Bazaar Houmt Souk
Bazaar Houmt Souk
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

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1tunisia1234
Tunis, Tunisia116 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
The Medina and surrounding area of Houmt Souk is well worth a visit to see some culture, visit cafes and explore shops. It is around 15/20mins by taxi (depending on traffic) from the main tourist zones. The markets can be very busy around the evenings and weekends. Few tourists visit the center of Houmt Souk, and therefore a 'no thanks' is often needed if you do not wish to look in the market stalls. Personally, I liked my visit and enjoyed speaking to the locals. However, If you are looking for a more touristic place with fixed price gift shops, you may be better visiting the town of Midoun. It is a short 5/10min (3dt) taxi ride away from Hotels such as Djerba Beach, Venice Beach, Hastrubal, and Vinnci Djerba Resort. Midoun is rather touristic in the centre, with a market, many gift shops and a supermarket (Carrefour) if you need anything. The cafes in Midoun smell delicious and are a great place to try some local food after your shopping trip. The shops are cheaper than ones near and within locals hotels of course. If its your first time in Djerba or Tunisia try haggling for some fun. Once last tip, be aware of henna tattoos, if you're unsure it not worth having an allergic reaction ruin your trip to Djerba. Other than that, Have Fun!
Written December 27, 2012
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Northern_Baggie
Bury, UK983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
Bizarre as it may seem this was the parting memory on a Thursday afternoon visit to the flea market at Houmt Souk.

Arrived via a very cheap cab journey from hotel zone. Two parts to the market. A flea market that sold piles of used clothes as well as everything else you could think of and an established bazaar.

Pretty much nothing of note in the flea market although just walking around makes you realise that you are in the developing world. Things were much better in the bazaar. Lots of shops with uber cheap prices. Plenty of cafe's to boot too!

Having had hassle walking around Egypt this was a totally different experience. A firm 'Non Merci' to traders worked well when needed. Equally, the two ladies in my group had a very relaxed experience which again was great.

Visit with an open mind and see what you can find.

Written July 28, 2014
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DaveSwin
410 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
I'd read about this market being the most pretty and traditional in Tunisia so I guess I was expecting something a bit twee. But it was neither pretty nor traditional - but it was real and authentic (with a few tourist shops) so can't complain about that.

My best advice is to not make eye contact with anyone for the first 10 minutes and just walk away from anyone who starts talking to you. We were literally passed from con artist to scammer continuously for the first 20 minutes until eventually we shook them all off (after quite a bit of assertive shouting!)

Despite having read about the old "hey I'm security at your hotel, how are you!" scammers my wife was taken in within 10 seconds of getting out of the taxi, just through pure disorientation.

I did expect the haggling to be about knocking a bit of money off slightly overpriced goods but I really didn't expect the scale of it.

We asked for a bag of mint leaves and were asked for £12/16EUR and could only haggle them down to £1/1.50EUR by leaving the shop and them chasing after us. That was a pretty normal experience, having to knock 90% off literally everything we bought through a lot of shouting and walking away.

I found the experience tiring but kind of cool. My wife was overwhelmed and stressed throughout, so we cut our visit short.

It may not have been the best experience - but it's an experience I won't forget!
Written June 13, 2015
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Abovetheclouds
2,062 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
This was nice getting lost in the cobblestone alleys taking in the art and pretty coloured buildings. Felt a bit like being in Greece. There are eateries too. There are nice quality handicrafts and souvenirs. I did find that prices were quite high compared to other places in Tunisia and vendors were not that forthcoming if you bargained. Clean. I went twice. Once in the morning and the other time in the early evening. Had a different vibe both times. Lovely to go late morning, as noon approaches when it is busy. Grab a coffee or a drink and soak up the atmosphere. The early evening is a good time to take photographs and shop a little more. I didn't find the vendors that pushy or maybe I was lucky!
Written June 2, 2024
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Roger G
Camberley, UK1,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
This was a fantastic Souk with as many locals as tourists. Narrow paths between the "stalls" and a real mix of produce / products. Shoes , Spices, you name it. Just be strong, as with most countries in the Middle East / Egypt, when they try to hawk you into their shop .... a fir, No with a smile usually gets you away!!
Written December 22, 2015
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blisSon
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great secondhand clothing market
In houmt souk

Only on monday and thursday
From 6 in the morning untill 12 midday

It was a good experience in the mist off all the commercial voilence

To find a secondhand market.

I found great 50's vintage clothing.
Written July 3, 2014
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James S
London, UK29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
We visited the market in Houmt Souk. There were very few tourists around, so we stood out quite a bit. As a result we got a lot of attention from traders. This resulted in a lot of hassle, and constant asking for us to look at their stores. While in souks in Sousse and Tunis a simple "no, thanks" was enough, here we got hassled again and again.

We also got tricked into visiting a shop by a local who said he worked in our hotel. While we had no obvious signs indicating where we were staying (such as any resort wristbands, etc), it later dawned that after we got out of the taxi he must have asked the driver where he had picked us up from. After giving us a quick tour, he took us to the shop of his "brother", which was quite awkward.

The area around the Souk is quite interesting and we wanted to properly explore, but we didn't feel particularly comfortable wandering around and taking photos.

If the place had more tourists it would have probably been a better experience, but as it was really quiet we got lots of unwelcome attention.
Written July 2, 2012
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Lauramgp
Porto, Portugal217 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
If you go to Djerba I really advise you to go see this place. They try to sell you everything with crazy’s prices but they are really nice and they understand if you say no.
Written September 29, 2018
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Souk is a must visit if you are on Jerba! Great place to feel traditional vibes, see and smell local products, try bargaining skils... One of the best markets in Tunisia!
Written October 22, 2016
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Djerbaman
Djerba Island, Tunisia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Couples
The Houmt Souk open market or as it is called Souq Libya happens on a late Wednesdays t% Thursday mornings. The buzz is grear when locals come out to get fresh produce, a bargain here and there or a used item. We felt safe going through the market and enjoyed stopping to talk with some of the vendors. We don't find too much to buy for tourists but that is not the point. It is to get the vibe of true Djerba, a few great pics and then end up at a cafe for a drink. A great experience altogether and Djerba has delightful people.
Written June 25, 2012
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