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12 Derb | Ben Yakoub, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
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Ranked #7 of 39 Chefchaouen B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Really cheap and really beautiful right in the heart of the medina in Chefchaoen. The owner Anne is not one to cross but she's incredibly helpful for her guests. The rooftop terrace is also an incredible spot to hang out and take in the beauty of the town

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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Riad Baraka was perfect. Great location in the medina - 5 minutes to a ATM, 10 minutes to the Plaza, within 10 minutes of the best restaurants, and surrounded by markets and vendors. The riad is exceptionally clean, contains numerous restrooms and fast wi-fi, provides fresh towels daily, offers delicious breakfast options (go with the parfait, you'll... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a Nice hostel, i recommend this place because: the nice and clean rooms, perfect location, beatifull rooftop, friendly owners (thanks Ann), good place for young people! There where notes with a timetable for hot water...we tried but we had cold showers unfortunately. But we managed. This was our first cold shower in Marocco. I am sure they Will... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot right inside the beautiful blue medina. I would say it's a mix between a hostel and home stay -- some rooms have private bathrooms, some don't. There aren't any dorm rooms. Breakfast is delicious -- but make sure you tell the owner the day before if you're planning on having breakfast the next morning or... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

this hostel was a lot more the a hostel,, it was a lovely experience,, the spotless well run hostel was friendly,, comfortable and safe,, joe and his team are passionate about the area and even more so about the hostel.. which leads to a very positive and educational stay in in this wonderfull part of morrocco,, the hostel is perfectly... More

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Regina, Canada
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91 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The riad /hostel is perfectly located inside the medina. Upon arrival we meet the owner, joe, who shows us around. Joe is very good with us, very friendly and helpful. The cozy hostel has a lovely terrace with sitting areas, a little fridge with some pops, beers, wine, bought using the honor system. There is A cozy little movie room... More

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Canberra, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our stay at Riad Baraka was one of the best of our 3 month trip so far. The place is perfectly located, just inside the medina, tucked away from the main hustle and bustle. Joe and his staff have put a lot of effort into the appearance of the riad with beautiful illustrations adorning the walls. The place is always... More

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Hong Kong
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55 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked the double ensuite via hostelbookers.com and sent email to re-confirm before the trip. but upon arrival, they said the room was occupied and changed to a double room share bathroom for us with a small discount. It's fine. the riad is well maintained, great roof area. though the shared toilet is very tiny. and hot shower only available... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I really liked this place. It's got a fantastic rooftop terrace with tiles and painted cement floors with bright cushions and alcoves. Really lovely place to read and eat. The owner is really funny, but it's a bitterly dry sense of humor and can be off putting at first. Once you warm up to him he's an absolute doll, though... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Just returned from my vacation in Morocco, and I must say...after the chaos and heat in the south,I was really looking forward to a more peaceful place to spend my last 10 days. Could not have picked a better place to stay in than Riad Baraka. Joe made me feel right at home from the moment I walked through his... More

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Address: 12 Derb | Ben Yakoub, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
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Dar el Baraka sits just 70 meters from the Medina's main gate, centrally located to explore Chaouen’s ancient Medina. Dar el Baraka is an original six hundred year old riad converted into a comfortable guest house with six rooms, four bathrooms, various common areas and a stunning blue terrace. There are many corners in the riad to curl up in to watch satellite TV, read, talk, or simply daydream. ... more   less 
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