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Best Hotels in Sarajevo: A Complete Review (2024)!

Looking for a great trip to Sarajevo and looking for the best hotels in Sarajevo?

Sarajevo is a beautiful European city with a lot to offer! As I have lived in this city, I can honestly say that it’s my favorite city in the Balkans. I had a great apartment in the neigborhood of Grbavica. But what about the best hotels in Sarajevo?

If you’re planning a visit to the capital city of Bosnia, you’ll need a nice place to stay for the night. The hotels on this list are some of the best in Sarajevo.

During my time in Sarajevo, I came across a lot of great hotels that I would like to share with you.

Let’s dive in and decide for yourself where you would like to stay!

The 10 Best Hotels in Sarajevo

Having a nice hotel to go back to after exploring Sarajevo’s old streets can make all the difference. Here is a list of my best 10 hotels in Sarajevo.

Each one was chosen for its excellent service, atmosphere, and ability to make every you feel like you are part of the city’s rich fabric.

✓ Swissotel Sarajevo – ⭐️ 9.1/10 Stars

The 5-star Swissotel Sarajevo is close to the Latin Bridge and Baščaršija Street. The rooms are built in a modern style. In the hotel restaurants, you can eat a mix of Middle Eastern and native food. There is free WiFi everywhere.

It’s one of the priciest hotels in Sarajevo, but if you’re looking for luxury, this is the place to be!

✅ Check prices and book your stay at Swissotel Sarajevo

✓ Malak Regency Hotel – ⭐️ 9.0/10 Stars

The Malak Regency Hotel is in Ilidža, which is about 12 kilometers from Sarajevo. It has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, and an exercise center. There is free WiFi, and you can park for free on the property.

All of the rooms are tastefully designed and have air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, and a mini-bar. Some rooms have balconies as well.

I can really recommend spending time in this lovely area – especially during the summer months!

✓ Radon Plaza – ⭐️ 7.9/10 Stars

The 5-star Radon Plaza has free Wi-Fi in all areas of the building. You can park for free at the spot.

All of the rooms in this hotel have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Some of the rooms have a place to sit down and relax.

The private bathrooms have a bath and a toilet, as well as big windows that let in a lot of light. There are bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries for your pleasure.

From the diner on the 15th floor that spins, you can see the whole city. Great views! It’s good to know that breakfast is also served there.

✓ Hotel Boss – ⭐️ 9.1/10 Stars

Hotel Boss is located about 500 meters from the legendary Sebilj Fountain. It has a garden, private parking, a shared lounge, and a kitchen. The building is 600 meters from Baščaršija Street and 700 meters from Latin Bridge.

It has a bar and a place to buy ski passes during the winter. The hotel has a front desk that is open 24 hours a day, an airport shuttle, room service, and free WiFi all over the property.

✓ Old Town Hotel – ⭐️ 9.4/10 Stars

The Old Town Hotel is right in the middle of the old part of Sarajevo, in the walking zone of Baščaršija. It has free parking, rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a minibar, and a safe.

The Roman Catholic Cathedral, the Gazi Husrev-Bey Mosque, and the Museum of Sarajevo are all within about 50 meters of the Old Town Hotel. The house is just over 800 meters from the Main Train and Bus Station. The Sarajevo Airport is 12 km away.

If you want to go to Mostar (with the Old Bridge), Dubrovnik, or Medjugorje, transportation can also be arranged for you for an extra fee.

✓ Apart Hotel Family – ⭐️ 9.6/10 Stars

Apart Hotel Family is located in a nice part of Sarajevo, close to Koševo Stadium. It has rooms with free WiFi and free private parking.

Some of the rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower and bathrobes.

There is a balcony at the condo hotel.

✓ Hotel Kandilj – ⭐️ 9.4/10 Stars

The Hotel Kandilj is in the oldest part of Sarajevo, right in the middle of the market Baarija. It has both a traditional Bosnian feel and modern comforts. WiFi is offered for free.

The rooms at the guest house are decorated in a traditional way, with paintings and handicrafts that show the country’s rich history and culture. The rooms also have Internet and other modern comforts.

The Kandilj is a nice place to stay if you’re just on holiday or if you’re a business traveler because it has full bed and breakfast services. Get away from your everyday life and enjoy a cup of fragrant (and strong) Bosnian coffee in the garden.

✓ Hotel Mod – ⭐️ 9.3/10 Stars

Hotel Mod is a 2-minute walk from the Miljacka River riverfront and has free Wi-Fi everywhere. It has rooms and self-catering flats.

Each place to stay has a flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. There are simple kitchenettes in some rooms + there is air conditioning in some rooms. Check this out upfront when you book!

The Mod Hotel is 150 meters from the National Theater. It takes you around 10 minutes to walk to the Arts Academy.

✓ Hotel Story – ⭐️ 9.1/10 Stars

The Hotel Story is just 150 meters from the popular Baščaršija area. This hotel has large rooms and a place for breakfast. There is free WiFi all over the hotel.

All of the rooms have air conditioning, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, work desks, and mini bars. There is also a bathroom with a shower and free toiletries and a hair dryer in each room. You can ask for a board to iron on and an iron.

The front desk at Hotel Story is open 24 hours a day. The Bridge of Gavrilo Princip is 120 meters away, and the Museum of City Sarajevo can be reached in the same amount of time. From the land, the Eternal Fire is 600 meters away.

✓ Hotel Aziza – ⭐️ 9.2/10 Stars

The Hotel Aziza is 600 meters from the lovely Baščaršija Street. It has a restaurant, a bar, and free WiFi all over the building. The hotel has a kitchen for you as a guest to use. On-site private parking is free of charge.

