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Dar El Pacha

21 rue Abderrahmane Eddakel, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Ranked #136 of 170 Essaouira B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

From the beginning of our stay this was a negative experience. The hostel is filthy - we had a private 4 person room with "ensuite"', this room was damp and mouldy, bed sheets were dirty and stained, with two beds having bed bugs. Our "bathroom" had no door, simply a thin piece of material separating the bedroom and bathroom, and... More 

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Goreme, Turkey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

If you ever find the place amongst the medina maze and through the dark smelly alley, prepare to experience: Check in confusion, unfriendly staff with no English (luckily one of us could speak beginners French) unclean rooms (have they ever heard of a broom or vacuum?), bed bugs in stained sheets, an ensuite with no running water (or door!!!), toilets... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I stayed seven nights at El pacha. It was clean and comfortable at all times and was a relaxing place to stay. Friendly, welcoming staff. It is a large three story riad with a big roof terrace with views over the medina and out to the ocean. Excellent location close to the souk and cafes and restaurants. Breakfast available for... More 

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Itajai, SC
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The place is very well located, close to everything. The room is dark and without windows, so prepare to feel like a vampire. The room and the bathrooms could be better cleaned. And definitely they should not allowed people to smoke inside the building. Te breakfast is Ok, the girl who works in the front desk is nice and really... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Dar El Pacha is a very social, clean, and engaged hostel. The entire staff knew the names and hometowns of all of the guests and they were always willing to take us out and feed us delicious meals! My friend and I were only supposed to be in Essaouira for three days and we ended up staying for three weeks!... More 

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Itajai, SC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Room is really dark. No furniture to put your clothes or luggage, the bed was confy though. The Bathroom was a bit cold for showers. I's a beautiful building asking for some painting and maintenance. The terrace has a huge potential, deserves some furniture up there! One BIG complain, you should not allow people smoke inside the place! This is... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Really cheap place but not if you're not used to 'backpacker's places'. A bit dark and stuffy. Not very clean. The rooms are always open and they smoke inside. Shared bathrooms with hot water (+). Very good location, although the entering into the hostel could be quite strange and seems t be dangerous. Nice staff and a really nice view... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Very unclean and overflooded with water when it rains. Manager is weird and creepy. He was confusing and made us feel very uncomfortable. Nice personnel couldnt unleash their friendliness because they were suppressed by the manager. Bathrooms are not nice and there is no hot water.

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very central hostel, nice place, but was not very cleaned. The position and the personals are friendly. In some rooms aint power connection (there are, but are broken). Generally, at that price (6€ x day) thats good

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Do not stay at this hotel/hostel!!! It is so dark and dingey, it was like they never clean there. Everywhere was dirty. The bed sheets were dusty and the bathroom on the 2nd floor smelt so bad you couldn't shower in there, also the showers had no heads on them so they were basically just hoses. The worst part is... More 

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