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Kandilj Pension

Bistrik Potok 4 Old part, Sarajevo 71000 Bosnia and Herzegovina
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#5 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in Sarajevo
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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Breakfast buffet
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Laundry service
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Air conditioning
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Croatian, German
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S W wrote a review Oct 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom34 contributions14 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2016
JessSurrey wrote a review Oct 2016
Surrey73 contributions37 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: October 2016
Csillagtancos wrote a review Aug 2016
Reston, Virginia36 contributions15 helpful votes
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,
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Date of stay: July 2016
Jean G wrote a review Jun 2016
4 contributions7 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2015
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ScratchMap wrote a review Jun 2016
Norway382 contributions50 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: July 2015
$51 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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