Stay in Luke Skywalkers home from just £6.00 per night including breakfast (Hôtel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia)
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Stay in Luke Skywalkers home from just £6.00 per night including breakfast (Hôtel Sidi Driss, Matmata, Tunisia)

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Found 30th Jul 2013
Remember the last time you were watching 'Star Wars: A New Hope' and thought to yourself, "Maaaan, it'd be ace if I could roll into that car park in a LANDSPEEDER!" Well, sorry, but that will never happen, but what will happen is staying in Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home, the Hôtel Sidi Driss.

The Sidi Driss hotel in Matamata is built out of 5 pit dwellings, an earthy silent tomb, it’s a tourists landmark and only costs only 15 dinars a night (£6).

The underground labyrinth of vaults and passageways was used as Luke Skywalker’s home for the first Stars Wars film and attracts a flurry of visitors. These “troglodytes” underground homes are traditional cave dwellings built 20 feet underground to protect you from the overpowering heat.

Niches carved into the walls serve as storage, and stone mill fitting are used for preparing couscous in an otherwise bare but clean dwelling.

The hotel doesn't have a website, you need to book direct by telephoning (05) 230005 or through the Tunisian Tourist Office (I've made that the deal link)

You can get return flights to Tunisia (Matmata has an airport too) from just £99, depending when you go

6070 Matmata Ancienne, Tunisia
Tel: (05) 230005
Capacity for 145 guests in 20 rooms. Restaurant and bar. From £6/night per person including breakfast.
Unless traveling off-season (November through March), reservations are recommended

GETTING THERE

Regular daytime service by louage (share taxi) or bus (8 daily) from Gabes (40 km). Specify Matmata Ancienne as some services terminate in Matmata Nouvelle 15 km distant. Daily service to Tunis (450 km) via Sfax and Sousse.

ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

The small museum just behind the Sidi Driss Hotel keeps erratic hours but is worth a look. A trip to the scenic stone village of Tamezret (12 km) makes an interesting daytrip, as does an excursion to the tiny troglodyte village of Haddej (3 km) known for its underground olive press. Two buses a day ply the Tamezret route. The small Syndicat d'initiative near the bus stop/market in Matmata can help arrange transport to Haddej.

MONEY

No banks or ATMs in Matmata Ancienne. The nearest bank is in Matmata Nouvelle (15km)
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Edited by: "andywedge" 30th Jul 2013
Edited by: "andywedge" 30th Jul 2013
I love Andywedge.
Good to see it's still there.

Other locations are disappearing!

Mos Espa

I bet I know a place where you two can get a cheap room!

musicals

I love Andywedge.

Voted cold, this is in Tunisia not Tatooine.
Please be aware many unfortunate tragedies have occurred here:
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Seriously though, good spot Andy!
Edited by: "shimzz" 30th Jul 2013
"Capacity for 145 guests in 20 rooms"

mmmmmmm, cosy!
as long as those Imperial Stormtroopers do not turn up looking for some droids, it should be a decent stay
Edited by: "wasmith76" 30th Jul 2013
Looks like a hole to me
As long as I can go over to Toshi station to pick up some power converters
Vote for the Coolest deal of the year, double heat!!!
This is quite possibly the best deal I have ever seen (regardless of price) !
I think this is the most awesome deal in the history of HUKD!
The force is strong in this post. Thanks.
Will he let me play with his lightsaber?
"As long as I can go over to Toshi station to pick up some power converters" lol
Is this near the Mos Eisley Cantina? The Cantina band never gets old.
Tatooine looks Awesome. Unfortunately this sums up Tunisia . A Hole
...now too convince the other half this is somehow a educational visit!
As cool as it looks, the trip advisor reviews are awful. Such a shame.
littleterror

As cool as it looks, the trip advisor reviews are awful. Such a shame.



