Matmata or Metmata is a small Berber speaking town in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures.

The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways.

Lars homestead in Star Wars



The hotel Sidi Driss served as the home of Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars movies. Episodes II, III and IV.

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Sidi Driss

Hotel Sidi Driss

Matmata 6070 


The hotel has the originality of being one of the typical buildings of Matmata troglodyte. Served as decoration in the film recreating Star Wars Luke Skywalker's house. Simple and inexpensive.


Hotel Marhala

Matmata 6070 


Authentic troglodyte house enabled as hotel. An experience to know how to live the locals. Rated number 1 in reference to the hotels in the same style. Simple and inexpensive.


Diar el Berber 4*

Hotel Diar el Berber

Matmata 6070


Hotel made in the style of cave-houses. The only option in Matmata in this category.





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