Restaurant Kita Kouraou
Lonely Planet review
A kip at this friendly place may mean bedding down on a mattress on the roof for the night, but in a town which is not overly blessed with outstanding accommodation options, budget travellers will have to take what they can find.
The rooms are simple and clean, if cell-like (ie windows are something that other hotels have), but it's a friendly place and doesn't attract the crowds of guides, touts and other hangers-on that swarm through the grounds of Djenné's other central budget option. One plus is that, unlike other restaurant-hotels in West Africa, Restaurant Kita Kouraou doesn't morph into an all-night bar that makes sleep impossible - Djenné's just not that sort of place. The restaurant has a similar aesthetic to the rooms: simple surroundings and food that does the job (standard European staples like spaghetti) but little more. There are better places to stay in Djenné but not if price matters.