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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
"… de l’Orient offers different types of accommodation, private rooms and dorm with shared bathroom. All rooms are tastefully decorated. Auberge Les Couleurs de l'Orient policies & conditions: Check-in time starts at 12 pm. Check-out time is 12 pm. Payment types accepted at this property: Credit card and cash. The property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Taxes not...
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." … "… 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 the first night and below 7 days we charge you...
"… 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... OUR TOURS: Day tour to Ouarzazete 30 euros per person 01 Day in Ourika valley & Setti Fadma cascades day tour30 euros per person 01 Day excursion...
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...
"… and there is a large deck space of 360 metres square with a flower garden and pergolas to drink and smoke a shisha. A traditional hammam as well as a Moroccan restaurant are both available. The Riad can organize for excursions to the valley of Ourika, Asni-Imlil, Essaouira., Cascades Ouzoud, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, the valley Draa and Dades, Zagora, Marzouga and visits to the city of Marrakech. Three bedrooms with one double...
"… palace and Badi Palace and Dar Si Said museum. Just up the garage and the Jemaa el Fna square Dar Nakhla guest house has seven Rooms all Rooms with bathroom, nice patio with fountain, heating and four Rooms with air condition, big terrace panoramic; easy access. Services: Heating Library Terrace Dry-cleaning service assured Baby Sitting ( - 3 years ) Night reception Animals accepted French spoken...
Amour de Riad
"Nice and quite - Good price, near the place Jemaa El Fna, nice breakfast, nice people." … "… (including a shower, wash 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 * Wifi *...
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 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...
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Derb Zenka Dika
"Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge is a great hostel, whether it be for a couple of days, or for a couple of months. It is a colorful and lively hostel in good, clean condition, and it appears that many guests return for a visit. There is no curfew, and they provide laundry service for a reasonable price. The interior decor of the hostel is very colorful and perpetuates a very social atmosphere. The Location The location is in a safe area,...
"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...
"… Medina, district which is founded by Saadiens with the 17th century. It is a family guesthouse and decorated in typical Moroccan style: we offer a wide range of room types, from double rooms to 6-bed rooms all ensuite 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...
Amour d' Auberge
"… authentic Moroccan experience. Decoration is inspired by the Moroccan lounge. The riad is made of 5 rooms from 3 to 6 single beds. All the bedding are new as we just refurbished the riad. There are 2 common bathrooms. (including showers, wash basins and toilets). The common areas will be cleaned several times a day. The patio, the dining room and the kitchen are located on the terrace . Prices include: * Breakfast * Wifi...
Riad Layla Rouge
"… courtyard, Moroccan salon-dining room, and 2 flower and fruit tree draped roof terraces. All this enhanced by your own personal soundtrack with ipod speakers in each room, and free wifi access throughout the hostel. You cannot help but find your favourite colour here – by day Layla Rouge is a vase of flowers or a box of hand decorated chocolates, or an techni-flavour ice-cream stand; by night a treasure chest of glittering jewels,...
"A haven of peace in the heart of the Medina for a wonderful relaxing stay, Riad Amlal is located in the old city of Marrakech, just off the souks and close to the Jemaa-el-Fna square. The Riad is a sanctuary for travellers, with dorms, double and single rooms. All of the rooms feature air conditioning and en-suite bathroom facilities. Kitchen facilities are available for your use. Why not relax with a cold drink on the sun-loungers and...
"… 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!" … "… Waka 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...
"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!" … "… you and the rooftops of our amazing North African city. Look beyond the snow-capped mountains. You have had a taste of Morocco at Kif-Kif - now all that is left is...
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge 2
Derb Zenka Dika
"… in one of the many communal areas; a rainbow rug draped, pumpkin adorned (yes, it is Berber decoration) courtyard lounge where breakfast is served and entertainment is spontaneous. Share the sun on the terrace with new friends and the odd inquisitive tortoise, or seek the shade in the Berber tent with a view (and satellite TV). Defying the winding staircases, our staff will bring you tea, coffee and shisha all day and all night...
