Mostar

Mostar is a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, formerly one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, and today suffering geographical division of ethnic groups. The city was the most heavily bombed of any Bosnian city during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the breakup of Yugoslavia.

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Muslibegovića House

Constructed 300 years ago, it is considered the most beautiful house from Ottoman period in the Balkans. The house is comprised of separate quarters for women (women’s courtyard – haremluk), and men (men’s courtyard – selamluk). Unlike earlier architectural styles, this house resembled a four-storey house built around the centre. Double-arched entrance with the central pillar reveals Mediterranean influence. The house preserved authentic monumental structure, items and documents providing an insight into the life of a wealthy bey family from the time. In addition to museum exhibition, visitors are invited to take traditional beverages or cookies, or spend a night in this authentic surrounding.

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Hotel Bevanda

Located at Balinovac. It's so far Mostar's only luxurious four star hotel. It's located in a quiet area with beautiful nature and a river running under hotel itself, yet it's not more than 15 minutes walk from the historical core of the city. The hotel has a capacity of 28 rooms and two luxurious apartments. All rooms have access to a mini bar, Pay TV, internet adapter and balcony. There are both rooms for smokers and non-smokers. Here you will find a big restaurant, café, and a huge terrace outside lying on the river Radobolja. Also a hotel garage as well as outside parking are available.

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Watch locals dive off the Old Bridge

Members of the Mostar Diving Club will dive off the bridge into the emerald green waters, but first they will try to collect some money from tourists. Do not attempt this yourself. The waters of river are at a constant 12°C, and going suddenly from 30°C to 12°C can cause a heart attack among even the fittest. The young local men diving would hose themselves down first in order to lower their body temperature before diving. The best place to watch this is below Old Bridge on shore of Neretva river.

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Hotel Ero

165 rooms and eight apartments. Rooms are equipped with telephones, internet adapters and satellite TV. The hotel also has a huge restaurant that provides both local and international food. This hotel is also ideal for conferences. The glass hall is the biggest one with up to 100 seats, thereafter there are the blue and the white halls with up to 50 seats. All rooms are equipped with projectors and video players. Outside the hotel there is a parking lot for visitors.

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Hostel Bojo, bed & breakfast

Opened in 2013 in the pedestrian zone of Mostar centre, about 500  m from the Old Town, Hostel Bojo offers air-conditioned rooms with lockers for each bed, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Guests can use the shared garden's seating area with free barbecue facilities. The hostel offers a common room with cable TV, and guests are welcome to use a shared fully equipped kitchen with dining area. A shared bathroom with shower and hairdryers are available.


Hostel Nina

Clean hostel in the Old town. Free internet, staff speaks very good English. Free pick up from the bus/train station can be arranged. In their own bar on the Old bridge you can taste local drinks for local prices; first round is always on the house if you are a guest of the hostel. Furthermore the tours are great! Zika knows the real stories as he is a guy from the streets and can tell you everything about the city, the war and places around the city.



Exclusive Bed and Breakfast

Offers a warm, homely feeling with close access to the Old Bridge, an 8 minute walk. All stays come with a rich continental breakfast in the morning. There is car parking with a secure locked gate and lock-up garage. Open fireplace in the living room. Free Wi-Fi is provided, or use of the hostel's personal computer if you are not travelling with a laptop. Washing and drying for clothes is available upon request.


Hotel Bristol

45 rooms, a restaurant, and two conference rooms. The rooms are equipped with new furniture, air-conditioning, telephone, new bathrooms and satellite TV. The restaurant has a capacity of 150 seats inside and outside. The Musala square across Neretva and Korzo Street in front of the hotel are two of the most frequent places in the city, which gives this hotel something extra.

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The Old Bridge

Originally built by the Turks in 1566, it was destroyed in 1993, but rebuilt in 2004. The bridge is the highlight of Mostar and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge is 21m high and you will frequently see members of the Mostar Diving Club dive off the bridge. It is customary to give the divers a few BAM (KM) after they make the jump.

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Hostel Majda's Rooms

This is the first hostel in Mostar. The owner, Majda, is very friendly and will bend over backwards to accommodate you, suggest restaurants, bars, sights, and day trips. Free internet, TV, kitchen, linen. Homecooked breakfast and coffee for free every morning. A tour is offered, too.


Museum of Herzegovina

Has a small collection of photographs from various phases of Mostar history, including a small exhibit on a native son who was Prime Minister of Yugoslavia for 6 years. Also shows an excellent video on the recent history of the Old Bridge.

