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Review of Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel

Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel
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Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #194 of 266 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
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“complete insanity”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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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 #194 of 266 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Number of rooms: 30

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