Essaouira Surf and Chill – Where to stay in Essaouira

Essaouira Surf and Chill – Where to stay in Essaouira

I just spent a fabulous weekend in Essaouira on the Moroccan Atlantic Coast – otherwise known as Game of Thrones city of Astapor!

Essaouira Surf and Chill Youth Hostel (Budget)

I stayed at the Essaouira Surf and Chill hostel, and I managed to get my mom to ‘hostel it’ with me! Hasna, from Surf and Chill, walked out to meet us at our taxi just outside the Medinah. When you arrive, a ‘barrow boy’ will want to help you with your bags – if you want him to carry your bags to your hostel, it is 20 Dirham.

Essaouira Ramparts
Essaouira Ramparts

Surf and Chill is in an excellent location inside the Medina walls and a five minute walk to the beach and Ramparts (pictured above). It is very reasonably priced with very comfy beds and soft pillows. You can book a double, a twin or a dorm bed. A private double is just £6.65 per person per night and a 4 bed dorm is just £5.45 per person per night. Bargain!

Essaouira Surf and Chill Dorm
Essaouira Surf and Chill Dorm

Breakfast is not usually included, but we did get a special complimentary breakfast as bloggers! We also had tea and coffee whenever we needed it. You can also request extra meals at the hostel, but there are so many brilliant shops and restaurants outside that you probably won’t need to.

Breakfast Essaouira
My special breakfast at Surf and Chill!

At Essaouira Surf and Chill, you can use the fridge and cooking facilities if you are travelling on a budget and want to save on eating out. You can pick up a freshly cooked piece of the round bread outside for just 1 Dirham (about 7p!) and have that with some eggs or fruit.

Surf and Chill Essaouira
The ‘chill’ area of Surf and Chill!

Surf and chill is basic, but clean and friendly. WIFI and towels are included. There is a chill out lounge and a terrace upstairs.

Tip – the upstairs rooms have the best bathrooms and are quieter because they are further away from the chill out area 😉

Bathroom Surf and Chill
Surf and chill upstairs toilet

At Surf and Chill, you can be sure to receive a very warm and friendly welcome. If you are more reserved and would like more privacy, just book a private twin or double and lock your door. The main door is usually left open during the daytime up until 10pm, but it is a safe area.

Surf board
Surf board at Essaouira Surf and Chill

You can be sure to receive a very warm and friendly welcome. If you are more reserved and would like more privacy, just book a private twin or double and lock your door.

Essaouira Surf Lessons

Essaouira is a great place for surf due to the winds across the Atlantic ocean. It is also a great location for kite surfing.

Surf Lessons Essaouira

At Essaouira Surf and Chill, you can book a two hour surfing lesson with Yousef for just 25€.  Girls, if you are into ‘surf dudes’ you should definitely stay here!!!!

Surf Trips

At Essaouira Surf and Chill also offer Yoga which is bookable through the hostel.

What do you think of Essaouira Surf and Chill? I am happy to answer any questions!

You might also like to read about 10 things to do in Essaouira and Where to eat in Essaouira.

Amy Trumpeter

Hi, I'm Amy and I love solo backpacking. I've been travelling on and off for over 20 years and spent time as a digital nomad. My writing focuses on Asia, Europe and North Africa. I travel with chronic illness and don't let it hold me back! I'm here to help you to earn money online and travel the world!

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