Average price for a bed: SUPER CHEAP!! Hostels Marrakech could offer cost anything between 4€ and 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm.
A hostel in Marrakech with private room costs 20€ up to 50€ per night.
This is a rough average just to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). 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.
Tourist Tax: There is a tourist tax of 2.27€ per night. Most hostels, riads and Marrakech hotels do not have this tax included in the room price.
What is a Riad? Riad means “gardens“, and it is a large traditional house built around a central courtyard. These riads are nowadays often converted into a hotel, hostel or guesthouse.
Therefore, do not get obsessed with staying in a Riad. Most hostels on this list are actually hostel-turned Riads.
Taking photos: Please note that many locals do not like to be photographed without being asked. They might even get offended. It is best to ask. They might ask for some money or that you buy something in exchange.
Scams: Yes, unfortunately you can easily run into scams in Marrakesh. The most common scams are the “Henna Tattoo Scam”, the “I show you the way Scam” and the “this is free-scam”. Read this article on scams in Marrakesh for more details.
Melhor hotel em Marrakech! Fancy, right? I bet you are now googling to translate it.
We are quite convinced we already found your #1 place to stay in Marrakesh: The Central House Hostel! Yes, you read it right, it is one of the best riads in Marrakech.
Note: The Central House Hostel was named before Rodamon Hostel. It is the same hostel, just with a new name!
A traditional Riad with swimming Pool, social vibes, cool staff and top location. They also serve the best breakfast in Marrakech at the courtyard.
Only 10 minutes from Djeema el Fnaa Sqaure, the The Central House Hostel hostel has a view of the Atlas Mountains and Kotoubia Mosque.
The hostel combines local flare and creature comforts such as board games and a television to make you feel at home.
It is an easy walk from the The Central House Hostel to many of the top tourist destinations in Marrakech.
Private rooms range from 1-4 people, while dorms have 4, 6, or 8 beds.
There are female only dorm rooms. All beds in dorm rooms come with curtains, power sockets and reading lights. All rooms come with a private bathroom.
A breakfast bar is available for a minimal extra cost, and snacks will remain out during the day for you to grab. In the evening there is a restaurant and rooftop bar on site where you can have a drink and relax.
The Central House Hostel has a swimming pool on the patio where you can enjoy a swim, or relax by the water with a drink.
Staff can help you organize tours to the souks and desert as well as trekking, balloon and aerial tours, and quad and 4-wheeler tours for to make the most of your time in Morocco.
Equity Point Hostel is located in the heart of Marrakech, just a stone’s throw from Djemaa el Fnaa Square – the main square at the centre of the city.
Meaning: the location could not be better.
The staff here are happy to help you during your stay at the hostel, as well as arranging tours to the Sahara desert, and transportation to the airport.
This hostel is focused on providing an experience of elegance and luxury. The bedrooms come with a bathroom, sofas and mirrors. There are also common areas for guests to enjoy in the hostel and on the rooftop terrace.
Shared rooms are a mix of 8, 6, and 4 bed suites that can include twin beds or bunk beds.
Private rooms are a mix of 3 beds, twin, and double suits.
The hostel also offers:
Access to a hostel kitchen
Swimming pool open from April to October (weather dependent)
24-hour reception and no curfew
Good to know: Travellers under 18 years old can only stay in private rooms or in dormitory rooms that have been booked entirely by their family or the group they are travelling with, they cannot share a dormitory room with other guests.
Anyone under 18 years old must be travelling with his or her parent or legal guardian or tour group.
There is a restaurant and bar on site, serving local Moroccan cuisine with live music. The restaurant serves an a la carte lunch menu for roughly 100Dhs. If you’re hoping to eat at the restaurant in the hotel though it’s important to book at least one day in advance.
The hostel offers cooking classes where guests can learn to prepare different Moroccan dishes.
There is a spa on site where you can relax and get a massage. Sounds pretty nice, right?
If you’re hoping to see the desert, you can take one of the hostel’s Fresh Air tours to the Sahara.
Be advised that if you’re hoping to see sand dunes, you will need to take the two-night/three day tour.
Anyway, there is also Equity Point Hostel New York but it is permanently closed.