"… want to know and get the most authentic of Medina in Marrakesh. The Guesthouse is a nice and relaxing Riad located in the medina of Marrakech a few minutes walking only from the main square Jemaa el Fnaa and the souks (markets). Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 00:00 . Check out from...
"… even do some fruit picking). Sit among our courtyard gardens with fellow travelers and new friends; make crazy plans for your travels - they will definitely become realities. Or, don't make crazy travel plans! Just enjoy our unique atmosphere over tea and shisha. Groups are more than welcome. We have significant experience with all kinds of groups, and it really is the perfect space in Marrakesh for a trekking group, photography...
Riad Jennah Rouge
"… the three magical fountains in the courtyard to the shisha annexe, to the secret garden on the terrace. With stunning ensuite rooms and several communal areas, you can choose privacy and sharing; chat with other travellers or find yourself a nook to read in. We welcome you to our Riad Jennah Rouge. Riad Jennah Rouge Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. This property may pre-authorize your...
Purple Camel Hostel
"… is to do in Marrakech. when our spice seller pops in or get a high quality henna tattoo from our henna artist. We also offer daily excursions with a reliable and super cheap company. We can organise walking tours for you as well. The Purple Camel can be whatever you want it to be – if you want to meet exciting new people we have them, if you want to relax in we have it! Custom made bunks mean that you sleep in style and comfort and...
Hostel Riad Bik
"… a Tour by camel, on bike, on quad or you would like to spend one day by the sea at Essaouira for the best price of Hostel Bik. We are also pleasured to give you advice for the best Marrakesh Hamman bath with a correct pricing. In the evening the guests meet on the terrace with hassan with whom you will discover the Moroccan culture, a tradition of the Hostel Bik which you will not regret. every saturday we make couscous for all...
"… in the region for the rehabilitation of natural sites and reforestation and reducing desertification. Finally we are open to other projects with similar interests; if anyone has any ideas as to what we can do we’d love to hear them! Kaktus Property Social Responsibility. We are very conscious about the social responsibility in regards to the quality of life of our staff. Both in their intellectual and personal development, we...
"From the moment you walk through the doors of Alounsse, you’ll understand why this iconic Marrakesh guesthouse sets the standard for an amazing experience, great service, and confortable accommodations. Special touches make the difference between an ordinary visit to Marrakesh and a spectacular experience – and it’s all yours at Alounsse residence.There is no better place to unpack your suitcases for an unforgettable...
6 Bis Derb El Arsa, , Marrakech Maroc
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...
"… where you can go and relax and enjoy the evening sun . the riad is situated in the medina (old city ) where you will find the hustle and bustle of the real morocco.The riad is a 10 min walk to the jmmna 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 is the place...
Auberge Abyss Douzi
"… propose also 2 double rooms in a cute little riad at 500 meters from the Auberge.All the rooms overlook into the patio where the main lounge space is.You can have breakfasts or simply to rest you on the roof-terraceThe team of the Riad Auberge Douzi is always there to welcome you,assist you and ease your stay in Marrakesh. If you want we can arrange an airport pickup the rate is 14 euros (per car from 1 to 4 people) or 25 euros...
"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." … "… of the Auberge 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...
"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 an 18 century house with a nice roof-terrace that has a panoramic view of the whole Medina and the Atlas-mountains that look like a painting.. and its five rooms that have been keeped as they originaly when being used by diferent moroccan families whom have lived here. Apart of the...
Trip & Friends
"Great find; felt like coming home every time I returned! - This hostel was recommended to me for my first couple of nights in Morocco by a friend who had stayed there previously as being friendly and welcoming, and a good place to meet other people as a solo traveler, all of which proved to be true. The rooms are fairly basic, but good value for money (I recommend sleeping up on the terrace if it's hot), and breakfast is included in the...
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...
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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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