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“Cheap but good Price-Earning-Level” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel

Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel
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Ranked #188 of 257 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
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“Cheap but good Price-Earning-Level”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

The rooms in this Hostel are very cheap and wie didn´t expect too much.
We were positively surprised about it.
We didn´t find the hostel easily in the Souks. Locals had to help us to find it.
We had to take the breakfast in a nearby Riad. It was simple but sufficient.
Everyday bread, butter, honey and mint-tea/coffee.
The Double-Room was a Triple, but this wasn´t a disadvantage. Instead of some other rooms our room had a window. Unfortunately , smoke got in our room in the night because of the nearby hammam. The beds consisted completely out of foam. That was sufficient for one week, but when you layed too long on it, they lost their elasticity and holes occurred in the matraces. That reduced the quality of our sleep.
The asian style toilet on our floor was literally combined with a simple shower, but with warm water. In the floor above there wasn´t warm water, but an obviously clean european style toilet. Everyday we saw a cleaning-woman clean the sanitary-installations and the corridor and stairs.
At first the staff didn´t want to give us the key for our room, they said that it wouldn´t be necessary because "they were always there", but when we insisted, they gave us one.We had the same problem with the receipt of our paying, but we also insisted here and eventually got one.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

I booked this place on hostel world, asuming their association with that site meant that they were somewhat legit and normak hostel. Not the case! It was madness trying to check in. The staff couldnt quite wrap their minds around telling me how much I needed to pay in local currency, and it took lots and lots of cajoling to get a sheet for my bed. I didn't even try to get a pillow case. Management was pretty nonexistent and the terrace they boast of is actually a mat on a cement rooftop. The toilet was eastern style, with all the attending smells that implies as it doesnt flush. With some loving care this place could be the backpackers oasis Marrakech sorely needs, until further notice; I would avoid this place and head somewhere a little more professional.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

This hostel was complete chaos, much like the rest of Marrakesh!! Very hard to find the place, and the added "guides" trying to "help" you just made matters worse. I had a single room one night, which was as basic as they come, and a shared 3 bed dorm the next. Very cheap, but you get what you pay for. Very basic place. As the name suggests, its in the heart of the medina, so if you came to Marrakesh to see the clamour of Djemaa el-Fna then you are in luck!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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Property: Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel
Address: 46 - 47 Derb Ben Aissa, Dabachi, Marrakech, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
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Ranked #188 of 257 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 30

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