The Melting Pot Hostel is located in the heart of Tangier's Medina. Being one of the biggest Medina of the country, it's one of the places in Tangier that attracts more the attention of its visitors.
Its history is very ancient, the occupation of its land it's testified from the antiquity.
Surrounded by walls, the Kasbah and the Medina of Tangier have many historical sites:
- 'The Big Zoco' is the main entrance door to the Medina, usually there are peasant women selling vegetables they grow themselves.
-'The Mosque of Sidi Bu Abid' with a minaret covered by beautiful polychrome ceramic.
- 'The Mendubia' was the residence of the Mendub, responsible for watching for the sultan at the foreign powers during the age in which Tangier was an international region.
- 'The Kasbah of Tangier', situated in the west of the Medina, is another place of great interest. Here is located the 'Dar el Makzen', the ancient palace of the Governor, built by the order of Mulay Ismail in the XVII century. Now it is the seat of the Museum of Moroccan Arts, which rooms surround a beautifully tiles decorated courtyard, and where you can admire objects coming from all Morocco: carpets, jewels, ceramic tiles, fabrics and textiles, among others. There is also a part surrounded by the historical walls, which is the most elevated point of the city.
At the end there is a spectacular viewpoint from which you can see the Gibraltar Strait...a phenomenal view.
It is a Dar, that is a traditional Moroccan house. There is a big kitchen, computers at your disposal, free wi-fi everywhere in the hostel, a little bar, two terraces with view over the Medina's roofs, the best place to meet other travellers, have breakfast, read a book, or try some typical Moroccan plates cooked by our neighbour. We have a safe storage for your luggage at check-out day, and breakfast, towels and of course sheets are included in the price. We also have free maps of the city, board games, and the best information and recommendations about Tangier.
Our rooms are all very spacious, of 4, 6, or 8 beds, or doubles. Each has new and comfortable beds and individual security lockers. Cleanliness is a very important issue for us.
We have hairdryers and reading lights at your disposal.
We collaborate with different companies of the city so you can get the best prices if you want to do activities such as kite-surfing, windsurfing, diving, excursions in the mountains or to virgin beaches, horse-riding, parachute, etc...
Our staff speaks many languages, some better than others... We can help you in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian. You will find at your disposal someone of the staff the 24 hours for anything you may need.
See you soon in Tangier!
From Tanger train station station or Tanger port take a blue petit taxi to Dar Baroud, Medina.
This should cost between 30-50 Dirhams and take 10 minutes; from the airport the cost is between 100-200 Dirhams.
As you pass the gateway to the Hotel Continental turn immediately left into a small square, stop the taxi, get out, cross the square , go down the steps and take the street directly in front.
If you are coming from the new Tanger Med port there is a free bus that takes you to the main bus station of Tanger. Then proceed as above. Contact us to give advice or arrange a pick-up.
Breakfast Included, Airport Pick Up, Luggage Storage, 24 hour reception, 24 Hour Check In, Air Conditioning