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2020 Where To Stay in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Guide
Sarajevo is a city with such a lot of history. Sarajevo is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is situated in the heart of the Balkans. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city of the country. It lies near the Miljacka River surrounded by the Dinaric Alps.
Although the city made its mark as a place of conflict, it is safe to visit, and there are many things to see in Sarajevo. Often called the “Jerusalem of the Balkans” or the “Jerusalem of Europe,” it’s not surprising to find churches, mosques, and synagogues close to each other.
A visit to old town Sarajevo is the perfect outing to see the culture and beauty of this historic city. The Bosnia & Herzegovina weather changes quite a bit from season to season. May to October are warmer months, while December to March is cold. November and April are transition months in between the snowy and the sunny season.
Sarajevo gets quite crowded from June to August because of the warm Sarajevo weather. Winter may be too cold and rainy to visit for some, but Spring and Fall see lesser crowds and much lower prices.
Best Hotels In Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
There are a lot of choices of hotel accommodation in Sarajevo – we’ve listed the best ones we loved.
Standing on over 130 years of tradition, the Hotel Europe, Bosnia was built in 1882 using Oriental and modern style’s the Austro-Hungarian building is one of Sarajevo’s gems. If you want somewhere to stay in Sarajevo old town, the Hotel Europe Bosnia is a perfect choice!
This old town hotel Sarajevo is within walking distance of the Latin Bridge, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Markale Market, Bascarsija Street, Sebilj Fountain, Sarajevo City Hall, Sarajevo National Theatre, Morica Han, Svrzo’s House and other major attractions. A supermarket, bars, and restaurants are less than 100 m away.
The rooms at this 5-star Bosnia & Herzegovina accommodation are very spacious and air conditioned. They come equipped with minibars, safes, flat-screen TVs with cable, hairdryers, bathtubs, and free WiFi.
The hotel also has wheelchair accessible units, free parking, Turkish steam baths, sun deck, terraces, swimming pools, saunas, massage rooms and more. The Bečka Kafana or Viennese Café serves lush beverages while Mozart’s Patisserie serves
traditional sweets and the restaurant offers international and local delicacies.
For a luxurious stay in old town Sarajevo, the Hotel Europe Bosnia is the best choice!
Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Thermal Spa Resort
Hotel Hills Sarajevo Congress & Thermal spa resort is a world class resort located about 1.5 km from Sarajevo Airport and about 10 km from all the things to see in Sarajevo. It is one of the best hotels for families in Bosnia & Herzegovina since it has a 2200 m² park called Kinderland for both kids and adults to enjoy. As part of the Thermal Riviera Ilidža, the Hotel Sarajevo in Sarajevo has hot tubs, saunas, massage rooms, water sports activities, billiards and tennis areas, and indoor and outdoor pools.
A number of restaurants provide guests with traditional Bosnian and international dishes – there is a restaurant on the rooftop and one in the swimming pool area also. Guests can avail airport shuttles at a charge, and free parking is available on site.
Every room is sophistically decorated, spacious, sound-proofed and has a balcony. Rooms feature air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TVs, minibars, safes, tea/coffee makers, hair dryers, and free WiFi.
Pick a room with mountain views to wake up to beautiful nature. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Sarajevo away from the crowds, the Hotel Hills Sarajevo is the perfect place!
Semi-Luxurious Accommodation In Sarajevo
Want a little luxury in your Sarajevo holiday? Here try these:
Hotel Hollywood, Sarajevo is one of the places to stay in Sarajevo located about 2 km from Sarajevo airport. It is close to one of the most beautiful things to see in Sarajevo, the Vrelo Bosne Spring of Bosna River.
There is a supermarket about 100 meters from the hotel, the Sarajevo War Tunnel is 2.5 km away, while the other attractions are all about 10 km away in central Sarajevo. Free parking is available on site.
The rooms at Hotel Hollywood, Sarajevo are spacious, air-conditioned and offer free Wifi. They come equipped with minibars, safes, satellite TV, telephones, hair dryers, heating, and soundproofing. The junior suite also includes a seating area.
To make the most of your stay at this accommodation in Bosnia & Herzegovina, ask for rooms with either river or mountain views.
Bosnia Hotel, Sarajevo
The best place to stay in Sarajevo if you’re looking for a touch of luxury is Hotel Bosnia, Sarajevo. The Hotel Bosnia Sarajevo is located in Sarajevo city center just a stone’s throw away from the Sarajevo National theatre and Markale Market.
The central location of the Hotel Bosnia is the best area to stay in Sarajevo for families who prefer to walk to the touristic attractions. The Bosnia Hotel old town Sarajevo is just 50 meters away from the monument of the Eternal Flame. It’s also less than a km away from all that’s on the what to see in Sarajevo list.
The rooms at this accommodation in Bosnia offer free WiFi, minibars, hairdryers, safes, bathtubs, air-conditioning, radios, flat-screen cable TVs with satellite channels, soundproofing, and hypoallergenic linen. Individual travelers can avail of the 12 m² single rooms, while families can book the suites with extra double beds or king beds.
If you’re looking for a place to sleep in Sarajevo close to transport, namely bus or tram, the Hotel Bosnia Sarajevo is the right choice.
Cheap Hotels In Sarajevo, Bosnia
Looking for ways to save a little money? Finding a cheap hotel in Sarajevo can be tricky, but here are two we love:
Hotel Old Sarajevo
Need cheap accommodation in Sarajevo? Look no further. Old Hotel Sarajevo is one of the cheap hotels in Sarajevo that is perfectly located in old town Sarajevo. The Sebilj Fountain, Sarajevo City Hall, and Barcarsija Street are less than 100 meters away.
