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Atlantic Hostel Reviews

Derb Lebbana, 34, Essaouira, Morocco

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91%

Rating
378 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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100%

This hostel is just everything you could expect from a hostel but probably twice better! From my experience, the staff was amazing, the atmosphere was incredible on the rooftop terrace and the people I met were just so chill. I even booked 3 extra nights. Definitely a must in whole Morroco.


94%

Very nice staff and people. Located directly in the heart of Essaouira. Walking distance to every important place in Essaouira. Very nice rooftop above the roofs of the city.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Atlantic Hostel was a great place to stay. The hostels I've stayed in in Morocco have been great and hospitable- usually with fun and funky interior designs and Atlantic definitely fit the bill. The atmosphere is wonderful and warm and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The hostel provides a 60 dm three course meal which everyone at the hostel can eat communally-- a great way to get to know people! The wifi wasn't very strong in our room, but the ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL TERRACE made up for it


97%

great hostel in a great location, rooms were good and the terrace and common room had a good atmosphere with live music, staff were very nice


89%

Mon auberge préféré de tous! Les employés sont très attachants Il est possible de souper à l'auberge tous les soirs pour pas cher, un repas complet et l'occasion de rencontrer d'autres voyageurs! Des gens jouaient de la musique le soir, l'ambiance était parfaite Petit hic: il manque de douches et de toilettes et de lockers pour sécuriser nos effets personnels Atlantic hostel reste tout de même d'un charme incroyable


97%

Great location, extremely friendly staff, very charming hostel, delicious food, very comfortable stay. Yahya and Yassin takes good care of you and serves you the best food. This was definitely not my last time!

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Brilliant location, in the middle of the medina.This hostel has a really relaxed atmosphere ;, lot of interesting people to meet.Staff really friendly and will do anything for you;The dorms were also very clean, the beds immaculately made with warm blankets provided. Great roof terrace with panoramic views over the town,The food here is delicious for a good price ; perfect Perfect for the budget traveller. Would definitely recommend this place to friends and any fellow travers

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Staff were really helpful and welcoming, especially the cook who was hilarious, great location and easy to find. Essaouira was beautiful. Good value for money. However being an old building, the bathroom needs renovating as we showered using a hose. My main concern was watching three different people, two staff and an unknowing guests, all use the same set of sheets, which weren't changed in between uses. This is a very basic hygiene thing, sheets need to be changed between different people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Emily, thanks very much for your kind feedback, we appreciate it and are glad you enjoyed your stay. You will always be welcome back with us again. We have taken your feedback on board and have carried out the necessary renovations to our shower facilities. They are now fully operational and in conjunction with the approved standards. We have held staff meetings with regards to sleeping arrangements. Staff now have designated areas seporate from guest accomadation. Wishing you all the best!

66%

A nice terrace, easy to socialise, nice music. Some of hostel owners friends and family cannot handle their drinks though, and get very rude and obnoxious.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Maram, thank you for your review, we're glad you enjoyed our property. We were surprised to hear this complaint though. We urge guests to communicate their complaints to us directly so we can act on them promptly and make their stay more convenient. We can also assure readers that no "family" members ever consume alcohol on the property. Alcohol is provided for other guests only. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We want you to know you will always be welcome to stay with us again.

100%

They are really nice!! I loved my stay in this place and I'd like to come back. They have the best attitude to make you feel part of this beautiful city.


66%

Staff were friendly but super casual . If you wanted to walk early in the morning (around 7:30 ) it was difficult to wake up anybody to let you out. Bathroom facilities in some areas were in need of repair.

  • 6th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Jan, thank you for your constructive criticism. We respect these indipendent insights as they help us to improve on our existing practices. We now have a roster in place ensuring that somebody is always attending reception early in the morning. We are pleased to say that our bathrooms are now fully repaired and functional, apologies for any inconvenience caused. You will always be welcome to stay with us again. Wishing you the best of luck on your travels, best regards, the Management Team.

100%

I liked staying here, it was very welcoming, the price is decent and the services on offer are exactly what you expect for the price. The guys that work here will help you with whatever information you may need and you'll always have fun whenever and a lot of interesting people to meet. Astounding double-deck terrace, good prices, and above all the best-ever staff, you can learn a few thing from, and have a little party with. They make the atmosphere unique!


100%

I stayed many nights at Atlantic Hostel during my trip to Morocco. 1 word: perfect from "A" to "Z". The dormitories were clean/+confortable, the Living room and Terrace(BAR) are really Amazing places for the price you pay. In Essaouira, I dont think you can find a good accodomation like Atlantic hostel: I highly recommand this hostel! Big up for the staff(music, tips, etc)Love you Brothers


100%

Great staff!!! very helpful and friendly, they are amazing music as well! fantastico! thanks a lot!


69%

+ terrace on the rooftop location - money was stolen out of the locker.


49%

staff spent all night playing loud music, showers were cold and bedrooms were freezing


91%

My stay was fantastic, the staff were super friendly! The common area was really nice and they played music every evening. You could also pay a little extra for the breakfasts (until midday - no need to rush and get up early :) ) and dinners (3 courses of home cooked food!) which were always really tasty. The location is in the old medina, so really convenient. The bathrooms were nice and clean and always hot water in the shower. Would definately return here!


97%

Such a wonderfully welcoming hostel! The staff were very friendly and helpful for the duration of our 3 night stay (we wish it could have been longer). The common area and roof were full of exciting energy and were a great place to meet friends and other travellers. We also had dinner on one of the nights which was fantastic and a really good value!


89%

Nice hostel, great rooftop for chillin´ in the sun, perfect location, and great staff!!! TOP! Thank you!!

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Well located, and the kind of hostel you want for your adventure


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