Great location, just over the bridge from the Old Town. Friendly and helpful staff. Cosy feel. Wifi. B'fast in an Ottoman-style basement. Stayed as part of a group tour but would recommend and would return.
A lovely little guesthouse in a good location just across the river from the old town. The facilities are basic, but more than adequate for our needs and everything was clean and comfortable. The guesthouse has a traditional, cosy charm and the staff were fantastic - so friendly, helpful, cheerful and welcoming. I would definitely recommend the Kandilj and would be happy to stay there again.
This quaint and cosy guesthouse is run with pride. Because it's tucked away, it can be difficult to find. I loved that the renovations were done with an eye for detail (the shower floor has the look of historical mosaic). We got to stay there only one night but it is evident that Nayl who is caretaker, receptionist, porter and everything else, is a reason this guesthouse is successful. Our flight the next morning was really early, so we didn't get the chance to sample the breakfast which sounds like it would have been great. Located just across the pedestrian bridge from the old bazaar, museums, etc. it is walking distance to places of interest, yet it is located in a quiet area. I would definitely stay at the Kandilj when I'm in Sarajevo again.
The guesthouse is perfectly located in Sarajevo’s old town area of very steep, narrow, winding roads reminiscent of some of Istanbul’s old neighborhoods--it is as if you stepped back hundreds of years into the city’s colorful past. Since we could not find the address, one of the owners (managers?) called Najl (sp) came down on foot to the store at the bottom of the hill to guide us up the steep road to our room, which was in a separate building some distance higher up than the main guesthouse. Najl was very friendly and helped us park and settle down into a pleasantly decorated, very clean room. He sounded enthusiastic, hard-working, and ambitious about running the guesthouse. Parking on the narrow road can be a hair-raising feat if you are not a driver with nerves of steel,…
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 and do everything they can to make you feel welcome. I know that when I leave Sarajevo, a little piece of my heart will remain there. To everyone at Kandiji, I wish love, peace, health and prosperity.
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!
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 food, help with taxi and airport arrangements, and just making us feel at home. We stayed in Room 6, right off the courtyard, and weren't bothered by much smoking. We loved the access to the ground floor breakfast room and enjoyed our breakfast surrounded by others speaking many languages. The HD TV was a bonus, allowing us to watch European tennis tournaments while my husband rested. The location is great -- quiet yet very close to the old town and the tram.…
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 smell which meant I could not stand outside the room. There is a dog in the neighbourhood which barks occotionally , but otherwise it is very quite. The main attaction in the breakfast is the made to order eggs which are excellent. Wifi speed was good
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.
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 been quite a squeeze as the room was rather narrow. On my own though, it was more than adequate. That said, there’s plenty to love about Kandilj than just its strategic location – it offered a complimentary one-way pick-up (best to take this on your arrival as the little lane on which Kandilj is situated can be tricky to find), the homely feeling created by the traditional Bosnian carpets scattered about the interiors and the daily “surprise”…
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