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Hostel Franz Ferdinand

Jelica 4, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Hostel Franz Ferdinand is a newly opened hostel located in the very heart of Sarajevo. If you are looking for a comfortable accommodation in the center, easy on the pocketbook too, to sleep in a private rooms or mixed dorms – look no further.In a charming building, built in the Austro-Hungarian period, young architects and designers refurbished the space and shaped a hostel that tells you a story of the event that initiated the First World War and forever marked Sarajevo on the map of the world – the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian archduke and Royal Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Every room in the hostel is authentic and you can choose to sleep in the Franz Ferdinand Room, Sophie Chotek Room, the Young Bosnia Room or the assassin Gavrilo Princip Room or rather, take the romantic room of the couple in love, the Sophie and Franz Room.From the quiet street where the Franz Ferdinand Hostel is, everything is close at hand. The street directs you to the main pedestrian zone. The most popular gathering places, clubs and restaurants in the city, are in the street right across it. The old part of the city, Baščaršija, is only a couple of minutes walking distance away from our hostel, and the distance is approximately the same to the center of the Sarajevo festivals, by which the city became well known in the after the war period. If you want to see all the landmarks of the city, which we cordially recommend, from the Franz Ferdinand Hostel, you can take a short walk to most of them.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Entertainment staff
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German
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A regular guy wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions
This place is amazing! Very clean! Beautiful facilities! Perfect location! The kitchen is fantastic! Right in the middle of the old town , next to the river!!!THE STAFF ( Nirela & Šejla) ARE SO KIND!!!!!!!!!! STAY HERE NOW!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Murat BOZ wrote a review Oct 2019
Istanbul, Turkey66 contributions207 helpful votes
a lovely, well-maintained hostel in the heart of sarajevo...would recommend this hostel for a stay....centrality stands out with its cleanliness Saraybosna'nın göbeğinde hoş, bakımlı bir hostel ... kalmak için bu hosteli tavsiye ederim .... merkeziyetçilik ile göze çarpıyor
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Date of stay: May 2019
10 Helpful votes
Response from Nirela S, Manager at Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Responded Oct 2, 2019
Dear, Thank you so very much for your amazing review. It fulfills our hearts when we get positive and happy feedback. :) Hope to see you soon again, but until then have a beautiful life, friend. :) Warm greetings from FFH Staff
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wtchate wrote a review Sep 2019
Boston, Massachusetts54 contributions11 helpful votes
Overall I rate my stay a 10/10. Franz Ferdinand is a great hostel, clean facilities and the staff cultivates a family atmosphere among all the residents which is pretty sweet. The location is perfect. Just outside the main street in the city center, you can walk everywhere. If I had to re-do it, I would stay here again. Only one negative, the beds are not all the white ones showed on picture there are also some black metals beds which are extremely sturdy and do not sqweek at all, but are a bit hard climb
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Date of stay: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Response from Nirela S, Manager at Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Hello William, We miss having you around! Thank you for your sweet review and we hope to see you again at one of our evening events. :) It would be our pleasure to host your stay again in the future. Lots of love from Sarajevo. FFH Team
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rashport wrote a review Aug 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates842 contributions70 helpful votes
The best thing about this hostel is the people who work here, friendly and attentive, Mirza is very kind and helpful. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm which I personally thought is tiny so the room stinks when everybody wakes up and I had to open the window for a proper ventilation every morning. Breakfast is excellent with a good variety of food including cereals, jams, toast bread, cheese, boiled egg and unboiled so the guests can make their own. I enjoyed having my breakfast in the communal area in the first floor more than the ground floor. WiFi connection is excellent. Location is central. Building is old and could be dirty. Mind you, payment is only in cash, credit cards aren’t accepted so plan ahead.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
Response from Nirela S, Manager at Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Responded Sep 26, 2019
Dear, Thank you for your honest review and all the suggestions. We did our best to improve our hostel so your stay in the future could be much better. We hope to see you soon. Greetings from Sarajevo. FFH Team
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ergcans wrote a review Aug 2019
Tekirdag, Turkey6 contributions1 helpful vote
I would like to say that it is very safe for girls. The front desk people were so warm and very helpful . Thank you for your support.They also like Turkish nationality that I like. The location is middle of Bascarsi. Perfect location.
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Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Nirela S, Manager at Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Responded Sep 25, 2019
Dear, We thank you for your review and we are so happy that your stay with us went well. We would be beyond honored to accommodate you again in Sarajevo. Lots of love from Sarajevo. FFH Team
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$34 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostel Franz Ferdinand
Which popular attractions are close to Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Nearby attractions include Art and Tours Sarajevo (0.2 miles), Galerija 11/07/95 (0.04 miles), and War Childhood Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Yes, paid public parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Conveniently located restaurants include Franz & Sophie World of Tea, Cajdzinica Dzirlo-Tea House, and Klopa.
Does Hostel Franz Ferdinand have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hostel Franz Ferdinand offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hostel Franz Ferdinand located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Sarajevo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hostel Franz Ferdinand?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bascarsija (0.3 miles), Sarajevo City Hall (0.2 miles), and The Yellow Fortress (0.6 miles).