Sarajevo Spite House, Morica Han, Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Markale Market, Sarajevo National Theatre and Svrzo’s House are less than 700 km away. Amko and Konzum supermarkets and restaurants and cafes like Petica, Buregdžinica Bosna, Ćevabdžinica Hodžić and more are within walking distance.
The rooms at this hotel in Sarajevo center are equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, air conditioning, heating, free WiFi, safes, tea/coffee makers, hair dryers and telephones. Parking is available at a cost, and the Miljacka River is less than 100 meters away for morning or evening walks along its beautiful shores.
Hotel Latinski Most
If you’re on a budget and looking for cheap accommodation in Sarajevo that’s located right in the Sarajevo; the Hotel Latinski Most is your pick. It’s so close to the Latin Bridge, that you can see it from your window. The hotel is named after the Latin Bridge or Latinski Most, and was built circa 1881 to 1883.
All of the cities attractions are within 500 meters distance. So are many of the supermarkets, cafes, and restaurants.
The rooms are charmingly decorated in reds or browns and include air conditioning, flat screen TVs with internet access, hair dryers, minibars, refrigerators, and high chairs. The suites additionally include a sofa, a fireplace, and a kitchenette with tea/coffee makers, electric kettle, stovetop, and kitchenware.
The Latinski Most is one of the best places to stay in Bosnia both for its charm and its window to history.
Cheap Hostels In Sarajevo
For those looking to travel Sarajevo on a budget, there are numerous hostels that offer great value, here is one great choice:
Hostel Pigeon Square
Pigeon Square is one of the best hostels in Sarajevo that is located in Sarajevo city center. This Sarajevo accommodation is a stone’s throw away from the Sebilj Fountain and within walking distance of everything that’s on the ‘what to do in Sarajevo’ list.
Rooms come with free WiFi, air conditioning, hair dryers, flat screen TVs, irons and soundproofing. Depending on the type of room you choose, you either have access to a shared or private bathroom. Guests can also use the shared kitchen that is equipped with an electric hob, fridge, kettle, and microwave. Family rooms are also available. Some rooms overlook the Sebilj Fountain.
Sarajevo Cable Car is just 651 kms away, while the local tram stops hardly 21 kms from this hostel Sarajevo. Supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes are all within walking distance.
If you need cheap accommodation in Sarajevo that is worth the price, the Hostel Pigeon Square is definitely worth a try.
Apartments For Rent In Sarajevo, Bosnia
Traveling with kids? Or, just want more space? Then rent an apartment in Sarajevo:
Apartment Latin Bridge
Apartment Latin Bridge is one of the best apartments in Sarajevo to lay your head at in old town Sarajevo. It is located just 366 meters from the famous Latin Bridge and 600 meters from Bascarsija Street. Sarajevo Airport is 11 kms away.
The apartment overlooks the Latin Bridge and was decorated by an arts and antique dealer. The kitchen is well equipped, but there are restaurants right next door if you want to order in. The 40 m² apartment is equipped with air conditioning, TVs with cable channels, sofas, and free WiFi; and has a seating and dining area.
Walking along the cobbled streets will lead you to different pieces ofSarajevo’ss history; Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, Bascarsija,
Sarajevo City Hall, Cathedral of Jesus’ Heart aka Sarajevo Cathedral, Sebilj Brunnen, Franciscan Church of Saint Anthony of
Padua, Orthodox Church, Sarajevo History museum, Jewish museum of BiH, Eternal Flame, Emperor’s Mosque, National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tunnel of Hope, and more.
This is the best area to stay in Sarajevo if you want privacy and easy access to the sights of Sarajevo.
These apartments in Sarajevo are situated in a peaceful neighbourhood just 800 metres from the beautiful Latin Bridge built by the Ottoman Turks. It is also within a km radius of all the major attractions in Sarajevo. This apartments in Sarajevo is within walking distance of supermarkets Amko and MAS, and a number of restaurants and cafes.
Renting rooms in Sarajevo at Apartment Cobanija is better than staying at other hotels in Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina if you are looking for something intimate and private.
This 4-star 3-bedroom apartment with a balcony is 136 m² in size and beautifully decorated with light, airy colours. The apartment comes equipped with an indoor and outdoor dining area, living room, radio, bathtubs, washing machine, air conditioning, free WiFi, safe, TVs with pay per view and satellite channels, hair dryer, iron, sofa, hypoallergenic linen, blu ray player and baby safe gates. The kitchen is furnished with a minibar, tea/coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, electric kettle, kitchenware, oven and a barbecue.
The Apartment Cobanija is the best accommodation in Sarajevo for privacy and plush surroundings.
What To Do In Sarajevo?
We’ve put together a list of what to see in Sarajevo here, but below are the key highlights for you to get started planning your dream vacay to Sarajevo.
- See the Sarajevo City Hall
- Drink water from the beautiful Sebilj FountainVisit Bascarsija, the oldest bazaar
- See the 15th century Emperor’s mosque and the Gazi Huzrev Bey’s 16th-century mosque
- See the Ottoman-built Latin Bridge where See the Ottoman-built Latin Bridge where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in 1914
- See the eternal flame. This flame is dedicated to the civilian and military lives lost in the Second World War.
- Visit the Morica Han, a roadside inn built in the 15th century and the only surviving one in Sarajevo
- Visit Sarajevo Cathedral or Sacred Heart Cathedral; the country’s largest
- Shop at the old shopping streets, Kazandziluk and Bravadziluk
- Visit the Yellow Fortress
- Eat burek, bosanki lonac, baklava and cevapi at the many restaurants
- And while you’re eating, be sure to try the local fruit brandy called rakija
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