Hotel Hayat

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Abdesthana 27, Sarajevo, 71 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Hotel Hayat
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Costs 28% less but rated 14% lower than other 3 star hotels

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Forum Posts

Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by konejos

My wife and I will arrive in Sarajevo 2 April. I would like to arrange a local guide for the next day, April 3.
I would pay a fair price, buy lunch, etc.
You don't need to be an expert. I just want to see a few of the main sights, buy train tickets to Mostar and see the old town.
You would need to speak some English.

Re: Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by TheWanderingCamel

I agree with Fugu, you really don't need a guide in Sarajevo. It's a very easy and comfortable city to walk around, the trams are easy too and a tram from the main square will take you to the station to get your ticket to Mostar. All you need is a guide book, you can pick a up a free booklet "A Day in Sarajevo" at the tourist information office, download one free here (pub. 2004) or get yourself the latest Bradt guide (pub 2007)to Bosnia i Hercegovina which includes Mostar

Sarajevo is lovely, the train to Mostar is great and Mostar is another super little place - enjoy your stay in BiH.

Re: Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by konejos

Thank you for the information. Is there just one tram from the main square to the train station?

Re: Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by konejos

Thank you for your help!

Re: Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by TheWanderingCamel

Yes, there's a one-way circle loop through the city centre that stops at the main tram interchange near the station.
The Bradt guide has a very good walking tour of the city and of Mostar.

Re: Local guide in Sarajevo April 3

by alan1972

Yes, tram #1 from the main train and bus station passes close to most points of interest on its loop around the city centre. There are typically about 5 services per hour on weekdays, 3-4 hourly at weekends.

In addition, a number of other trams that do the same loop around the centre and then run along the main east-west avenue, they don't go to the train station but they do stop within easy walking distance if you don't have bags.

Travel Tips for Sarajevo


by kirmarsh

Local delicacy which consists of stuffing filo pastry with meat, spinach, cheese and potato

Burek (meat)
Sirnika (Cheese)
Krompirvasia (potato)
Zeljanica (spinach)
Buredzike (burek with sour cream or yogurt)

They are really tasty and make a great snack at any time during the day and are sold everywhere. And great for veggies. A total must!!

Internet Resources

by tomatourist

Due to a lack of guidebooks, the best resource a tourist has is a webpage like this one (but hopefully much better than mine—ha, ha). The best one (by far) that I have seen is Sarajevo CIty Tour This site is run by Amir Telibecirovic, a full-time journalist, part-time tour guide and Sarajevan native who is most familiar with his city, its history and culture. Amir’s website covers many sights in Sarajevo that the guidebooks don’t make note of. is in Bosnian, but worth checking out.

A good travelogue of a trip made in 1999 (keep in mind that MUCH has changed in Bosnia since then) can be found at:


by Nykaenen

Croatian: kava
Serbian: kafa
Bosnian: kahva
I told Przemek about "kahva" so he was eager to try it, but the first day all we saw were "kafanas". On the second day, when Michal and Magda joined us, we ran into "kahvana". It was the most typical kahvana that you can imagine, only local men there. But the owner was very pleased to have us, he even did not mind me asking for milk :-))

Check "dzezva" and "fildzani" that coffe is served in!

Ski Hill at Bjelasnica

by mtncorg

Bjelasnica was developed for the Downhill events for the 1984 Winter Olympics. Hotels that were present during the war in the '90's were gutted in the fighting, though on now has been rebulit. The ski slopes are open during the season for skiing and hiking is possible out into the forests of the Bjelasnica. Several traditional villages exist atop the long mountain slopes. You might want to check with Green Visions for information on possible hiking tours they are leading and for information on possible mine locations - always a problem in BiH for the moment.

It's great to meet some...

by Windsurf

It's great to meet some natives, which would guide you around the town. Most tuorist guides show just the old stuff and the traces of the war, a native can tell you his/her personal experience and favourite places. And it shouldn't be difficult to find a young 'guide', which would give you a nice tour around Sarajevo.


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Address: Abdesthana 27, Sarajevo, 71 000, Bosnia and Herzegovina