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While not the capital of Morocco, Marrakech is the most visited city in the country. Millions of tourists come all year long. There are many things to do in Marrakech so you will need to stay there for at least a few days to immerse yourself in the city, and feel the beat.
Of course while you are staying in a Marrakech hostel you have to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Jama el Fna square, both during the day to see the snake shows and the street vendors, and at night to sample the local food, including a spicy snail soup. Make sure you carefully pick the stall or restaurant you want to try since the hygiene might be dodgy in some of these perfunctory eating places.
Next door to the square is the souk with thousands of small shops where you will have to haggle to buy one of the millions of souvenirs on offer. But, even if the sellers try to push you to buy at each shop, you don’t have to buy anything, and the experience is more about the seeing and feeling the crowd around you than the buying. You could easily get lost in the souk, but that’s part of the experience as well, and you can always ask the kids wandering through for directions and they will take you back to the square for a few Dirhams, the local currency. You can also find many official and unofficial guides in the souk. Don’t hesitate to check their credentials if you want to hire one, and make sure that you agree on the price before you start your tour.
While staying in a hostel in Marrakech, there are many old temples and buildings you can visit inside the Medina, which is the main historical residential quarter of Marrakech. There are many Marrakech hostels inside the Medina where you can stay in an old medieval building, if you want to immerse yourself in the city beat 24h a day (some people love it, some feel harassed after a while). You can also book yourself in a hostel in Marrakech in a quieter part of the town, where many of the hotels are.
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Auberge Les Couleurs de l'orient
"The patio is wide open to the sky, its roof terrace facing the Koutoubia and the snow capped peaks of the Atlas. We have traditional hammam and massage room with little price. Baby foot and card available Room service 24/24 Relaxed atmosphere guaranteed. Double ensuite, single ensuite, triple ensuite, familial ensuite, mixed dorm with private boxes, linen free" … "… massage products are all natural, use of honey, water...
Heart of the Medina Hostel Marrakech
"There is more than one "house" at Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel that was converted into a hostel -- this information pertains to "House #1." The Location Take the Navette Airport Shuttle Bus to stop #8 (Jemaa El Fna). Go straight through the square and bear right into the Souks. Make your first left after Le Marrakchi Restaurant. After that left, make your first right. Ensure you print the map that will accompany your...
"Great Hostel! - Stayed a few different times. Wonderful experience. Tent on room is awesome and affordable. Best of all are the wonderful ladies in the kitchen who are so much fun to hang out with! Miss my Morocco mothers dearly." … "… walk.In case of cancellation of your booking 15 days before, we do not charge you anything (but the HostelBookers deposit, that remains not refundable), between 15 days and 7 days we charge you...
"… a large Riad in the patio at summer arranges, with rooms conditioned with bathroom and toilet, a large living room air-conditioned with satellite TV, a dining room, terrace solarium, you will admire Koutoubia with the Atlas in background, authentic Moroccan kitchen and animation on request... E-mail us if you need airport pick up (10 euros one way max 2 people and please send us your flight number for our taxi will be waiting for...
La Casa Del Sol
"… cushions, mirrors and paintings. a beautiful common areas have provided to unwind from the frenetic pace of the city whilst getting to know people from all over the world. At night you will be able to enjoy the peace and silence of the Riad's softly lit inner courtyard, or if you prefer, stay in the amazing rooftop terrace while enjoying a fresh drink or refreshment mint tea. our expert Moroccan cook, can prepare you amazing...
"… This is a small palace built for hundreds of years by the same family that appropriates today. Entirely zellige and bricks of Fez, facing a garden patio, several relaxation areas, 8 bedrooms including 4 spacious air-conditioned and spacious, and each has a bathroom, and the level of the terrace there is a restaurant at your disposal. Riad Chennaoui remains one of the riads in Marrakech that have managed to live the pure Moroccan...
Amour de Riad
"Nice and quite - Good price, near the place Jemaa El Fna, nice breakfast, nice people." … "… basin and toilet) and furniture. 2 bedrooms, the patio, the dining room and the kitchen are located on the ground floor. Another 2 bedrooms and 2 alcoves are on the first floor and 2 bedrooms on the second floor. There is a sunny terrace on the last floor. Prices include: * Breakfast * Heating and fans * Wifi *...
