great AC. I recommend this hostel!


Great hostel to stay at which is right across the road from the bus station. Clean, tidy rooms with the use of a small kitchen. Lena was a fantastic host who brought us drinks and fruit on arrival and gave us great tips around Mostar!


The location is extremely convenient: When you arrive at the bus station, just cross the street, and you are there! Lena, the owner, is super nice, she welcomed us with fruit, and prepared delicious Bosnian coffee. Also, she was very helpful when I needed to change the duration of my stay (which is not the case in every hostel). A very nice place!


The hostel owner is lovely & friendly. It is the lower level of a house literally a few steps from the train & bus station but about a 10 minute walk into the old town. The bathroom & shower could do with a renovation & I would encourage Bosnian hotel/hostel owners to stop allowing people to smoke indoors as the rooms tend to smell of cigarettes & it is off-putting for those of us who do smoke. Good WiFi connection. You can hear and see the neighbour's kids playing in the courtyard next door.


Magdalena was great, gave a really interesting inside into Mostar. This town was an awesome surprise and this hostel was a great chilled out base. Go for a few days swim the river visit some waterfalls and have a good time. Beautiful town great hostel owner


Great location, clean, Fantastic staff

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