Unfortunately i don't have much good to say about this place. As a frequent hostel stayer I can honestly say there is plenty of room for improvement.
It was relatively easy to find and quite entrap but is you have to walk down some particularly smelly streets to reach it.
The rooms were damp, one of the mattresses in our twin room was damp and the shower in the room was always cold. Fortunately I did manage to once have a warm shower in the shared bathroom.
The towels we were given smelt and I don't think they were clean. The place generally was not very clean - it wasn't filthy but I have stayed in a lot of spotless cheap hostels. The damp was an issue though. Also there was rarely any toilet tissue.
we would have left after one night but had paid upfront and the owner wouldn't refund us.
We paid €11 each per night or a twin room which is poor value for money given the quality. We'd planned to stay in a boutique hotel that was €17 each per night but chose to stay in the hostel to meet people and because it sounded fun. We regretted that choice!
Also the owner directed us to some dreadful restaurant (assume run by a friend) where we were served a frozen pizza for €4! There are some amazing restaurants in essaouira - cafe des arts was not one of them!
If you're used to hostels and travelling alone this place may be okay but if you are in a couple or group I'd advise coughing up a few more euros and staying somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A mix of modern and traditional design, Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel is located in the centre of Essaouira and only one kilometre from the beach. It has a 24-hour bar and free Wi-Fi. Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel offers both private rooms and dormitories. The private rooms are equipped with a TV with DVD player. The bathrooms are shared and there is one on each floor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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