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Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge
Ranked #21 of 285 Specialty Lodging in Marrakech
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Exactly what I wanted in Morocco”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

As a westerner coming to Africa this place made Marrakech feel like home. The entire place is intricate and beautiful. The hostel is all open air and very communal. The staff there were as hospitable as I've ever seen and that's coming from someone from Georgia. The breakfast was homemade and authentic. There was also complementary hookah for those who are interested. I definitely would recommend.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have wanted to write a review for a while now. We went on our honeymoon to Morocco and the staff at the hostel surprised us with covering the bed with roses in a heart shape and then surprised us again at night with a cake with our names that we all split with the other guests. SUCH an amazing staff, the vest I have ever met and I travelled A LOT :) Thanks you guys for everything!!!!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Holland, Michigan
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed in the second, newer hostel and at first we were a little bit bummed because we heard that the bigger hostel was better, but we were very pleased with our hostel experience. We stayed in one of the rooms right off the common area and it was incredibly interesting trying to sleep to loud French rap, but we didn't complain (that much.) The morning music was a lot better and more soothing, like Norah Jones. We thoroughly enjoyed the staff there, especially Pedro (Badrookech) because he was like a house elf. He made us laugh all the time and was always making sure that we had everything that we needed, whether it was tea or shisha. He is really trying to learn English, so if you are willing to spend some time helping him practice his English, he will love you (and maybe even offer you some Moroccan pastries.) This hostel became sort of like our home while we stayed there because we were there for an entire week. It's centrally located, incredibly cheap, and a great family environment. If you're looking for a hostel in Marrakech, look no further. This hostel may be one of the only redeeming things about Marrakech.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The service here is excellent and you will meet loads of fun and interesting people from around the world. Ali was very helpful in orienting me to Marrakech and took care of all of us. Breakfast here is excellent and plentiful, brought out for each person and freshly made. That have water, tea, and sheesha for guests on-demand and we could go to Riad Dia (about 15 minutes walk) to use their Riad "swimming pool", which is a glorified fountain you can sit in and drink tea with your mates. I stayed in one of the rooftop rooms at Rouge, but the shower up there didn't always have water, so I went to a lower shower. Other than that, I got what I expected and more for the price and would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone not afraid of an authentic experience!

  • Stayed July 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

A fabulous hostel! The staff is extremely helpful, and the accommodations lovely! Very clean & the rooftop perfect for late night hangouts. Centrally located in the old medina. The only negative aspect is that the common area is right off of some of the guest rooms, so it can be rather noisy at night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Staff are amazing ! So helpful I got a sweet ride on a motorbike around marrakech to buy bus tickets from the station so much fun!!
Location is great
Free tea shisha breakfast was great !
They provide information about getting the right price for taxis etc so we didn't get ripped off.
The hostel atmosphere was so relaxed rainbow styling !!!
Save yourself Just book now !!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Cannot recommend this hostel enough. I was already really excited to stay here after all the great tripadvisor reviews and it lives up to the reputation! 3 other friends (all girls) and I had booked to stay for the night and were picked up by some staff members at the airport. It was a late arrival but we were still greeted with some much needed free mint tea and biscuits despite the late hour.
Marrakech Rouge has a great chill vibe, we felt right at home with the cool lighting and colourful patterned rugs and pillows in the main waiting area. For the price, you can't complain about room sizes. The beds were clean and comfortable for our first nights stay. The showering facilities also fine for the price.

We also booked to go on a desert excursion out to Zagora (very worth going on!) with the hostel which the staff were happy to accommodate us on despite the last minute booking. We were able to safely leave our bags/ suitcases there overnight during our 2 day excursion.

Upon arriving back at the hostel after our excursion, we decided to stay another night before moving onto Essaouira the next day. Again, the staff were happy to accommodate our stay, despite the short notice. Because of this, we were relocated to the Annexe, a short walk around the corner from the main hostel. The Annexe is basically a replica of the main hostel, although somewhat more quiet (which after our tiring trip to the desert was very welcomed). We found the beds in the Annexe even more comfortable than the other room we were allocated and so were very happy! We spent the rest of our evening chilling out in the top floor terrace area with more free mint tea and a shisha pipe.
Again, the staff were very friendly and really helpful in our quest to get to Essaouira the next day. They provided some amusing conversation and have left me with only a positive impression of Moroccan hospitality!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: 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 #21 of 285 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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