Algiers in detail


City accommodation can be hard to find (book well ahead) and is seldom good value. Budget hotels cluster around Pl Port Said on the edge of the Casbah, though they're not for the faint-hearted.

At the time of research, a number of classic historical (and often government-owned) hotels such as the Hôtel Albert Premier and Hôtel Safir were closed for much needed renovations. In all cases they are expected to reopen at some point in 2018 at which time they are likely to be among the best places to stay in Algiers.