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1 room, 2 adults

Chez Youssef

3-star3 stars
Merzouga Centre, Taouz, 52202, Morocco

3-star ski-in/ski-out guesthouse with ski storage, near Erg Chebbi
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Excellent stay, very clean and beautiful facilities, very attentive staff, specially…Feb 25, 2020
  • Simple, charming, and comfortable property managed by Youssef and his wife. Youssef was…Oct 14, 2019

Chez Youssef

from NZ$101
  • Double Room
  • Family Room, 2 Queen Beds

What’s around Chez Youssef


  • On the boardwalk
  • Erg Chebbi - 1 min walk
  • Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou - 1 min walk
  • Lake Dayet Srij - 43 min walk
  • Igrane Palm Grove - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • Moulay Ali Sharif Mausoleum - 22.1 mi / 35.5 km
  • Zerktouni Mosque - 30.8 mi / 49.6 km
  • Municipalile Erfoud - 30.9 mi / 49.8 km

Getting around

  • Errachidia (ERH-Moulay Ali Cherif) - 128 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*

  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite valet parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Hosted evening meal daily (surcharge; reservations required)
Things to do
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski storage
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Chez Youssef’s small print

Also known as

  • Chez Youssef
  • Chez Youssef House
  • Chez Youssef House Merzouga
  • Chez Youssef Merzouga
  • Chez Youssef Guesthouse Taouz
  • Chez Youssef Taouz
  • Chez Youssef Taouz
  • Chez Youssef Guesthouse
  • Chez Youssef Guesthouse Taouz


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number 52000GT0192

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Tourism fee: MAD 5 per person, per night
  • Shuttle transfer per adult: MAD 50 (one-way)
  • Shuttle transfer per child: MAD 0 (one-way), (from 1 to 15 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MAD 110 per night

Hosted evening meal costs MAD 84

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of MAD 50 per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Chez Youssef

  • Does Chez Youssef offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Chez Youssef does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Chez Youssef?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Chez Youssef?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Chez Youssef?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Chez Youssef?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Le Cedre Snack (5-min walk), Cafe Restaurant Tenere (6-min walk), and La grotte (7-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Chez Youssef?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Chez Youssef and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 14 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel and host
I was welcomed from the time i parked my car. Youssef is a great host. He welcomed me with delicious cookies and mint tea. he also turned on the heater in the room for me. i feel very warm from both the environment and also from Youssef. I love how Youssef decorates the rooms and public area. The breakfast is awesome as well. i highly recommend you to stay with Youssef.
YUJU, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
nice hotel
people are friendly. location is good. dinner breakfast are also good. youssef,he is a good guy. i like this hotel.
Kei, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Too good to be true
Sometimes things appear too good to be true. When I booked this place the day before, there were not many decent places left on Expedia for Merzouga, and I did have bad experience before that some fake people post high rating reviews on a property that disappointed me badly. So I was highly skeptical. But I was happy that I was proved wrong. Youssef is such a wonderful host, he picked me up from the bus station at 5:30am in the early morning and put me to the comfort of his living room sofa to catch up some sleep before the guests checked out. I never slept on anyone's sofa including mine for 3 hours. The breakfast is both healthy and filling, with eggs, omelette, fresh orange juice, fruits and different breads, such a nice treat in his sun drenched beautiful courtyard. He also arranged the sunset camel tour for me, and I was able to spend a magical night in a duvet covered bed in a tent. The room of course is very comfortable and clean. Too bad due to the over night camel tour I was only able to spend a couple of hours in the actual bed. :) The next morning he started early again to prepare breakfast for me when I returned from the desert and help me with my luggage back to the bus station. I have stayed in so many places in the world, but rarely I have had the real feeling that it is the home away from home. This time it was, in the desert of Morocco. Thanks Youssef, if I ever come back again to Merzouga, you know where I will be staying.
Jason, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Une nuit de fraîcheur avant de gravir les dunes
Excellent accueil par Youssef lui-même qui est aux petits soins et d’excellent conseil pour les activités à toutes heures. Il est le designer de ce petit hôtel où on se sent si bien. Il est aussi très bon cuistot et parle plusieurs langues! Et toujours avec sourire et humour.
claude, fr1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
FABIO RIGUETI, br1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Au-delà de nos attentes!
Notre séjour a été au-delà de nos attentes. Youssef est sympathique et attachant, toujours à l'écoute de nos besoins. Un grand merci!
Francois, ca1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
この施設の一番のお勧めは、なんと言ってもオーナーのユーセフさんのすばらしい”気配り”です。先に先に気を配って、客に不要な心配をさせません。 砂漠の近くにある伝統的な建物としては、清潔に保たれています。エアコンも効きました。
jp1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Tout était excellent! En tout point ! le lit ultra confortable. Nous avons pris le repas à l’auberge, succulent. Youssef nous a organiser une nuit dans sont campement en tente berbère , authentique et extraordinaire. Merci Youssef pour ta gentillesse. Et abordable! Ce fut le point fort de nos vacances. Celine et Christian 🙏🐪❤️
ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excelente experiencia para ir al desierto
Excelente, el mejor lugar. Su dueño y las personas que trabajan con el son muy amables y acogedores. El lugar es limpio y muy bonito, la comida deliciosa y te asesoran muy bien para poder ir al desierto, para mi fue una experiencia increíble, estaba viajando sola y me orientaron muy bien. Lo recomiendo de todas maneras, al lugar y el tour al desierto, que es una experiencia única y que vale la pena hacer. Volvería sin dudarlo, muchas gracias por todo!!!!!
Paula, cl2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nous avons tout adoré de notre séjour chez Youssef! Merci pour le si bel accueil:)
ca2 night romance trip

Chez Youssef