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Reviews of Riad Dar Afram Essaouira Hostel

10, Rue Sidi Magdoul, Ancienne medina, Essaouira, Morocco

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 92%

Location 92%

Safety 94%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Towels Included

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 92%

Location 92%

Safety 94%

Staff 96%

Value 92%

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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Cosy and lovely atmosphere. Kind staff. Just perfect.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
02 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Perfect stay in a beautiful location. Felt very welcomed.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Atmosphere, chilled out.

Disliked: Disorganized during Gnaoua fest

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: This is a nice place to discover Essouira. It is not too far from the parking place and the way is very easy to find. The hostel has a super rooftop with an amazing view over Essouira. The rooms are nice and comfortable. In the evening you can sit together in the lounge, having dinner, play some music and have some nice drinks. I would definitely come back to Dar Afram when I am in town next time.

Disliked: There is nothing to disclaim about

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Beautiful property. Enjoyed the singing from the hosts!

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
11 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: honestly: the best hostel i ve ever stayed in. thanks tarik!

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very friendly and welcoming. Very communal feel, guests encouraged to socialise in evenings, but not pressured. Very relaxed atmosphere. Great for solo travellers and groups alike

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jan 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: I love writing reviews Dar Afram riad was easy to find just off the main street, it was down a side street on the right hand side and was easy sign posted. Although, we pre-loaded the location on a map on our iPhonesThe entrance door is a beautiful big blue door, we rung the bell and the owner Abdul answered the door. He is friendly and outgoing. As we were early our door was not ready, so we went and had breakfast on the roof top. It wasn’t at all. The roof top area consists of a inner bottom area which is adjacent to a upstairs kitchen, then there is upper roof top area which has a great view of the town. We left our belongings outside our room and took a look around the town then came and checked in. you pay at the end not like hostels. We were put in the family room which consisted of a double bed, which was real comfy, and two single beds and a bathroom. I found the riad really cold and had to ask for a blanket, there is no heating. As a result, the bathrooms get a damp this time of the year – nothing dries inside. We had two nights in that room then had to move another room, not really sure why. The second room was even colder than the first perhaps because it was on the second floor. it was closer to the Wi-Fi though which we couldn’t get in the previous room on the top floor. The wi fi only lets 3-4 people on it and you can’t get it in your room. The rooms are secure you get your own set of keys. You don’t get a key for the front door those and as a result you need to ring the bell each time you want back in.I was a bit surprised about the breakfasts to be honest it is French breakfast, which I wasn’t impressed with. It consisted off, cut up French bread, a croissant, coffee and juice. I saw Moroccan pancakes in the kitchen though, perhaps they were only for staff?. We stayed for four nights and each time the coffee was cold or stone cold, not sure why this was as I could see they had a filter coffee on a hot plate upstairs. Also, it was orange season at that time so I expected fresh orange juice – it was very sweet concentrate juice. The riad was full and everyone had dinner that night in the inner roof top our first night, which was nice but it was quite cold to be honest at this time of the year. It was mix of guest early 20s girls from ozzie, early 30s form Canadian a older couple from Belgium. Guys in their 20s from Norway. We got the first dinner free as the riad had deal on trip adviser. Dinner Moroccan rice and salad – some people got dessert and after waiting a while I was a bit confused if we were all going to get a one.. Which we didn’t. …strange! We had dinner there a second night it was a vegetarian meal which I enjoyed it was 3 courses and cost 100 DH each. I’m not sure what the alcohol cost as we didn’t get any – a bottle of water was 10/15 DH.Also, my final thoughts, this is a music themed riad and after a long trip around morocco we wanted a quite relaxing time, I guess we shouldn’t have stayed here. The music didn’t stop until 11-12pm each night so if you wanted a quite night you’re a bit out of luck or if you don’t particularly like continue retro/bob marley type music. The music resonates throughout the whole riad you can’t escape it – I found my earplugs helped only a little but then I’m a light sleeper.

Disliked: as above.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was a hostel. It had beds. That's all we needed.

Disliked: Had trouble finding the place initially, due to the starting point on the directions not being entirely clearly stated. Simple addition of 'the road to the right of the banque populaire' would fix them.

Customer would recommend this property

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