Guesthouse Kandilj

Ideal starting point for exploring Sarajevo

Certainly a great advantage of B&B Kandilj is the perfect location - in a quiet neighbourhood, just a 5 minute walk from Bascarsija - the old town of Sarajevo and many of Sarajevo’s must-see sights such as Latin Bridge, Sebilj, Emperor’s Mosque, Tomb of the Seven Brothers, City Hall, House of Spite.

This charming authentic guesthouse offers two accommodation facilities, both inkl. breakfast. The main building (guesthouse) with a reception 24 hours and 10 rooms is close to the famous Latin Bridge. The second one is a separate annex with 3 brand new apartments, located over the hill in the traditional Bosnian street (mahala), only 150 metres from the guesthouse. For all guests the breakfast is served in the guesthouse.

B&B Kandilj has retained all the charm of the Orient and at the same time is fully adapted to modern requirements of the guests allowing them to experience traditional Bosnian atmosphere. There is a small charming courtyard with a little fountain.

The breakfast is a nice combination of eastern and western food. It is served downstairs, in a cosy breakfast and communal room, which is decorated in traditional Bosnian textiles and furniture, where you can watch TV or read, or just have tea and coffee at any time. A traditional Bosnian coffee and a large range of Turkish tea is a bonus of Guesthouse Kandilj which you can enjoy also in the garden.

The staff and the owners are fully hospitable and welcoming, really make an effort to accommodate the needs of their guests. Upon request, they provide full laundry services, arrange transport to any destination in the city and wide Bosnia and Herzegovina and organise guided tours and rent-a-car.

Sarajevo's must-see sights:

Baščaršija within the Old Town is a historic center of Sarajevo. The fantastic old craft bazaar gives Sarajevo that eastern feel. The beginnings of the formation were in 1462 on the banks of the River Miljacka. It has retained its authenticity for more than 500 years.

Gazi Husrev-bey’s Mosque - one of the most important monuments of the Islamic architecture found in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was designed by Adzem Esir Ali from Tibris, one of the biggest architects of Istanbul, and built in 1531 by masters from Dubrovnik. In that time the mosque represented an object of great importance for urban development of Sarajevo. It is the first mosque in the world that received electric lighting in 1898. 

The Emperor’s Mosque (the first mosque built in 1457 after the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia) & Sarajevo Old Orthodox Church (16th century, one of the oldest and most valuable cultural and historical monuments of Sarajevo) & The Sacred Heart Cathedral (19th century, commonly referred as the Sarajevo Cathedral).

Sebilj fountain - one of the symbols of the city. A legend says that those who drink water from Sebilj return to Sarajevo. The Sebilj is an Arabic word that means 'the way'; however, the term also defines a very old charitable institution whereby water was given to the thirsty passangers. The original Sarajevo’s Sebilj was built in 1753.

Latin Bridge - the first mention of the bridge was in 1541. It took its name from the neighborhood on the left bank of the river Miljacka, where Sarajevo’s Catholics resided. In June 1914 Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife few metres from the bridge. This incident, known as the Sarajevo Assassination, led to the beginning of the First World War.

Tunnel Museum -  Between 1992-1995 Sarajevo was a city cut-off from the outside world. The „Tunnel of hope“, constructed in 1993 under the airport, was used to supply food, fuel, and munitions to a city under siege.  It kept people in Sarajevo alive in wartime. These days you can see only a very small section of the tunnel (25 meters). The Sarajevo War Tunnel is definitely worth a visit to experience the determination of the Sarajevo people to survive.

Gallery 11/07/95  - memorial gallery/museum dedicated to the memory on Srebrenica tragedy and 8372 persons who tragically lost their lives during the genocide.

More sights: City Hall, House of Spite, the Yellow Fortress, Sarajevo's brewery, …

Price information & additional costs:


1.1. – 31.12.

 Single room

40 €

 Double room

62 €

 Three-bed room

73 €

 Four-bed room

80 €

  • Prices are per room / night, inclusive breakfast.
  • Included in room price: 17 % VAT, bed linen, towels, final cleaning and tourist tax.


1 person

2 persons

3 persons

4 persons

 Apartment Hani

40 €

60 €

70 €

Max. 3 persons

 Apartment Lejl

50 €

70 €

80 €

90 €

 Apartment Nur

45 €

65 €

75 €

85 €

  • Prices are per apartment / night, inclusive breakfast.
  • Included in apartment price: 17 % VAT, bed linen, towels, final cleaning and tourist tax.


  • children till 2 years in child's cot: free of charge
  • children till 6 years in existing bed: free of charge

Additional costs:

  • Laundry & ironing service
  • Second request for the transfer to the airport, train or bus station
  • Transfer within Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Parking place or garage
  • Services of rent-a-car

Methods of payment on the spot: credit cards and cash are accepted. Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard and Maestro.

