This hostel is by far the best I have stay in yet and considering the amount of hostels I've stayed in my four months of travelling south america and in Morocco, that speaks volumes.
It nice to have the privacy, there is no sign up on the door so they is no beggers outside or even knocking on the door at all hours - which is something i have experienced when there is signed indicating where the hostel is from the main street. The decoration of the hostel is all original Moroccan design, which in great to experience culture from the place you are staying. There are lockers in every room with your own key, comfortable beds, bed sheets are changed every other day I think, 3 showers and 4 toilets one more of each if you count the en suite in one of the bedrooms, its among the cleanest i have stayed in, breakfast is 3 and is practically 3 courses with omelette, bread, jam, a large flat Moroccan pancake kind of thing, that is coated in honey, slices of orange with Moroccan coffee or tea which ever you prefer. Mint tea is always free all day and night and always being made for the guests.
The best thing about this place is the atmosphere. Its so chilled and relaxed, really is like being at home chilling in the living area or the roof terrace. the terrace is always a sun trap all day for the sun bathing enthusiast.. The staff are amazing, Kareem who make breakfast is very sweet and speak good english and is on hand to help you with what ever when ever you need it. The owners Yusif and Crystal also don't have the word no in their vocabulary either and are on hand or at the end of the phone should you need anything.
Overal I woud strongly recommend staying here if you are in morocco. All the above aside, the location is perfect, being only 5 min walk from the square and bus routes, its quite at night, and all day, but the madness of Marrakech is not far away. There are really cheap places to eat and shop on the street the hostel is on, nothing is to far away.. THIS PLACE IS AWESOME!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description of Property and Hostel: Hostel Riad Mama Marrakech is a warm friendly place that welcomes travelers and backpackers, ages 18 and over, from all the far corners of the world. We have a tremendous amount of experience in the hospitality industry. Collectively, we are native English, French, Arabic and Spanish speakers so we can understand what travelers need during their stay in a place that may or may not be familiar. As our guest, you can relax on our beautiful garden terrace and drink free mint tea all day if you desire. If you are feeling social, mingle with other guests listening to music in our comfortable ground floor salon and even feel free to cook yourself a meal in our kitchen, using the wonderful spices you may have just gotten from the Souks. We can also help you set up the adventure of your life with day and night trips to other cities… Go to the beach for the day in Essaouira, take a hike on the trails and waterfalls in the mountains of Ourika Valley or even go camel riding and spend some time in the Sahara… After a few days of adventure, you may want to relax, come back to Mama Marrakech and sense that this hostel is your home away from home. We desire that you to feel that this experience is one you want to tell your friends about or feel safe enough to come back alone, because you are a part of our extended family! Accomodations: Three large mixed dorm rooms available: Dorm One- 5 single beds with bathroom en-suite Dorm Two- 6 single beds, Dorm Three - 6 single beds. All dorms have a bathroom a few feet away from the room and all clients have access to the bathroom and shower on the terrace. There are 3 nice European style bathrooms with hot water showers in the hostel. Prices: 120 Moroccan Dirhams per person per night for dorm 1 with 5 beds and bathroom in the room (approximately 12,50 Euros), 100 Moroccan Dirhams per person per night for dorm two and three (approximately 9,00 Euros). Private rooms are possible for groups that can fill the accommodation desired room or entire hostel. Prices can be arranged by email based on the needs of each party. ... more less