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War Hostel
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

The owners did everything they possibly could to satisfy what we were looking for in our trip, from recommending local pubs to tours of the local sights. The hostel itself was full of history and objects from the war, absolutely unmissable if you'd like to learn more about Sarajevo and Bosnia!

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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

It's a while since I was there but it was a fascinating place to stay. I didn't take the siege tour but was there for the "calm bunker party" on Saturday night. It was great fun. Located up a very steep street but very close to the city and very handy for the Sarajevo brewery. The hosts suggestions for places to visit and eat were right on the money. Fantastic experience.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Sarajevo to learn about the history then this hostel is definitely worth a visit! It is owned by Jasmine who worked fixing telephone lines in the trenches during the war. He still goes to the mountain where he was based and collects items from there to decorate the hostel. We took his tour up the mountain where he showed us the bunkers and trenches and also visited the 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track. You need to take this tour because it is not safe by yourself as there are mines still nearby. It was really good to learn the history from someone who was there and to hear Jasmine's message.

Back at the hostel we experienced a war simulation and watched a documentary on the war in the bunker. I would highly recommend!

Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Marsha R
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Any vist to this wonderful city should include at least one night here. Owned by a family who were involved in the war in the 1990s, the have recreated what was like during that horrific time. No furniture as all that would have been burned to keep them warm. Mattresses on the floor and army blankets (clean sheets were provided!!). The walls were adorned with newspaper articles of the time. Fascinating stay included a war mock up when the host made and lit a candle from a cup of cooking oil and a she lace which is how they survived. A film night included a choice of documentary or feature film. The film is shown in an incredible room which I will not spoil by describing. Show an interest and the host all fascinate you!!!! Little bit fiddly to find but quite near main road and National Library.

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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Must place to stay on your Sarajevo visit if you want to learn about war and history! Make sure you take siege tour and tour to frontline, both of them are definitely worth the money! I can guarantee you'll learn a lot and get new aspects to your previous knowledge. Arijan and Yasmin are very helpful and can answer basically to all of your questions!

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Jani S
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Address: Hrvatin 21, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
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Ranked #6 of 186 Speciality Lodging in Sarajevo
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the war conditions of Sarajevo and meet a family which survived the war in Sarajevo! The War Hostel is a historically accurate simulation of war torn Sarajevo, full with authentic war decorations and run by a family which survived the war in Sarajevo. ... more   less 

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