YHA Tunis Auberge Medina Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
I really liked this place, full of character and the staff were very helpful - be warned they don't speak much English but will always do their best to assist. The location is awesome and you're sure for an adventure in the Souk. This is the kind of hostel that is bursting with character and full of adventurous people. My friends and I did not find it remotely dangerous wandering around Medina Souk at all hours of the day (and night). A really cool hostel.
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+
- (1 review)