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“Lovely, absolutely lovely” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Riad Zitoune Jdid | Derb Zenka Dika, No. 40, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #25 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
1 review
“Lovely, absolutely lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

It's a beautiful hostel, with beautiful people. I've never stayed in a hostel that was so clean, hospitable, and comfortable! The staff is incredible especially Malik, they are so happy to help and are very insightful about all the best tips for Marrakech. It would be a mistake to not stay here. Truly my favorite hostel in the world.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This place is just simply amazing. The hospitality and friendly staff are second to none. Nothing was too much trouble, organising 10 very tired people into comfy rooms and allowing us to get ourselves sorted very late at night was a real help. Great local info, free flowing tea, comfy and clean all round. Great mix of people staying who were all really friendly and organising trips together really helped to make a memorable holiday. Thanks and 5 stars.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is a must visit in Marokko, i was never been in such a great hostel like that, the atmosphere was amazing. The prices are about 5-15 Euros for a night, you also got the option to stay in a tent at the roof top for like 6 euros and watch the beautiful medina of marrakech by night. When I first came in and Ali (kinda like the Manager) were welcoming me, i felt like beeing at home.. he's one of the coolest guys i've ever met. Extreme friendly staff and most of the things are included in the price like maroccean tea or breakfast. And you can smoke shisha where ever you want.. sadly the only not included stuff. The hostel is quite huge, you won't think of it when u pass the small entrance, but that is a typical Riad. On the top you have chillout areas and relaxing couches. The staff is flexibel with your bookings and everything is taken easy so you can enjoy your stay. In conclusion i would say, that this is one of the best hostels i've ever been to.. seriously. good prices, a lot of different people and cultures from all over the world, perfekt atmosphere, a lot of excursion offers and everything can be booked from there or the staff does it for you. so if you thinking of travelling to marrakech, you should definitely stay in this hostel, its worth it.
Thanks for the nice memories and i hope to see you guys again ;)

Room Tip: use the tent on the roof its the cheapest and the nicest place if you want to see marrakech by night...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I doubt my trip to Marrakech would have been so enjoyable if I had stayed somewhere other than this hostel. The staff were the main reason why this trip was so wonderful since they were very friendly and helpful from the moment we walked in till leaving. The atmosphere within the hostel was very relaxed and cozy, with all the free tea and shisha provided. The location is prime as its walking distance from most of the touristic locations including Jemaa El Fna square as well as the museum. We booked a private room with two beds for 5 nights and paid nearly $100. Also worth noting is the great value for money as well as the free breakfast. If I ever go back to Marrakech, this is the place I'll be booking. Recommended to all.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This Hostel was the perfect choice. Nice atmospherer with verry homely chilling place in the Riad or on the roof. It is directly in the old Medina, just about 5 walk minutes away from the big plaza. Malek and Jamal are verry kind hosts, gave us the perfekt travel tips. Tee and breakfast is included and taste gread.
If i come back to Marrakech i will deffinately stay here and i suggest everyone to do same

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We had a great time - 4 of us stayed in the double ensuite rooms for 5 days.

The staff were fantastic and the hostel was a perfect haven in the hustle of central Marrakech - the roof terrace and indoor lounge were wonderful spaces for relaxing. Breakfast was one of the best I've had at hostels.

Downsides were that the enclosed nature meant our rooms were permanently damp from the ensuites and we could hear everything going on, particularly the doorbell through the night, which kept waking us up. Also one of the rooms was impossible to lock from the inside, though the hostel felt so safe that this wasn't really an issue.

Would recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Just returned from a trip to Marrakech and had a very good experience in this hostel. We had a double room with en suite which was good. My only critiicism would be that the room was a bit damp and musty, but you take this with a pinch of salt as you're staying in a traditional Riad, therefore ventilation will always be an issue.

Friendly staff, AMAZING breakfasts and walking distance to all the great things about this city. I highly recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge

Address: Riad Zitoune Jdid | Derb Zenka Dika, No. 40, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
MARRAKECH ROUGE – LEADING THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST GREY…2 minutes from Place D’Jeema el Fna, Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge would like to assault the senses of those arriving from grey skies with a family run backpackers hostel so colourful it will make your eyes tingle; so kind and friendly it will refresh your spirit in a place where the coffee is so spicy, sweet (and free) that your taste-buds will buzz with excitement (and the caffeine!), and the possibilities will feel endless…Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge welcomes you to come and stay with us; leave your comfort zone and your facebook account at home, be happy and inspired, learn about Morocco from our incredible staff, meet others, and the enjoy the wonderful atmosphere; all the components that make a hostel a HOSTEL and not a hotel. ... more   less 
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