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Victoria, Texas
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Our stay at Riad Baraka was perfect. Great location in the medina - 5 minutes to a ATM, 10 minutes to the Plaza, within 10 minutes of the best restaurants, and surrounded by markets and vendors. The riad is exceptionally clean, contains numerous restrooms and fast wi-fi, provides fresh towels daily, offers delicious breakfast options (go with the parfait, you'll...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review I'm thrilled you enjoyed it so much and took time to explore Chaouens souroundings we are in a beutifull place! The team of the Baraka pride ourselves on offering more than just a room thank you so much for recognising that. Thanks a million joe

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

It is a Nice hostel, i recommend this place because: the nice and clean rooms, perfect location, beatifull rooftop, friendly owners (thanks Ann), good place for young people! There where notes with a timetable for hot water...we tried but we had cold showers unfortunately. But we managed. This was our first cold shower in Marocco. I am sure they Will...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review and thanking the team at the Baraka especially my Mum sorry about the cold shower we have had new system fitted but it's gas and that relies on pressure which is beyond our control but honestly I would say it worked well happy you enjoyed our place .Cheers Joe

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a great spot right inside the beautiful blue medina. I would say it's a mix between a hostel and home stay -- some rooms have private bathrooms, some don't. There aren't any dorm rooms. Breakfast is delicious -- but make sure you tell the owner the day before if you're planning on having breakfast the next morning or...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Since your stay at the Baraka there have been many updates ,new shower system, more sockets, Dorm room, more seating and there is only one room out of ten without a window (our cheapest room) there is no need to order Breakfast in advance unless it's outside of hours which we will do our best to accommodate you and thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 July 2014

this hostel was a lot more the a hostel,, it was a lovely experience,, the spotless well run hostel was friendly,, comfortable and safe,, joe and his team are passionate about the area and even more so about the hostel.. which leads to a very positive and educational stay in in this wonderfull part of morrocco,, the hostel is perfectly...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words and recognition we pride our selves on providing more than just a room and thanks a million for recognising that . Cheers mate!

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The riad /hostel is perfectly located inside the medina. Upon arrival we meet the owner, joe, who shows us around. Joe is very good with us, very friendly and helpful. The cozy hostel has a lovely terrace with sitting areas, a little fridge with some pops, beers, wine, bought using the honor system. There is A cozy little movie room...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, more like an advert , thanks a million Cheers Joe

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our stay at Riad Baraka was one of the best of our 3 month trip so far. The place is perfectly located, just inside the medina, tucked away from the main hustle and bustle. Joe and his staff have put a lot of effort into the appearance of the riad with beautiful illustrations adorning the walls. The place is always...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed and recognised what Jeweles, Chaouen and the Baraka and the Kitchens Finished! I tell everyone what a magical terrace and 360 views we have thanks for confirming that! Cheers Joe

Hong Kong
Reviewed 16 June 2014

We booked the double ensuite via hostelbookers.com and sent email to re-confirm before the trip. but upon arrival, they said the room was occupied and changed to a double room share bathroom for us with a small discount. It's fine. the riad is well maintained, great roof area. though the shared toilet is very tiny. and hot shower only available...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

I apologise your booked room wasn't avliable but we did explain the previous guests hadn't left due to illness, I would have done the same for you(we did give 30% discount) Sorry again we fell short on your booking , cheers Joe

Reviewed 13 June 2014

I really liked this place. It's got a fantastic rooftop terrace with tiles and painted cement floors with bright cushions and alcoves. Really lovely place to read and eat. The owner is really funny, but it's a bitterly dry sense of humor and can be off putting at first. Once you warm up to him he's an absolute doll, though...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thanks for loving the place and yes I will confirm I have a dry, honest sense of humour and being called a Doll I shall take it as a term of enderment thanks again Joe

B.C.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Just returned from my vacation in Morocco, and I must say...after the chaos and heat in the south,I was really looking forward to a more peaceful place to spend my last 10 days. Could not have picked a better place to stay in than Riad Baraka. Joe made me feel right at home from the moment I walked through his...

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the place and thanks for picking me out but I don't do it on my own got a great team at the Baraka ! Trying to provide more than just a room Cheers Joe

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

My Girlfriend and I spent one night at Riad Baraka, and I regret that we couldn't stay there for longer. Joe and his family are very hard-working and knowledgeable. The accommodations are clean and everything in the washroom works well. Upon checkout, Joe arranged for a taxi driver to meet us in the lobby to help us with our bags....

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joechaouen, Owner at Riad Baraka, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and so happy we made such an impression in one day ! Give us more time next time ! Cheers mate

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dar el Baraka sits just 70 meters from the Medina's main gate, centrally located to explore Chaouen’s ancient Medina. Dar el Baraka is an original six hundred year old riad converted into a comfortable guest house with six rooms, four bathrooms, various common areas and a stunning blue terrace. There are many corners in the riad to curl up in to watch satellite TV, read, talk, or simply daydream. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riad Baraka

Address: 12 Derb | Ben Yakoub, Chefchaouen 91000, Morocco
Region: Morocco > Tangier-Tetouan Region > Chefchaouen
Price Range: $23 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Avoid the main floor if possible, you can't sleep in past 8am because breakfast is served right outside the dorm room's doors!”
 of 5 bubbles KirstenRoche, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room number 1 is an 8-bed dorm right off the lounge area. I didn't stay in this room, however, I imagine it would be a little noisy at times”
  • 4 bed dorm
 of 5 bubbles Tily_Travels, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“for couples the nice twobedrooms are very comfortable and romantic, the dorm has lockers, really good beds and nice blancets!”
 of 5 bubbles rh659, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“just be nice, and not loud”
 of 5 bubbles 162kevinh, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“In the dorms, top bunks don't have rails so take the bottom if you're a roller :)”
 of 5 bubbles 564jeremyd, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
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