The Best Sarajevo Apartments for an Amazing Stay in the City

A Mindful Travel Guide to Sarajevo apartments for every budget

best sarajevo apartments

Forget about hotels for your trip to Sarajevo. The best deals are to be had in the city’s huge selection of apartments. These are our picks of the very best Sarajevo apartments in each budget range.

Earlier this year, I took a quick jaunt around the Balkans, visiting Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The biggest (pleasant) surprise of the whole trip was Sarajevo which I now rate as one of my favourite European cities.

The Old Town oozes exotic charm. There are winding cobbled streets, artisan’s tiny shops crowded with their finely crafted wares, and a welcoming coffee shop on every corner, serving the fragrant Bosnian brew.

In the new town, modern boutiques and cafes attract the young and vivacious population. Overlooking it all are the gorgeous peaks of the Danaric Alps — an idyllic backdrop.

Don’t miss my post for Adventure in You about the best things to do in Sarajevo

It’s hard to imagine that 20 years ago, the city was under siege. There was little food and only one source of fresh water, the Sarajevska Pivara brewery. The daredevil act of walking down the street was likely to get you killed.

Some people credit this shared trauma with making the city into the vibrant and welcoming place it is today. Others will tell you that Sarajevo has always been that way; it has long been a hub where people of diverse backgrounds live side by side.

Either way, I loved my stay in Sarajevo and I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love it too.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, hotels are often overpriced and unattractive. The good news is that, in Sarajevo, apartments are plentiful, modern, and available at VERY reasonable prices.

Save yourself hours of research by booking one of our carefully selected picks of…

The Best Sarajevo Apartments

All prices are approximate and can fluctuate depending on time of year. Ratings come from Booking.com or Airbnb.

Forget about hotels for your trip to Sarajevo. The best deals are to be had in the city's huge selection of apartments. These are our picks of the very best Sarajevo apartments in each budget range.

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Best Sarajevo Apartments for Budget Travellers

Apartment Nina

Rating 8.7, $17–$22 for 1–3 people

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This apartment couldn’t be closer to Sarajevo’s charming Old Town streets. Depending on which you choose, the apartments have either a double bed or single beds and some have a shared bathroom. The kitchen and bathrooms are simple and a little old school, but everything is clean and secure. For this price this near the city centre, it’s an excellent value!

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Sarajevo Ruby – NEW!

Rating 5-star, $20 for 1–2 people, plus $16 fees

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This place is perfect for a solo traveller or a couple who don’t mind getting close. The studio apartment is small but smartly designed, with everything fitting nicely into a small space. Sleeping arrangements are on a sofa bed in this bright and modern apartment. The best thing is the location, which is right in Old Town.

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Sunflower Apartment

Rating 5-star, $18–$29 for 1–3 people, plus $18 fees

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If you want to stay in a less touristy district but still have easy access to Old Town via the tram, this is the right apartment for you. A beautifully designed apartment featuring one very comfy sofa bed and one couch, this apartment is close to terrific local restaurants and a fresh market. The host will pick you up from the bus station or airport, too!

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New Apartment Sarajevo

Rating 9.5, $24–$28 for 1–3 people

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A newly renovated apartment across the river from Old Town, this apartment is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the Sarajevska Pivara brewery and museum. The 1-bedroom apartment is spacious and comfortable. Though the kitchen is a little old school (with an electric burner stand-alone stove!) there’s enough space to cook a simple meal and enjoy it with your fellow travellers.

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Best Sarajevo Apartments for Mid-Range Travellers

Old Corner Apartments No2

Rating 9.2, $35–$50 for 1–4 people

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Featuring a homey design, with comfortable furniture, bare brick feature walls, and cool mural wallpaper, these apartments will make you feel right at home in Sarajevo. Just a short walk to Old Town, each apartment features a well equipped kitchen, a modern bathroom, and a comfy lounge area. Some include a patio as well. The host, Asia, is extremely helpful with tips for making the most of your stay in Sarajevo.

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Art in Paradise Apartments

Rating 9.7, $40–55 for 2–5 people

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These apartments are themed around travel, with huge wall maps and matching throw cushions. The furniture is new and comfortable, while the bathroom and kitchen are modern and fully kitted out. The location is central but in a quiet neighbourhood and the owner will do his best to make you feel at home. He may even drive you to the airport when you leave!

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NEW apartment near City Hall, Free parking

Rating 5-star, $40–$69 for 1–5 guests, $15 service fee

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With stunning black and white decor, this brand new apartment has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 5 people. It’s located just across the river from Old Town in the quiet Alifakovac neighbourhood. Guests absolutely LOVE this place (the word “perfect” is used in so many reviews I lost count) and rave about the host, too!

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Best Sarajevo Apartments for Luxury Travellers

City Centrum Apartments

Rating 9.8, $65–70 for 2–4 people

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A modern cozy apartment with plenty of storage space and lots of little extras — like Netflix on both TVs and an extra comfortable bed. The kitchen comes stocked with tea, cookies, and juice to make you feel right at home as soon as you arrive. The design, which I’d describe as Danish modern meets tiny house, is fabulous. I really want to stay here!

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Enjoy Apartments

Rating 9.3, $55–$82 for 2–4 people

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These immaculate, modern apartments are in an excellent location just 10 minutes’ walk from the Old Town. The building is divided into several private apartments and there is staff at the site who are friendly, welcoming, and helpful. Some apartments have terraces and there is secure parking available.

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Luxury Modern Penthouse – Sarajevo Downtown

Rating 5-star, $106 for 1–3 people, $63 fees

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This gorgeous centrally located penthouse will make you feel like you’re staying in a luxe boutique hotel – just with more amenities. The brand new penthouse has custom handcrafted furniture and a large terrace from which to take in the city. There is secure parking and two pocket WiFi routers you can carry with you while in the city. If you want to spoil yourself while you’re in Sarajevo, this is the perfect place.

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What Makes a Hotel Mindful?

When at all possible, we stay in apartments, hotels, hostels, or guest houses where our money makes a positive impact in the community and the hotel minimizes its impact on the environment.

To keep our money local — instead of funnelling it into international hotel chains — we try to stay in small, family owned accommodation whenever possible. These small hotels tend to be more mindful about food, water and electricity waste and are usually less expensive than their corporate-owned counterparts.

We also focus on how a hotel might impact our own mindfulness.

We like to find places where we can feel completely relaxed — safe, clean, and welcome. Having a comfortable place to sleep every night helps us to roll out of bed in the morning as the best possible version of ourselves.

Finally, for us, hotels get a few bonus mindful points for having enough space to roll out a yoga mat and practice a little Adventure Yoga.

Why Did We Write This Guide to Sarajevo Apartments?

We write comprehensive posts about accommodation in places we’ve visited because we want to share the hours of research we do — we know that most people just don’t have the time to explore every hotel option out there!

We also know that online reviews can be misleading and confusing. Our experience has helped us learn to spot the fake reviews (and the crazy ones) a mile away!

Finally, the links we use in this post are our personal affiliate links. This means that if you use one of the links to book a hotel, we’ll get paid a small commission (at no extra cost to you!). Think of it as a GREAT way of saying thanks for all our hard work.

I hope you found our guide to the best Sarajevo Apartments useful.

  Happy adventures, Stephen & Jane

If you have any questions about Sarajevo or any of the apartments we’ve recommended, ask them in the comments below. And if you’ve stayed in a great place in Sarajevo, let us know and we’ll add it to the list!

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