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Beautiful and tranquil hostel. I was there mid February where there were few tourists around. Nora, one of the owner, Yusef (sorry if the spelling is wrong!), the ladies that cook and clean were very friendly and down-to-earth. Nora, upgraded my room for the two first nights because there were spare beds, also, because it was Valentines Day, the ladies in the kitchen provided a free homemade, seven-vegetable couscous dish. It was so moist and delicious. This is the place to sleep in Fez.
It would have been nicer if there were facilities e.g. kitchen for us to use - there was free mint tea but a kettle to use would have been appreciated :) Otherwise the hotel was clean and the staff were great and very knowledgeable.
I am really unhappy with what happened in my stay here. I booked a private room for 5 people and it was supposed to have breakfast included. Not just breakfast wasn't included but we also had to pay for bedlinen. As if it wasn't enough we didn't stay in the hostel, they took us to a house 10 min walking from the hostel. We had to share an apartment with other 2 people and the apartment didn't have a room for 5 so we had to slip our group in 2 rooms. One of the room was freaking cold at night.
Very nice riad. The rooms were terrific, and the central courtyard was nice. However, I was hoping for the riad and the staff to feel a little more homely (just like the riads that we stayed at in Meknes and Chefchaouen, also booked using Hostelworld). Verus definitely had more of a hostel/hotel/business feel to it. The breakfasts were delicious, and the guided tour excursion through the medina is a must!
I spent there only a night with my girlfriend and following detailed directions we find out this awesome riad. Welcome has been given by Abdul, a great guy who offered us a cup of tea and start talking about the city, its history, its colture and about everything and nothing, he's really nice! The hostel is 400 m from the main square in a peacefull street. Unfortunately the AC was broken, but Abdul saved us by giving additional blanket and everything comes great! Breakfast huge and delicious!
Wouldn't recommend any other hostel but Riad Verus. The staff, facilities and atmosphere are top notch.
I would definitely recommend Riad Verus to a friend. I spent here my first night in Morocco and it was a positive experience. Clean, cosy atmosphere, delicious breakfast and friendly staff, who offered us mint tea as we step in. Location is also ideal if you come by car, Riad Verus is quite easy to find, just at the entrance of the medina and a stone's trow away from Bab Bou Jeloud, where the two main "talaa" start.
The hostel was great with a nice location, awesome staff, and good accommodations for your money. If I ever go back to Fez, i'll stay here again!
This poor review is for their off site dorm. Make sure that you do not stay in the off site dorm because it is extremely hard to find. They do not give you a key to the apartment so every time you want to be let in to the apt you have to make the 10 minute walk to the riad. I am sure that staying in the Riad is very nice but this off site apt was ridiculous. The place was really cold and the hot water heater requires someone to get it started. Enjoy Fez, stay somewhere else!
Beautiful place but no atmosphere staying there is like being on a lame school camp. But has potential to be awesome if the culture of the administration changed.
This is a really great hostel with really helpful staff. The breakfast is great and they have free Wi fi. The location is adjacent to the Medina so you can walk everywhere. Be Careful on the train as on the stop before Fes all of the "Hustlers" get on, they speak english and tell you they have family in your country and then they try to trick you and take you different hostels and demand money etc. Anyone who is nice in public is trying to scam you so dont listen.
The staff made my stay extra special. Thank you to all. I won't hesitate in recommending the Riad to all my friends.
Amazing staff amazing riad! So so beautiful and comfortable everybody makes u feel like home
Nice ambiance, good location and good rooms. I just didn't appreciate the fact that they charge 4,5 euros per night as "tourist fee". Yes, it is on the website, but it is such a considerable value that it should be included in the price. But it is a nice place.
The signs made this awesome Riad very easy to find in the narrow streets of Fes. We were welcomed with mint tea and a nice, clean room. We stayed in the shared dorms, and during non-busy season we had the room mostly to ourselves. The rooftop terrace is the best part with a great view of the area. We didn't take advantage of the planned events the hostel offers, but other residents did use the guide and said it was enjoyable and helpful. I would stay here again and recommend it to others!
This hostel features very beautiful rooms and spacious common areas, but be advised it also has a lot of quite disappointing sides. Firstly, female travellers should be advised that they are not allowed outside after 11pm without the company of men, subject to a 100€ fine BY THE HOSTEL! Also they do not allow you to enter other guests' rooms, subject to the same fine. Also the staff is a little strange and unreliable and the owner threw private house parties in the hostel with some dodgy people.
The proprietor had given me his best suite upon my arrival...for the same price as my original sinlge-room booking. That was a very special treat. The only aspect I did not like was that the medina is a long walk up hill. Taxis were plentiful though and only 10 MAD.
This traditional riad in Fez is a great find. It's run by a British woman (helpful if English is your first language!) and Youssef also speaks perfect English and is extremely helpful. One night he walked us all the way to a local restaurant that ended up being one of our best meals in all of Morocco (Restaurant Sekera, I think it was). We had a huge room that was cleaned daily with windows looking into the street and onto the inner courtyard. There's also a great rooftop lounge.
I was i a 3 bed room and found the tap handle inside the bathroom got electric shock when I am completely wet! They put the notice in the door but I didnt read it. Nice atmosphere I met interesting people there. Staff was friendly and really helpful, credit to Yousouf for your hard work even on holiday!
A difficult place to review. Beds were comfortable and Youssef is extremely helpful. But the owners are aloof and almost hostile, and they are real money-grabbers. A massive corkage fee for wine? In a hostel? Plus again that 4.5 euro "tax" that they hide in their description... I've never stayed at a hostel that's done that, and I've been backpacking for 4 months. So the beds are good, the hired staff are great, I liked the hammock on the roof, but I would advise any friend to stay elsewhere.