Algeria Hotels and Accommodation
(Algeria, DZ, North Africa)
Visitors to Algeria will find a variety of accommodation and lodging on offer, including hotels, guest houses, self catering accommodation and camp sites. Prices vary, according to the facilities on offer and the location. As a rule, Algeria hotels tend to offer fairly good value for money. For those on a tight budget, there are usually plenty of options.
Most hotels in Algeria can be found in the capital city, Algiers
, and other main cities, such as Oran
. Visitors who plan to travel around Algeria, for example into the desert region of the country, should not experience too many problems finding accommodation. However, choice can be rather limited in smaller towns or those which are off the tourist track.
Algiers in particular, is becoming a popular destination for business delegations and conferences and at these times, finding rooms can be more difficult.
Where to Stay
There is no shortage of hotels in Algiers. These range from the five-star accommodation offered by the likes of the Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden, to quite basic rooms with very few frills. Visitors can also choose between modern buildings, like the distinctive box-like Hotel Aurassi, or those which harp back to Algiers' colonial past.
There are plenty of mid-range hotels and similar accommodation options in this part of Algeria, many of which can be found in the lower part of Algiers city, close to the sea. The facilities that are on offer can vary widely. Some rooms come with air conditioning, whilst other hotels boast their own restaurant. If you can find one with both, then it's a real boon after a long day of sightseeing.
Backpackers in Algiers are well served by several budget hotels. Indeed, there are quite a few located around the Place Port Said area. Amidst the hustle and bustle of its shops and cafes, they can be lively places. Expect basic facilities, including communal showers.
Outside of Algeria's capital city, most towns can offer at least one hotel. Facilities vary widely, as do the prices of rooms. In many cases, breakfast is included, although it is worth checking that this is the case. Youth hostel accommodation can be found in over 60 towns throughout Algeria and is perfect if cheap lodging is the order of the day. Whilst being very basic, they do offer the advantage of a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
For those who are travelling around the country and prefer the freedom of the great outdoors, most towns in Algeria can offer at least a camp site or two. They are excellent places to meet up with fellow travellers and are good value if a little basic as far as facilities are concerned.