I am planning to spend two to three days in Annaba in November and the same length of time in Algiers. I have not been able to find any hotels with seriously good ratings in Annaba, and the good ones in Algiers cost a fortune. I have been looking on Booking.com and Hotels.com sites but also some general Google searches. Any suggestions? I prefer 4-star, newish hotels that are clean and don't have the smell of smoke or mold. Thanks in advance for any useful responses.
I’m going to Algeria for a week later this month/early October, have the flights booked and got my visa pretty easily by post from the Embassy in London. Since I've got such a short time, to get a taste of a few different parts of Algeria, my plan is to spend two days in Algiers, two in Ghardaia / Mzab (by air), and two days visiting Djemila (including travel there and back). Here are my questions, any help appreciated:
1) Do I need a permit to go to Ghardaia? I saw a reference to it on this…
I'll be in Algiers for business but have one day before my boss will come :-). Could you suggest agency who provide day tour service from 09:00-10:00 till evening.
I have read post on visa here, it looks rather good, so provided that you have a hotel reservation -
is there any reason to doubt that you will be granted a tourist visa?
Thanks in advance
Hi and hope you can help
I've read the past osts on Thorn Tree (thanks to all) and the usual travel warnings etc but as a seasoned backpacker it seems Algeria is a great place. Will be there for 13 days in mid to late October and like to see as much as possible . So a few questions if people who have been there can give me their thoughts:
what are the must "things to see" in that short time??
any particular things "not to do"??
how is the current security situation in both cities and elsewhere?
Can anyone tell me the train schedule from Constantine to Touggourt? Looks like there is one a day but I can't find the times.Also could someone tell me if they travelled this route by bus or share taxi and how they manged it and how long it took.Thanks.
There is quite an extensive network of youth hostels across Algeria in all the major cities and some of the quieter places as well. They are very reasonably priced, between 300 to 500 Dinar which is around 1.67 euros to 2.80. As in general being a foreigner they allot you an entire room for security sakes. The majority of hostels are clean and well run with staff on site all the time. The only difficulty is that they do not take bookings or reservations due to 'no shows' in the past. I found…
I have just left Algeria after spending a month in the country travelling around by public transport and staying in local accommodation. As information on Algeria is limited I thought I could offer an update. I could not speak much French but kept learning a bit more each day. It is not difficult and people are very helpful. There is no hassle in Algeria, people leave you to your own devices and as tourism is so low you can enjoy some of the major sites to yourself. Security is a prime concern…
Many items (such as hotel info) more suitable for a database or webpage editable by members (eg WikiTravel)
buried in a posting of a chat forum (harder to find).
Some comments / tips (as i'm still here in country... #185 country visited)
1. Visa well, after 6 different Alg embassies visits / non-responses to emails / sharp "get out of here" tone/facial msg in one embassy / very strict adherence to their line "get visa in your country of residence", ... finally got Visa with my second…
I am a French national living in the UK. I'm planning to visit Algeria (north west) to visit my Dad.
My Dad is trying to get an accommodation certificate for me but he was told it has to come from a couple or a family (he is staying there on his own for a few weeks)??! He's going to try again, but failing that I thought I might try the (only) local hotel. Does anyone know how it works to get a certificate from a hotel? Do I need to prove I'm going to stay at the hotel for the entire length of…