I don't know about this place; I've left it with mixed feelings.
I've spent many nights in bad hostels while travelling in Thailand and Cambodia, and compared to those, this is a very nice hostel. I spent 4 nights in Marrakech Rouge with my boyfriend; the first 2 nights we stayed in the room on the ground floor with a private bathroom. This room is quite noisy and very dark, and pretty damp. The bed is very nice though. Also, the room doesn't have a door but only a curtain to its bathroom. The shower here is decent but the amount of hot water is limited to 1/2 shower (not that nice if your are with two).
The second 2 nights we stayed in a room on the 2nd floor with a communal shower and toilet. This room had a nice bed as well and was much quiter. The communal shower on the 1st floor flooded if you took a shower, but was reasonably clean. The shower on the 2nd floor was clean and nice, but you have to cover the door with a towel as otherwise people can see you. Both rooms had reasonably clean sheets and enough blankets, which was nice. You can also get free towels, which were also reasonably clean.
The breakfast is ok, but don't expect to be done in 10 minutes as it takes quite some time before you actually have your breakfast. The communal area is nice, you can chill out here and have free tea.
The reason I'm having mixed feelings is that the owner was really pressuring me to write a review on Hostelworld while I was there, and when I didn't do that right away he was kind of angry and kept asking me every time I saw him. He also said that I had to give him full points on everything. When I wrote an honest review (I gave the hostel a 8.7), he came to us saying that he saw the review and was angry/dissappointed that we did not give the hostel a 10, as they were nice to us and we should be nice to them. I think this is very strange behaviour, and I don't understand why he acted like this. He had already many awards of Tripadvisor, Hostelworld and Hostelbookers on the wall...
In conclusion: nice hostel, good value, but I wish I'd have left Marrakech with a more positive feeling about it.
- 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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