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Hotel Sidi Driss

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Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070 Tunisia
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Matama Ancienne, Matmata 6070 Tunisia
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Levi N wrote a review Jul 2021
Fairfax, Virginia539 contributions216 helpful votes
I would not stay a night here unless you were really wanting to experience living in southern Tunisian troglodyte homes. It was cool to see the Star Wars stuff, though it was very dated. However, the rooms were not that enjoyable if you are looking for comfort. Pros Star Wars: The main reason to come here is cause it was the setting for the interior of the Skywalker homestead in the first Star Wars movie. I will admit it is very cool to see. Everything looks alot like you would imagine it would nearly 40+ years on. Courteous: The folks were plenty friendly. They wanted to share the history of the place and were proud of it. Food: They also included a meal for our overnighting. It was traditional Tunisian and pretty good as far as Tunisian food goes. Cons Lack of Amenities: This is not a plush location. I would equate it to an outside hostel or camping. There's no TV. There's no heating or AC. You are literally staying in a hole in the ground. It's authentic to what the locals lived in back in the day, so be ready for that. However, that novelty quickly dies off. One night was way more than enough. The bathrooms were a fair walk away and definitely more in like with campground restrooms. Doors: Uhm yeah. The "doors' are just some wood nailed together. They provide little protection from the outside. You could fairly easily see through ours. It also barely locked with a massive sliding bolt that only barely closed, but made a huge sound. This all meant for a winter stay it got pretty chilly in the room of the night. Beds: These were not meant for comfort. It's utility. Very firm with no give or padding. Fortunately there were plenty of heavy blankets for the cold.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Fisher wrote a review Feb 2020
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It is a unique place that you must try in southern tunisia, hotel under the hole, you cannot find in other park of the world, there is wifi in the reception area(not in the room) but the wifi quality is good
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Wajdi C wrote a review Oct 2019
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The attitude changed after refusing the offer.. I m leaving a review on the behalf of a japenese friend ; I booked three nights for my friend and i ve been nicely welcomed by the owner of the hostel by phone. Unfortunatly, once my friend arrived he noticed that the owner was drunk witch it give him a bad impression. The tourist was intrested to discover the beauty of the desert but the offer of the owner for the tour guide was way over priced ! My friend refused the offer and the owner changed his attitude witch leaves my friend with no option than leaving the hostel the next morning. I was expecting more professionalisme from the owner and m I feeling bad for such behaviour !
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ms57-ny wrote a review Mar 2019
New York City, New York242 contributions63 helpful votes
Unusual below ground hotel. Supposedly George Lucas stayed here while making Star Wars. Many Star War poster and some memorabilia. Decent local restaurant, beer available. Rooms are spartan. Service is erratic.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Hamza A wrote a review Jan 2019
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The hotel is famous for its troglodyte rooms and for some scenes of star wars. That can be seen in few minutes, but if you were unlucky enough to have to spend one night there, you will regret it. The toilets were horrible. I have never seen such dirt! Only one men's toilet out of six was acceptable, and the rest were unusable. We struggled to find something to eat at dinner. The hotel's staff were indifferent and careless. Some rooms were so small that you even don't have were to put your bag!
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Sidi Driss
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Sidi Driss?
Nearby attractions include Matmata Welcome Sign (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Sidi Driss?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Sidi Driss?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Sidi Driss?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Hotel Sidi Driss located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Matmata.