Hostels in Merzouga, Morocco

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Get to know Merzouga (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Merzouga. To help you make friends with Merzouga before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Merzouga is a small town in the deep south of Morocco, at the Algerian border. It used to be a fortified military outpost during the French colony period. Now it mainly relies on tourism. All year long, buses unload tourists in front of the famous pink dunes, before the next attraction on the tour list.

If you really want to enjoy the region, stay in a Merzouga hostel a few days at a time, and hire yourself a guide to take you for hikes in the dunes or the nearby Hamada (rock desert). While there you will have the opportunity to live at the pace of the nomads and local sheep farmers, and sip some hot sweet mint tea under a Berber tent.

While staying at your Merzouga hostel you can also try new and trendy activities such as dune surfing or sand massage. Locals are very friendly, but some of them have learned to prey on naive tourists, so don’t let them trick you, and bargain hard on everything, they will enjoy it, and you will eventually as well.

There's only a handful of hostels in Merzouga, so pick one based on the most recent feedback you can get, mainly focus on the atmosphere and cleanliness of the place. Hygiene can be a problem in Morocco, and un-bottled water is not usually safe to drink or to even to wash veggies with.

If you have not hired your own car to tour Morocco, you will be able to get to Merzouga by shared ‘public taxi’, usually a very old blue Mercedes, which can take up to 10 people together to the same location. Sharing such a cab can be a good way to get to know some of the locals.

FAQ about Merzouga Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Merzouga. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Merzouga. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Auberge La Source is the best rated hostel for partying in Merzouga.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Merzouga

Your Packing List for Merzouga

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Merzouga and Morocco.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Merzouga 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 Merzouga, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$12 Average dorm price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Merzouga
Le Gout Du Sahara is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Merzouga
Auberge La Source is the best rated
4.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Amellago (101 Km / 63 mi.)
Tinghir (121 Km / 75 mi.)
Boumalne Dades (158 Km / 98 mi.)

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