Lonely Planet review

The only place to stay at Assekrem is the refuge whose price also includes dinner. The refuge consists of a simple stone-walled building containing a couple of dormitories, as well as a few twin rooms in bungalows away from the main building and basic squat toilets away from the sleeping and eating areas. Guides and guests alike reunite for meals and tea in a homely living room, kept warm by a large fireplace. Dinners are taken en famille (all together) and are a good opportunity to chat with the other guests. The food is good and plentiful – you’ll usually get salads, couscous, meat stews and fruit. It is freezing at night so make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes as well as a torch (flashlight) in case the (rather unreliable) lights go out. There is also space for camping.

Our independent authors have visited Refuge and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Assekrem.

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