Check-in: from 13:00          Check-out: until 11:30

Service:  bed & breakfast

Accommodation - 10x private rooms (30 beds) in Guesthouse Kandilj – main building + 3x new and very spacious apartments (13 beds) in additional facility, 150 m from the Guesthouse Kandilj:

  • 2x double rooms (double bed/2 single beds; 23 m2 , 1st and 2nd floor);
  • 3x three-bed rooms (double bed + single bed; 23 m2 , 1st and 2nd floor)
  • 3x three-bed rooms (3 single beds; 23 m2 , 2nd floor)
  • 2x four-bed / family rooms (double bed + 2 single beds; 25 m2 , 2nd floor)
  • Apartment Studio „Hani“ (27 m2 , type A2+1, double bed + 1 sofa bed, ground floor)
  • Apartment Studio „Nur“ (33 m2 , type A2+2, double bed + 2 sofa beds, 1st floor)
  • Apartment „Lejl“, (48 m2 , type A2+3 (one bedroom with double bed + 3 sofa beds; 1st floor)

Standard equipment of the rooms & apartments: private bathroom with shower and toilet; air conditioning, SAT-TV, telephone, a mix of old and new furniture - traditional and modern with old objects from the past that provide a unique oriental atmosphere.

Apartment facilities: refrigerator, microwave, electric kettle.

  • Children's cot (on request).
  • Wi-Fi Internet in all units (free of charge).
  • SAT-TV is also available in a communal room.
  • Laundry: changing of towels every day.
  • Reception 24 hours.
  • Safe at reception.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • First request for transfer from/to airport Sarajevo, train or bus station is free of charge.
  • Public parking place under video surveillance is available nearby (extra payment).


  • continental and local self service buffet;
  • includes: home made Bosnian coffee, juices, fresh fruit and vegetables, yoghurt, milk, tea, cereals, breads, donuts, a various local specialities of cured meats and cheeses, scrambled eggs, omelettes, olives, butter, jam;
  • the cook makes a delicious cheese omelet upon request;
  • for all guests, Bosnian fresh coffee and tea are free of charge.

Particular attention was paid to safety and security of hotel guests. The building is equipped with video surveillance and modern fire-alarm system protection.

Recommended excursion spots:

Bosnia’s vibrant capital Sarajevo, set deep within a mountain valley, is one of the most interesting cities in Europe!

  • Skakavac Waterfall (15 km) – one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina and a real tourist attraction. The waterfall is 98 meters high and it is located in southwest part of Ozren Mountain in the landscape of extraordinary beauty, southeast of the Bukovik peak, 1.532 metres above the sea level. The journey isn't so easy but worth it! The walk takes about 4 hours through beautiful natural environment, over seven small bridges crossing over seven streams. And the view from the top is breathtaking. LOOK & BOOK OUR AMAZING SKAKAVAC EXCURSION!
  • Another exceptional trips around Sarajevo bookable by INLANDIA: 
  • Bijela Tabija / White bastion (2 km from the B&B Kandilj) - a tower on the road Dariva - Moscanica, on the eastern peak elevation of Sarajevo valley. It was built on the site of a medieval fortress around 1550. The upper part of the bastion in huge stone blocks was built in the Austro-Hungarian period. The tower was important for the defense during the attack of the Austrian Prince Eugene of Savoy in the 17th century and the Austro-Hungarian army in 1878. It's about half an hour walk from the Guesthouse Kandilj.
  • Vrelo Bosne / Spring of the Bosna River (15 km) – a public park and a natural monument, featuring a spring of the River Bosna, at the foothills of the Mount Igman, located on the outskirts of the Sarajevo city, in the municipality of Ilidža. It covers an area of 603 hectares. This beuatiful green park with crystal clear water is one of the country's popular natural landmarks. It provides a quiet escape from a busy city life. You can walk down the forest paths and wooden bridges, ride a bicycle or take a horse-drawn carriage along the Great Alley. There is also a restaurant where you can find some refreshments, food and drinks, also benches to relax on and playground for kids. Recommendation: the Roman Bridge in another section of the park, built between 1530 and 1550 from the original Roman stones and ruins of the bridge that stood there during the Roman period.
  • Ethno Beys Village (40 km) – authentic Bosnian village near Sarajevo on Highland Nišići plateau, 1.040 meters above sea level. It is located in a protected area of the nature reserve Bijambare, between Nisicka plateau and Bijambare caves. It was built by traditional techniques using original, authentic materials. Some of them were more then 200 years old. The owner is a passionate collector of the Bosnian cultural heritage, which he presents in authentic ambience. In the village is served only Bosnian authentic cuisine prepared in traditional way. On-site visit has to be announced. Reservation is needed.

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