Auberge ITRANE

Your Berber getaway

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L' hou

In the year 2000, L´Hou Ait-Haddou and his family –bereber nomads for generations – decided to settle and launch the ITRANE Hostel as a new way of life and a tool to introduce foreigners to native traditions and their culture, which takes place through hospitality, folklore, gastronomy and the astonishing natural surroundings.

The laid-back, comfortable and friendly atmosphere, combined with the kind attention that the owners give, makes the accommodation uniquely pleasant. The facilities are strategically located at a peaceful distance from the conventional routes while being easily accessible for any kind of vehicles. Ideally conceived for those who are looking for the essence of Morocco while enjoying a safe and comfortable stay.

In addition to be an obliging and helpful host, L´Hou is a renowned guide of the area, capable of uncovering to his guests the most astonishing sides of Morocco, from the wild dessert to the magical landscapes, as well as the amazing world of the fossils and minerals, which are very abundant in the area. L´Hou serves as an expert guide for many archeological and geological expeditions from all around the world

In summary, while your time with us, you will have a boundless experience of mind opening experiences in unforgettable surroundings.



The facilities feature:

  • 4 rooms – (1 to 4 people) with full equipped WC.
  • 4 rooms built in native stone – (3 to 6 people) privated WC.
  • Bereber jaima – (flexible capacity) shared WC.
  • Private parking for all types of vehicles.
  • Videosurveillance throughout the facilities.

    Enjoy the renowned bereber aromas and flavors, as always, served with care and tradition, which essence are the products raised and grown naturally in the area naturally, where even the bread is made by us.
    The restaurant is open to every visitant, not necessarily being guest in the hostel , so you can enjoy it just “en passant”. ( Previous booking )


    There are a wide variety of possibilities and we can guide you in order to get the best of your time.

  • Let yourself go into the magic the dunes while you watch the unique colours of sunset in the desert.
  • Impress yourself with the unique colours, light and shadows of the marvelous landscapes in which you will feel connected to a wild and beautiful nature, where peace and adventure meet in its identity.
  • Enjoy riding a dromedaire through the Erg Chebbi dunes, where you can spend the night in jaimas (bereber traditional camps), visit the Rissani traditional market, travel through the oasis in a confortable 4x4, discover the fosils, visit the mystical kashbas, cinematographic locations, etc...
  • Would you like to spend a delightful evening with traditional bereber or Gnaua music?

    Do you have doubts about where to go or what to do? Tell us which is your ilusion, what are your wishes, how long are you gonna stay and we will do the rest.


    We have a great variety of handmade products:

  • foulards and dresses made with the traditional fabric, carpets made by the family,
  • jewelry, clay and wooden objects, fosils,
  • medicinal plants, antiquities...

    We were the first in growing experimentally in Morocco this medicinal plant, which properties were known since the Pharaonical Egipt.

    Actually we are able to offer it in a variety of ways to whoever wants to benefit from its multiple properties.

    To learn more about the properties of the plant Click Here.


    We offer transportation to the hostel and back from any airport and train or bus station in Morocco. It will be an additional cost.

    Further information, contatc us.




    It includes: breakfast and dinner (price per person and night).
    The price may vary according to season.

    Price: 25 €.

    Stone houses

    It includes: breakfast and dinner (price per person and night).

    Price: 25 €.


    It includes: breakfast and dinner (price per person and night).

    Price: 15 €.



    Berber traditional menu.

    Price: 10 €/pers.


    Excursions in 4x4 with driver, all day for 1-6 people (food not included).

    Price: 80 €.

    Night in the dunes: Excursion camel at sunset. Dinner, jaima and breakfast

    Price: 30 €/pers.

    A la carte activities

    Price: Consult


    Transfers from stations and airports to the hostel and vice versa.

    Price: Consult




           L´hou Ait Haddou (Carriere des fossiles) Merzane


      GPS (WGS84)  N 31º 21´ 37.2´´  -  W 004º 07´ 21.38´´

      Phone Morocco: 00212 607 089 679 - 00212 668 159 996

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