City Guide Marrakech, Morocco

Visiting Marrakech

No matter how many cities you've traipsed through on your travels, or how many characters you've met along the way, nothing can quite prepare you for Marrakech. This truly is a feast for the senses, and in your first day walking around the 'Medina' (old town), you won't know where to look and you will wonder what you can hear in the distance.

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Marrakech - In the souk

The Moroccan city of Marrakech is famous for many things, and its 'souk' (market) is just one of them. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty walks through the souk to speak to some of the different people who run stalls there..

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Marrakech City Reviews

  • 100%



    Marrakech is amazing! I highly recommend everyone travel there if you have the chance. Everyone is extremely friendly, they mostly know that we will tip but regardless they are really friendly.

    Insider Tip:The hagglers can be intense. If you plan to eat at a food stand get a recommendation from someone that knows and go straight to that food stand otherwise you will be bombarded by hagglers trying to get you to eat there. If your looking for day excursion DUNESANDDESSERT.COM is amazing!

  • 90%


    Marrakesh January 2016

    The City is interesting with lots of colorful shops, museums, palaces and other places. It's good to go and see also things around: waterfall, desert, towns on the coast, especially Essaouira.

  • 60%


    Busy city with a lot to see

    A very busy and dirty city in the heart of morocco. A lot of sightseeings. The people are very pushy when it comes to making money - besides the pushy people who want to get money from tourists - the people are very kind and helpfull

    Insider Tip:Just go 2,3 streets (try to get lost --> which is very easy :D) away from the touristic places and you will get a very different view on the city and the people of marrakesch ;)

  • 50%


    2-3 days in Marrakech is enough

    If you visit in Morocco you should visit in Marrakech and also in Essaouira which is like opposite of Marrakech. Marrakech has so unique culture, the square and everything. It is VERY hectic so about two or three days is enough. Dont buy stuff you dont want! And bargain!

  • 40%


    Overrated and boring

    After booking three days in Marrakech we left after two because we'd seen everything. It's a good base if you want to go and do some of the excursions but it's pretty boring if you just want to explore the city. Give yourself a day to see it all and move on.

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