There is a TV with cable stations, a safe, and a desk in every room. Some rooms also have a place to sit down and take it easy after a long day. There is a shower, a bidet and a hairdryer in each toilet. Bathrobes, slippers, and free toiletries are among the extras.

The place has both a sauna and a place to relax with a warm bench!

So, this list of hotels will help you decide where to stay and how to get the maximum out of your stay!

Why is Sarajevo so famous?

Most people will know Sarajevo because it of its turbulent history. A long time ago, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was killed here. This was a big event because it led to World War I. But Sarajevo is known for more than just that.

People from both the East and the West come to the city, so it’s kind of like where two worlds meet. The city is very interesting – and unique – because of this mix.

Best Hotels in Sarajevo - Old Town
Sarajevo Old Town

In one city, you can see many kinds of buildings, hear many kinds of music, and eat foods with many different influences. Sarajevo has had both happy and tragic times over the years (the Siege), but the people there have always been friendly and open.

Sarajevo is well-known because it has a lot of history, people from different countries, and friendly people.

Best Hotels in Sarajevo: FAQs

Let’s dive in a bit deeper when it comes to the city of Sarajevo. The information below will give you some more insights!

How many days are enough in Sarajevo?

If you want to learn more about the city and see as much as possible, three to four days is a good start. During that time, you can walk around, see the most important places, and try some delicious local foods like cevapi.

There are old buildings, fairs, and a lot of nice places to relax in the city. But sometimes tourists fall in love with the city and want to stay longer.

Best hotels in Sarajevo - Mosque
One of the Mosques in Sarajevo

You might want to stay for a week or more if you really like learning about history, listening to local music, or just wandering around and visiting the mountains surrounding the city. The longer you stay in Sarajevo, the more secret gems you’ll find.

So, you can see a lot in three to four days, but if you stay longer, you can really get to know the place.

What is the best season to visit Sarajevo?

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Sarajevo. From April to June, which is spring, the city comes to life with bright flowers and green trees. The weather is perfect, neither too cold nor too hot.

It’s a great time to go for a walk and explore the city. From September to November, autumn is also a beautiful time. The trees’ leaves turn golden and red, making the whole scene look like a picture.

Cable Car in Sarajevo
Cable car ride in summer

As the weather gets cooler, it’s nice to go to a bar for a warm drink. Summer can be (really) hot, and a lot of people come to visit, so it can be crowded.

Winter is cold and snowy, which is fun if you like to play in the snow in the nearby mountains like Bjelasnica or Jahorina. But spring and autumn are the best for simple walks, nice weather, and nice views.

Is Bosnia cheap or expensive?

Bosnia, and especially its capital, Sarajevo, is seen by many travelers as a place that is pretty affordable. Here are some examples to help explain:

  • Food: A restaurant might charge you between €5 and €10 for a tasty local dish. If you want something more fancy, you might spend between €15 and €20. Most of the time, a coffee or tea costs less than €2.
  • Accommodation: You can stay in hostels for as little as €10–€15 per night. A room in a mid-range hotel might cost you between €30 and €60, while a room in a luxury hotel might start at €80 and go up.
  • Getting around: A ticket for a city bus might cost you about €1.50. Taxis usually start at around €1 and charge between €0.50 and €0.70 per kilometre.
  • Attractions: There may be a fee of €2 to €5 to get into many museums and historical places. Some parks and places outside are free to visit. You’ll get great value for your money.
  • Shopping: You can by fresh fruits, veggies, and other goods at local markets for very low prices. For example, a kilogram of fresh apples will cost you less than €2.

So, as you can see, Bosnia has a lot to give without making you spend too much. Many people from Western Europe or North America feel that Bosnia is a very cheap place to visit.

But before you go, you should always check the latest prices and exchange rates, as they can change.

Which currency is used in Bosnia?

The money used in Bosnia is called the Bosnian Convertible Mark, also known locally as BAM. Bosnia has its own currency, similar to how some countries use dollars or euros.

On the bills and coins of this currency, there are pictures and symbols from Bosnia’s past and culture. When you visit, it’s a good idea to have some BAM on you, especially for small things like buying a snack, a gift, or a bus ride.

The local market to buy souvenirs
Sarajevo Market

Many shops and bars in the city will also take credit cards, but if you go to smaller places or markets, they might only take cash. So, try to get some BAM either before you go to Bosnia or when you get there.

Car Rental in Sarajevo

In case you want to explore the surroundings of Sarajevo or other nearby cities (very recommendable), I recommend to rent a car from Discover Cars for the best service and the best experience.

You can book your car by clicking on the link below:

Rent Your Car In Sarajevo!

And if you want to go on a road-trip, check out my tips and tricks for a road-trip through the Balkans!

The Wrap-Up: Best Hotels in Sarajevo

Sarajevo is more than just a place to visit. You’ll go on a journey through time, culture, and the Bosnian spirit. I’m sure you’ll be impressed.

Sarajevo is a great place to visit if you’re interested in history, want to try a new cuisine, or just want a trip you’ll never forget. With my carefully chosen best hotels in Sarajevo list, your time in Sarajevo is sure to be as wonderful as all the things the city has to offer.

I would suggest to start planning your trip and enjoy every moment in the beautiful and fascinating world of Sarajevo!

If you want to know more about this city, check out my other posts about safety in Sarajevo, a visit to the Sarajevo Football Derby, or things to do in Sarajevo!

Your restless voyager,

Dustin

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