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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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What you get

Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

By the experience we have in our Hostel, our guests love to spend time with people from all around the world. A volunteer will be the assistant of the general manager and will learn a lot from the manager, about the job of running the hostel and about everything else in life.

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  • Fluent English

  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


My experience in Balkan han was super cool. The staff is great and super welcoming.
I suppose to stay for 8 weeks but i had to leave earlier and find another volunteer job cus the owner decided that i was not needed anymore cus of the low season. Besides taht everything os ok, im super grateful for our time together and i would recomend it.
Thanks for everything!

11 months ago


I want to say thanks to Unkas, Ivan and Fara!
Sarajevo is an amazing place, full of history, good food and coffee!rs I really loved the city.
Ivan is an amazing, kind and brilliant guy who will help you understand everything about the war and Sarajevan's lifestyle. I learned a lot with him! Unkas is the boss man but he is a kind boss and will always help you! Thanks for everything !
The tasks are simple and easy, and are in accordance with is wrote in the description.
I will miss you all !
Thanks for everything ! =)

about 1 year ago


Best time in my favorite city of the whole trip. Tasks are easy and the work hours are flexible if you're good in the job. The atmosphere of the place is amazing! I'll always be thankful for being so well received for Unkas, Ivan and Fara. They are kind, gentil, polite and they will be always there to help you with all your needs. I'm glad I had this beautiful opportunity: to work in such a nice hostel, to understand more about the culture and the war, and to enjoy the city and your vibrant nightlife. Thank you!

about 1 year ago


Excelent experience in Balkan Han hostel in Sarajevo ! The hostel is beautiful i felt like home everyday! Staff couldnt be better , they are all so kind and aleays tried to make me feel part of the fsmily! I ve lernt a lot. Totally satisfied! Thank you Unkas and Ivan ! I will miss u !

over 1 year ago


I spent 2 lovely weeks in Balkan Han, Unkas and Ivan are amazing people who give all their heart to the hostel. I learn so much about the city, the country, hostel life and mainly about life volunteering in here. I'm feel so happy and grateful about this experience. Thank you guys for making me feel so special. Sarajevo and Balkan Han will always stay in my heart because I lived so unique experiences. 💕

over 1 year ago

About Hostel Balkan Han

Unkas 1
  • Hosted by Unkas

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 20%
  • Response Time: A few hours

About the host

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.

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