Live in Balkans this summer and experience wonderful adventures in this magical place off the beaten track

Hostel Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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What you offer

Hours per week

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


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


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


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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


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

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The Experience

Join our beautiful boutique hostel in the fascinating centre of Mostar! We're looking for responsible fun-loving individuals willing to commit to a few weeks/months of work in our hostel. This includes day-to-day running of the hostel, some bar work, sightseeing tours, excursions, pub crawls etc. In exchange you get free room and board, language and cooking classes, various excursions, crawls and parties, and experience the hot Balkan SUN!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 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
5 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

6 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had such a wonderful time at Balkanarama Hostel! The staff and my fellow volunteers were just like family. Bosnia and Herzegovina is so beautiful, has a lot of history and lovely people. Mostar's colours, sounds and tastes were simply magical. Hostel life was a lot of fun, the tasks were very well organized so that everyone would have the same obligations and know their responsabilities and days off in advance. Saska was really into the Bosnian culture and gave us tips to enjoy this experience the most. I keep the really fond memories of my time at Balkanarama and totally recommend it!

8 months ago


I felt very comfortable a good team and host, I learned a lot, I met a lot of people and I could visit other places because the schedules were clear and organized, very good experience recommended 100%.

Thank you Saska!!

about 1 year ago

United States

Saska was the most amazing host. She was accommodating and flexible with schedules. All staff members had enough time to travel to different cities on days off if they wanted. The hostel is small enough that you can really get to know guests and your fellow staff members. Mostar is also a manageable city, not too large but also a lot to do in the city and surrounding area.

about 1 year ago

New Zealand

Awesome hostel, I'm a great place with really cool people. Would recommend!

about 2 years ago


I had a great experience at Balkanarama hostel, it was so much fun and I learned a lot.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in getting to know Mostar.

about 2 years ago
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About Balkanarama Hostel

  • Hosted by Helena

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 30%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

We are a new boutique hostel situated in the heart of Mostar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) with headquarters in Edinburgh (UK) with a lot to offer! Only 5 minute walk from the glorious 16th century Old Bridge, and with a large, beautiful roof terrace with fantastic views, aromatic herb garden and a cocktail bar, our hostel provides for a memorable and enjoyable stay in this fantastic historic city! We want the volunteers to fall in love with th...

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