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A happy, budget backpacker hostel full of international travellers looking for an authentic experience in Marrakech and Morocco.

The Space
Bathrooms: 3
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: $13 / night after the first guest
Weekly discount: 12%
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

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.

Guest Access

FREE breakfast, FREE wifi, FREE tea and coffee all day, Shisha, an amazing roof terrace, great company

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

Bus stops, taxis - you are near to everything, but walking is definitely the best way to experience the city

House Rules

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

1 night minimum stay

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Marrakesh, Morocco · Member since January 2012

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.

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Response time: within a day

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