A backpacking trip around the Balkan region must always include visiting the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, to learn lots of history and culture. While strolling around the town that survived the war 50 years ago and is now growing drastically as a top destination in the area, one must consider spending a night at Franz Ferdinand Hostel. Here are top 5 reasons why I think Franz Ferdinand is the best hostel in Sarajevo for low-budget travelers who are looking for quality over prices:
The artistic interior design
Known as the first and only boutique hostel of Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand Hostel is famous for its unique interior in a building built in the Austro-Hungarian period. It was designed by young architects and designers who refurbished the space while telling stories about the forming of the country during the 1st World War. The assassination of the Austro-Hungarian archduke and Royal Prince Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie initiated the war, and forever marked Sarajevo on the world map.
Every room is unique with its own concept
Every room in the hostel is different from the others. You can choose to sleep in the Franz Ferdinand Room, stroll in the Sophie Chotek Room, relax in the Young Bosnia Room or the assassin Gavrilo Princip Room, or enjoy some romantic time in the Sophie and Franz Room. Each and every room has its own design and art concept that can be seen through massive artwork pieces on the walls
One of the best locations within the old town
Located in a quiet street in the center of Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand Hostel lies in the middle of the city’s old town center. The street leads you to the main pedestrian zone, where popular attractions, including historic monuments, mosques, cemeteries, and churches, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants, are around. Everything you need is close by and the area is comfortable to explore on foot.
The staff are available for service 24/7
The staff is available to help you 24/7. You will notice the moment you walk in that they are very friendly and entertaining. The atmosphere here is relaxed and calm. Additional services to round your stay, from transportation to parking and professional tour guides, are also given upon your request. This is the ultimate hostel in town where you can either seek peace and privacy or meet new people and make friends in an outgoing environment.
A complete package with lots of value
Besides comfortable beds, the hostel also offers clean and air-conditioned rooms and bathrooms with a continental breakfast included in the price. Lots of tours around Sarajevo, as well as throughout the country, are also recommended on their site. There are computers in the common space and a Wi-Fi connection is available for use throughout the building.
An excellent deal for an affordable budget
If you are looking for an accommodation in Sarajevo for an easy budget and with good quality, look no further. The room rate starts from as low as about 11 EUR (12.30 USD) per night. Keep in mind that Sarajevo is one of the cheapest cities in the Balkan region to travel through, so this is a great deal not to miss!