Setif: Hotel Prices and The Best Places to Visit

Sétif is located in the northeast of the country, 300 km south-east of Algiers, at an altitude of 1080 m, in the region known as the highlands, hence its nickname “Sétif El Aali”.

Its name is derived from the Berber word “Zdif” which means “black earth”, in reference to its generously fertile lands. The city is one of the largest in the country, known for its rich archaeological heritage, natural sites, the culture of its region, and the kindness of its people.

5 things to do during your stay in Setif

In the city of Setif, there are many tourist sites to discover just waiting to be visited. For example, the tomb of Scipio Africanus, the fountain of Ain El Fouara, the mausoleum of Sid El Khier, the Islamic rampart and watchtower, the Byzantine wall, the fountain of Ain Droudj as well as many mosques such as El Atik, Birguey, Ben Badis and El Bachir El Ibrahimi, which are also worth a visit.

Statue of Ain el Fouara in Setif

The city also has many gardens to discover such as the Reffaoui Garden (ex-Baral), the Chellal Garden, the Emir Abdelkader Garden, and the Zenadia forest. You can also take a trip to the small town of El Eulma, 30 km east of the center of Setif, where Souks are regularly organized, and known throughout the national territory, sellers and buyers flock there from all over to offer and/or buy all kinds of goods.

The ancient city of Djemila (Roman ruins), in Sétif

The strategic location of Sétif, between the two regions of Kabylia and Aurès, allows visitors to reach various tourist sites around the city. Visitors can easily reach the Taza National Park, famous for its caves and recognized as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, the Roman ruins of Djemila with its magnificent remains that retrace the glorious history of North Africa of yesteryear, also classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sebkhas (salt lakes) are a source of great curiosity for tourists flocking to Setif, especially those of Bazer, Sokhna, and Melloul.

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Where to stay during your stay in Sétif?

There is no shortage of hotels in the city of Setif. Depending on your budget, the number of people who will accompany you, and the length of your stay in the area, you will find more or less affordable prices. In some cases, renting an apartment or studio apartment could be cheaper, especially in the summer season.

The price of a night in a hotel in Setif usually starts from 22.36 USD/night for a room for two. Regarding the prices of studio and apartment rentals, these depend on their locations in the city. You can easily find studios for rent from 22.36 USD

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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