Coming towards the end of our Moroccan travels, we were frugal in Chefchaoen and happy with our return. This hostel is modestly priced and frankly fulfilled our expectations pretty much bang on. With the central location you sacrifice tranquility and consequently found the nighttime noise a bit of an annoyance - to be expected though. The hostel is well-kitted out with a cafe, sofas, a number of showers (although one was ghastly - avoid it (first floor!)). Good provision of PCs, a couple for guests usage - a great help. The hosts allowed us to leave our bags in reception while we were out trekking and to use the showers after we had checked out, which was good of them. However they did write us up a questionable bill and harried us out on our return...
...Aside from all the normalities, there's one guy who is sending this review to the 'very' end of the good scale - Mustapha! The resident Chef / Sherpa / Charmer was the highlight of our trip to Chefchaoen. We were that it was best to leave in the early morning for a mountain trek, and that we would be accompanied by a guide to show us around. Mustapha is a gem of a bloke, having resided in the mountains for his whole life and consequently able to give a frank, interesting and innocent account of his life and the history of Chefchaoen and the mountain villagers. Fearless on our climb, he was a welcome accomplice and calming influence in the midday heat.
I would recommend this hostel, and more specifically a guided mountain trek with Mustapha the hostel's chef, a great character!
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