Charming building blended in the medina blue buildings. The inside architectural style is more a surprisingly Moroccan classic for the communal areas and an Iberic simple-but-clean-and-comfy for the rooms. Reading area with some bookshelves and armchairs around a fireplace that was a blessing in the chilly Moroccan winter - and wifi. :D Rooftop terrace that is a killer, with one of the best views to the rooftops of Chefchaouen.
Clearly the main and most precious asset of this hostel. The Spanish owner and her team were really successful in keeping a very special mix of simplicity, comfort and welcoming feeling that makes this place truly special and that fits totally with the no-frills atmosphere of Chefchaouen. (Little story: I went to the hamman nearby the hostal and managed to leave my mobile phone there. Guess what? People from the hostal went there, got my mobile and shipped it to France back to me. Better service than caring about an ex-guest, impossible...)
250DH on the low season for a triple room, with the view you can see attached to this comment. Easily one of the best deals in terms of lodging in my entire traveller's short life. :D Might not be the cheapest, but hard to go cheaper and not way worse in terms of quality.
Easy to reach from the bus station (Petit Taxi, around 5-10DH until the Hotel Parador Square), inside the medina and a 2 min walk from the Uta El-Hamman Square (the main square of the medina).
Clean, in a cosy-homely Iberic style, simple, with no-frills but comfortable. During the cold season, I would suggest to take the ones overlooking the medina and the landscape due the sun and light during the morning and afternoon. Heating system worked very well after we asked the owner to help us to turn it on. Regarding the bathroom, small but cozy, functional and (the most important thing at all in a hotel room) clean. Hot water was a bit of a challenge sometimes, but it is so in the whole Morocco (architectural reasons, maybe?) and therefore it wasn't such a big deal.
The final impression
An amazing good deal if you are looking for a place that will stay in your traveller's memory but cannot go that much high in terms of budget. Or even if you can go higher in terms of budget. Good service is simply priceless.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal Guernika Hotel Chefchaouen