This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen is one of those places that gets under your skin; you'll find yourself thinking about it years after you've left. Full of winding narrow alleyways and steep stairways leading up the hillside, Chefchaouen is full of character and has an atmosphere that's unique and unforgettable. Located in the hills in Morocco's spectacular north, about two hours from Tangier, this town is famous for its relaxed, hippie vibe and beautifully painted blue streets and houses.
Hostels in Chefchaouen are usually located inside the walled old town (Medina) area further up the hill from the bus station but still within easy walking distance and in the centre of all the action! Chefchaouen hostels offer dormitory beds and private rooms -- some even have hammock options! Most hostels in Chefchaouen have free Wi-Fi and great common areas where you can chill out and relax with fellow travelers, plus some even have rooftop terraces to enjoy the great views of the old town area.
Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination and has many great dining options, no matter what your budget. You can pick up some tasty local treats from a street cart vendor, try a local or international dish in an open air restaurant, or even head to a fancy, fine-dining restaurant if you feel like something more extravagant.
Chefchaouen is a photographer's delight; the pretty blue houses and doorways make for some spectacular shots, especially when locals walk by in the brightly coloured traditional clothes of the area. Walking up the hillside from the centre of town to enjoy the beautiful colours is a must for every visitor to Chefchaouen; don't miss watching the sun set on this gem of a town!
Written by local enthusiast for Chefchaouen hostelsmichael cowgill