Kitchen was poorly equipped. Although everything worked, there were allmost no pans, plates, cups or cutlery. Furthermore, the staff wasn't really 'backpacker-aware': they didn't really know where to find a supermarket, or where to find cheap food or good pubs to go. Nevertheless, they were helpful and friendly once asked. The common room is nice, but there aren't to much people hanging around, so there wasn't a real oppurtunity to get social. Might have to do to the fact that it was winter.
Very good hostel, although not exactly what you would imagine when you think of a hostel. It's a home run, very small but cosy hostel, run by a young couple and their relatives. The location is good, the absolutely necessary airconditioning is working perfect and the owners do their best to make you at home, even the full-time smoking, not english-speaking mother. Expect to search for the hostel for a while, there's sign nor housenumber. But for the money you pay, it's perfect.
The Haris Youth Hostel is a good place to go in Sarajevo, although the location is not the most preferable one. It´s, after getting out at the Bascara-something tramstop in downtown Sarajevo, a ten minute walk up the hill. Not the most pleasant thing to do with a heavy backpack. Nevertheless, they've got good sanitary and kitchen facilities to get you back in your normal shape straight away. Good stay, Haris knows a lot about the country, the surroundings and the city.
Shine Hostel has a cool but poorly English speaking crew. The hostel itself is small and living room-like, with facilities that you would expect for a hostel this size. Kitchen is a bit underequipped, but with improvisation do-albe. Good value for your money, cool guys running the place. Bit quiet every now and then though.
Well, the Hostel wanted a 100% rating at Hostelbookers, so here a few tips to accomplish that. First: the kitchen is a bit small, more cooking plates and space to cook would be appreciated. Also a little shelf with herbs like pepper, salt, oregano etc would be very welcome. The breakfast in the morning is really great, but the amount of guests using the common rome to have breakfast doesn't really fit i there. A bigger common place would improve the hostel as well. For the rest: PERFECT!