Equity Point Marrakech, Marrakesh

Mouassine
8.4
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Paradise in marrakech souks!

very lovely hostel. well run! clean and unique. delivers great morroccan atmosphere, especially with good weather; rooftop terrace and pool are awesome!

Lara&Mark
2014-11-30
german

Equity Point Marrakech, sometimes referred to by its old name of Riad Amazigh, is a hostel that has been made out of a traditional Moroccan riad. It's a great way to experience more of the local culture and you get to stay in the middle of the medina. Reception is open twenty-four hours.

The Location

The hostel is very difficult to find in the middle of the medina. It is not safe to walk to this hostel alone at night, especially for females. Be sure to carefully follow the directions on the Equity Point web site for getting to the hostel, and if arriving at night, bring a flashlight as the alleys are completely dark. Beware of asking locals for help -- many of them purposely mislead people trying to get to the hostel. Just be patient, and carefully follow the directions from Fnaque Berber to make your way down the alleys to the hostel. There is no transportation nearby, but Bus 19 from the airport will drop you off in Djemma el-Fna Square and you can walk from there. Don't even think about driving to the hostel!

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorm rooms range from four to eight beds, along with single and double privates. The eight bed dorm and the reception area are the only parts with A/C. There are no keys provided to the dorm -- you just walk into the rooms. Lockers are provided in the reception area for free. The front door is usually closed and locked, so just use the knocker and staff will quickly open it. The bedrooms are in traditional Moroccan style. Most are bunks, but some are single beds in the eight-bed dorm. The beds are a bit short and can be uncomfortable.

The bathrooms are clean, and most are ensuite (all except in the eight-bed dorm, which has a sink and the bathroom upstairs). Bathrooms are clean, and the shower area is a bit different but water pressure and temperature is fine. There is lots of room for clothes and for putting soap and shampoo bottles. Towels are provided.

Common Spaces

There are many common spaces throughout the hostel. The larger dorms are spacious, and have seating in the middle. There is also seating in the reception area, common area just outside the main floor courtyard, the second floor outside of the dorms (where smoking is permitted), and on the rooftop. A traditional Moroccan breakfast is made fresh and served at your table on the roof level on the inside part. It consists of coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice, bread, and typical Moroccan crepes or other items. There is no kitchen, TV room, Wi-Fi, or game room. Two computers with free internet are available near reception. Luggage is just stored openly near reception, and they will store it for you for a day if you go on an excursion through the hostel, and will even let you keep your locker.

The hostel is full of young people in their twenties and early thirties. It is very social. Some wine drinking is permitted on the roof, but do be cautious due to local sensitivities toward alcohol. The hostel also runs an excellent typical Moroccan dinner once a week which includes music.

Summary

Overall, this hostel is an excellent find in a country like Morocco. The traditional riad style is a nice way to get acquainted with the local culture. The hostel is clean and spacious, and definitely worth staying at, even if a bit pricey.

Neel Shah
2009-09-22
Canada

Perfect

The best hostel in the world! enough said.

Anders
2007-11-18
Denmark

You will never see another hostel like this

This hostel is a masterpiece. Converted from a luxury riad, and set in the heart of the Marrakech medina, this hostel marries spotless and beautiful rooms and bathrooms with incredible staff (Lluc and Nadia deserve a mention). Plus you can enjoy nights up lounging on the roof terrace overlooking the city. There are not enough good things I can say about this place. Simply put, if you're in Marrakech, you must stay here, no other hostel I've ever been to comes close.

Mikhail
2007-11-02
Australia

Description

f you find yourself lost upon arriving in Marrakech, just look at the locals with a lost face, you'll see that they will automatically point you towards Plaza Djemaa el-Fna, without a doubt, the very centre of Marrakech. Barely 300 metres away, the new Equity Point Marrakech hostel appears like a sanctuary for travellers, with 4 to 10 bed dorms, doubles and singles. No detail or decoration has been forgotten.

Its rooms have full bathrooms and exquisite furnishings, sofas, cushions, mirrors and paintings. Impressive 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, take in the amazing views from the rooftop terrace while enjoying a beer or refreshment from the bar. Rachida, our expert Moroccan cook, can prepare you amazing traditional meals.

The Equity Point group has 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.

The city of Marrakech combines perfectly the increasing modernity visible in the new city, with one of the most emblematic historic centres of the world. The new surrounding areas, tourist centres, stores and big avenues like Mohamed V are strikingly contrasted with the old walled city and the Medina, where time seems to have stopped some centuries ago. The endless labyrinth of the "Soug" market streets north of the Plaza Jemaa el-Fna and all its hustle and bustle, the narrow streets and frescoes where only lost tourists looking for their riad and the odd cat break the silence.

Let yourself be seduced by the contrasts, colours and smells of the Medina. Immerse yourself in the fascinating activities taking on the mythical Plaza Djemaa el-Fna, the only place in the world where every day of the year you can find snake charmers, dozens of stores selling fresh juice, restaurants, bars, musicians, traditional water-sellers and acrobats.

The Equity Point group welcomes you to its newest destination city, we hope to be able to share it with you soon. Rachida, Yamila, Nadia, Ahmed, Fouzia and Lluc are waiting to receive you.

-Persons under the age of 18 years are only allowed to stay in private rooms or dormitory rooms that are booked for use of one family or group of persons, and can not share dormitory rooms with other guests. People under 18 years old must travel with their parents or legal tutor.

-Todos los menores de edad no pueden acceder al albergue si no viajan acompañados de sus padres o un tutor legal. Todos los menores de edad solo pueden alojarse en habitaciones privadas o en dormitorios reservados únicamente para el uso del grupo familiar.

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: 80, Derb El Hammam Mouassine Marrakech Medina, Mouassine, Marrakesh (Marrakech), Morocco

Equity Point Marrakech is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website

Website Equity Point Marrakech Marrakesh www.equity-point.com
Phone Number: +34 93 231 20 45
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Towels

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Bar

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Food/Restaurant

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Kitchen

Laundry

Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool

TV

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: 2007

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

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