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

  • 90%


    Marrakech is magical

    I read so many differents reviews about Marrakech before getting there, but I will just say one thing: people is extremely kind.

    Insider Tip:Just make sure to clarify between fifteen and fifty when you speak about a price, beside that this city will blow your mind.

  • 80%


    Kech Kech Marrakech ...

    Get lost in the Main City Square, it's the busiest square in Africa, drink the orange juice when the weather is hot, it's just simply amazing, just like finding an oasis at the desert. You can find anything here at the square. You name it. Drown yourself in their culture, feel it. :-) What amazed me was, the guy who brings weight scale, by paying 1 Dirham u got your body scaled! That's authentic. Can't find it in my country. LOL. Nice food also during evening time, you absolutely have to try.

    Insider Tip:Be careful with the pickpockets ...

  • 50%


    Marrakech... not that great...

    Very disappointed with the city. Well not with the city, but with the people who live in it. Once they see your a tourist they won't stop pissing you off!!! everyone will try to take you money. everything is super expensive. for example in Rabat you'll find the same products half the price or more!! walk in the big place at night is a nightmare. the food seller won't stop bothering you! its a shame that with so much to experience, the locals turn your stay in a nightmare.

    Insider Tip:everyone will try to be your guide saying "place x is right there...". avoid this persons. jardin majorelle is a must!!!

  • 100%


    top place to visit

    Marrakesh is very close to Europe but such a different place to visit. For many it is easier to get to than a neighboring European country.

  • 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.

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