Riad Chez Lea
"Hostel Nari-Nari Marrakech is a gem, providing an amazing experience for travelers on a budget. The amount of personal attention is amazing, and being there feels like being a part of a big family. From start to finish, they take care of you. The hostel coordinated a taxi to get us at the airport, and then met us and walked us to the place. When we arrived, they greeted us with fresh mint tea and Moroccan cake, as well as rose petals...
"… terrace with spectacular views of the whole of Marrakech, as well as the Atlas mountains, almost unique in this respect due to the unusual height of the house. % bedrooms available, 1 Double ensuite 2 double sharing a bathroom 2 twin sharing a bathroom (1 can also be double. Please request if other double rooms are booked) One twin can also be converted to a double. Please specify this via email if the other doubles are...
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Derb Zenka Dika
"The True Moroccan Experience - Loved my stay in this gorgeous, colourful hostel. Very good location and the staff is very knowledgeable about the area. You can come here with no plans at all and Malik will make each day packed with cultural scenes, customs, and food. The breakfast is amazing and the free tea never gets old. You can make your stay as chill as you want or as crazy as ever. I will definitely visit again no matter my age. Thanks...
"Stay in one of its five spacious rooms (kobba), each furnished in a unique and authentic traditional style. All rooms have private bathrooms decorated in the best moorish tradition of Tadellakt and Zellige." … "… el fna ( the famous square) The family are very friendly and helpfull. this riad also has a restuarant where you can taste the true moroccan cuisine and it has an alcohol licence,\' so if you fancy a meal or drink here...
"the ideal place to stay in marrakech .the place to stay with your secend familly is RIAD JAKOURA .the owner will give you all information you my need about marrakech and morocco . in a very good location 5min wolk you find yourself in the new sity same to be in the souks .15min wolk to the center(jamaa el fna);the riad can accommondate between 2 and 10 guests in his 5 rooms ; 4 of them have airconditioning .and a very nice view from the roof...
"Come to rest in our accessible Riad with two steps of the place Jam?a el Fana and the universally known souks for its expansion of typically Eastern activities. The medersa Ben Youssef and the Museum of Marrakech are also in the vicinity. To return your pleasant stay to you we propose a sun bath to you on our panoramic terrace with sight on the place Jam?a el Fana, Koutoubia, to the mountain of the high Atlas." … "… known...
Amour d' Auberge
"Amour d'auberge is a hoste which is refers to a real moroccan culture, and berber style of old building . Amour d'auberge is situed just near the very well known place in marrakech jamaa el fna square 2 minutes walking ." … "Amour d'auberge is well situed 2minutes from the square jamaa el fna ." … "… wash basins and toilets). The common areas will be cleaned several times a day. The patio, the dining room and the...
Riad Layla Rouge
"… or an techni-flavour ice-cream stand; by night a treasure chest of glittering jewels, or a sparkling solar system. Use your imagination. Riad Layla Rouge wants you to get comfy in Marrakech; to feel safe and happy; imaginative and inspired – we combine a hostel spirit and atmosphere with that little bit of indulgence that you find in a luxury riad. Share your stories of travel and life. Laugh over tea and cake with other guests in...
"Riad Amlal is a place where travellers will feel like at home the staff with the great experiance is very friendly and the riad provids to the people all what they need the enjoy a wontherful experiance in Marrakech. Riad Amlal has two dorm typs available- 4 beds and 6 beds and can sleep a total of 15 people -the private room typs available are double and single - 2 ensuite double rooms -1 ensuite single room all the rooms come with aircon...
Hostel Riad Fantasia
"RIAD FANTASIA IS A HOSTEL IN THE ARAB-ANDALUSIAN STYLE RENOVATED JUST 3 YEARS AGO.7 ROOMS AND BATHROOMS,AND PATIO WITH ITS FONTAIN,POOL,MAGIQUE TERRACE AND TENT,POOL." … "… calm that provides a charming welcome into the beautiful dream that is Marrakech. The fusion of comfort and tradition at Property Riad Fantasia is created by the decor restored in the spirit of Arabic Andalouse architecture and of course a property...
