Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for positive vibes, relaxed atmosphere, comfortable space, chill people, great music and a piece of art? Then you are at the right place! The Chill Art staff is here to show you how to chill to the maximum! Let's master together the Art of Chilling!

The secret behind Chill Art’s vibes is simple:
We are not at work, we are at home.
We are not a team, we are a family.
We put passion into each centimeter of the house, each meal served, each word said, each song sang, each decoration made.
We love the place, we love what we do, we love each other and we love all of you!

Members of the Chill Art staff are ready to welcome you to our Chill Family with open arms, a glass of a delicious Moroccan tea and load of useful information, tips and recommendations. Welcome home!

Dive into a laid-back atmosphere that you will find in the common area, find yourself chilling in our comfy living rooms, grab one of our many musical instruments and make people jam with you! Please your ears by listening chill music from our sound system and feed your eyes by enjoying all the artworks around the hostel. Food lover? We cook a delicious all-home-made salty + sweet breakfast that differs every day of the week (fee). Maybe you are in mood to watch a movie from our projector and big screen? Or do you just want to relax? Resting on our terrace will enhance your Chilling Skills - it’s one of the highest points around, with a breathtaking view of both the Atlantic ocean and the city. Smoker? We have a special smoking room where you can forget yourself for hours while staring at the artworks and sinking into deep conversations with other travelers!

We put our hearts into creating a unique space to meet the needs of couples, families, solo travelers or big groups by providing two private double-bed rooms with a small comfortable living room, two small dorms, each with one bunk-bed (private bathroom in one of them), three dorms with four, six and eight beds, and a newly renovated private apartment situated on the terrace with a double-bed room, living room, bathroom and fully equiped kitchen. Rooms are decorated by different themes so you can sink into the waves of blue Ocean, enjoy the warmness of Desert, get inspired by Music, feel the vibes of Africa or get to know the traditional Morocco. All beds in dorms have their own electric plugs, reading lamp and a curtain for your privacy. Toilettes and newly renovated bathrooms with warm showers are disponible on each floor.

Chill Art is situated in the very centre of the town. Being in the heart of the old Medina, you are surrounded by all types of entertainment; live music, delicious restaurants and the fishing port, colorful art galleries, infinite shops with Moroccan handmade goods, hammams, cozy cafés. We are just five minutes walking distance from the beach where you can test your kite/surfing skills or look at the world from a horse‘s or camel‘s back.

Additional information that might be helpful:

Smoking is not allowed inside of the hostel; smoking place is situated on the terrace.
Free fiber optic Wi-Fi that goes into all rooms and on the terrace.
Breakfast is optional and varies every day (vegetable-egg omelettes or egg variantions + cakes or fruit salads or smoothies + bread, butter, jam + coffee and tea. Served at 10:00, price 40 DH per person. For early birds or late owls we offer a simple breakfast that can be taken anytime 9:00 - 12:00 - bread, butter, jam, egg, tea or coffee. Price 25 DH. We provide dinner every evening. Price about 50 DH per person.
Laundry - 35 DH per short cleaning program, 60 DH per long cleaning program.
Towels rental (fee).

Extra offers you can ask our hostel staff: surf / kitesurf lessons, yoga, horse riding, desert trips, hammam and massage, henna tattoo, airport taxi pick up, photoshoots.

The Chill Art policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 14:00.
Check-out time is at 11:30.
Payment types accepted at this property: cash only.
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Taxes included.
24-hour reception.
No curfew.
Customers below the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
We have two cats. No other pets are allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    Amazing place to stay! The Riad is beautiful, the staff are lovely and I had such a great time, if I'm ever back in Essaouira I'll be staying here again!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 May 2019
    Everything you need from an hostel : friendly staff , chilling area, kitchen, each bed got 2 plugs and a light , comfy beds .. and an amazing breakfast for a really cheap price
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    One of my favourite hostels I've ever stayed at. Really clean, great atmosphere and baby kittens.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    Awesome and convenient! Wish they had free breakfast/tea but everyone was great and rooms were very nice. I like having curtains on hostel bunk beds :)
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Apr 2019
    Pierre is the coolest hostel proprietor I’ve met in my travels and Essa is the perfect town for this lovely hostel with the most authentic vibe of all time. His staff and friends are so welcoming and helpful to their hostel guests who really become their friends for the stay. Such an amazing way to spend a week, highest recommend!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Apr 2019
    Overall a great hostel with clean, large hot showers and very arty and comfortable bedrooms. It was a shame to have to pay extra for towels and breakfast (these are included in the price in some other hostels which is cool), and to have to wait until after 9.00 in the morning for breakfast - it would have been good to have been able to eat earlier.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    17 Apr 2019
    I enjoyed my stay at Chill Art. It's in the heart of the Medina, staffed by very cool people, and it's . I actually slept really well, and that doesn't often happen for me in hostels. I really liked the terrace, the place had good wifi, the other guests were all very cool, and I even booked a hammam and massage through Chill Art. When I return to Essaouira, I'll come back here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    10 May 2019
    This place is awesome! The owner is a awesome, legit dude. Great staff that treat you like family and gives you a relaxing stay. The hostel its self is gorgeous and have great breakfast options. If there are any activities you want to do while in Essaouira, they will help you out or talk with others staying at the hostel.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 May 2019
    Absolutely loved this place! Only stayed one night but I definitely plan on coming back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 May 2019
    As the name suggests, a very chill hostel with open and welcoming staff. The perfect place to hangout between the few sites in Essaouira and the beds are comfortable with privacy curtains!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi