My visit to Sarajevo last year (June 2012) was made all the more pleasant by Saleem and his son Skender, who gave me an insight into Bosnia I couldn't have had otherwise.
As concerns the accommodation, I have to be honest and say it was very basic. Everything worked etc but the beds were budget, the bathroom equally so. But then again it was serviceable and I was staying in the centre of Sarajevo for 23 Euros a night, shared with my mate, so what do you expect, right?
A word of warning, try and get a metered cab. The tram line near our hostel was being relaid during our time there, giving the cabbie the obvious chance to take the long way around. Our return journey to the train station was half the price. Perhaps the tram line is rebuilt now, suggest you take that if so.
Saleem (an ex-servicemen in the Bosnian army) took us to Srebrenica to visit the site of the 1995 atrocities and during the drive told us of the history of the conflict and his own personal story, which I found amazing in his ability to remain so positive, and his friends restaurant about 15m from the hostel is a definite recommended for delicious Bosnian food.
Sometimes when you stay somewhere,its the staff that make it, more than the accomodation itself, definitely one of those places.
- Also Known As:
- Hostel Posillipo Sarajevo, Europe