Solo Female Travel in Mostar

Nestled in the heart of the stunning country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mostar is a picturesque city that epitomizes the country's complex history and rich culture. This enchanting city is renowned for the historic Old Bridge (Stari Most), a 16th-century Ottoman bridge that gracefully arches over the radiant Neretva River, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its elegant cobbled streets are lined with vibrant market stalls and quaint cafe terraces that buzz with vibrant Bosnian chatter. Notable landmarks such as the Muslibegovic House and the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque offer valuable insights into Mostar's Ottoman past. Its diverse architectural palimpsest, from the Ottoman to the Austro-Hungarian period, and the heart-wrenching ruins from a war-torn past, makes Mostar more than just a city, but a symbol of endurance and rebirth.

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Is Mostar good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Mostar, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, is generally safe for solo female travelers. It has a low crime rate and the locals are generally friendly and helpful. It is always recommended to take general precautions like being aware of your surroundings, particularly at night and in less populated areas. Also, it is advisable to stay in reputable accommodations and use reliable transportation. As long as you use your common sense, you should be fine.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Getting around Mostar as a female solo traveler is fairly simple due to its small size. You can comfortably explore the city and its main attractions by foot. For longer distances, public transport services like buses and taxis are available and reasonably priced. The locals are amicable and often willing to help if you need directions. However, signs and public transport information might not be available in English, which could be slightly challenging.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

Mostar is rich in history and offers a variety of captivating sites. Apart from the iconic UNESCO-listed Old Bridge, there are several historic Ottoman-era structures to explore, such as Muslibegović House or the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque. Here, you can also take a glimpse at the scars of a recent war on a guided tour, or get lost in the narrow alleyways filled with small cafes and shops. For nature-lovers, it is worth making a trip to the nearby Kravice Waterfalls. Furthermore, the local cuisine is a delightful fusion that must not be missed.
Food:

Food:Above average

Mostar offers a variety of delicious traditional Bosnian cuisine, including popular dishes like cevapi, and burek. The city is known for its fresh produce, so vegetarian options are plentiful. However, it is a bit lacking in terms of international cuisines. The quality of the food is generally high, and there are options for every budget.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

Mostar is quite budget-friendly for solo female travelers. Accommodation, food and transportation costs are relatively low, especially in comparison to Western European countries. Souvenirs and local handcrafted items are also affordable. Despite its growing popularity, Mostar still remains somewhat off the beaten path, which contributes to its lower costs.

Is Mostar worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 11 experiences

Things to do

4.4/5

Safety

4.1/5

Food

4/5

Budget-friendly

3.5/5
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Solo travel experience

I went to Mostar dailey so I didnt stay at anywhere. I went to Mostar by train from Sarajevo and the travel was outstanding, it was really beautiful. I went to a walking tour, ı thought there was going to be a group but unfortunately it was just the guide (male) and me. His behaviors was disturbing and I didn’t feel safe at all. Because of that I didn’t really enjoy my travel in Mostar but the place itself was not that bad.

Posted: February 19, 2024
Things to do: 3/5Food: 2/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 2/5
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I went to Mostar this October. I stayed at the Majdas hostel, which was a 20-minute walk from the old town and I felt completely safe walking around on my own. The food was great, and the people were very hospitable. I recommend a visit to the Genocide Museum if you are interested in history, and a free guided walk organized by Sheva. There you can see beautiful mosques, and also Mostar Bridge, from which some people jump. As for safety, it was fine. I didn't have any problems. I think the only time I felt uncomfortable was when I went to a local cafe/pub outside the old town and got a few looks because I was the only young woman/non-local there.

Posted: December 16, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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not a popular tourist destination but I promise that you will fall in love with Mostar after you go. The local people are friendly(Balkan haha), the food was amazing, a little bit pricey but acceptable. One thing I don’t satisfied with is that the mosques charged entrance fee (3-10 euros). Very suitable for solo travellers because the bunk beds are affordable.

Posted: November 12, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Mostar. I stayed at the Majdas hostel and they had the most influential full-day tours. I found a few friends at the hostel to explore the city with. The food was amazing, and the tragic history was palpable.

Posted: June 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I loved Mostar. I had planned to stay there for a night, but ultimately, I spent three nights there. I stayed at Niny's hostel and the full-day tour they organise is extraordinary.

Posted: December 14, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Blagaj and Počitelj are great places for day trips from Mostar! I highly recommend Mućkalica (goulash with tomatoes and grilled meat) and Peksimatina (appetizer with baked bread, cheese, meat, etc.) at Hindin Han in Mostar. Be sure to check out the graffiti on the glass bank in Mostar as well. Also, check out the city's street art (every year they bring in artists from around the world for a street art festival, which happens around this time).

Posted: November 9, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Group travel experience

Mostar was really cool. We saw someone jumping from there, it was crazy! However, it was very crowded. I went there with a tourist group from Dubrovnik, but we had some free time, so I did some souvenir shopping at the market and had lunch at a restaurant right at the entrance to the market. For two drinks and two main courses, I paid roughly 15 pounds, super cheap.

Posted: October 27, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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To do: - Visit the famous Stari Most - Explore the Old Town in Mostar - Visit the Old Bazaar - Visit the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque - Visit the Sniper Tower Safety: I always felt safe. Recommendations: Mostar is an absolutely beautiful city with a rich history. I highly recommend it.

Posted: September 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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To do: - Visit Stari Most - Climb up the Peace Tower to see the whole city - Visit the Partisan Cemetery - Try Bosnian coffee - Go on a one-day trip to Blagaj Safety: I am an Asian and I felt very safe. Recommendations: Mostar is a delightful city. Friendly residents, great food, and plenty of history.

Posted: September 10, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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To-do List: - Stari Most in Mostar - Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque - Dervish House - Museum of War and Genocide Victims - Kujundziluk Bazaar - Stari Most - Buna - Kriva Cuprija - Buna River Spring Safety: I felt very safe. Recommendations: Mostar is one of my favorite cities that I have ever visited. It is even more beautiful in person, especially at sunset.

Posted: September 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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