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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Le Gout Du Sahara (formerly Hostel Hassan)

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9.9
Superb
405 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Backpackers Hostel / Camel Tours / Desert Oasis Camp



Whether you're travelling alone, with friends or a family, there's space for everyone to feel safe and welcomed.
We're not luxurious . We offer free breakfast, tea and Wi-Fi.

The hostel takes place in a traditional berber house. It has private rooms as well as dorms that lead to an open courtyard from which you can see the stars at night. In the back, overlooking the west oasis, you'll find a second terrace where its possible to enjoy a bonfire in the evening.

Our doors has been open to travellers since 1994. You can arrive at any time, day or night. Have some tea. Take a rest. Plan your stay. Ride a camel into the desert to watch the sunset. Hike to Erg Chebbi summit to watch the sunrise. Camp in the desert. Sleep under the stars. Take a traditional sauna by being buried in the sand. Ride sandboards down the dunes. Share meals. Connect with other travellers. Life lessons are free of charge.

We're located at the heart of the town of Merzouga. You can find everything by walking a few seconds: markets, cafes, restaurants, shops and so on. The dunes are 10 minutes walk from the hostel and reachable at anytime, while the nomad camps and black desert are more easily reached via camel or ATV.

After trekking in the desert, you can relax in the outdoor terrace or in the spacious common areas. Its the perfect place to meet and exchange with fellow travellers. Reception is open 24/7 and the hostel owner, Hassan, is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Desert trips can be arranged on request. Luggage storage is also included before you check in and after you check out.

WARNING: While CTM ends in RISSANI, an additional 15MAD shared taxi will bring you to the hostel.

Note that 4x4 guides will offer a ride for 10MAD, but they will take you deep into the desert and overcharge for camel tours.

Cancellations or changes are accepted up to 24 hours prior to arrival.

Reviews & Ratings

9.9
Superb
405 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.9
  • Location
    10
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    10
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    9.9
  • Facilities
    9.7

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Nov 30, 2022
This is less of a hostel and more of a home. We were made to feel so comfortable by Hassan, he fed us delicious food, he taught us about Berber life and was able to help us organise everything we wanted to do in the desert. The property itself is simple but did what it needed to do. There is also a small family of playful cats that we enjoyed watching but if you have allergies then bring some medication. We had such a great time and would recommend it to anyone staying in Merzouga.
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Couple, 31-40
10
Superb
Nov 24, 2022
I have stayed in hundreds of hostels, this is one of the best. Hassan works tirelessly to ensure everyone has a great experience. Staying here is undoubtedly the best way to visit the desert in Morocco
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Couple, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 22, 2022
This is the most amazing hostel! Hassan is a legend and is so helpful, kind and accomodating. 100% recommend this hostel!
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
    • Free City Tour
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Sauna
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi