Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge has the loveliest dorms in the medina of Marrakech. A palace with rainbow walls, hand carved ceilings and comfortable, cosy and happy surroundings - you will have a truly Morocco experience staying here. Our staff know more than (website hidden), our Moroccan tea flows like a waterfall all day every day. Marrakech Rouge is full of colourful dorms from 4-10 people and we even give you the option of staying in one of our Berber tents on the terrace which in the summer period is amazing.
There is a guest kitchen for use at any time of the day, or perhaps you would like to undertake a cooking class on the rooftop terrace. It is nice to feel at home when you stay in a hostel, so expect a cosy, happy and social environment where it is easy to make friends.
We are based in the Riad Zitoun Jdid area of the Marrakech medina which is in the centre of the medina - just next to Place D'Jeema el Fna in the middle of all the action.
There is a public car park which costs about 20MAD per day about 2 minutes from the hostel opposite Palais Bahia, and the No. 19 airport shuttle is about 7 minutes by the Koutoubia Mosque.
We recently won a Hostelworld HOSCAR Award for 8th Best Overall Hostel in the World which we were obviously really happy about. Come and try it out!
FREE breakfast, FREE wifi, henna decoration, FREE tea and coffee all day, Berber tents and rooftop terraces
Great location about 5 minutes walk from the main square but tucked away in a side street (derb) so it stays quiet. About 2 minutes from the beautiful Palais Bahia and The Mellah (Jewish quarter)
Walking is the best way to see the city, but bus stops and taxis are all within 5 minutes walking
Dear Guest, so these are our house rules. We are a lovely, friendly home for travellers in the heart of the medina of Marrakech. Anyone looking for a calm but social atmosphere - a colourful chill out zone, a comfortable base in the middle of the souqs will enjoy their stay with us. We just ask you to be respectful and openminded about your visit. No preconceptions, no prejudgement in a world full of judgement. Enjoy broadening your comfort zone and have a great stay in Morocco!
Happy travels! Marrakech Rouge Hostels
Going to Marrakech was one or the best experiences of my life, and it part of what made it so good was staying at this hostel. Awesome views from the rooftop patio, breakfast in the morning and endless amounts of tea were all great touches. The blankets were warm, the showers were hot and the WiFi was fast. The excursion to the Sahara that I signed up for when booking the hostel was absolutely amazing. Make sure you do an excursion while you're there. The only challenge was finding the hostel. So ensure that you make arrangements with the hostel to pick you up at the cafe, as you must venture into the Medina alone otherwise. Though nobody ended up coming to pick me up, I was able to find it using my phone's offline GPS.
It was my first time traveling alone and i decided to go to a completely new country. The common area was great to meet new people and i can say the only time I was alone was the flight to Marrakesh. The host are very welcoming and answer any questions you have. They provide you with free tea and coffee which is great for the cold nights in January.
One of the coolest hostels I've ever stayed in. It's a bit difficult to find (as is everything in Marrakech), but once you get there, everything is awesome. The staff is welcoming and more than hospitable. The hostel is a beautiful three story building with rooms on every floor and on the roof. Views from the roof are like something from out of a movie. Breakfast is included in the morning and tea and hookah are available at anytime.
Franchement très agréablement surpris. Ce fut un séjour Magnifique et assez magique. Vous n'oublierez jamais votre passage par les Riad d'Aida. Ali le manageur et toute son équipe se plient en 4 pour vous aider à passer le meilleur séjour. Demandez ce que vous voulez vous l'aurez. De la simple tasse de thé à un déplacement extérieur de 3 jours dans le Désert. Par manque de temps j'ai juste fait une excursion aux Cascades d'Ouzoud, c'était organisé de façon très professionnelles. Ils n'ont rien a envier aux Hôtels de Marrakech. Et je ne parle pas du Riad ou sont réunis toutes les possibilités de dormir dans ce labyrinthe de chambre, de couchettes et de salons tout en couleur. Des mains artistes sont passée par la. Je reviendrais c'est promis, juré.
My friend and I went in Morocco in January. We booked one night in this place and we didn't regret it. It is perfect place for backpackers. First we got place in a room for 5 i think... When we came back from the city there was a little misunderstanding about beds, but we settle everything very fast. But in few minutes came Layla and said that there is separate room free and asked if we want to go there. Of course we took it ( i think we got that because we booked a room from Airbnb, it costs a little bit more booking from here, so we were very happy that we got that room). We had a big bed and separate shower with hot water.
We were traveling around Morocco and Marrakech was the first place for us, so we hoped to meet some people who could give us some advices. We were very happy that we booked this place for first night - we got what we hoped to get. It's good place to meet other backpackers, get some advices and have a good time. It was even sad to leave.
I red that there was a problem with staff, but we didn't have that problem. There was 3 hosts(i think..) and you can easily find them. So, I am recommending this place for backpackers and students or people who are searching for fun place to stay in Marrakech.
Thanks for everything,
Service was never prompt; they are totally understaffed. It took over an hour just to check me into my room. I was put in a room that was clearly only big enough for six beds, but they had shoved a children's bed up by the lockers as a seventh, which was where I was placed. The bed isn't really big enough for an adult, and because there was not enough space in the room for it, people literally had to step over me to get to their lockers. I was constantly kicked in the head all night long because of this.
They have staff that comes every morning to make the beds and tidy up, which is nice. But every time the woman came in she would move my stuff around and things would get misplaced. Then one morning I went to the shower for about 5 minutes (the water was freezing). In that time the woman came and made my bed, but the sweater I had left on it was completely gone. I never found it, even after asking the staff.
I also had to shorten my trip unexpectedly due to family trouble and asked the staff if I could get a refund for the nights I had to cancel. I would have understood if they simply said that it was against their policy. But instead I got a two day runaround where no matter who I talked to they told me I had to speak to someone else, and when I finally found that person (they were conveniently never around), they told me I had to speak to someone else (who was also conveniently never around), and so on.
I do not recommend this place. Also, their prices are so much more expensive over Airbnb than if you just book at the hostel or through their website. Like 50% more. If you insist on staying here, don't book through Airbnb!
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