YHA Tunis Auberge Medina Reviews
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You get what you pay for. Beds were uncomfortable. Location is centric but at night there's nothing around.
The hostel owner Munir was very helpful. The only problem is that there is no adecuate heating, so it can get cold during the night. But this is a generell problem in Tunisian accomodation places, the Bad condition of the Toilett, too. I can strongly recommend the hostel, it seemed to be the only backpacker option in Medina, Tunis' most interesting part.
I don't understand the bad reviews about this place. I went there on January and I found it stunning. Probably the most beautiful hostel I ever been, with a huge typical arabic courtyard, impressive clean rooms, and decent dorms for the price. The management is helpful and considerate about your security. I went there twice and will go back if needed. Only drawback is the lack of night activities inside the medina, so go there for a good night of sleep.
The extra blankets were amazing since it was so cold in Tunisia. I got the impression the room needed to be mopped as there was dirt in the corners.
The location is fine, the problem is that the area is - according to the owner - unsafe after 18.00 and you should not go outside after 18.00. You can't find a taxi in the medina, so that's a problem if you want to go out for diner or a drink.
I've rated cleanliness & facilities as poor not because they're not cleaned but because the plumbing needs fixing up - I got no hot water and, more importantly, there is a terrible smell of stale water. It's a beautiful, amazing place otherwise so please fix the plumbing smell & it will be fabulous! Oh and give your caretaker his own bedroom - there was someone sleeping on the sofa outside my room (open above the door - so a bit off-putting when I'd booked a private room!)
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
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I do not know where Hostel World found a swimming pool and the air conditionning in YHA Tunnis hostel? Furthermore, the wifi doesn't work properly according to the room you have booked. The WC and bathrooms are not that cleaned, really old, and you can't find any toilet paper and hot water during the summer (even on October!). Amazing! I was waiting for some activities or a bar, but alchool is forbidden. I have to say that employees are really sweet but I won't come back in the hostel for sure!