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Mostar (east) bus station

The main station next to the train station on the Bosniak (Muslim) part of the city. Most buses stop first at the main station, which is in walking distance to the historic old center. This bus station is located next to train station.


Ali Baba's Cave

This bar has drinks and hookah; the ambiance is great as the lounge was built directly in a cavern. You won't be able to miss it while walking around the bazaar in Mostar's Old Town, as there is loud music emanating from the entrance.

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Walk Along the Former Front-line

Here, in 1993 the city was divided between Croats on the West and Bosniaks on the Eastern side. It is a surreal and sobering experience to see the bombed out buildings which still stand in this area only 5m from the division.


Motel Deny Mostar

10 rooms with air-con, cable TV, bathroom with shower, balcony with a view on the Old town and Old bridge, restaurant closed type, parking and internet wireless connection which is free of charge for guests.

SLEEP   —  +387 36 578 317 —  Kapetanovina 1

Mostar International Airport

(IATA: OMO) is located in the village of Ortiješ, 7.4 km south southeast of Mostar's railway station. There are seasonal flights to destinations in Italy including Rome, Naples, Bari, Bologna


Studio Lounge

A cool open-air bar on top of a high building with jazzy/world music and a great view over the town. Sometimes live bands; keep your eyes open to see posters when walking in the Old town.

DRINK   —  M. Balorde

Old Bridge Museum

Includes exhibits on the history of the bridge, a panoramic view from the top, and entrance into the excavations below, along with a video detailing the reconstruction of the bridge.

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Aleksa

Restaurant and café with a terrace on the river. Is also the seat of Club Aleksa, in the name of the Mostarian poet. Local food, nice atmosphere, many internationals go there.

EAT   —  Ljubića 7

OKC Abrašević

Bar with alternative concerts and other art events, founded on the former front line of the last civil war. On the second story of the bar is a small book-exchange.

DRINK   —  Alekse Šantića 25

Pansion Mostar

Rooms are friendly, quiet and spacious, equipped with TV and balcony. Bathroom spotless, owner Marijana friendly and with good English.

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Cemetery

A park turned into a cemetery in 1993 when the dead needed a place to be buried and other cemeteries were inaccessible due to the war.

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Villa Sara

Nice location, decent beds. Rooms on the second floor have the quickest access to the terrace and a view of the city and the hills.


Mostar Old Bridge View Villas

Three fully furnished two bedroom apartments with terraces on Neretva River directly over looking the Mostar Old Bridge.

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Villa Sann

The Old Bridge can be reached in just 10 minutes by walking. Villa Sann offers private parking for guests at a fee.

SLEEP   —  Lacina 14

Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque

Small but simply pretty Ottoman mosque built in 1618. Climb to the minaret to see a great view over the town.

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Aščinica "Saray"

A great place to have cheap and good dishes. Prices range between €2.5 to €6 for a really big meal.


Oscar Pansion

Rooms are very clean, with television and air-conditioning and the price is surprisingly low.

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Hostel Miturno

Cool clean hostel in the Old town. Free Wi-Fi, staff speaks very good English.


GuestHouse Taso

Free Wi-Fi, city tours - tours around Mostar. Free pick up service 0-24h.

SLEEP   —  +387 61 523 149 —  M. TITA 187

Ottoman house

An Ottoman house, where you only can see the few rooms in upstairs.

SEE   —  Bišćevića Street

Hotel Pellegrino

More of an apartment complex than a hotel. Excellent breakfast.

SLEEP   —  +387 62 969000 —  Faladžića 1C

Shangri-La Bed and Breakfast

All rooms with TV, internet, air-con, bath. Parking provided.

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Labirint

Great view overlooking the Stari Most. Part of Hotel Bristol.

EAT   —  Kujundžiluk bb

Karađoz Bey Mosque

Ottoman mosque built in 1557; central mosque of Mostar.

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Mostar train station

Platforms are opened 30 minutes before train departure.


Hindin Han

Highly recommended, although service is slow.

EAT   —  +387 36 581 054 —  Jusovina bb

Mostar (west) bus station

the bus station on the Croat side of town.


Kulluk

Great view overlooking the Stari Most.


Dado

Delicious traditional Bosnian fare.


M&M

Decent rendition of a mixed grill.


Motel Emen

6 rooms. Free internet.

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Zdrava Hrana

Apartment and hostel.


Motel Demadino

Spotlessly clean.

SLEEP   —  +387 36 502 610 —  Muje Bjelavca 5

Pizzeria Roma

Great pizza.

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Veranda

EAT   —  +387 36 512 245 —  Map


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