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Looking down in a Moroccan hostel | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr
Looking down in a Moroccan hostel | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr

11 Top Hostels in Morocco

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Updated: 8 December 2017

Staying in a hostel is a great way to cut the costs of a trip and meet new people, especially for those traveling alone. There are several excellent hostels around Morocco, letting you explore the nation for less and enjoy a sociable vibe. Hostels typically offer a choice of dormitory rooms and private rooms, as well as a selection of useful amenities. Book a stay at one of these great hostels in Morocco for your next adventure in the Maghreb.

Dar Rabha

Ideally situated for exploring the many attractions of Fez, Dar Rabha is just a short distance from Bou Inania Madrasa, Dar Batha Museum, the famous gate of Bab Boujloud, and other interesting sites. All guests receive a free welcome drink and Wi-Fi is available through the property. Laundry services are available and guests can relax on the roof terrace or salon. Groups of friends or families can book a three-, four-, or five-bedroom room, there are double rooms for couples, and beds are available in mixed dormitories for six or eight people. The décor is bright and colorful with traditional touches throughout and the vibe is friendly.

Dar Naima

Dar Naima in Fez is within a ten-minute walk of Kairaouine Mosque and University, Bou Inania Madrasa, and the exquisite Nejjarin Fondouk. Many other attractions are also close to hand. The hostel has an eight-bed dormitory as well as double, triple, and quadruple rooms. Breakfast is included in the nightly rates. The cozy lobby has a warming fireplace and is great for winter visits to the city. People visiting in the warmer months can relax in the sun on the roof terrace. Wi-Fi is also available. The onsite restaurant serves a delicious assortment of traditional Moroccan dishes.

The Medina Hostel

The Art Deco building of the Medina Hostel is located close to many of Tangier‘s major central attractions, including Dar-el-Makhzen and Place de la Kasbah. There are shared dormitories for four, six, and eight people, and each dorm has bunk beds. There are also rooms for two guests if you want more privacy. Guests benefit from an inclusive breakfast and free Wi-Fi, and onsite amenities include a terrace, a communal lounge with a TV and shared refrigerator, and luggage storage facilities. Trips can be booked at the hostel, helping you to maximize your time in Tangier and hit many of the city’s highlights with ease.

Atlantic Hostel

A basic and no-frills budget option in the coastal town of Essaouira, Atlantic Hostel is a great place to mingle with other travelers and stay in the heart of the old medina. The beach is around a 30-minute walk away. Mixed dormitories can sleep six, eight, or ten people. The biggest dormitory, with 16 beds, offers the cheapest prices per night. There are also rooms for two, with a choice of a double bed or two single beds. Do note that you should take your own towel, otherwise you will need to pay to rent one. One of the main draws of this accommodation is that it has an onsite bar where you can meet other guests. There’s an indoor lounge and a roof terrace too.

Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel

Essaouira Youth Hostel & Social Travel is situated in the old medina, close to the city’s souks, Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum, the harbor, and Skala de la Ville. A good choice for travelers who want the benefits of a hostel but would prefer to stay in single-sex rooms, the hostel has female dorm rooms for four and for six, and male dorms for four people. There are also mixed dorms that can sleep four and six guests. Alternatively, couples and those traveling with just one friend can check in to a double room or a room with two single beds. Hairdryers can be borrowed from the property, and other facilities and services include free Wi-Fi access, a safety deposit box, a roof terrace, a lounge with a TV, and an onsite café-cum-restaurant.

Dar Elrio

A colorful and cozy common area with a TV awaits visitors at Dar Elrio in Morocco’s stunning Blue City of Chefchaouen. Quirky curios are scattered throughout the charming building. For some sunshine and lovely views, head up onto the roof terrace. A great budget base from which to enjoy the city and the nearby Rif Mountains, room options include a female-only dormitory, double rooms, and rooms for five. Breakfast is included each morning and other meals can be ordered from the onsite restaurant (extra charges apply). The hostel also offers laundry services, trip-booking services, and luggage storage facilities.

Warda Garden Hostel

Situated just a five-minute stroll from the beach in Taghazout, Warda Garden Hostel is a splendid choice for anyone who loves to spend their days surfing, swimming, and soaking up the sun. The center of Agadir is easy to reach, at around 22 kilometers away, and there’s a top-quality golf course just five kilometres away. The property has a restaurant and breakfast is included each morning. Tea and coffee is available in the common room. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed around the property, including in the rooms, from the roof terrace, and in the comfortable shared lounge. There are mixed dormitories for four or five guests as well as double rooms.

Tamaght Surf Hostel

Tamaght Surf Hostel is another terrific choice for people who want to be close to Agadir, the beach, and some of Morocco’s hottest surfing spots. Shared dorms are available in various sizes, sleeping four, six, or eight people. Dorms are mixed. The hostel also has double rooms. Rooms are basic but clean. There’s an onsite bar/lounge and a roof terrace with great views over the surroundings. A free breakfast is included at the start of each day and the hostel has Wi-Fi.

Earth Hostel

There are many ways to keep the costs down when visiting Morocco’s old imperial city of Marrakech. Staying in a hostel, such as Earth Hostel, is one way for budget travelers to make their funds go further in the city. Earth Hostel sits just a few minutes’ walk from the lively Djemaa El Fna in the heart of the medina. It has dorm rooms for four, six, and eight guests. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi are included in the room rate. Guests will find a 24-hour reception service, a lounge, and a roof terrace.

Dream Kasbah

Just steps from the Saadian Tombs, Dream Kasbah is an attractive hostel housed within a traditional riad in the old medina of Marrakech. There are plenty of artistic touches around the building. The property has a wide selection of rooms to choose between: mixed dorms that can accommodate six, eight, ten, and 14, ten-bed dorms for just females, double rooms with a shared bathroom, and double rooms with a private bathroom. All guests can make full use of the free Wi-Fi and start the day with a filling, inclusive breakfast. Free toiletries are provided in the bathrooms, and hairdryers can be borrowed, though guests will need to take their own towels or pay to rent one. Relax on the roof terrace or in the lounge.

The Madrassa

The Madrassa is a pleasant hostel in Marrakech’s medina. It is a short walk from one of the city’s top museums: the Dar Si Said Museum. Other attractions in the close vicinity include the Bahia Palace and the main square of Djemaa El Fna. There are mixed dorms for four, six, and eight, and all guests can enjoy an included breakfast each day. Facilities and amenities include a roof terrace, a shared lounge, Wi-Fi, hairdryers, and laundry services. Towels are not provided, though they are available to rent.