About this listing
A happy, budget backpacker hostel full of international travellers looking for an authentic experience in Marrakech and Morocco.
Have you ever wanted to stay in an ancient palace and eat breakfast like the king or queen accompanied by the African sunrise and a side plate of live Berber music? You will find a truly royal bargain at Hostel Waka Waka – for the first time in Marrakech.
This time for Marrakech - Hostel Waka Waka is a young, friendly house - perfect for people with a sense of adventure. Learn about Moroccan culture and life with your host Rachid Rastaman - listen to live traditional music whilst enjoying breakfast in the African sun. Above all feel at home...but a bit different from home...
With dorms, private rooms, bright communal areas and a daily routine of music and entertainment you can’t help but meet other travellers over tea, shisha and sunshine. Spread the travel bug, and enjoy happy hospitality Moroccan Berber style.
Leave your guidebook at the bottom of your bag and experience Morocco Uncut. Chose your own adventure over tea and maybe a cheeky shisha pipe – we are from all corners of Morocco – the far flung Sahara, the mountains and Marrakech itself and are happy to provide guidance, advice, and lots of stories about the areas you may want to visit. Get off the beaten track.
As Michael Palin once said ‘somewhere a long way away, people are doing sensible things like mowing lawns and digging gardens’. However, with not a spade in sight, you will be banqueting, singing, laughing and experiencing the incredible city of Marrakech in an old palace of a hostel that breathes new life into travel.
FREE breakfast, FREE wifi, FREE tea and coffee all day, Shisha, an amazing roof terrace, great company
Set in the area of El Ksour, you will be safe and central. The hostel is about 5 minutes walking to Place D'Jeema el Fna and is in the centre of the markets, but on a small side street (derb) meaning that the immediate surroundings are calm and quiet.
Bus stops, taxis - you are near to everything, but walking is definitely the best way to experience the city
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
Good welcoming. Nice place. The host is sympatic, generous. There is a good ambiance. Very good experience especially if you like meet people. The way to go at the dorms is right (and it's not easy to find the good door on a medina).
I feel at home and the place is clean, nicely decorated and very cool. Staff is definitely a plus with such nice attitude and very accommodating. This is one of the places i really like during my travel in Morocco. Good job!
It was definitely an awesome experience. The caretaker, Husin was very helpful from Day 1, great environment, very cosy and comfy. Would definitely make my way there again.
This was my first time in a hostel and I can honestly say I am completely hooked! You feel like family with all of the other guests and I met so many amazing people. The hosts were phenomenal. Hussein and Abu really care about your comfort and are there 24 hrs to hang out or answer any questions you may have. It is definitely a good experience for travelers looking to meet people and have a social setting. Very central to everything in the medina, I would totally recommend!
this is a great dorm the peoples there are really friendly and the breakfast is awesome I will go again for sure
Friendly team, very helpful, nice atmosphere, cool place. Perfect for backpackers who like to share and meet people !
Tres bon accueil de Rachid , chambres simples et propres, bon petit-dejeuner ! une bonne petite adresse roots comme il faut !
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About the Host, Aida
Love independent travel, love independent travellers! Feel that time should be made for tea and cake every day. Twice. It is good for the soul.
It is always joyful to feel as though you are part of an extended family when travelling in new, unknown places. We certainly like to feel that way and hope you do too.