A City Settled In Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Imagine a cyclist on a bike; while his or her body sits firmly in the middle, the legs lie on either side of the motor. The city of Mostar is that biker with its legs being Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the bike: well that is represented by the Neretva River of course. Just not as fast!! Most of the towns’ attractions revolve around the medieval architecture and good old nature, with its waterfalls and other natural wonders. 

Most tourists & backpackers tend to flock to Mostar, one of Bosnia’s most visited cities, mainly for a quick visit to the Ottoman Old Bazaar and 16th-century Stari Most Bridge. They make the mistake of just going for a day trip and end up missing out on the opportunity to experience this beautiful city in full. 

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Gorgeous mountains encase the city, which is split by the River Neretva’s sparkling waters into the modern city center and the Ottoman side. Mostar is a formerly war-torn city which is now coming alive and is back in action. So, as you plan out your trip to this location, we would like to help guide you on the best possible Hostels to stay at. 

Hostel Majdas

HostelWorld (*9.9) Booking.com (*9.7)

 Map Starts at ($10) for 8 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

This comfortable holding is run as a family business because yup you guessed it, a family runs it!! Which, fortunately, as a guest, means you get to enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast! 

As in any good home, the kitchen here is well stocked and equipped. There is a lounge area as well as a garden if you’d instead consume your food and beverages in the outdoors or meet new people. 

The internet is free and available, and so is a book exchange for all you bookworms!! 

If you decided to drive yourself to your holiday destination or have hired a car, there is private parking. 

It helps a lot to know that the place is rather central too. But as free as you are to roam around, bear in mind that the hostels’ common area closes at midnight. 

The staff tours on offer will take you sites deemed unique to the city: From waterfalls to medieval towns plus surprises along the way!! 

However, they do not accept guests younger than 17 years old or older than 45 years old.

Hostel Nina

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*9.4)

Map Starts at ($10) for 8 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

Located right in the center of the Old Town, this hostel is in a safe and clean area. While not being too far away from the metro services such as the 

Since its inception in 2005, the family-run business has maintained a cozy and friendly atmosphere loved by many. It helps that it is a smallholding, so you will not feel overwhelmed by too many people at any given moment. 

It is also very comforting to know that all the rooms are equipped with an air conditioner and heater. Speaking of things provided, their kitchen and common areas are well organized. 

If the outdoors are your thing, then the big garden should suit you just fine. Here you can mingle with other guests and share war stories. Or you can enjoy the Wi-Fi and stay connected. 

Once you have settled in and are ready to explore, be sure to ask reception about their staff tours. They take you through the War Tour and then the Herzegovina Tour, finishing off at their bar where one is bestowed with the sight of the excellent Old Bridge. 

Other things offered for free include parking, a shuttle service and what some say is, “a lovely breakfast!” which is homemade of course! Dirty laundry? They will sort that out for you!! 

Taso’s House

HostelWorld (*9.8) Booking.com (*9.5)

Map Starts at ($10) for 6 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

Backpackers are welcome at this small and very cozy place of temporary accommodation. Taso’s house is central to all the local attractions that bring tourists flocking in by the thousands. 

Their kitchen is fully equipped with free tea and coffee offered to their guests, as well as an array of exotic spices to try out! 

Parking is free and if you happen to be traveling on your bike, no matter its form of cycle, there is a garage available to keep your mode of transportation safe. 

Tours around the city and the Herzegovina Tour are also an option of things to do once a guest of this hostel. 

Only thing is, if you are outside the ages 18 – 45 years old, then you will be denied access. 

Oh, there’s free breakfast included. 

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Rooms Deny

HostelWorld (*9.7) Booking.com (*9.0) 

Map Starts at ($10) for 7 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

Staff tours here take you to the wonderful waterfall, Kravica! Backpackers are most welcome in this home away from home that is laced with the promise of fun and adventure!! 

To go with that adventurous spirit, you will be pleased to know that this place is a healthy walk away from the city and metro services. 

