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Hostel Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Explore amazing Sarajevo and Bosnia while staying in the city with amazing people and history

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
A traveler recommended this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Expand your social consciousness
A traveler felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Explore amazing Sarajevo and Bosnia while staying in the city with amazing people and history. Stay with us in the best rated hostel in the city, with great coworkers and atmosphere :D

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  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
7 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing social awareness

1 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals



It was a great experience. Sarajevo is a great city with lots of things to do, specially in summer. The vibe in the hostel with other travellers is really nice, you make friends inmediately and it feels like you know them from a lifetime.
The hostal and the installations are pretty good and everything is clean. The work is not hard. The hostal is nearby the city centre, so everything is walking distance, including the bars and the clubs.
If you want more info about my experience don't hesitate in contact me. :)

11 months ago



That was, definitely, one of the best experiences I have ever had.
I knew that getting out of my comfort zone would be hard, but staying at Balkan hann hostel made that so natural and easy
All the people I met, all the experiences that I had made me a better person.
all the work that I had to do were so easy and quick that made me feel like home.
And Ivan , Unkas are such an amazing, incredible and lovely person.
I would recommend Hostel Balkan to everyone .
Thanks guys

over 2 years ago



I stayed in Bakan Han for 2 weeks and I had a good time there. The tasks were easy: cleaning, bed making and reception. The hostel is near to the touristic area, supermarkets and restaurants. Unkas, Ivan and Fara always treated me good. Just got sad because I didn't do the city tour ☹️

almost 3 years ago



How amazing was my stay at Balkan Han?!
I only have gratitude towards Unkas, Ivan, Faruk, Fahra and Lejla: amazing, kind, fun and fair people!
The volunteer role was exactly as described: helping with reception, beds and the best part: the bar (I love staying at the bar and wellcoming guests... almost doesnt feel like volunteering). It was all very easy, and you have plenty of time to do your own stuff still :)
The hostel is awesome and they even took me on tours and night outs (Ivan's band rock!).
I highly reccomend this opp and cant wait to come back one day!!!
Hvala my friends! :)

almost 3 years ago



Amazing place to work as volunteer, the teamwork is really amazing, they are always at the best disposal to help, also the hostel is excellent and they have an amazing garden to chill, I have an excellent experience.

about 3 years ago

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Hosted by Unkas

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