"… air conditioning as well as private bathroom facilities. In addition to a nice open terrace, the perfect place to relax during the day in the sunshine or at night under the star. Besides that the Riad has a large courtyard with Wi-Fi, TV and free mint tea service, a place where the guests can meet each other and share their travel stories. Riad Amlal , 13 minutes from the main square Jamaa El Fna, It is a true haven of peace for...
Hostel Waka Waka
"Perfect place! - Charming, really nice, and helping people! In the center of marrakech!" … "… cuts out the haggling for you. For the first time in Marrakech. If you are on a shoe-string budget, but want to stay in an old palace of a hostel, come and enjoy the regally calm but highly entertaining Waka Wakas. Turn your ideas into adventures in our large communal courtyard or garden roof terrace. Learn how to cook and banquet...
"Rainbow Marrakech provides a very calm atmosphere, which is very relieving after spending the day wandering around in Marrakech. The Location Rainbow Marrakech is located around the corner from the famous Place Djemaa el Fna. This is right on the edge of the network of souks, and ideal for soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of the artisanal shops and stands for which Marrakech is famous. Most Marrakech public transit (buses) stop at the...
"Excellent - One if the best hostels I have ever stayed in! Excellent staff with great standard of living. You also get the Moroccan experience as well. All who decide to come to Marrakesh should stay here! Very safe and great environment. Going to miss Morocco!" … "… at Kif-Kif - now all that is left is to explore and adventure... Kif-Kif provides comfortable dorm accommodation for happy, positive backpackers looking to...
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge 2
Derb Zenka Dika
"… ROUGE at a moments' notice and our staff know the city of Marrakech better than any Google search! If you fancy yourself as a bit of a chef, we can offer COOKERY courses from bargaining for tomatoes in the vegetable souq, to a finished tagine to be shared (it is after all a hostel!) Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge 2 welcomes you to come and stay with us; leave your comfort zone and your facebook account at home, be happy and inspired,...
"… who owned most of the old Riads in this town which is why the town is having their family name. Kamal and Hakim are always around and welling to help with any information about the different sight seeing points of Marrakesh, and tips about things to do and to not do. The Riad provides diferent types of accomodation by its 11 rooms: 3 large 8 beds shared dorms of 25 meter square eatch room. 1 shared dorm of 6 beds 3 private double...
"… out as a the dream home you designed in your mind one day! Visit us and make that design a reality. Happy travels! Riad Dia ia a luxury backpackers hostel in the form of a gorgeously traditional riad. It has several dorm rooms from ranging from 4 person rooms to 10 person rooms, a private double and private twin room. It has the massive bonus of a swimming pool in the central courtyard. There are also 2 large roof terraces with...
"Riad Tamazouzte is an amazing guest-house in the heart of the Medina in Marrakesh, a short stroll from the Souks. Elegant traditional architecture meets modern design, featuring 6 bedrooms, several patio. All rooms are air-conditioned, free wi-fi is available and breakfast is included in the room rate. The team at Riad Tamazouzt will welcome you warmly and are at your disposition to make your stay a memorable experience" … "…...
Riad Zitoune Youth Hostel
"Riad Zitoune Youth Hostel is a riad-turned-hostel located in the Medina of Marrakech, close to Djemma el Fna. It's a decent place to stay and offers a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of the square and souks. Excellent features include the inner courtyard and roof terrace, as well as a small cafe menu that's available most of the day. The Location The hostel is located in one of thousands of alleyways that litter the Medina. It's...
Riad Massine II
"… needed. Riad Massin II ensure you an additional guarantee that your lodging in this charming residence benefits of the comfort and personalized services of a referred hotel. The Riad can accommodate up to 20 guests, and the whole house can be booked by a single group. With its inventive and delicate cuisine, this magical Riad is the ideal place to digest the delicious flavors of Morocco. All our rooms have private bathrooms...
Auberge Abyss Douzi
"… with capacity from 3 to 6 beds maximum. All dormitory are only mixed and not according to your request and are suitable for a family or a group of friends: 2 units with showers and toilet inside and for the two other rooms sharing showers and toilet, female and male, on the main patio. All showers are with warm water. Auberge Douzi propose also 2 double rooms in a cute little riad at 500 meters from the Auberge. All the rooms...
"Cheap shared solution - Take care, the position on the map on the site is not exact -- follow the indications which are ok, and avoid asking your way." … "… Ayoub is always there to welcome you, assist you and ease your stay in Marrakesh. Our dorms have Air conditioning. If you want we can arrange an airport pickup the rate is 14 euros (per car from 1 to 4 people) or 25 euros (from 5 to 8 people). Each Friday, Auberge Ayoub...
"Tours to the Sahara desert and the Atlas mountains plus an authentic Riad at the center of the Medina, you can get both at the same place.. Riad Dar iaazane is a Guest house with a nice panoramic view from it's roof-terrace, located in the center of the Medina of Marrakech, between the Souks and the monuments (The Medrassa Ben Youssef, Marrakech Meseum...) We offer accommodation in private rooms and in dormitories, breakfast, internet,...
Trip & Friends
"Homey in Marrakech - Very cool place with lots of character. Excellent location and hospitality, good breakfast, fairly clean. Only 2 bathrooms, but not really a huge problem. Beautiful terrace. Can't beat the staff, they were helpful with everything." … "Safe haven in the Marrakech Circus - Arriving in Marrakech can be overwhelming -- ladies grabbing your hands to place henna, monkeys jumping on your shoulders, smell of so many...
Hostel El Azhar
"… to receive you, to help you and to inform you to facilitate your stay in Marrakech. El Azhar Hostel put all its experience into the design of this hostel to set the standard in the city for travellers who are searching for a unique and authentic experience. Hostel El Azhar invites you to the charms of its special atmosphere where you can experience the magic night of Marrakech. Other information : The showers, with warm water,...
"The apartment consists of: * 1 large living room with TV and access to terrace, with sofa bed, * 2 bedrooms with closet * 1 bathroom with shower, * 1 terrace. Dishes, linens and towels provided. Ability to accommodate 8 persons. Additional Services (optional): Unlimited Internet access * 1 (30 euro / week) Airport pickup (20 euros). Remember to book now your apartment with pool for your summer holidays." … "… km)...
"The apartment includes: A fully equipped lounge with plasma TV, decoder and some international channels (French, English, Spanish...) A fully equipped and functional kitchen, dinner, champagne buckets etc... A room with very comfortable beds, and beautiful cupboards as well as a fully furnished terrace (table, chairs, recliner...)" … "… Airport: 1. Head northeast on R212 (2.6 km) 2. Turn left at Avenue Mohammed VI (2.6...
"The apartment includes: * 1 living room overlooking the terrace * 1 terrace with table where guests can enjoy their breakfast while overlooking the pool and gardens * 1 nice room with closet and cabinet * 1 kitchen (oven, hob, fridge) The apartment is equipped with flat screen TV with a decoder. he apartment includes: * 1 living room overlooking the terrace * 1 terrace with table where guests can enjoy their breakfast while...
Terrasse et Soleil Apartments
"… hood refrigerator washing machine microwaves tea coffee machine), together complete with crockery and household linen, * 1 large external terrace with living room and 2 deckchairs * 1 perfectly arranged living room, * 1 room d'water with shower with bathroom linen, * 1 room with access on the terrace. TV + decoder and all chains available (French and foreign chains) Services offered: * Possible access internet, * Cleaning...
Green Apartment 2
"… Euros per day). You can spend a wonderful holiday in this beautiful residence. The garden area has palm trees, bougainvillea, roses and hibiscus. The apartment includes: * 1 spacious terrace overlooking the garden, * 1 large living / dining room, * 1 fully equipped kitchen with its pantry, * 1 room with 1 double bed and private bathroom (with bath) * 1 room with 1 double bed and private bathroom (with * A third bedroom...
Riad Sidi Ayoub
"… convenience. On request clients can book a massage session Standard room: Rooms and suites are named after Moroccan dynasty periods. All rooms have a private bathroom; all vary in colours and size.Suite: The Suite Royale includes one double Baldaquin bed measuring 2 meters, a sitting area with a fireplace and a private bathroom with a bathtub constructed with tadelakt. There is also a private heating and air conditioning...