More outdoor fun, in case you get toured out and have had enough of the city buzz, is to be found in their garden. It hosts a variety of games, BBQs and movie nights! 

If you feel like roaming the internet at any point, they do have Wi-Fi. As well as a computer should you find yourself needing one. 

The tours include tons of knowledge on the places’ history, the traditional cuisine, swimming and more fun things you should find out for yourself; and book now!! 

Just be between the ages of 18 and 45 years old. Your booking will be rejected if you are not. 

Hostel Dino

HostelWorld (*9.2) Booking.com (*8.9)

Map Starts at ($11) for 8 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

This special place is situated in the heart of the city and historical area, the Musala. 

Breakfast is included in the price and there is free Wi-Fi available. 

Hostel Dino is renowned for its cleanliness, a well kept common area and garden. Never falling short of being as accommodating as possible, Dino offers guests each, free lockers with locks! 

There is free satellite television as well as free films, in case the telly just doesn’t do it for you. 

Being the family business it is, it caters for family fun. Hence their family runs!! The winter days are covered as all the rooms are heated, for free. 

Things you can find out about at reception include the metro schedule, maps, the high-speed internet and the luxury restaurant the hostel boasts of. 

As if all that was not enough to show pure dedication to excellence; there is a laundry service, private shuttles, ATMs AND NO CURFEW!! 

Of course, it can never exclude the famous Herzegovina Tour, which is all about Bosnian history and modern Bosnian lifestyles, swim waterfalls, medieval towns and old places of worship. 

Take notice: Passport or ID of one leader is required as a deposit until check-out. 

Mostar Downtown Hostel

HostelWorld (*9.8) Booking.com (*9.2)

Map Starts at ($9) for 6 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

New and central is the theme of this hostel! It boasts of funky and modern designs. Offering individualized private rooms that are sure to tickle your aesthetic fancy. 

Should you get enough of staring at well-designed interiors, the garden is your ticket out. There you can enjoy meeting outer guests and familiarise yourself with the amiable staff. 

On top of keeping the place sparkling clean and the vibe flowing, the staff also take guests on tour. You can go as an individual or have a few join you and move as a group. 

Either way, this family-run business is there to ensure that you have a blissful stay. You can also enjoy walks through the city as the location is only steps away from the central buzz. 

Don’t be shy to ask about other extended tours if you are more of an explorer which include day trips to Dubrovnik and Croatia. You might catch yourself an opportunity to go paragliding!!

Hostel Miran

HostelWorld (*9.6) Booking.com (*9.4)

Map Starts at ($10) for 8 bed-dorm

**Prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (October)

Free breakfast is included in the price, and it caters for the traditional eaters (no particular preference), the vegetarians as well as vegans!! 

It may not be situated right in the center but is at least a pleasant walk away from the metro services and the city. 

All the rooms are fitted with air conditioning and central heating. The only slight inconvenience is that there are only two shared bathrooms which have a toilet and a shower, in one room. 

If you need to be on the internet while staying here, you are covered because there is Wi-Fi!! They also have a fully equipped kitchen and lounge, as well as laundry facilities. 

Hostel Miran is not a party hostel but is instead very family-oriented. This family does know how to have fun, though! So join them on Miran’s’ Herzegovina Tour or Miran’s’ War Tour or both!!

Sometimes we find gems in places we could never have imagined them to exist, and all it takes is a read in the right direction! Below is a little bit more information about this quaint old-new city. 

Mostar is not on the list of the most popular destinations in the world and is the sixth-largest city by municipal population. 

One could get lost in the interconnected streets and alleys filled with market stalls and shops. Or venture into the Old Bridge Museum to find out about the bridges’ history. 

If you are a climber, then you could also enjoy awe-inspiring views from the narrow staircase of the Koski Mehmed-Pasha Mosque. 

We highly recommend that you add this beautiful city to your never-ending list of European cities to visit. You will not be disappointed, that is a promise.