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Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Riad Zitoune Jdid | Derb Zenka Dika, No. 40, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #17 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
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“An Amazing Hostel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I've been traveling over the last 9 months, continuously in hostels. This is one of the best that I have stayed at. The hostel is clean, well-equipped, and in a convenient location. They have a great rooftop lounge area that is perfect at night for socializing. Most of all, the staff makes you feel like family- thanks to Ali, Madeleine, Hammouda, Mohammed, Abstar, Redwan, and everyone else. They work really hard behind the scenes to make sure that your stay is comfortable. I couldn't recommend this hostel enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • 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 October 2, 2013

I had a beautiful experience in Marrakech, manly because i was in Riad Marrakech Rouge, only three minute to Place Jemaa El Fna, in a atmosphere of hospitality as the real tradition of Marocco. The riad is really nice, there are a lot of sitting room and you can easily socialize with other travellers and the price meets all the needs . The staff is fantastic, careful of every necessity, ready to give you a fantastic holidays. Hope to return just to see all the friends that i leave there.
I raccomend to everybody, especially young people.

Ibrahim

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I stayed at Marrakech Rouge as part of a 15 day volunteering scheme helping local children.

The hostel itself is tucked away about 5 minutes from the square and 5 minutes in the opposite direction to Bahia Palace.

I shared a 6 birth room with other volunteers, the beds are quite comfy and are changed on a regular basis by the maid. The hostel toilets, showers and floors are cleaned everyday around 11am. Breakfast is served 6:45 am till 10:30am daily, the breakfast is lovely and is an added bonus as not all places offer breakfast.

The staff are helpful and will book excursions, cabs and provide maps if you wish to walk to your destination. The staff are sociable and make you feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the door.

You can ask for mint tea and shisha at no additional cost, smoking is also permitted in the building but people normally smoke on the roof. You can sleep on the roof to escape the heat at night but may be woken by the call to prayer at 5am in the morning (It is nice to listen to it), although I never stayed on the roof others said it was the best sleep they had.

If you are travelling on a budget and enjoy social interaction, this is the place for you.

Thanks for the stay Karim and co.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

karim and his team at the marrakech rouge are fantastic! good price and an excellent breakfast. They were very helpful in booking excursions and general advice. The interior design is second to none! The wifi is free and fast which is very helpful when you need to research your next visit. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed September 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Like most people in Marrakech, the staff is quite friendly. They speak many different languages, and help you with recommendations, directions, provide maps, mint tea, and cookies, from time to time.

ALTHOUGH.

- There is NO air conditioning, which makes it very hard to sleep at night. You can always take your stuff to the cushions on the roof, and sleep there. However, if you want to do this, you need to get there early because there is a huge demand!
- The storage rooms aren't locked, which means mostly everyone will have access to your stuff
-The staff will offer you to take their tours, which are slightly more expensive than others that offer the identically same thing. If you take any of the other tours, they will lose all of their charm and look at you with anger, and be bitter about it.
- They didn't seem to clean very often, the floor was dirty and quite dusty.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've stayed in my fair share of hostels and this was by far THE BEST!!!
Incredible staff - so hospitable and friendly (especially in a place like Marrakech...a very hectic city!). Free tea and shush is a big bonus!
Great location - a five minute walk from the centre square.
I did a fantastic one night camp in the Sahara that was organized by the hostel and worth every penny!

Incredible. Want to come back to Marrakech just to stay here!!

  • Stayed August 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This is a decent hostel with very nice people working their best to make your stay pleasant. You are given a map of the city (something not all Moroccan hostels do) and excellent information on what to do.

Definitely, the best thing about this place are the employees. However, although they offered to pay for my taxi ride and fed me a lot of free tea, there is no AC anywhere and sometimes it was so hot that we simply couldn't sleep. To make this good hostel a great hosel, a little bit of investment on AC and nicer decoration would be very useful.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 #17 of 188 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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