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Riad Baraka Reviews

12 derb Ben Yakoub Chefchaouen, 91000, Chefchaouen, Morocco

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469 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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One of the best hostels I ever stayed in. The staff is very friendly and well organized, they keep the hostel extraordinarily clean. I would definitely come back.


A fantastically decorated and well run hostel. All the staff extremely helpful and friendly. Very clean throughout. Comfy beds. Good breakfast. Great roof terrace with views of the town and mountains. I definitely recommend the Riad Baraka and would stay again.


This place is incredible. The staff are super helpful, introduce to you them as you get shown around. Maps on the wall. The rooms are keen, warm showers. This is at the entrance to the medina and really saves the walk up the steep hill. The main square is further up the hill. Great room terrace too but no real views as such but perfect place to chill and meet new people. This really was an incredible hostel and would recommend to EVERYONE! Keep up the great work!


all good at riad baraka, beautiful town, lovely staff, great location and views, really comfortable, great hot showers and the cleanest hostel you will ever stay in


Very nice, perfect location, clean and pretty rooms and friendly staff. If you are going in winter time take a lot of warm clothes as is very cold in the room at this time.I can truly recommend.


Very friendly staff and relaxed hostel. Well located in the heart of the medina.


I would give Baraka 6/5 stars if I could, with the only thing to note: there is no heating in the bedrooms. It can get quite chilly in February! Excellent atmosphere, super friendly staff, facilities in beautiful condition. Would 100% recommend.


Lovely hostel, with a cool roof deck that overlooks the city. Noise from the downstairs channels through the whole place, but it's hard to avoid with a structure like this. Nice hot showers and very clean, no fungal smell like other places.


The staff was warm, helpful, and fun to talk to. They gave great suggestions about where to eat, what to see, and even bus schedules. I would definitely return to Road Baraka on my next trip to Chaouen!


One of the best hostels ever! Localization, Staff (ohhhh they're great!), they even have beer and wine! The terrace is amazing and hás amazing view. It was pretty cold, but they put heaters in comon areas, there was a lot of blankets, and the hot water was neverending. Totally recomend!


Fantastic place to stay. Everything you could want, in cluding delicious hot chocolate. Very clean, safe and friendly. Definatly recommended.


Im in love of this place. The building and the situation of it its just amazing. The staff is really lovely and helpfull, the gave us really nice advises. The breakfast at the hostal its just a dream jajajajaja they prepare it with so much love. The hostal is really clean all the time, all the vievs from the terrace are amazing. Definetly its going to be my place at Chefchaouen :D

  • 28th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome location and great staff. I found a group of friendly people immediately upon arrival and found the whole place to be friendly and social. Only downside is being on the bottom floor when the showers are on the top. But for the amazing rooftop terrace, central location and great atmosphere, I don't think it can be beat.


Location is great and the rooftop is amazing. The hostel was very secure and there was a very cozy quality to the common area. The private room was clean and comfortable.


It was a good hostel except for the grumpy english owner. I would much prefer to support a locally run hostel than the old English woman running this one. She was quite rude and didn't always answer the door. Don't even think about asking if guests can use the kitchen. The answer will be simple. No!


This is a great hostel! Perfectly located, comfy beds, helpful staff, delicious cheap breakfast and a nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for your stay in Chefchaouen!

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Thanks Ann! We enjoyed our stay and meeting you and your great staff. Lovely town too!!

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Riad Baraka is located in the centre of Chefchaouens medina, a couple of minutes walking from main square, in a really beautiful area. You may have some problems with finding Riad among all of these twisting pathways and corridors, but be careful when you ask locals for help - they will lead you to Riad, but they will require some money, be prepared for that. Staff is really friendly, always helpful when needed. Hostel has a really nice design, fitted into Chefchaouens pattern. Recommend!

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We LOVED this place!!!! Recommended for all!! The staff is absolutely amazing- shout out to Abdul! They are a lot of fun to hang out with, they offer tons of help with all kinds of things, and they really make you feel at home. The hostel is small so it's nice and cozy, and the location is great because you are a short walk away from the main square. They also continuously offer you delicious tea and may occasionally cook for you- they made us yummy couscous! BEST hostel experience by far.


Staying at Riad Verus was great. it is very cosy hostel with a good and chilled vibe. Staff was great, very helpful. Moi is very kind and cheerful guy! Thanks a lot! Iva

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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