Hostel Balkan Han

We think that our hostel, with our current image has a lot to offer to young people and we think that Sarajevo is an awesome and interesting city with a lot of history.

We are looking for volunteers who would be happy to work in a amazing hostel with amazing people and lot of interesting guests from all around the world in the center of Sarajevo.


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Staff & Host


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun




Great experience to meet travelers and practice English.
Tasks are accurate to the description.
The hostel is very well-located, close to the city center, accesible to public transportation
Unkas is a nice host. It was a nice experience for me volunteering with him.
I recommend this opportunity to other volunteers.

12 days ago

United Kingdom


I really enjoyed my time in Sarajevo and the hostel is amazingly located.
The biggest downside of this experience is that the shifts are often very short notice. It would be much better if they could be given weekly or even 3 days in advance.

23 days ago



My time at Balkan Han was quite mixed. There were enjoyable moments, the manager is kind and truly does her best. Their system is very disorganised and there were several incidences of confusion while I was there. The owner does not follow the rules of the system either. He has poor communication skills and told me off for things the manager asked me to do despite me trying to tell him I was doing what I was told. This made me extremely uncomfortable as I was worried I would upset him without knowing. I felt the environment was not suitable for volunteers despite the manager's best efforts.

24 days ago



I loved my time at Balkan Han! As my first volunteering experience I was taught everything I needed to know. Nejira the manager was so amazing at accommodating for anything I needed and was very flexible with the schedule.
I recommend this as a volunteering position, the hostel is very fun, social and eclectic. The procedures for check in and out, cleaning, and doing the beds were easy to follow. Unkas provides money for breakfasts which is a very generous amount, and the hours of work are reasonable. Sarajevo is a beautiful, very interesting and history rich city to be based in!

2 months ago



One of my best volunteer experiencies. The team was so nice and all the experience itself. The place is improving everyday, with systems and new routines so patience to understand the moment would make your time here amazing. Unkas and Nejira made me feel comfortable and they were amazing hosts. I’d come back anytime.

2 months ago

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