The Best Hostels in Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

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Ait Ben Haddou (or Ait Benhaddou) is a fortified village along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh in present-day Morocco. With the help of some Hollywood touch-ups, this Unesco-protected red mudbrick ksar, 32km from Ouarzazate, seems frozen in time, still resembling its days in the 11th century as an Almoravid caravanserai. Movie buffs may recognize it from Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth (for which much of Ait Benhaddou was rebuilt), Jewel of the Nile (note the Egyptian towers) and Gladiator. A less retouched kasbah can be found 6km north along the tarmac from Ait Benhaddou: the Tamdaght kasbah, a crumbling Glaoui fortification topped by storks' nests. Whatever draws your interest to this interesting destination, there are plenty of options when it comes to budget friendly accommodations as a base for exploring.

Rock the Kasbah!

A quiet and traditional atmosphere

Private Room from $10.55
Tameddakhte ait benhadou ouarzazate, Ait ben haddou
Located a 5-minute drive from Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Kasbah Ounila offers 2 terraces with a seating area, a garden, and views of the Atlas Mountains. Ouarzazate is 23.6 miles away. All rooms are decorated in a traditional Berber style and feature a private bathroom, while some also have garden or mountain views and a seating area. A breakfast is available each morning at Kasbah Ounila. Guests can also sample local specialties in the on-site restaurant. Additional features include the organization of tour excursions, mountain biking, 4x4 rides and paragliding. Ouarzazate Airport is a 40-minute drive away. Kasbah Ounila is also a good base for hiking tours to the south of Morocco, Ouarzazate, Errachidia, Zagora.

Private Room from $23.74
(Prices vary by season)
km 4 road to Ait Ben Haddou, Douar Aguilal, Ait ben haddou
This terrific hotel offers friendly service and a swimming pool. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, security lockers, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Ksar Lamane Ait Ben Haddou is also child friendly.
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