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Pansion River

3-star3 stars
Bentbasa bb, Sarajevo, 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Historic B&B with restaurant, near National Library
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi and free parking
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From 154 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • The hotel is perfectly situated for the old city part of Sarajevo. The receptionist Muby…Oct 11, 2018
  • Beautiful location and a short walk from the old town. The room we got was clean and…Aug 22, 2019

Pansion River

from £86
  • Comfort Quadruple Room, Terrace, Lakeside
  • Superior Quadruple Room, Terrace, Overwater
  • Comfort Triple Room, Terrace, Lakeside
  • Romantic Double or Twin Room, Terrace, Lakeside
  • Junior Double Room, Balcony, Overwater
  • Junior Double Room Single Use, Balcony, Overwater
  • Elite Apartment, Terrace, Overwater
  • Economy Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, No Windows, Ground Floor
  • Panoramic Double Room, Balcony
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Gallery Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, River View

What’s around Pansion River


  • National Library (5-minute walk)
  • Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque (10-minute walk)
  • Bosnian History Museum (11-minute walk)
  • Latin Bridge (11-minute walk)
  • Cathedral of Jesus' Heart (14-minute walk)
  • Serb Orthodox Cathedral (15-minute walk)
  • Eternal Flame (18-minute walk)
  • Ali Pasha's Mosque (27-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Sarajevo (SJJ-Sarajevo Intl.) 12-min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. This property accepts cash only for all bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free valet parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Pansion River’s small print

Also known as

  • Pansion River Sarajevo
  • Pansion River Bed & breakfast
  • Pansion River Bed & breakfast Sarajevo
  • Pansion River Sarajevo
  • Pansion River Bed & breakfast
  • Pansion River Bed & breakfast Sarajevo


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed). Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have lifts.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15.00 per vehicle

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
great view
hkRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Value for the Money
While the Pansion River looks a little rough on the outside, it is a great place to stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They make you feel at home. My room was small, but perfect for what I needed. It was in great condition and very comfortable. I really enjoyed the breakfast. Instead of a buffet, you order off the menu. The location is just a few minute walk from old town Sarajevo. I was able to walk all around the major attractions in the city. I got an incredible value for what I paid.
Michael, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Nice rooms, warm staff, decent location
We stayed in room 109 which was renovated in the last 6 months - beautiful bathroom, comfortable bedroom, nice patio overlooking the river. The view is not quite as nice as the pictures suggest as the hotel is primarily oriented down the river toward the old town but with a view of a gas station on the right hand side of the road first and foremost. Still you do see the river and the rooms are situated right on top of it which is a nice feature. The hotel is quiet, sometimes a little too quiet and it can be difficult to find staff to help with check-in or questions. That said, once you do find them, they are excellent - helpful with all questions, accommodating, make you feel like family (and it is a family run place - the father runs the upstairs restaurant and the kids run the hotel). The old town is a short walk away, feels generally safe, so a really good option for the price if you don’t want to stay in the old town itself (e.g. Hotel Europe). Would highly recommend a walking tour and Fall of Yugoslavia tour with Meet Bosnia when you are there. Information is available at the front desk of the hotel. We would stay here again.
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We ran into some serious issues and Nesh at the hotel was over the top helpful. We will never forget the help he gave us, especially due to the language barrier. If you need anything, he will help you out as his heart is behind everything he does.
andrew, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay and wonderful hosts
We booked with Pansion River and were upgraded to their adjoining hotel, Hotel Bentbasa. Ermin from Pansion River and his cousin Haris from Hotel Bentbasa went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. The room was lovely, and we enjoyed the restaurant right over the river. Old town Sarajevo was a short walk away. I would definitely recommend this place. Thank you Ermin and Haris for a wonderful stay in Sarajevo!
Anne2 night romance trip

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