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 Bizerte.
Bizerte, Tunisia, is a city in the very north of Tunisia that is still quite undiscovered by tourists and travelers. While cities like Sfax, Sousse, Monastir, Tunis, and the island Djerba are quite popular among tourists with lots of touts trying to gain some business, you can experience the "real" Tunisia in Bizerte while there are nonetheless some interesting landmarks.
The city walls in the Kasbah are not only the main draw in Bizerte, Tunisia, but also just one of the interesting landmarks in this historical city. You can climb up the walls and enjoy a pretty view over the port. The Kasbah dates back to the sixth century, when it functioned as a Byzantine fort. There are two more sites in Bizerte that can still be recognized as forts -- Fort Sidi el Hani and For d’Espagne. The port area is vibrant and picturesque, the corniche is lively, and a little bit out of town you can tan on the beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. Bizerte, Tunisia, has a high tourist potential, but to date it is still pretty much undiscovered. The Tunisian authorities have aimed to develop Bizerte as a tourist destination, but plans are not finished yet due to economic hard times. If you want to escape the city life, there are some good hiking opportunities at Cap Blanc -- ten kilometres to the north -- and Ichkeul National Park, forty-five kilometres southwest.
As in the rest of Tunisia, hostels in Bizerte, Tunisia, are not widespread yet. Accommodations that call themselves a hostel in Bizerte, Tunisia, often do not have dorm rooms, but offer private accommodation at a lower fee than average. These budget accommodation also tend to have the most hostel-like vibe. If you are a solo traveler, prices may be steep for what it would get you elsewhere in Tunisia. However, the same price is often charged for two people, so prices are competitive if you are traveling with someone else.
Written by local enthusiast for Bizerte hostelsMartin Straatman