If you’re looking for a cozy experience where you can enjoy the city and make new friends, the Boho 27 Hostel, with a capacity of only 26 people may be just right.
The 4 bedrooms have open balconies or patios, bathrooms, and free toiletries.
The beds unfortunately do not have the popular privacy curtains; these you can only find at TCH Hostel.
The common areas include seating and desks to relax, or catch up on some work. We recommend Boho 27 to every digital nomad and peace-seeker. The downside after The Central House Hostel and Equity Point is clear: there is no swimming pool here.
The hostel is less than a 10 minute walk from the Bahai Palace, and less than a 15-minute walk from the Boucharouite Museum (interesting to visit!).
Amenities at Boho 27 include:
There is a restaurant on site where you can have a buffet breakfast and that offers French, Indian, and European cuisine if you are in the mood for something from home.
The staff can arrange activities outside the hostel such as trips to the Sahara desert, mountains, quad biking, and camel riding.
Back at the hostel you can enjoy dinner or a cooking class.
Even if you are not staying here, we recommend a cooking class in Marrakesh. It is really fun, and the Moroccan cuisine is unique and so tasty.
Boho 27 Hostel is the best hostel in Marrakesh for:
Have you packed your Marrakesh swing dress? What are you waiting for? We have already shared 3 amazing Morocco Hostels with you. Yet, there are more hostels worth a mention.
Earth Hostel Marrakech
Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Riad Layla Rouge
Riad Jennah Rouge
Hostel Dream Belko
Earth Hostel Marrakech
The Earth Hostel is situated a five minute walk or less from the Marrakech Museum, Medersa Ben Youssef, Souk of the Medina, and Djeema el Fnaa Square.
The front-desk is staffed 24 hours, and hostel staff can help you with hiring a bike or car, or participating in sand skiing, a popular activity in the area near the hostel.
Rooms vary from accommodating 4 to 8 guests and have shared bathrooms. Some rooms additionally include a balcony.
Perks at Earth hostel Marrakech:
Free breakfast buffet
There is a spa on site if you’re hoping to relax after a long day. If you don’t feel like going out to eat, there is a restaurant and bar on site.
For travellers looking for the social experience, Earth Hostel offers common areas to hang out as well as cooking classes to make friends and try your hand at making some authentic Moroccan cuisine.
What can be said about the location?
If you’re hoping to be right near all the points of interest Marrakech has to offer, this is the place for you. Earth Hostel is not only near to the sites mentioned earlier, but also Koutoubia, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace. It is 12 minute walk away from Backpackers Grapevine Marrakech.
Kaktus Hostel is a traditional Moroccan riad. It has an in house kaktus cafe where people mostly hang out.
The people are very welcoming and hospitable. They are known to have the best staff! The location is so close to the center city of Marrakesh like literally 30 seconds walk.
The facilities in general needs a little renovation and improvement but overall it is fine for what they charge.
Perks at Kaktus Hostel:
Very good breakfast
Location: Situated in Marrakech, 1.3 km from Bahia Palace. Boucharouite Museum is 1.5 km from Kaktus Hostel, while The Orientalist Museum of Marrakech is 1.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara, 8 km from the hostel, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Rooftop Hostel has a spacious rooftop terrace that overlooks the breathtaking Koutoubia mosque.
This hostel is a bit small because it only has 3 dorm rooms but they have a lot of common areas. You can chill at the roof terrace, or their coaches, or just watch TV.
For you to have a goodnight sleep, they offer rooms that are clean and the beds that are comfortable.
Perks at Rooftop Hostel:
Location: Set in Marrakech, 1.2 km from Djemaa El Fna. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara Airport, 7 km from Rooftop Hostel. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Souk of the Medina, Le Jardin Secret and Mouassine Museum.
The atmosphere in this hostel is really good. The hostel itself is beautiful and and had many areas to socialize and meet other travelers. This hostel has a rooftop to enjoy the sun and get some quiet time.
Perks at Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge:
24-hour front desk
Location: Hostel Marrakech Rouge is situated 300 m from Jemaâ El Fna Square and 200 m from the Bahia Palace. The property is 800 m from the Almoravid Koubba, 950 m from the Ben Youssef madrasa and 7 km from Marrakech Menara Airport.
