42 Hostels in Marrakesh, Morocco

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Get to know Marrakesh (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Marrakesh. To help you make friends with Marrakesh before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Marrakesh is also named and spelled Marrakech - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

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.

FAQ about Marrakesh Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Marrakesh. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Marrakesh. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Marrakesh costs on average $16 for a dorm. A hostel in Marrakesh with private rooms costs on average $52.
Hostelz.com shows all 42 Hostels in Marrakesh. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Riad Layla Rouge is the best hostel in Marrakesh for couples.
Belko Nomads Hostel is the best hostel in Marrakesh for families.
Earth Hostel and Rodamón Riad Marrakech are the best rated hostels in Marrakesh for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 42 hostels in Marrakesh, Morocco. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Marrakesh such as
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Riad Assou is the best rated hostel for partying in Marrakesh.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Marrakesh

Your Packing List for Marrakesh

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Marrakesh and Morocco.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Marrakesh Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Marrakesh, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
42 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$52 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Marrakesh
Kasbah Red Castle Hostel is the cheapest
4 Party hostels in Marrakesh
Riad Assou is the best rated
Most Marrakesh hostels are located in
Medina, Bab Doukkala, Sidi Mimoun
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Ait Ourir (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Asni (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Ouirgane (51 Km / 32 mi.)
High Atlas Mountains (52 Km / 33 mi.)

Travel Tips for Marrakesh - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Marrakesh. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Marrakesh. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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.

Anonymous

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.

Tina

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.

giles

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

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