Best Hostels in Casablanca

3 Best Hostels in Casablanca – Pastel Colors and Imposing Mosques

If you’re looking for the best hostels in Casablanca, this guide has you covered. 

I spent a month in Casablanca visiting family and friends, and I really enjoyed my time there.

However, this is not a city that oozes that ‘traditional Moroccan flair’ that you might be pursuing as a traveler.

Casablanca has nooks and crannies where you will encounter busy bazaars, stunning architecture, and the ‘Moroccan atmosphere’ of the movies. But overall, the city is more modern and industry-focused.

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Your Shortcut:

  1. LHostel à Casablanca - best for Backpackers
  2. Medina Hostel - best for Solo Travelers
  3. Hôtel Astrid - best for Budget-conscious travelers

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

I personally love it, but if the goal of your trip is sightseeing, you won’t need more than two days there to see the Hassan II mosque, the Medina souks, the Habous quarter, and the Hammam Hassan II. 

But this is a big city, so picking the best Casablanca hostel for your trip is a must. The hostels in Casablanca in this guide are great for all travelers, whether you’re a history-lover, a fan of culture, or traveling with your family and friends.

Here are our top picks for safe and budget-friendly accommodations in Casablanca, Morocco.

If you’re planning on traveling throughout Morocco, we also have a guide on the best hostels in Marrakesh.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Casablanca

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Casablanca cost $15 – $25 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $44 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Souk tip: You must put your bargaining hat on if you don’t want people to take advantage of you. If you look like a foreigner and you don’t speak Arabic, you will immediately be given an inflated price of up to 50%. Bargaining is part of the culture, so get good at it! 

Places are closed on Fridays and holidays: Morocco is a Muslim country, and religion is part of day-to-day life. This means that a lot of shops and attractions close on Fridays at noon as this is one of the most important times for prayer of the week. 

Some shops also close for a bit during prayer times throughout the day, regardless of the day. 

If you’re visiting during Ramadan (the Ramadan calendar changes every year), it might also be hard to find meals during the day.

Transportation: Most travelers and locals use the Casa tramway. You can also opt for private taxis (Petit taxis).

Ask before taking pictures: Casablanca and Morocco have a distinct charm to them. This charm will make you want to take a lot of pictures, but if you find yourself about to take a picture of people, you might also find yourself in trouble.

A lot of Moroccans don’t enjoy being randomly photographed by strangers, so make sure to ask before you snap away. Also, be aware that some people in rural parts might ask you for money in exchange for a picture.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Casablanca are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Casablanca.

  1. LHostel à Casablanca – best for Backpackers
  2. Medina Hostel – best for Solo Travelers
  3. Hôtel Astrid – best for Budget-conscious travelers

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler:
Medina Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:LHostel à Casablanca
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Hôtel Astrid
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Medina Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: LHostel à Casablanca

1. LHostel à Casablanca

LHostel à Casablanca is housed in traditional Moroccan architecture. This is the perfect place for backpackers and digital nomads in Casablanca.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A shared lounge
  • A garden
  • A terrace (with a BBQ)
  • 24/7 reception
  • A shared kitchen
  • FREE towels
  • FREE breakfast
Book LHostel à Casablanca here

Check prices at:
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LHOSTEL a Casablanca

This is a very big hostel in Casablanca. What we liked the most was its beautiful garden where you can lounge in the sun, read a book, or work on your laptop (their free Wi-Fi is great).

The place itself is very inviting and cozy. It’s small enough to promote interactions between guests yet big enough to provide private spaces for those who prefer to stay alone.

If you’re a light sleeper, be sure to bring earplugs with you, as the hostel is a bit echo-ey.

Location: Casablanca hostel in the residential area of l’Oasis, which isn’t very central. It’s a 10-minute walk away from Gar l’Oasis, which can take you to many famous sights throughout the city. It’s also easy to find taxis in the neighborhood. 

The best choice in Casablanca for

  • Backpackers
  • Digital nomad
Book LHostel à Casablanca here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

LHOSTEL a Casablanca Common Room LHOSTEL a Casablanca Dorm LHOSTEL a Casablanca Patio

2. Medina Hostel

Medina Hostel in Casablanca is our top pick for solo travelers. This is because the overall atmosphere is very ‘Bed and breakfast’ family-oriented.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A shared kitchen
  • A beautiful terrace
  • Free towels

This Casablanca hostel is family-operated, and the family actually lives in the same building as their accommodation. 

While the decor is very ‘Moroccan grandmother’ style, it’s pretty homey, and you will warm up to it.

The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating and has some great recommendations for things to do in Casablanca.

This is an excellent pick if you want to have an authentic feel and live in an actual Moroccan home. 

Location: Hostel in the center of Casablanca’s old city. It is in Medina where you’ll find the souks and markets, and the Hassan II mosque is a walkable distance away. 

A great choice for

  • Solo travelers
  • Families
Book Medina Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

Medina Hostel Dorm Medina Hostel Living Room

3. Hôtel Astrid

Hôtel Astrid  is one of the more traditionally decorated Casablanca hostels. Actually, it’s more of a hotel, but it’s still a very budget-friendly accommodation option for travelers. 

Here, you’ll find:

  • A common lounge
  • Rooms with private bathrooms
  • A restaurant
  • 24/7 reception
  • Private rooms with a balcony
Book Hôtel Astrid here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Hotel Astrid Lounge

Although breakfast isn’t included, they serve it at a reasonable price, and we think it’s pretty delicious.

Overall, this is a great choice if you want to stay in a good part of the city in a very traditional Moroccan atmosphere. 

We recommend this for travelers who prefer peace and quiet.

Location: South of the city center. This Casablanca hostel is near many shops and restaurants, and it’s a short walk from the CTM bus station and popular museums and attractions of the city.

This is one of the best hostels in Casablanca for

  • Hotel budget option
Book Hôtel Astrid here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

 Hotel Astrid Room Hotel Astrid Restaurant

Best Hostels in Casablanca for Solo Travelers?

We think that Medina Hostel is the perfect Casablanca hostel for solo travelers. The atmosphere is very familiar, and the staff, which is made up of a family, is incredibly helpful. This will come in handy if you face any issues during your stay.

Book Medina Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Hostelz.com

Medina Hostel Living Room

What about the cheapest hostels in Casablanca?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Casablanca.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Casablanca
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Casablanca best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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All Top Hostels put on a map + sights

If you’re searching for the best hostels in Casablanca to kick back, relax, and have a good time, you’ve come to the right spot.

We’ve put all of our recommendations on a map to help you figure out distances and included some of our favorite sights as well

We hope you have an awesome and memorable stay in Casablanca!

FAQs

Here we share with you the most asked question:

Can I bring a drone to Morocco with me?

No! Morocco has a strict ‘no drones’ policy. If you bring one with you, you will be forced to leave it at the airport until your departure date. Also, the drone can only be kept at the airport for up to 45 days. If you’re returning home from a different airport or staying in Morocco for more than 45 days, this can become a problem.

What are the best hostels in Casablanca?

The best hostels in Casablanca are:

What is the best hostel in Casablanca for solo travelers?

The best hostel for solo travelers in Casablanca is:
Medina Hostel

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Flights to Casablanca?

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Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

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Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Casablanca. 

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Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Casablanca guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
The Hostelgeeks

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