Apartment Marrakech Rouge
"… sells breakfast and great coffee. You will be in the new town with all its modern facilities and shops, but within a short walking distance of the medina with all its famous sites such as Place D'Jeema el Fna, Palais Bahia and Medersa Ben Youssef. You are also really near the amazing Jardins Majorelle. If you are looking for a private space that feels like home in the heart of this incredible city, then you will be more than happy...
"… It features a garden, a restaurant and an outdoor pool with terrace and sun loungers. Offering free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV, air-conditioned apartments feature a balcony overlooking the garden and a bathroom with shower. The kitchens are equipped with an electric kettle, a microwave and a refrigerator. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be...
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Marrakech Travel Tips & Suggestions
People there are going to try and get as much money out of you as possible. Their economy revolves around tourism and really, generally speaking, them "ripping you off" is them trying to charge you 3 bucks for something you could get for one. Most of us can afford the extra couple bucks, but for them it makes a big difference. Don't assume that the people there are all being falsely friendly -- sure, part of it's an act to get you to buy things, but sometimes if you can get past that you'll find they are genuinely kind people. Our hostel owners and people that worked at many of the restaurants and shops we went to were some of the nicest I've ever met. If you're a girl expect a lot of attention from the men there, but generally it's all pretty harmless cat calls and the like. However don't feel like you have to tolerate any abusive behavior from them. All in all it's one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to, with some of the nicest people you'll meet -- if you give them the chance.
I went there in 2001. It was amazing. I'm going back as soon as I can. What more can I say? Three hours flight from the U.K. and you are in a completely different world. Listen for the Friday prayers very early in the morning in the medina -- magical! Ok, you may have some disappointing moments -- but the good experiences far outweigh the bad ones. Do go.
Not meaning to dampen the moods of people who are willing to visit Marrakesh, but I would just like to say that it is no bed of roses in there. Taxi drivers, salespeople, restaurants, and even hotels attempt to overcharge you boldly in any way you can possibly imagine. You can never believe anything they say because they are constantly trying to take money off you with their oh-so-fake friendliness. I suppose you can't really expect much from such a poor place, but I was disappointed. People had told me it was wonderful and I was so full of expectations. So, my advice is to go, but keep your expectations low and take things as they come along.
I visited Marrakech and it was a great place to visit. Well recommended. Try the tajin -- it's lovely, and prepare to haggle! All I can say is that Marrakech is worth a look.
I visited Marrakech many times and everytime I go there it's a different experience. I found it to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Marrakesh was so cool -- all the people were so welcoming and their towns were beautiful. I would say to anyone to visit Marrakesh because it's great.
I was in Morocco in September 2006 and I can say it's one of my favourite places on the Earth. I have visited Marrakech and liked it soooooooo much. I am going to visit it again very soon. People are friendly, everything's just perfect.
Marrakesh is one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Djami el Fenaa, the main tourist square, is quite a spectacle at night with performers and traditional stalls everywhere. Marrakesh is a fantastic place to get Oriental furniture -- their stuff is good quality and if you haggle well you can get good offers. Their pottery and leather is particularly beautiful.
Going to Marrakech is like changing dimensions, in the evening look for a tallish hotel overlooking the marketplace, entry to the roof is a dollar or two and to sip a beverage, watch the sunset and the smoke and smells of the evening meal is magical. Once you try the market by your lonesome you will hire a guide the next day! They know the maze, cost a little and protect you from the leeching street merchants who will hang a trinket from your shirt pocket and say you bought it. Hire the guide. I used a pair of headphones from the airplane to get privacy and while the average Moroccan is versed in 5 languages, they don't know "sprechen sie deutch?"... the general motto in shopping is: "if you look at it you bought it" or owe them something so you learn to look sideways or ahead but don't wear dark glasses, cause then they will assume you ARE looking :-) I should of bought a dasheeke day 1, to blend in more. My friends and I had a great time visiting the architectural sites, eating the tahjean, the experience was life changing for me... travel takes practice. Happy Trails, Mark Lawson2k@sbcglobal.net
— Mark Lawson
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