Marrakech is an inexpensive and accessible city for every kind of traveller. But if you want to stretch your dough for tours, experiences and restaurants, check out these incredible inner-city hostels that won’t break the bank.
With hundreds of things to see, do and eat in Marrakech, it’s almost criminal to spend all your money on an expensive hotel. The city is already on the inexpensive side, but you can stretch your money even further if you book your nights at one of the city’s best hostels. Culture Trip’s list of the best hostels in Marrakech will help to narrow down your choices.
Shabby-chic is the name of the game at this inexpensive abode. A stone’s throw from the Medina and catty-corner to the Heritage Museum, this hostel is situated in a riad and features bunkbed accommodations, 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and shared bathrooms. A breakfast buffet is included as well.
The hostel is situated in a riad and features bunkbed accommodations | Courtesy Dream Kasbah / Hostelworld.com
Though it’s not in the centre of the city, Dream is mere steps from the Saadian Tombs as well as the Royal Palace. There’s a wide range of room types that go from shared dorms and bathrooms to doubles with en-suite privacy. The riad-style house has its own on-site restaurant, a rooftop deck and a 24-hour reception.
This funky and eclectic hostel is in the city centre, making it easy to get to major attractions and the main market. In addition to free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception desk, the hostel gives its guests a buffet breakfast, shared kitchen, on-site restaurant and evening entertainment. A rooftop deck is a nice touch for sunset sips.
The Riad Dia is located next to the Medina and Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens | Courtesy of Riad Dia / Hostelworld.com
Practically next door to major sites like the Medina and the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens, Riad Dia is ideally located for anyone looking to tour the city centre. Perks for hostel-bookers include a pool, sun-soaked terraces, cooking classes and help with booking excursions around Morocco.
The riad-style hostel is one of the tallest buildings in the Medina, offering guests panoramic views of the city | Courtesy of Equity Point / Hostelworld.com
Equity Point Hostel is quite literally in the centre of the action, as it sits in the winding alleyways just minutes from the famed Jemaa el-Fnaa square. The riad-style hostel is one of the tallest buildings in the Medina, has a spacious, square swimming pool, and offers rooms that range from dorms to doubles. Because of the building’s height and location, you’ll get some of the best rooftop sunsets of any spot in the city.
There’s no curfew at this hostel with 24-hour reception | Courtesy of Rodamon Riad / Hostelworld.com
Situated on the north end of the Medina, Rodamon is a lovely little riad with a swimming pool, private rooms and dorm options. There are also female-only dorms in case that’s a preference. There’s no curfew at this hostel with its 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a stunningly white rooftop deck.
Boho 27 is a bohemian bolthole with shabby chic decor | Courtesy of Boho 27 Hostel / Hostelworld.com
Another centrally located spot, Boho 27 lives up to its bohemian moniker with rustic digs and minimalist decor. With only four rooms, it’s a small spot that sleeps up to 26 people, but there are bike rentals, an on-site restaurant and a decent buffet breakfast with a wide range of international cuisine. There’s no pool, but the staff is eager and ready to help you plan any excursion in or outside the city.
Kasbah Red Castle Hostel has an on-site restaurant that serves a tasty buffet breakfast | Courtesy of Kasbah Red Castle / Hostelworld.com
Outside the city centre, Kasbah Red Castle sits between the Royal Palace and the Saadian Tombs – both a few minutes’ walk away. This very colourful and eclectic spot has a lovely garden, terrace and room types that range from dorms to doubles. The on-site restaurant serves up savoury Moroccan fare and an ample buffet breakfast. The Wi-Fi is free, and the staff are extraordinarily friendly.