Hostels in Essaouira, Morocco

10 hostels available. Prices start from $4.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Essaouira

"…Diabat Hostel - Terms & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 2 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13: … More

The Chill Art Hostel


Free Breakfast
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"…Check-in time starts at 14:00. Check-out time is at 11:30. Payment types accepted at this property: cash only. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Taxes non included. 24-hour … More
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"…We offers private and shared accommodation with Free Wi-Fi. A continental breakfast is available every morning at Hostel La Smala. The nearest airport is Essaouira Mogador Airport, 15 km from … More
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"…Welcome to our hostel and feel free to make it your home away from home. We are located less than a minute walk to the beach. There you will find the beach waiting for you under the Moroccan sun. … More

Berber Hostel


Free Breakfast
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"…We would say 'after a day of sightseeing in essaouira. but actually, the HOSTEL will be part of your 'sightseeing experience'. If you are a backpacker at heart, if you want to share travel … More

Moga Hostel


Free Breakfast
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"Moga Hostel was created with one intention to be a home to all travelers, whether you come to discover the many festivals in Essaouria, ride waves or pet camels on the beach, Moga Hostel will be a … More
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"…The guest kitchen is tiny and never really used. Summary This is a party hostel so please plan accordingly. It is a lot of fun to stay here though with nightly jam sessions with guests and … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Excellent Staff - Great hostel!!! Especially the staff was extremely hospitable and pleasant. 5 stars. A constant party in an easy-going city. Coolest place. - Do you hate boring hostels? If so, … More
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"…There is a full kitchen with a coffee machine and a dining table. White and Blue's Policies & Conditions: Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by … More
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"Welcome to Giraffe Hostel, nestled in the heart of Essaouira's Old Medina. With a blend of comfort and charm, our hostel offers a cozy retreat for travelers seeking an authentic Moroccan experience … More

Hotels in Essaouira

"…A bright and sunny terrace offers a view on the roofs of the Medina. Wireless internet connection (WIFI) is freely available. Tax of stay and 3 euros per person per day Location The Riad Sidi … More

Riad Dar Afram

Ancienne medina
Free Breakfast
"…No curfew. Non-smoking rooms. No pets are allowed at this property. This property is not wheelchair accessible." …"…Turn left just in front into Rue Laalouj and go straight on towards … More
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"…City tax not included - MAD 15.00 per person per night. Breakfast not included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew." …"Hotel Riad Dar El Qdima is a 19-minute drive from Essaouira Mogador … More

Riad Etoile D'


Free Breakfast
"An opened arms, we host you, follow us to discover the new and marvellous Riad étoile d'essaouira For your holidays in Essaouira (ex Mogador), come to slacken and relax in our Riad, Riad étoile d' … More

Riad Zahra


Free Breakfast
"…) as well as a large range of drinks. On your arrival, the team at the riad will welcome you show you where your room is as well as a tour of all the facilities on offer at the riad. Located in … More

Riad Le Grand Large


Free Breakfast
"Riad Le Grand Large is located in Essaouira and offers a wide choice of rooms: from single rooms and double rooms to triple rooms, all ensuite with brekfast included in the on-line room rate … More

Hotel Des Iles


Free Breakfast
"…Many other attractions and activities are available near the property. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the property. The Hôtel des Iles offers rooms with free WiFi … More
"…The cat comes to say hello too, as well as some turtles and budgericar - Sol e Luna also welcomes and takes care of children of all age; Babysitting service available. Terrace and garden open for … More

Hôtel Riad Gnaoua


Free Breakfast
"…The hotel has 18 bedrooms with private bathroom, satellite TV and WiFi and some rooms have views on the main street of old Medina,every room has special design. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 … More

Hostels in Essaouira, Morocco

10 hostels available. Prices start from $8.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Essaouira (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Essaouira.

Essaouira is the second most visited city in Morocco. After years of quietness it has recently gained a lot of interest due to some celebrities finding this sleepy Moroccan spot. Many developers have now invested in Essaouira and renovated old buildings in the historical city. It has very old and nice enclosed quarters, built during the Portuguese colonial period, which have gained UNESCO world heritage status.

While staying in an Essaouira hostel, make sure to explore. Strolling the narrow streets of this fortress is like going back in time several centuries even though the Portuguese are long gone. The city is also next to the ocean, but don’t count on sunbathing easily, because strong winds regularly blow for days a time, more often than many would like. Not all visitors are unhappy about the wind though, since it makes Essaouira a fantastic spot for windsurfing and kite surfing.

While it’s a quiet city, the influx of tourists has generated a good selection of places where one can enjoy the night, so ask the staff at your Essaouira hostel for the night spot of the moment. You can sample typical Moroccan food in Essaouira, with a good selection of seafood based dishes, such as grilled sardines and other fishes, and the inevitable tajine, a kind of stew using seasonal veggies.

It is easy to reach Essaouira by bus from any airport or major city in Morocco. The old city streets are very narrow, so choose your Essaouira hostel in the enclosed part of the town if you are in for the atmosphere, and don’t mind a little walk to get to anywhere, but avoid them and opt for a seaside hostel in Essaouira if you are there for the sports and the beach

Essaouira Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Essaouira, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 10
Average dorm price $12
Average private room price $36
Cheapest hostel in Essaouira Moga Hostel with $7.5
Party hostels in Essaouira The Chill Art Hostel (7 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 7.7

FAQ about Essaouira Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

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Tafedna (46 Km / 29 mi.)
Imsouane (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Tamri (91 Km / 57 mi.)
Taghazout (108 Km / 67 mi.)
Tamraght (109 Km / 68 mi.)
Agadir (123 Km / 76 mi.)

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