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War Hostel Hostel

Hrvatin 21, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina

Experience the war conditions of Sarajevo and meet a family which survived the war in Sarajevo. Read more


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Important Information

Check in from 11 AM.
Check out before 10 AM.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included.


Please notice that our hostel is not suitable for children.

No curfew.

The reception is open from 9 AM to 11 PM.

We do not accept credit cards, we accept only cash and we accept both Euros and KM.

We have no breakfast!

We also have a nice pet cat which is very friendly and does not scratch and loves to play!

Our hostel has been verified and checked by the Sarajevo police department and is 100% safe.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sarajevo?

Contact us directly

Experience the war conditions of Sarajevo and meet a family which survived the war in Sarajevo. Read more

Shared Rooms

Basic 6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Basic 5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 5

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Basic 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom



Private Rooms

Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room


Shared Bathroom



About War Hostel

Hello, welcome and thank you for taking some time to have a look at my project.

My name is Zero One or if you prefer 01. This is my father’s war code name which is now my name. I have survived the war in Sarajevo together with my family and now as a tribute to what we have survived, I have created the War hostel in Sarajevo. Underneath I will explain everything about my hostel you should know before booking here.

The War Hostel is a historically accurate simulation of war torn Sarajevo, full with authentic items from the war which serve as decorations and run by a small family which survived the war in Sarajevo and is willing to share their war experience and personal stories with you.

This hostel is so much more then just a hostel. You will have a real glimpse here of what it was like for people to live under siege in Sarajevo, under real war conditions, experiencing this, you will have the chance gain a unique perspective on life.

Now, if you are thinking that we might be a themed tourist trap, we are absolutely the opposite of that. The truth is, we are just one small family which barely survived the war and now we want to share our knowledge and experience with you. This is how we support ourselves and we think that our work is important and that the only way to prevent a war and hatred is through education. We share important messages about humanity and we think that the best way to learn about anything is to experience it yourself, this is the core idea behind our hostel.

You will sleep on a bomb shelter bed, covering yourself with a real military blanket used in the war.

Everything around you, in the room you book carries a story from the war.

Love reading? Our hostel is packed with real war newspapers which contain true survival stories from war torn Sarajevo.

We don’t really like big groups, we are designed for solo travelers, couples and small groups, because we organize many activities on a daily basis where you can easily meet other people, socialize and educate yourself. We like to remain small and make our experiences, up close and personal and we do not believe that this is possible with big groups.

We are really close to all main attractions and you can always have a walk through Sarajevo, but honestly, you can not find anywhere in the World the experience we provide here.

Hostel activities:

We organize an insightful talk inside a bunker which we built, where Zero One talks about his life, the war, the post war, his perspective and the impact the war had on his life and his family.

We organize many other specialized “war tours” which we'll explain to you in detail once you arrive here. Honestly, all of our “tours” are more like war experiences which will stay with you for a long time.

We play documentaries about the war in Sarajevo of your choice inside our bunker every night.

Every Saturday we organize a calm party in our bunker as well.

We are always ready to help you with any questions you have and share our war stories and experience with you. We are sincere and we put a lot of effort into this project, we are not one of those places which just give you a key and some basic information and then leave you on your own, no, we really want to make your stay and experience here special. We mean this.

If you want something different, if you really want to learn something from war survivors, if you love history, education, deep talks, unique experiences, stories and the chance to gain a different perspective on life, do not look any further, this is really the right place for you.

However, if you are looking for a regular hostel experience, party hostel experience and are going to ask us immediately where the next bar is or if we do a pub crawl, free tour or whatever…look, please, just…skip this place. Do not get us wrong, we enjoy a drink with our guests after sharing our stories and experience, but if the main point is just to get drunk and have a shallow, general overview of the city, then you should look to stay somewhere else.

We welcome you to meet us and discover Sarajevo from a very different, unique perspective and stay at the World's first and only war hostel.

Accommodation Information

We are a family which survived the war in Bosnia in Sarajevo and we want to share our personal war experience with travelers.
We have designed our hostel to replicate some of the war conditions of Sarajevo, which makes us the first war themed hostel in the World.
We offer many war tours and activities where you can learn more about the war and meet other people as well.

If you love history and if you would like to experience something different from a usual hostel experience, look no further, our hostel is the right place for you!

Location Information

We are located within walking distance from all the main attractions in Sarajevo! We are 5 minutes away from the centre! Once you arrive at the hostel we will provide you with a map of Sarajevo and we will be happy to answer all your questions in detail about Sarajevo!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.