There are 15 Association Tunisienne des Auberges et de Tourisme de Jeunes hostels in Tunisia (ATATJ, www.atatj.org) throughout the country from Tunis right down to Tozeur. Most have at least 50 beds, some 150. Prices can range from 10-34TD or 3-4TD in a dormitory and these represent a safe overnight haven with ATATJ standards across establishments and open to IYHA members. Many hostels will close for at least part of the day and so longer-term stays may become awkward and inconvenient. Often, ATATJ hostels are located in interesting or historic buildings with pleasing surroundings and typical Tunisian courtyards.
Alternatively, the more workaday maisons des jeunes are government-run initiatives using schools or similar buildings to provide youth accommodation in high season and can be found in most towns.
Further south, marhalas such as in Matmata offer cheaper accommodation than average hotels but slightly more than hostels and make for ideal backpacker overnight or short stay locations with traditional food and Tunisian hospitality.
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