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 you later!

    Marrakech is a beautiful and exotic city, where it is easy to get lost and transported back in time. There is a constant smell of spices in the air, and you can spend hours wandering the souks and watching snake charmers in the main square. Food is cheap and delicious; I lived off of tagines during my time there. It takes a day or so to get acclimated to the culture shock, as it is very very different than life in America, but once you fall into a routine, it is truly such a magical city!

    Insider Tip:Get a group together and hire a taxi (or take a public bus) to the coastal town of Essouaira. It is beautiful, and has a totally different vibe than the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. It was also a nice escape from the heat of Marrakech, as I believe it was 10-15 degrees cooler on the coast.

  • 40%


    i don't recommend the woman who travel alone go to Morocco. i don't feel safe when i traveled, almost local people try to lie to us. some of them are very rude. one of my friend was stolen cell phone in some street of main square.

  • 50%


    It is a great city with commercial feel

    It is a great city. So much to wxplire and experience. My only complain is the tourist traps. The charge tourist 3-4 times more for everything. If they could, they'd charge you for breathing. I got really tired of bargaining for everything. I wish they had one set price on stuff. Specially, I you take the tours, you he stopped to this crazy expensive restaurants for food, where they charge you 3-4 times more for every item. I loved the city. I just wished the people treated tourist bett

  • 100%



    I felt in love with this city and country. I believe it should be promoted more and people should go there more often to see this beautiful culture. I just stayed for 5 days this time but i'm planning to go and stay at least for 2 weeks.

  • 60%



    At the Marrakech not much to do. If you plan a trip to there, than not more than 1-2 days. Better take a car and drive to Cascades, or Atlas or even Ocean. You can walk around Marrakech by foot, it is not so large, and further from tipical tourist streats you can see the real Marrakech. Everyone want to sell you anything. If they see not local person than they see you like wallet and cashmachine. A lot of locals want to help you but you should be avere and take your path by your own.

    Insider Tip:*Taxi from Airport to Jamme el fnaa not more that 100dh. *If you drive with Grand taxi, dont pay more than 10dh per 1km. *In Marrakech we didn't find good place to eat, what they make there is awful specially at Jamme el fnaa. If you want to taste delicius Marroco food then drive to Agadir. *They say the starting price, you should drop it at least a half and then buy.

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