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Chefchaouen, also known as the “blue city” or “blue pearl”, is known for its bright blue walls. The color has given the old medina (the town center), an undeniable beauty, that folks from all over the world come to capture. With the vast colors and materials used in Moroccan construction, there is an overflow of private rooms and entire homes to book for your stay. Prices are affordable in comparison with most destinations, and nearly everything is clustered, making Chefchaouen very walkable. Consider these absolutely gorgeous Airbnbs when venturing to the city.
Overlooking the medina, and further beyond to the Rif Mountains, this Airbnb host opens their doors to travelers that want to experience a real, local home. From the ambient lounges, to the incredible rooftop, a few bucks goes a very long way when just renting one room.
Every room in this house offers a visual adventure of designs and colors, creating a wonderful environment when visiting Morocco. The full house rental is near Otahamam, the square in Chefchaouen that houses a concentration of fragrant eateries and vibrant shops.
The studio is equipped with intricately carved furnishings and a rainbow of fabrics, and the bed is noted to be particularly cushy. The hosts are beyond accommodating, being eager to meet your needs. Breakfast consists of eggs, cheeses, juice and hearty bread. But what guests swoon over most, is the terrace from which the views are simply heavenly.
Four floors of beauty greet guests within this gem. The first floor is a commons area where you’ll leave your shoes and slip into provided sandals, the second and third floors reveal a kitchen, sleeping spaces and bathroom, and a terrace resides on the top. As expected, the location is proximal to the heart of the medina.
Elevated above the medina, with over 60 steps leading to the entrance, this home features weaving hallways and rooms, with a myriad of materials and colors that have been giving the walls their charm for 200 years. Come dive into the history of Chefchaouen residences, by either renting a room or booking the entire place.
Inside this lovely dwelling is a mirror image to the medina outside. Blue tones carry throughout the space, all the way out to the breathtaking terrace. Here, guests love to take in the mountains or return at night for stargazing. Walking to the mosque, which provides an overlook of the city, is pretty easy from this part of town.
Exterior architecture and colors blend well with its central location in the old medina. And the room presents with a streamlined look that’s both earthy and clean cut. However, the Moroccan vibes are ever-present. Guests can’t say enough about the location, and phenomenal breakfast.
Centrally located, a great meal or a quaint shop is a short walk away. Inside, you’ll find interesting structures and accents that make the home unique and enriching. The entire abode is yours to spread out among, and the host will be waiting with tasty mint tea upon your arrival.