Best Hostels in Africa and the Middle East

The results are in for the HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2012. 

Whether you’re planning to trek across North Africa, go backpacking in Morocco or look for a cheap place to stay in Eilat, take a look at these award-winning hostels in Africa and the Middle East.

Thanks to everyone who reviewed and rated their stay back in 2011. Without you guys, these awards would not be possible!

Awards in now and coming soon…
Best Hostels in Europe | Best Hostels in Oceania | Best Hostels in South America
Best Hostels in Asia | Best Hostels in North America

Top 3 Accommodations

1. Dar Hafsa Fes, Morocco

Voted number one hostel in Africa by our users, the family-run Dar Hafsa in Fes, Morocco occupies a sumptuous 19th-century home. With an easy-to-find, central location five minutes from Bab Boujloud, it offers four luxurious rooms (two twins, one double, one double + single bed) a delicious daily Moroccan breakfast and a roof terrace with views of Fes Medina and the Riff Mountains.

Customer praise for Dar Hafsa: “Beautiful decor, helpful and enthusiastic staff, fantastic location, superb authentic breakfast, all the facilities we needed were included.” Rachel Schofield, 03 Feb 2012

Private rooms from €17.92 | Customer rating: 99.2% | Book Now

2. Riad Khabia Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Khabia’s owners Julian and Dani get high praise from our users for their welcoming attitude, beyond-the-call-of-duty friendliness and amazing Morocco city tips. There are four rooms and two suites to choose from, a roof terrace, a courtyard pool and ornate décor throughout. There is Wi-Fi, and rooms have TVs/DVD players.

Customer praise for Riad Khabia: “By far the nicest hotel owners I’ve ever encountered, this was the finest place I’ve ever stayed in. Faultless rooms, service, and the amount of advice and information from Julian was brilliant – I would have happily stayed there permanently.” Jonathan Perry, 23 Dec 2011

Private rooms from €25 | Customer rating: 97.8% | Book Now

3. Riad Verus Fes, Morocco

Also one of our 50 best design hostels, Riad Verus in Fes is a lively hostel perfect for meeting other backpackers. There is a coffee shop, restaurant and roof terrace on site, and ensuite private rooms have air conditioning, iPod docks, flat screen TVs, fridges and private balconies.

Customer praise for Riad Verus: “Beautiful interior. The nicest hostel I have seen so far. You could tell the owner put his own excellent touch into everything.” Veronica Shaver, 14 Feb 2012

Shared rooms from €14.34 | Customer rating: 95.3% | Book Now

Best of the rest…

Best Atmosphere
Dar Houdou Fes, Morocco | Book Now
Hostel Riad Mama Marrakech Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now
Riad Marrakech Rouge Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now

Best Staff
Boomerang Hotel Luxor, Egypt | Book Now
Hostel Brothers Cairo, Egypt | Book Now
Riad Attouyour Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now

Best Location
Alexander Hostel Cairo, Egypt | Book Now
Djemaa El Fna Hotel Cecil Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now
Eilat Youth Hostel & Guest House Eilat, Israel | Book Now

Best Value Cheap Hotels
Arabian Nights hotel Cairo, Egypt | Book Now
Cleopatra Hotel Luxor Luxor, Egypt | Book Now
Hotel Sindibad Agadir, Morocco | Book Now

Best Cleanliness
Atlantic Point Backpackers Cape Town, South Africa | Book Now
Equity Point Marrakech Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now
Riad Baraka Chefchaouen, Morocco | Book Now

Best for Solo Travellers
Hola Cairo Cairo, Egypt | Book Now

Best for Couples
Riad Lakhdar Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now

Most Popular
Hotel Central Casablanca, Morocco | Book Now
Riad Madina Mayurqa Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now
Riad Medina Azahara Marrakech, Morocco | Book Now

Best Newcomers
Abraham Hostel Jerusalem Jerusalem, Israel | Book Now
Mesho Inn hostel Cairo, Egypt | Book Now

Click through for all the results of our HostelBookers Awards for Excellence

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