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Essaouira hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   17 Rue Laghrissi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked up an alleyway off the main market in Essaouira this hpstel offers cheap and friendly accomodation to backpackers. There a re a few private rooms, a bit grubby but ok, the showers are pretty clean and the roof terrace is sheltered from the Atlantic winds.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very small room with the only micro-window in the toilet - unable to open. You watch a person sitting on toilet while lying in your bed and vice versa. The toilet ain´t flushing, there was no hot water in the sink and no cold water in the shower. Very dirty and disgusting. Dirty beds had no sheeting and the stuff... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have to say all the staff here were absolutely lovely, friendly and helpful. On the downside, they have a huge problem with bedbugs, I stayed on the 1st floor (only seen the review in Nov after I stayed) for 2 nights, and I was completely covered in Bedbug bites. I also was absolutely freezing on the first night, the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It was a bit challenging finding the hostel as it is hidden in one of the corners of the medina but when we did find our way, I was surprised to find how friendly the entire staff was. Not only did the owner book us tickets to Casablanca at a discounted rate, he also dropped us off at the bus... More

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rio de janeiro
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

in the heart of medina five minutes walking from the beach, the hostel has a nice atmosphere simon te encharged and the staff are friendly and honest. i spended five days in a beatifulprivate suite with fireplace clean and confortable, i reccomend if your are open mind and like people you must go to essaouira hostel

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Essaouira, Morocco
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Please do not book here until they clean up their act. Everyone in our room (dorm on the first floor) have large amounts of bites from bed bugs. We know they are bed bugs because we turned on the light in the middle of the night to find them all in our sheets! I understand it is a cheap place... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

When I arrived, my friend and the whole hostel were waiting for me. Atmosphere was amazing! Bed was very comfortable, but room was stuffy and had bad smell. When I checked in, I was told that the breakfast is included in price. When I checked out, I was asked to pay the breakfast. When I mentioned that I was told... More

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Luneburg, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Really warm welcome and atmosphere. Arrived in Essaouira uncertain what to expect. The hidden treasure of Essaouira Hostel allowed me to meet people from all over the world and get to hang out with the owner and manager, who will solve any problem for you. Cannot wait to be back soon! Thanks to Brahim and the Magicman!

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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The rooms were small and smell very bad. the owner of the hostel and his friends drinking and smoking hashish and shisha also. and the most bad thing is that they play music at late time at night and disturb who is sleeping. to be honest this is the worst hostel i ever had been in. besides, they had to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Magic is the best hostel owner you could hope for. Anything problems you have, magic will solve it. It is not the cleanest place in the world but if you aren't fussy then it is perfect. The open plan hostel is very good for meeting new people and its location although hard to find at first is only a short... More

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Address: 17 Rue Laghrissi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Essaouira hostel 2*
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