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%



    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.

  • 60%


    Nice place - annoying people.

    I liked Marrakech - although if I'm being honest there are better places to see in Morocco, i.e. Fes and Essaouira. The sights are impressive, but it is slightly let down by the amount of pestering you get and the fact that people try and rip you off left, right, and centre. It's a shame because these people don't realise that their short term gain is their long term loss as people are put off going to Marrakech.

    Insider Tip:Haggle with the taxi drivers. You should not pay more than 30 dirhams for a taxi ride anywhere. Cafe Arabe is the best place we ate with a really nice terrace. In terms of places to drink, I would recommend La Salama which has happy hour from 1630-0100.

  • 40%


    very touristy

    This is the most touristy city in Morocco. So pls be careful with anyone who approaches you with smile speaking English.

    Insider Tip:Buy your souvenirs in Rabat or Chefchouen. The souvenir shops here are high robberies.

  • 40%


    Marrakech is awesome

    As a single woman traveling alone I was afraid to go to Marrakech based on all the reviews I read before hand. However when I got there I was never made to feel uncomfortable about my safety. If you're walking through the market of course souks try to get your attention but no one ever grabbed me, became aggressive, or overly persistent. After two solid no thank yous they usually move on to another shopper. The tea is AMAZING everywhere you go. I highly recommend atving through the Sahara!

    Insider Tip:Never put to much money in your pockets and carry small bills.

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