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Kandilj Pension

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Actually, it was in 2013 that I first stayed at the Kandiji and I loved it so much that I'm going back again in July 2016. This will probably be my last trip to Sarajevo but I've been so fortunate to have visited many times. I just wish I'd found the Kandiji before. All the staff members are so helpful... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

This little hostel is only a few minutes walk from the town center. We had some difficulties finding it, but when we eventually did it was great. Nice and polite staff, breakfast is ok. For a budget hostel you can't expect any more. I'd stay here again!

Thank ScratchMap
East Chatham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We stayed at Kandilj for 6 nights altogether in April and May. We began our trip with staying at Kandilj for 3 nights and then went off to Mostar and Neum, returning to Sarajevo before flying home. In our second stay there, my husband became very sick with an infection. All of the staff were so helpful and caring, offering... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The hotel is a bottom of steep hill , very close to the latin bridge and old bazar. The bazaar is 5 minutes walk. The room had one double and a single bed, plenty for one person. The room was ok. The room had a lot of ethinic stuff which was nice. The coridor outside the room had a funny... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This clean, comfortable guest house is full of character. It's in a quiet location, and only a five minute walk to the Latin Bridge and riverside taxi rank and the train. It is warm, welcoming, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. I found it totally endearing.

1 Thank gypsyheart75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Location-wise, Kandilj is a clear winner – a mere 5–15 minutes of leisure walking to many of Sarajevo’s must-see landmarks such as the Tomb of the Seven Brothers, The Emperor’s Mosque, City Hall, House of Spite, Latin Bridge and the Old Town. My room had 3 single beds which, had there actually been 3 persons staying in it, would have... More 

1 Thank SpicyOlio
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Our room was clean and comfortable, though a bit warm. Breakfast was plentiful and staff was very pleasant. One negative point however ,was the fact that staff smoked in a small courtyard and the smoke wafted into our room.

1 Thank Kirinmarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We found this place on a hotel booking site at the last minute, gavin inadvertently booked a different place without aircon-it was 36º! It was so hot that we abandoned this accommodation and found Kanilj, just the other side of the river over the Latin Brigde. The room was clean, bright, cool, quiet and large. The staff could not have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The location can't be beat, but parking is a real hassle. A long walk from the apartment, it took two hours for us to retrieve our car upon leaving Sunday AM. Otherwise, the pension apartment suited us nicely. It was clean, beautifully decorated and a walk from the sites we came to see. Breakfast was a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Clean & well furnished; excellent breakfast with home-made specialities; convenient for Latin Bridge & main tram routes + trolleybuses from Trg Austria (to Lukavica) / Town Hall / Old Town / Brewery; generally quiet (some dog noise during night); slept well & contented (probably as result of brewery pivnica visit); helpful & friendly staff. Don't be put off by neighbouring... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Guesthouse Kandilj with its unique and traditionally characteristic reputation recognized by guests is situated in the heart of the bazaar Bascarsija in the oldest part of Sarajevo, combining traditional Bosnian atmosphere and modern comfort. With Free WiFi access available in whole area of guesthouse, Kandilj is fully adapted to the modern way of life while maintaining the Eastern spirit and allowing guests to experience traditional Bosnian atmosphere. "Kandilj" is equipped with 10 rooms (28 beds) ,and 3 apartments with full bed & breakfast service. All rooms are air-conditioned equipped with TV/SAT, phone line, FREE Wi-fi internet, bathroom and toilet. Pension "Kandilj" now has to offer a newly built annex who contain apartments and attract attention with its beauty, spaciousness and original Bosnian design. Apartments are equipped with traditional, hand-made furniture and objects that provide a unique and unforgettable Bosnian atmosphere. Facility is away some 150 meters from the base of the object located in the traditional Bosnian Street (mahala). This way, guests can feel a complete experience and all the beauty of traditional ways of life in Bosnia not only from inside , but also from outside. All apartments are suitable for business people with FREE WI-FI connection and for family visits to experience memorable , traditional Bosnian spirit. In apartments guests can enjoy free coffee and tea, which can they prepare to themselves according to their own taste. Breakfast is served in Pension "Kandilj" and its included in price with local taxes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kandilj Pension

Address: Bistrik Potok 12a, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Price Range: $56 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kandilj Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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