Riad Layla Rouge is a perfect place for backpackers and young couples who are on a budget. Staff offer day trips for extra money, which is really convenient for guests who have no clue on where to go first.
Good thing is that they serve breakfast, the typical Moroccan food that makes the experience pretty nice.
The dorms are very comfortable. The rooftop terrace is incredible, decorated with colorful cushions and Moroccan lounges. It’s a perfect place to soak up the sunshine.
Perks at Riad Layla Rouge:
Location: Located in Marrakech, Riad Layla Rouge is just 200 m from Jemaâ El Fna Square and the souks.
Hostel Dream Belko has shared lounge, garden and views of garden. Friendly and welcoming staff!
The rooms are alright and the beds are comfortable. Every room has with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dishwasher, a kettle, a shower and a desk. The facilities are clean and well-maintained.
Perks at Hostel Dream Belko:
Facilities for disabled guests
Location: Situated in Marrakech, 1.3 km from Bahia Palace. Koutoubia Mosque is 1.5 km from the hostel, while Djemaa El Fna is 2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Marrakech-Menara, 6 km from Hostel Dream Belko.
Hostels in Marrakech are already cheap. The ones we list above are averagely priced.
The hostels in Marrakech backpackers and backpacking hotels actually affordable.
Of course, there are always cheap and even cheaper hostels.
We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
Well, the quality drops dramatically. Same as Hostels in Vietnam, the cheap ones are really something to avoid in our opinion.
“Avoid the cheapest hostels in Marrakesh! They are usually very low-quality and dirty hostels…”
Good to know: We met a few fellow backpackers Marrakech. They stayed in a place for 4€ a night; it was super dirty, cockroaches, paint coming from the walls, you name it. They were not happy with the place, but happy to save every penny.
If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Marrakech.
Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Marrakech
Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price. Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.
Update: Sorry to say that Waka Waka Hostel has closed its doors. We do not currently have another party hostel in Marrakech to recommend.
Alright, so you are looking more for a backpacker’s experience, a party hostel perhaps? Marrakech party, anyone?
Not to worry, there are hostels for every type of traveler here.
Have a look at WAKA WAKA Hostel.
Smoke some Shisha, mingle in the common area, have a few drinks with your new hostel mates. Waka Waka Hostel is the best Youth hostel you will find. It is great for backpackers and young people that appreciate a small price, and a very basic comfort.
The dorms are kept simple, the service is simple.
A big no-go is for us the super slow WiFi; and some fellow mates informed us that the receptionists tries to charge high-rates for taxi.
Again, a fun place. Just get your own SIM card and book your activities elsewhere.
How to book?
We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.
On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Let us have a look at the map. Below we list all three best Marrakech hostels on a map. We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:
Get lost in Medina, the Old Town
El Badi Palace (SUPER COOL!)
We also marked the Old Town Medina, so you get a better idea.
(You can activate and deactivate the layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)
Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
What are the best hostels in Marrakech for solo travellers?
There is no doubt that The Central House Hostel is the coolest place to stay for male and female Solo-Traveller. Check availability right away!
Are hostels in Marrakech safe?
Not all hostels in Marrakech are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Marrakech. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Marrakech?
You can find the best Marrakech hostels in this article!
We also included a secret street stall on the market; for locals and those who do not care for a dirty plate only.
Marrakesh vs Marrakech vs. Marrakesch
You may have noticed the different spelling of the Blue City. Well, don’t worry. All three spellings are for the same city. It is really only the difference in the language. It’s
Marrakech in French
Marrakesh in English
Marrakesch in German
That may not be life-changing information. But hey, now you know.
Flights to Marrakech?
Flying to Marrakech is so easy. Many European budget airlines like Ryanair fly to Marrakech Airport.
You can find very cheap flights from Barcelona, for instance. The airport itself is not far away from the city centre. You can either take a bus, a taxi or ask your hostel for a private airport pick-up.
The hotel or hostel Airport Pick-Up service is usually cheaper, or at least around the same price as a taxi.
Remember: Always ask first for the price before taking a taxi or ride!
We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.
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.
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 Marrakech 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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