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Dar El Pacha

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

If you miss staying here when in town, you're missing a lot. Great staff, free pool table, free international sports on the telly, quality chilled music during the day, friendly staff, very central location, good value, laid back atmosphere, comfortable rooms, several showers on every floor, beautiful views of the sea up top, lovely staff, really nice decor, free Wi-Fi,...

Thank Justin C
Ben M, Emperor at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Lovely review! Very nice when people appreciate us as we do them.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Right in the heart of the medina. Clean comfortable room. If you are keen to socialise with other travellers and not lock yourself away this is the place for you. Good base for exploring the town. Great terrace and common areas. Nearby food outlets and good shopping.

Thank mollyc9015star
Ben M, Emperor at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

I wish I had been there during the time of your stay!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Ben, the owner is wonderful. He is very friendly and happy to help. Unfortunately the two girls working in the hostel are absolutely miserable. From the moment we walked in they were extremely unfriendly, never smiled, never even said Hi. We have stayed in hostels all over the world and we found the staff besides Ben to be the unfriendliest...

Thank moorewe1
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Yeah yeah just attack all of us and tell lies. This is the place to do it and I do not care. There will be no staffing change as they are great and this little campaign is outrageous but part of the nature of things and the days when it might have changed anything in reality are gone as I...

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Awful place and poor view of a true hostel business meaning. Smelly, moldy, bad beds and sofas, dirty showers and not a good atmosphere to enjoy with others travellers. Ben, the owner, rude and childish, and his mother, who live there, don´t care about other people but themselves, creating a false english pub atmosphere, with very loud music and a...

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Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

This person has decided to attack us (me the manager mainly) because of one reason only: He made us shut down our system as he dossed around on the setee all day by blaring music from his personal computer. I decided that it is not regular for guests to take over the entertainment system and basically decided to do a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I could try describe my experience here; the hilarious nights, the crazy characters, the laid back feel, the excellent music. But words seem to diminish it in my mind. All I can say is, what sort of person are you? Are you a fussy person? Does your shower have to the right temperature? Does your bed need to be soft...

Thank Pablo P
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

You were here during 'the birthday party'. Quite a big night yes! I will say thank you for the review though I am not sure it is quite fair and it sounds really wild or something! We are a place that can be many things to many people and depending on the kind of guests we can have a good...

Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Awesome time in Dar El Pacha!!There is a nice energy here! The place is so confortable, spacious, very clean; the stuff is conformed by Lovely people, and it is located in a good point, in the heart of Essaouria. Don't miss it! For sure I will visit it next time again!

Thank Guille G
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Great having you with us! Always nice to have a Uruguayan here!.

Reviewed 13 September 2015

Amid the plethora of mundane, repetitive hostel experiences, my stay at Dar El Pacha was different for all the right reasons. Ben and Jean are proud of their hostel (as they should be!) having started from scratch to create a social space resplendent in appearance and full of heart, soul and identity. Excellent facilities are a given (free wifi and...

Thank Benjamin C
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Your kind words mean a lot to all of us, Until next time....

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Very laid back environment where you can just be yourself. The two girls hosting were friendly, funny, and surprisingly good at pool. Honestly could've spent an eternity there just sitting and talking and chilling with all the fascinating characters. If you wish you'd been born in the 60s, don't. Just come to hotel Dal el Pasha

Thank Alba D
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Nice one. Yes the girls are also being trained on the pool table. Nobody represents me without being able to pot a few balls!

Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

The room itself was nice and well worth the low price. Their workers were 2 young girls who were a little unwelcoming and obnoxious. The bathrooms had floor to ceiling fungus. It's worth the cheap price if you can deal with this. Jean and Ben the owners were lovely.

Thank Ben E
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review and now I will attempt to turn your seemingly bad review into a good one with just a little bit of extra info. The green around the tiles in the showers is a cleaning product that took Jean a very long time and a lot of hard work to do. If we had...

Magny-le-Hongre, France
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Suitable for all psychology students. Low budget travelers may find bed, shower and on top of that pool table with TV and lovely lounge besides hostel has amazing views from the roof. Manager was trying to be nice to us yet we did not feel welcome, the spirit of the hostel is missing.

Thank bob p
Ben M, Manager at Dar El Pacha, responded to this review

So much stuff to handle here I would not even know why you would say that haha! I am not sure also who you are exactly but with an average of 15 guests a night and many who have come back and stay a long time what I will try to do is as you say BE NICE and if...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dar El Pacha has undergone big changes and renovations. The aim is to be the best in Essaouira! Close to the beach inside the Medina, we offer a free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a Computer for guest use, a terrace with panoramic views, a free pool table, music plays all day and there is a big screen showing live sports, and drinks are served all day! The reception is open 24 hours and a kichen is available for the guests. As this is a new venture from April 2015 we are very low priced to begin. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dar El Pacha

Address: 21 Rue Abderrahmane Eddakel, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Hotel Class:2 star — Dar El Pacha 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“rooms smell like smoke and no windows”
moorewe1, 1 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Find other hostel”
Jonatan_Navas, 30 Nov 2015 | Read review
“The rooms are so nice and clean, there's one in the corner with a bathroom so pretty”
670ikr, 27 Aug 2015 | Read review
“accessibility, quietness, cleanliness, location,”
Saf1827, 17 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I paid 48 dirham per night in the 10bed dorm. It was clean quiet and well ventilated. A good sleep was had. It is on second floor so is away from the noise of the common area. It can be a hike up the stairs for certain people.”
HypotheticalBigCat, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
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