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

  • 80%


    Marrakech, Morocco

    We went to Marrakech for a weeks holiday and it was a great week with a wide range of things to do, although we felt that a week was long enough for us to feel like we had seen as much as we could and be seeing the same things over and over.

    Insider Tip:Go out to the markets early and have a wander around but also don't be afraid to say no to people when they ask you to buy things, they won't get offended.

  • 80%


    Marrakech, lots of culture, lots of tourism

    Marrakech was the most touristy city of all places we've visited in our 2-week journey through Morocco. The locas are extremely pushy, and do not understand the word 'no'. Nonetheless, this really contributes to the experience. Navigating through the small and narrow streets of the Souks, you really get soked up in their crazy vibe.

    Insider Tip:Drink some orange juice on the main square. Have dinner in the evening on one of the stands on the main square (we've been recommended stand number 42 by several people, and indeed it was really good!). Please hassle when you try buying something, counter offer their initial price with a mere 10% of what they're asking in order to get anywhere near a reasonable price for the desired product.

  • 70%


    Busy and Interesting City

    My friend and I loved Marrakech. It is colorful and the market is great. As two females, we felt very safe and never had any problems.

  • 60%



    Definitely do the day excursion to the Ouzoud waterfalls if you have time. Great little escape from the heat and busy Marrakech. There is a waterpark in Marrakech and lovely gardens. I feel that Marrakech is like an intro to India, you get the haggling and a little bit of culture but for the most part, it seems very kitschy.

    Insider Tip:20 dirhan to get to the bus station from the main square. If you are lost, go to the police station and someone will help you and you don't have to tip. If a random stranger offers to help, expect them to ask you for money at the end.

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    Staying in Marrakech

    A very colourful and nice town! We really enjoyed our days there! The marketplace is full of people and different nations, you will get a good impression of the way of life in morroco.

    Insider Tip:You really have to visit the souks wich are a few minutes far away from the touristic souks near the marketplace!

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