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This was a bizarre hostel experience. The hostel itself is beautiful and the facilities are all very good. Everything is clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was tasty and filling, and the experience would otherwise be five stars, if it wasn't for the pounding techno music that started at 5pm and did not stop until midnight. I'm all for fun party experiences at hostels, but there was no booze and getting blasted with a fog machine wasn't fun.
Pros: best atmosphere ever. gorgeous. clean. helpful staff. very clean. stylish. cons: no lockers. no kitchen. iffy wifi. no maps. Also Youssef (who was great) took us out to dinner- a very expensive dinner, which we didn't know about. They will try to sell you lots of extras. No matter what they tell you, you do NOT need a guide. Get lost. have fun. you will find your way back somehow. more fun to stop whenever you want. be firm about not spending more money if you are on a tight budget.
Riad Verus is OK. What I would not recommend is visiting Fez. Totally regrettable visit to a horrible city
most of the negattive things said in earlier reviews are true. I experienced some of that myself, others i was told by other guests in thehostel. most annoying : 1 price is lowerd by the tric of adding 450 euro pp/pn!!!. complete bonkers So the actual price was 40% higher.!!!! 2 a cancellation period of 30 days is themost imbecil rule i ever have seen. Especy on Hostel/backpackers booking sites. Sure that i'm NEVER go back there. 3 the free actio night by booking 2 nights"?? forget it. etc.
Honestly, an amazeballs place to stay in Fes. I can't say much about the owners but Yousef (who appears to be the GM) is cool, straight up and always willing to help. The courtyard is gorgeous and makes for a great place to meet other travellers. A great place to call home in Fes.
I am extremely satisfied with the staff, really appreciate their help, tips and advice!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Riad Verus is one of the best backpacker hostels that I have stayed in, especially when it comes to atmosphere of the Riad. The common area is the best beautifully decorated by the owners and its atmosphere is maintained by eusoff and continuous supply of Mint Tea. He is also very helpful in giving us all kinds of information, was willing to drop me to Hamam and pick me up later too. The disadvantage is that the rooms that are not ensuite, their washing facilities are not so good.
A well decorated riad located close to the main street. Rooms were clean, but there was no hot water for showering during our stay.
Apart from the cold showers (they specifically advertise hot showers on this page!) The hostel was lovely. Beautiful rooms, esp the girls dorm, and nice terrace. Staff were helpful and would walk to pick you up if you get too lost. We did the cooking class which was fun, but neither of the chef/teachers spoke any English, so was more miming than a lesson. But the end result of food was delish. Breakfast was great.
This was definitely the most comfortable place we stayed at in Morocco; the bed and blankets were great. Youssef was very relaxed and welcoming. The common area was gorgeous and good for meeting other travelers. Not too far from the main areas and quiet at night. Definitely a good stay!
"en suite" does not necessarily mean you have a toilet adjoining your room. the single room has no shelves. the excursions offered there are exorbitantly priced. you are given a free meal or shisha for posting your review prior to departure. that being said, youssef is a gem and will go the extra mile for you.
The atmosphere is very nice and you can relax at the lobby. A bit expensive compared to the facilities/staffs and small room. Pay your attention !! The breakfast stars from 9:30, so if you would like to go outside earlier, you cannot take it, but worth to wait for it.
They even made a breakfasy to go because I had too leave early.