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“After driving down from Nouadhibou, this is all you need!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auberge Sahara

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Auberge Sahara
Monein, France
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“After driving down from Nouadhibou, this is all you need!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is NOT in the luxury category! However, if you have driven this far, there is everything you need here to recover! Plenty of parking inside (secure) and outside (guarded). Cafes and shops opposite for anything you need. Don't be surprised, if it is busy, to be put in a "dorm" with other people. I've stayed here five times and never had any problems.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Velden am Woerthersee, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

The Auberge Sahara is located on the road to Nouadhibou, and well signposted so not hard to find. It caters to different budgets with a tent on the roof that costs near nothing to self contained rooms that I found rather expensive in case of single occupancy. It is quite some distance to the centre and to get there you will need your own transport or a taxi. If you need visa for your onwards travel, most of the embassies are nearby, and so are shops and a few restaurants. The property is walled with a nice leafy garden and terrace and relatively quiet. I stayed there for four nights sharing one of the better rooms with a fellow traveller. The room had three beds however only one was comfortable, the other two were really old and soft. There was a private bathroom that was well kept but old and the appliances needed some attention. Shared facilities were kept well too. To my surprise there were mosquitos appearing from nowhere during the night, and I was grateful I had my own mosquito net. Staff was friendly. I have not eaten there. The shelve for book exchange is a plus. The roof terrace is really nice. Like most of town the surroundings are pretty dusty. I had a relaxing stay there and was happy with the place.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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273 reviews
160 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Great location off the main high road. Auberge sahara is a great place to stay. We used it when taking part in a budget rally from England - Timbuktu and parked our car inside the compound. There is a great chill out area inside the main compound with a place to relax with other people. The dorm rooms are big and have mosquito nets on all the beds. Overall one of the best and only locations in town.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Setubal, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2011

If you are passing trough Nouakchott, this is a must to stay for the night.
In the middle of the main street and town, quiet and very nice place to stay.
People are friendly and wiling to help you.
Price is very good and we had an excellent meal.
This is a place were motorcycled hardcore travelers stop for the night.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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6 Thank AntonioXeira
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2010

Auberge Sahara is not conveniently located, provides only intermittent wifi and has a serious bed bug problem in both the private rooms and the mattresses on the roof. When I complained about the bed bugs, the owner said, "Lots of people complain about them, but what can I do." I'd definitely recommend staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed December 2010
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2 Thank Tia L
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Additional Information about Auberge Sahara

Property: Auberge Sahara
Address: Route de Nouadibou, Nouakchott B P 23 43, Mauritania
Region: Mauritania > Nouakchott
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Nouakchott
Price range (per night): $9 - $36
Number of rooms: 12

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