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Hotel Hayat
Ranked #58 of 68 Hotels in Sarajevo
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1 review
“Great stay!!!!”
Reviewed 17 September 2010

I chose to stay in this hotel because of its excellent location and reasonable prices. And I did not made a mistake.
Location - great, prices for the value - great! The rooms are pretty much basic and averagely equipped but bright and clean which is important for me. Although my reservation was for a single room, I got a double room with a big bed for the price of a single room. Bathroom was ok, clean with clean towels every day.
I didn't bother having breakfast in the hotel, Bosnian food in Baščaršija should not be missed - cheap and tasty.
The reception staff was quite friendly, especially the guy, and due to their suggestions my stay in Sarajevo was extra fun!
Internet was free, parking was too.
Going there again!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 August 2010

I booked two rooms at Hayat this August and the experience was horrible, both for me and my companions.
The room was relatively spacious, but the bed was extremely uncomfortable, it had dirty walls (water stains, anyone?), broken lamps, a broken door lock, and of course - no AC.

The place is incredibly loud. I was up all night listening to other guests banging their doors, talking, watching TV, etc. In addition, my room was located right next to somebody's front door, so I could hear not only hotel guests but the neighbors, their guests and their cat.

Don't even get me started on the bathroom. EVERYTHING was broken in it. The most unpleasant thing was the toilet- it was leaking so there was water everywhere. I dare you to try and blow dry your hair when the floor is completely covered in water.

My brother who had a one bedroom on the 2nd floor, didn't even get shower gels or clean towels!

Breakfast is not worth it, just go somewhere else.

Really, the only good thing about this hotel was the handsome receptionist.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

Because my favorite hotel in Sarajevo - the Hecco - had no room available, I stayed in Hayat for the first time. I would stay there again, but now know what not to expect. First of all, I didn't have the impression the staff was actually happy to welcome guests. There were hairs - not mine - on the pillow and I was wondering if the pillow case and blankets had been changed at all. The room itself was tiny, in the bathroom you can sit on the toilet and brush your teeth over the sink. You pay extra for coffee in the morning. The breakfast is ridiculous. The parking garage consists of exactly two parking spots. Don't expect to get out there. Everybody is parking in front of it and it might take hours until the owners are found and remove their cars.

The walls are thin, btw. Bring ear plugs.

As a single traveller I paid 35 Euros per night. It's ok for what you get on the Balkans and for what I expected (not too clean, but not dirty; warm water coming from the shower with a reasonable pressure)

Location is good, very close to the old town.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

Hotel Hayat is very close to the old town but very difficult to find on the windy 1-way streets. There is not a lot of signage so that didn't help either. The hotel staff was nice & friendly. The rate was 75 Euros for the night w/breakfast and parking. We were traveling with our 2 year old so had requested a crib which was there when we arrived. The room was fairly spacious and looked out to a very old mosque (so close it looked like we could have touched the minaret.) Fortunately the call to prayer was much softer than usual otherwise I imagine that sleeping would have been impossible. The room itself was nice and clean with a fairly modern decor. The bathroom was ok but the shower door didn't close properly and there was some detail work that hadn't been completed. Also, there was a small window above the room's doorway that let in all the light from the hallway making it hard to sleep. Additionally, the curtains weren't big enough to cover the windows so were kind of pointless. Breakfast was pretty basic as expected and if you wanted a real coffee, not instant, it was extra.
All in all it was pretty good and was an easy walk to old town. We were a little disappointed by some of those details that they missed but hopefully they'll get there soon.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Hayat

Property: Hotel Hayat
Address: Abdesthana 27, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina > Sarajevo Canton > Sarajevo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 68 Hotels in Sarajevo
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,028 - ₹ 6,952
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hayat 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Hayat is a modern 4 stars hotel located at 27 Abdesthana Street. In less than a couple of minutes easy walk you arrive in the most attractive part of the city-Bascarsija. Hotel has 110 beds -43 rooms and 3 suites fully equipped with the newest and highest standards. ... more   less 
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