Essaouira Hostel provides beautiful accommodation, set in the heart of Essaouira’s Medina, with amazing views over the town. Designed in traditional Riad style, this is definitely more than your average backpackers spot. With a 24-hour bar this is an ideal hostel for those who enjoy socialising and partying.

Essaouira Hostel offers fantastic facilities including: free Wi-Fi, free laundry, luggage storage, a free towel, a common room, kitchen and TV and DVDs. With a lounge area on the terrace complete with sun beds, guests can enjoy the sunshine and make use of the barbecue.

Guests will find lots to do in and around the hostel. The fun-loving staff organise social events, surfing trips, shopping trips, quad-bike hire and horse and camel riding. For beach lovers, activities abound with an array of water-sports on offer and beach volleyball. As an extra bonus, Essaouira hostel offers free use of surfboards.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Socialising
  • Relaxing
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



Great location, lovely staff who were very helpful. Private room was very nice but bathroom dirty.


Avatar for anne


Sat 13 Jun 2015

Very personal experience. Majid aka Magique makes this place magical! On our last evening, two of the staff took us shopping among the locals for ingredients to make Tagines. Majid showed my husband and I how to cook Tagines and these are the best we've ever had! While the food was cooking, the same staff took our kids shopping in the souk and helped them with their "bargaining skills"! We've also met another family with whom we've decided to continue our trip in Morocco. Cold in winter though.


Avatar for Genevieve


Tue 27 Jan 2015