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Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunately we discovered bed bugs crawling next to the bed in our private deluxe room before we slept there.  The owner didn't care at all. We still had to pay for two nights, even though we left to another hostel. Obviously the owner doesn't care about disappointed customers, because the rating score online is still so high, for unexplainable reasons....

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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The hostel is run in a VERY laid back way. The room smelt, probably because of the mould on the walls, and the floor was greasy. I didn't even bother using the shower, because I couldn't help feeling it would be a reflection of the state of the room. The wi-fi was just draped over one of the beds, and...

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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had a short one day stay slight confusion who is running the show. But very relaxed and safe to with lockers in the room Was helpful and gave me a map but English wasn't a strong language he knew so slightly difficult to communicate

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Rajecke Teplice, Slovakia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

So funny and friendly guy Simon is the heart of this hostel, and he makes the right atmosphere here. We felt here like at home. He is very helpfull. The hostel is clean, rooms are nice. Only thing we didnt like was breakfast, it was very small for us :)

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Bari, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Only good staff for information about medina. Deluxe room was not clean. Fireplace dirty like bathroom. Shower didn't work good. Stairs dangerous too much small. No towels. All the walls dirty. In the medina everything it's dirty And you can smell bad fish in the room also

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

the only good thing in this hostel is the staff; they help you a lot, especially finding places our room wasn't clean at all; sheets defnitley weren't washed, i got a lot of bites sleeping in the bed, fleas or bedbugs, they let the streetcat come in the hostel and sleep on dorm beds; maybe thats why the beds having...

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Thank Elli S
Bari, Italy
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Staff is really good. They helps you on everything BUT beds are dirty Sheets aren t washed and full of hairs Bathrooms are broken and dirty Kitchen is dirty and unuseful. We cannot reccomend this place even if is really cheap

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Thank Francesco I
St Neots, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

After travelling for a while in Morocco, this has been my favorite place, feeling like at home. Simo, the lord of the place, was really friendly with us and he gave us some good advises, and very good chats at night. Definitely, in my next trip to Essaouira, I will go there again.

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Thank junpounico
London, Canada
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Lovely hostel in the medina with a friendly, relaxed vibe. The staff are very kind and welcoming, especially Simoun (thank you for sharing your fish with me for dinner!). I stayed for two nights during Ramadan, when it was not busy - perfect for a peaceful getaway in Essaouira. Rooms are a bit shabby but worth the price. Evenings get...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2016

My stay at this hostel was okay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Two negatives, though. Our toilet did not flush. We were not there for very long so it was not a big issue, but it could've been. Second, next to our door, were two medium windows, one on top of the other. We were able to close...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A mix of modern and traditional design, Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel is located in the centre of Essaouira and only one kilometre from the beach. It has a 24-hour bar and free Wi-Fi. Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel offers both private rooms and dormitories. The private rooms are equipped with a TV with DVD player. The bathrooms are shared and there is one on each floor. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel

Address: 17 Rue Laghrissi, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Price Range: $13 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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