Hotel Sidi Driss

The tripadvisor reviews are bad but it would still be cool to visit the hotel built into the set of Luke Skywalker’s home.

MATMATAT-AL-QADIMAL, TUNISIA: Let’s see: it’s in the desert, it’s literally a hole in the ground, and the accommodations are far from ideal. So why would you stay at the Hotel Sidi Driss? Because Luke Skywalker did. The hotel is operating inside the former set of Luke’s boyhood home, and while you won’t find a lot of props here, you can visit Aunt Beru’s kitchen, sit in the Lars family dining room, and have a drink at the well-stocked bar. Plus, it’s only $10 or so a night, and is within driving distance of a number of other Star Wars filming locations.

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