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%


    It's a safe city to travel, no worries.

    It's a safe city for travel and you just have to take good care of your belongings. One thing that needs to be aware of is that you may have to pay the tip if you ask for direction from some random guy. Other than that, it's a pretty cool city to visit :)

  • 50%



    I was here for only two days and would not recommend staying any longer. There is not a whole lot to do or see. One day to explore the square and hit the museums/palaces, one day to do an excursion and a little more exploring. I was bored with the city and fed up with the people by the end of my trip.

    Insider Tip:Bargain over anything and everything sold in the square!

  • 60%


    A Good Introduction to Morocco

    Marrakech can seem intimidating, but it is a very accessible city for tourists and extremely safe, with the only downside being the amount of people trying to get you to give them money. The souks and main square Jemaa el-Fnaa are its most notable features. Overall, three full days should be more than enough to experience all it has to offer. Two days is enough for those not interested in visiting all the historical sites, of which there are not many.

    Insider Tip:If you're a girl keep your hands in your pockets while walking through the main square unless you want Henna. Expect the prices of items in the souks to be at least three times more then they are worth, some times as much as ten, and be prepared to haggle your way down. Paying anything more than half the initial asking price is overpaying.

  • 90%



    The city is crazy!everything is really beautiful and shopping in the square is a really fun challenge. The square is full of spectacles!


  • 50%


    Very vibrant city

    Marrakech is an interesting and vibrant place but it takes a while to get used to the hustle and bustle. Watch out for people offering overpriced services.

    Insider Tip:Book a session in a hammam.

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