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 $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Marrakesh with private rooms costs on average $48.
Hostelz.com shows all 43 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.
Stork Marrakech is the best hostel in Marrakesh for families.
Rodamón Riad Marrakech and Earth Hostel are the best rated hostels in Marrakesh for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 43 hostels in Marrakesh, Morocco. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Marrakesh such as
  • 66 hotels
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  • 8 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Marrakesh.

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.
43 Total number of hostels
$19 Average dorm price
$48 Average private room price
$4 Cheapest hostel in Marrakesh
Hostel Sbai is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Marrakesh
Riad Assou is the best rated
Most Marrakesh hostels are located in
Medina, Bab Doukkala, Derb Zenka Dika
6.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Aghmat (30 Km / 19 mi.)
Lalla Takerkoust (33 Km / 20 mi.)
Ait Ourir (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Tahanaout (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Asni (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Ouirgane (51 Km / 32 mi.)
Imlil (53 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!

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