Very bad indeed,

Shame really, would have thought the hotel could do a great business there
Weird this shows up currently doing a Star Wars marathon in episode order on blu-ray at 20 years of age. Never watched them properly to of understood the story line. Such a great watch
Any similar deals on the lamppost from Singin In The Rain ?
Very thorough job with all the info Andy. Are you trying to replace SunshineStacey as our resident holiday expert. If so, get some cheap flight info from various airports added pronto. X) Seriously good find.
Well I've been, I can tell you it's a load of old crap. First off (when we went) when we arrived there was (no word of a lie) 2, that's 2, smouldering bodies outside our apartment. Further investigation also revealed several smouldering piles of what looked like midgets! God knows what was going on there? We were then taken on a day trip to some palace, which was just weird. Must have been a fancy dress party the night we went, the music was similarly dreadful. We then took a ride to have a look at the vast expanse of dunes but by which time I was so annoyed I smacked the Rep, Bob clean in the chops and he fell off and rolled down a dune into a pit, which gave us a laugh!
I'll never go there again, you couldn't make it up!
Edited by: "steveex" 30th Jul 2013
Original Star Wars set in Tunisia.

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steveex

Well I've been, I can tell you it's a load of old crap. First off (when … Well I've been, I can tell you it's a load of old crap. First off (when we went) when we arrived there was (no word of a lie) 2, that's 2, smouldering bodies outside our apartment. Further investigation also revealed several smouldering piles of what looked like midgets! God knows what was going on there? We were then taken on a day trip to some palace, which was just weird. Must have been a fancy dress party the night we went, the music was similarly dreadful. We then took a ride to have a look at the vast expanse of dunes but by which time I was so annoyed I smacked the Rep, Bob clean in the chops and he fell off and rolled down a dune into a pit, which gave us a laugh!I'll never go there again, you couldn't make it up!


You REALLY need to post that on TripAdvisor. Superb.
louiearch9309

Weird this shows up currently doing a Star Wars marathon in episode order … Weird this shows up currently doing a Star Wars marathon in episode order on blu-ray at 20 years of age. Never watched them properly to of understood the story line. Such a great watch



The best order I think would be:
4. New Hope
5, Empire Strikes Back
1. Phantom Menace [optional]
2. Attack of the Clones
3. Revenge of the Sith
6. Return of the Jedi

This way you still get the surprise at the end of one of the movies (if you've been living on another planet)

As for this deal, cruise ships no longer stop at Tunisia I believe. I think it looks a bit like when Luke when back home to check up on his uncle

If I had 'money', it'd be an interesting investment to buy the place and do it justice.

tanked

The best order I think would be:4. New Hope5, Empire Strikes Back1. … The best order I think would be:4. New Hope5, Empire Strikes Back1. Phantom Menace [optional]2. Attack of the Clones3. Revenge of the Sith6. Return of the JediThis way you still get the surprise at the end of one of the movies (if you've been living on another planet)




The best order Is:
4. New Hope
5, Empire Strikes
6. Return of the Jedi
4. New Hope
5, Empire Strikes
6. Return of the Jedi
Edited by: "Relievo" 30th Jul 2013
It's full of nerf herders.
I'm half way through booking, but I'm not sure about the optional "T-16 skyhoppers experience" apparently you get to bulls-eye your very own womp rat for 50 Truguts all in - does that sound like good value?
Groaver

Good to see it's still there.Other locations are disappearing!Mos Espa


That link should have a 'spoiler alert!' for people who haven't seen Stars Wars and are going to watch it
Kafeen

Will he let me play with his lightsaber?



Book a room for two, sister not included.
I have been there and enjoyed myself. Unfortunately though Tunisia is a hole!
La_Pluie

I have been there and enjoyed myself. Unfortunately though Tunisia is a … I have been there and enjoyed myself. Unfortunately though Tunisia is a hole!



I went to, but found the staff awful. They wouldn't let me leave. Even after all my friends moved on - they just kept saying 'after the next harvest'.
Rather go to the Travel Lodge 15 minutes away from home.
Sorry, cant find my glasees,..

Is ths £6 for a night in Tulisa (?)
musicals

I love Andywedge.



you wanna hold his light saber?
Hope it's not the same place as this, otherwise people might be staying longer than they expected oO
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