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“The friendliest hostel in Europe!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo

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Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
“The friendliest hostel in Europe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

On a long tour through Europe, Hostel Vagabond in Sarajevo was where I felt most welcomed at. The whole staff is determined to not make you feel like a customer, but as a friend and family member. I smoked shisha with them in the common room, drank tea together and often chatted for so long, that we absolutely forgot the time and suddenly two hours had passed.

Everyone is incredibly helpful with suggestions to navigate Sarajevo successfully - they recommended delicious restaurants, gave me maps and even showed me around themselves when they had time. The front desk was always occupied during all hours of the day or night and whoever was working at the time, was always happy for a quick chat - I was usually asked where I was headed to and then sent off with some valuable tips, that made the experience even better.

The Hostel Vagabond is located smack in the middle of downtown, you couldn't find a better location if you tried to. Everything you need - from restaurants and stores to museums and attractions are either just around the corner or only a short walk away. Seriously, it's amazing. The rooms and facilities are all well equipped and clean, and if I ever needed something, I was helped immediately.

Thank you Hostel Vagabond for the wonderful experience, I will be back for sure!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tiffany_Wuest
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Tiffany

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experience of your stay at the Vagabond with the community. We are truly happy to hear that you liked our Vagabond home and our Vagabond project. It is especially important to us to hear it from a true Vagabond.

Have great journey!

Your Vagabond family
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

Excellent service, rooms spotless and warm, convenient location in heart of Sarajevo and always full of great people in. The owners are great crew, willing to guide and help but also party with you they speak German, Swedish,English and if they do not speak your , they will find someone who does. Rooms are spacious and with lots of light and being in the main pedestrian street in Sarajevo, very quiet for morning sleep or afternoon nap.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Alex J
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Alex,

It was great for us all to meet you, we hope you arrived well back home.

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experience of your recent stay at our Vagabond home. We really appreciate it.

Have a great journey Vagabond.

Your Vagabond family
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

If you're looking for a vacation accommodations on a budget and to experience beautiful Sarajevo then Hostel Vagabond is the place to stay!! Location is possibly the best in town. Located minutes from the heart of the city, makes it extremely easy to experience the best the city has to offer. Rooms are spacious and spotless. Best part was meeting the owners. They made us feel right at home and very an abundant supply of information on how to experience this magnificent city in the best way possible. We can't wait to return. Now we have friends there to visit.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mia M
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Mia,

We are all truly happy to learn that our Vagabond felt like home to you and so proud that you have highlighted the staff as extremely helpful and friendly. You are always welcome in your Vagabond home.

We are looking forward to see you again.

Your Vagabond family
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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is by far the best hostel I have stayed in. It's smaller than the usual hostels in major European cities, and it thus provides for a much homier atmosphere. The staff is young, very friendly and outgoing, everyone speaks English, and they are more than willing to give you tips on sights and nightlife. The location is great, right in the center of the city, within walking distance from a majority of the sights and clubs. The hostel provides a variety of rooms, ranging from 2 beds up to 10 I think... And, most importantly, it's very clean and the beds seem brand new! Great place!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MirzaHuss
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Mirza,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share the experience of your recent stay at our Vagabond home.

Once a Vagabond always a Vagabond!

Have a great journey

Your Vagabond family
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Tolmin, Slovenia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

I had no idea where we'll be staying for 4 nights in Sarajevo, friends planed everything. I trust them.
Well I turned out that ... i had best vacation this year in December in hostel Vagabond. I would like to thank to hostel crew for everything: having great evenings in hostel, great day in mountains with Sead, Aida leading us to Tunel, for your kindness.

Hostel is well organized, clean, room was big with nice common place. Well, it also turned out that position is as good as hostel. Stationed in the heart of the city, step away from Baščaršija, cash machines every 100 meters.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Andrej P
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Andrej,

Thank you for staying at our Vagabond home and for taking the time to share that experience with our Vagabond community. We truly enjoyed the time spent with all of you and are looking forward to see you again.

Have a great journey.

Your Vagabond family
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

I am going to be short! The hostel is in city centre. All the places are 5 to 10 min of walking away. The stuff is too generous and kind. You can ask anything and from them you get a lot of help and ideas for visiting points in the city. The hostel is clean and beautiful. This was one of my best hostel experiences. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Crt_Aperion
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Jernej,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Vagabond.

It was great to meet you all. We had a great fun during your stay. Our hiking tour to the Barice on that beautiful winter day was amazing. I am just a bit sorry that we haven`t had an opportunity to ski together, but hopefully we will do it next time ;).

Have a great journey

Your Vagabond family
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Kranj, Slovenia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

When you travel to such a beautiful city as Sarajevo, you think: "Ok, I get to my hostel, there leave my things and go exploring!"
But no! It's not true! Vagabond hostel proves wrong! Because everything is so nice, that I wanted be there all the time!
The owners grow on you, as soon as you get to know them! Their kindness and hospitality is just BREATH TAKING!
Location of the hostel is perfect....in center of the city....you have few steps to Baščaršija, Inat kuća, museums, churches....AMAZING!
Rooms are clean, homely and beds are wonderful - that you can REALLY get good sleep.
Living in this hostel was best experiance in my life!
I can't wait to see them again, my new Bosnian family. <3

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Monika_Dolen
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Sead S, Manager at Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Monika,

I hope you arrived well back to the beautiful Slovenia.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share the experience of your stay at the Vagabond.

"Living in this hostel was best experience in my life! I can't wait to see them again, my new Bosnian family. <3"

There is no bigger motivation to keep up than to felt like a family. We had a great time during your stay and it felt sort of empty after you went home :(

We hope our paths will cross again soon.

Your Vagabond family
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Additional Information about Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo

Property: Hostel Vagabond Sarajevo
Address: Ferhadija 21 | Main Pedestrian Zone, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Sarajevo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are new and unique Hostel at the best location in Sarajevo. Our completely renovated premises with spacious and airy rooms, new bathrooms, and fresh aromatic linens are complemented by exceptionally comfortable ambient and fully committed staff. Vagabond is located at a "prime" location in the very epicentre of Sarajevo, in the central pedestrian zone called Ferhadija Street. We are less than 50-step walking distance from the old town area - Bascarsija, Turkish Ottoman-style bazaars, numerous restaurants and cafes. Despite of this, Vagabond is proud to be able to offer a perfectly quiet and calm refuge from both day-time and night-time street noise, which makes us the perfect choice for urban nomads. Vagabond Hostel offers tens of different services and tours, varying from city sightseeing to real little adventures. What is special about each and every of these and what makes us very proud, is that they are unique and non-commercial, plus absolutely adaptable to your particular wishes and preferences. It could be anything from trout fishing, wild horse photo-safari, rafting, mountain hiking, horse riding school, skiing, cooking local meals, learning about local culture, people and history or visiting pubs and shopping centres. Please let us know what are your wishes and we will make them come true. ... more   less 
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