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Surf & Lounge Hostel

Rue Ali ben Daoude 8, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
Sanne213 The Hague, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Although the rooms are basic and the showers didn't always have hot water it is without a doubt one of the more fun hostels I have ever stayed at. A small place with friendly, very chilled out staff and a relaxed atmosphere. It's the perfect place if you want to meet other travelers, there are a lot of surfers staying... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

during my one month traveling through morocco i met the nicest people here. the people that work here are truly amazing and great. so kind. you will be welcomed with open arms here. besides that the place is absolutely great and also beautiful. i have really nothing bad to say about it. xx charles and lisa

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Surf and Chill hostel is located deep in the Essaouira's medina (old town) with shops, beach, city's port and restaurants "at arm's length". The neighbourhood is quiet and clean. The hostel staff are very friendly, reliable and responsive people, especially Wadie, a friend of the hostel's owner. There are 2 shared bathroom areas which are clean and comfortable. The... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Really lovely staff that made us feel at home, they went out of their way to do everything for us. Si drove us out to see sun set views and gave us a tour of the town. Its a lovely place to stay if your on a budget and they really make you feel welcome. By far the best part... More

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Milan, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

its a very charming little riad i really liked this place with the very lounge atmosphere and the live music the good tajines and the candle light... the staff is so nice so helpful my friends and i decided to stay there more than we planned before coming and it was a great experience we wanted to do some surfing... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I chose this hostel because of all the excellent reviews. So I blame you, reviewers! But let's get serious: all place is damp - stay on the top floor if possible, rooms are dark and poorly furnished (there was no real furniture in our room. Maybe a mirror that hid a dirty spot on the wall could count), no wi-fi... More

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dar el salamm
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

After reading the reviews of this hostel I was underwhelmed by this place. We arrived having booked a couple of days earlier only to find that the rooms had been double booked and we ended up in shared accommodation. The website says private room with shared bathroom but does not really explain that shared means with at least 12 other... More

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Deventer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We spent five weeks travelling in Morocco with our three children ten days of which we stayed at a small but gourgius Hostal right in the middle of Essaouira's medina: SURF and CHILL. And that is exacty what we did. The kids went surfing with Simo (hotelmanager) and Karim (instructor) while we stayed "at home" reading a book or doing... More

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Me and my friend went to surf n chill not knowing what to expect, and planning on only staying for a week tops, we stayed for 3 weeks in total. We stayed for, the surfing; which we arranged with the guys running it Simo and Karim. And the people we met there all like minded fun and easy to get... More

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Newquay, cornwall
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

such a friendly relaxed place. simo, the host, is an awesome guy that will happily tell you the best places to go in the city and outside and probably join you! in a good location, close to the main shops, the beautiful square and the beach. the rooms are all good and the showers work great. the rest of the... More

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Address: Rue Ali ben Daoude 8, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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