Visitors to Morocco
’s Red City of Marrakech can enjoy a great night’s sleep regardless of their budget. Read on to discover some of the cheapest places to stay around the historic city.
Marrakech offers something for all, from fascinating museums and quaint horse-drawn carriage rides, to bustling souks brimming with colourful wares and historical sites aplenty. Youthful visitors can check out the exciting bars and clubs, while those seeking some tranquility can unwind in the lush parks and gardens.
Hotel Aday is situated in Marrakech’s lively medina, just 250 metres from the glorious Koutoubia Mosque. The hotel is in a traditional building with typical Moroccan décor. Guest rooms are spread around a central inner patio. Basic but clean, some rooms have an en suite bathroom. The cheapest rooms, however, are those that have a shared bathroom. Rooms are available for two, three, four, or five guests. Staff members can help with booking trips and Wi-Fi is available. Prices start from 140 MAD per night.
Hotel Riad Rahba
Located in the medina, Hotel Riad Rahba is just a short walk from the energetic Djemma el Fna, the main square in Marrakech. Step outside the front doors and immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the souks. A traditional Moroccan breakfast is included in the nightly rate, and the onsite restaurant can prepare local dishes to order. Unwind on the spacious roof terrace or relax in the communal lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Prices start from 152 MAD per night.
Hotel Central Palace
Hotel Central Palace is located a short stroll from the historic Bahia Palace. Within the walls of the medina, the hotel has basic, budget-friendly rooms for two, three, or four guests. Rooms for two are available with either two twin beds or one double bed. The nightly room rate starts from 202 MAD. Featuring a 24-hour reception, services offered by the hotel include trip booking, car rentals, and free Wi-Fi. The small interior courtyard has a traditional fountain and plenty of lush foliage.
The bright and airy rooms at Hotel Atlas have a minimalist style with bold pops of colour and traditional Moroccan carpets to add contrast. Traditional Moroccan tile work adorns the walls around the central courtyard. The hotel is housed within a traditional Moroccan building, known as a dar. Double, triple, and quadruple rooms are available, some with private bathrooms and some that share communal bathrooms. A family room for five is also available. Breakfast is available for an additional fee. Room prices start from 213 MAD per night.
Hotel Zaitoune offers simple, no-frills accommodation in Marrakech’s medina. Many of the city’s major attractions can be reached by foot. Traditional Moroccan décor is found in parts of the hotel, and visitors can relax on the roof terrace. The cheapest guest rooms have shared bathrooms. Rooms for two are available, and solo travellers to Marrakech can benefit from the low prices for single rooms. Alternatively, the hotel also has beds in shared dormitories. Double rooms start from 213 MAD per night, while a single room costs around 112 MAD.
Within easy reach of Bahia Palace and Djemma el Fna, Hotel Ichbilia also provides terrific views of the iconic Koutoubia Mosque from its roof terrace. The decadent communal area boasts striking burgundy seats and visitors can enjoy an al fresco breakfast (additional fees apply) on the terrace. There is a small fountain in the inner courtyard. All rooms have a TV, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning. It’s a popular option with budget travellers in Marrakech. Guests can choose between rooms with shared bathrooms or those with en suite facilities. The property offers rooms for one, two, three, or four guests. Double rooms start from 202 MAD for a night’s stay. Single rooms start from 135 MAD per night.
Dar Rosa is conveniently located for the main bus station in Marrakech, close to Bab Doukkalla Gate. Friendly staff members extend a warm welcome and help visitors to make the most of their time in the Red City. All rooms have access to the main balcony. Laundry facilities are available, making it a great choice for long-term travellers and backpackers. Guests can also make use of the shared kitchen. Alternatively, there is an onsite restaurant that serves traditional Moroccan cuisine, and a tasty breakfast is included in the price. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the property. All rooms have a private bathroom, and guests can opt for two single beds or one double bed. Nightly prices start from 180 MAD.
Particularly popular with couples visiting Marrakech, Hotel Cecil has rooms for two, three, or four people. Some rooms are en suite, while the most budget-friendly rooms have shared bathrooms. All rooms have a TV and air-conditioning. Hotel facilities include a tour desk, laundry and ironing services, free Wi-Fi, a shared kitchen, and a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy Moroccan breads, jams, orange juice, and tea at breakfast time. Breakfast is included. Located in the medina, many attractions are within walking distance. Nightly room rates start from 207 MAD.
Featuring a restaurant, BBQ area, sun terrace, gift shop, communal lounge, small pool, and free Wi-Fi, Dar Samara has all the amenities a traveller might need for a pleasant stay in Marrakech. Dark wood furnishings and traditional Moroccan designs add to the ambience. Breakfast is included each morning. The property can be found in the medina. All rooms have a private bathroom, and accommodation is available for two or three guests. Room prices start from 214 MAD.
Located in the old medina, Dar Aicha is a ten-minute walk from the energetic Djemma el Fna and a short drive from the lush Majorelle Gardens. An architectural beauty, visitors can admire traditional Moroccan tile work and plaster work in the hotel, complimented by traditional Moroccan furnishings. Some rooms are en suite while others have shared bathrooms. Rooms are available for between two and five people. Breakfast is included and guests can mingle in the lounge or on the patio and terrace. Trips can be booked to places like Ouarzazate and Essaouira. Prices start from 225 MAD per night.
There are plenty of other economical accommodation options in Marrakech for budget travellers too, including hostels, homestays, and guest houses.