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Auberge Ayoub Reviews

132 Avenue Ba Ahmad, Bab Ghmate, Marrakech, medina, Marrakech, Morocco

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210 Total Reviews
  • 57%Value For Money
  • 46%Security
  • 46%Location
  • 46%Staff
  • 43%Atmosphere
  • 49%Cleanliness
  • 37%Facilities

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We booked a room for one night in Marrakesh a couple of days in advance. When we arrived, we discovered that the hotel was closed down. Apparently, they were renovating the house or something. DO NOT BOOK A ROOM AT THIS HOTEL. I don´t know when they will open up again. April 2013

  • 25th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Nice Hostal but no electricity for days. I was told until then already for one month. The guy in charge can be sometimes a bit rough but he was ill at this time. The prize is unbeatable-


I showed up and there was no power, no running water, and an extremely rude woman who was presumably the proprietor. She promptly ignored me while I stood waiting to check in after which she informed me that they had no record of my reservation. The place was surrounded by auto repair shops and other industrial shops rendering it extremely sketchy at night (when I arrived). In sum, literally none of the advertised features, nor any of the basics for hostel-style accommodation were met.

  • 28th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


tiny tiny rooms with 2 or more bunk beds,no privacy at all. Our bathroom was theoretically ok but very smelly, room downstairs in the courtyard at night freezing cold (November). The woman who prepares the simple but sufficient breakfast is very kind. Roof terrace could be more comfy and they could wash the cushions more often. We did have BEDBUGS (and other travellers as well, so be prepared). I guess you get what you pay for although cleanliness should not be un-cared for, no matter how cheap.

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Weirdest hostel experience ever. The guy who owns the place is a crazy drunk. Who yells at guests. He was friendly toward me and one other friend but his attitude to alot of the other guests was very poor. The room had bedbugs..... and they kept trying to tell us we hadnt paid. The lady who works there is kinda cute and always singing but speaks no english so if your french isnt up to par you could have communication issues.


Very good hostel for the price however there were issues as other reviews have mentioned, mainly about the manager. On arrival he tried to charge 210 euros instead of 21 - when we argued that he added an extra 0, he smiled and said that english people were clever. This could have been excused as 'banter' but later when i requested a receipt for my payment, i entered a 20 minute argument as the infamous drunk staff manager said that i was rude to ask for one. WARNING = be prepared for a battle

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bonjour maya lorsque l on vous a demande 210 ce n etait pas 210 euros mais 210 dirhams. 21 euros = 210 dirhams


It was nice to stay in this hostel. They need to clean up a little more but its still a good choice. A good relation between price and quality.


The hostel announces itself by saying that all rooms have air-conditioning. We booked two nights: - The first night, although we booked a 4-bed-room (we were 4 friends), we were put in a 5-bed room with no air-conditioner unit. That night we couldn't sleep almost anything. - The second night we were put in the room we were supposed to have the first night, and the things changed. It had a nice bathroom and also a nice air-conditioning machine. The staff is friendly but can't speak english.


In a country like Morocco where it is 45 degrees air condition is needed. But although we were promised air condition all we got was a fan on the floor not reaching up to the top bunk where I was sleeping. The staff can only speak french and arabic so forget communication. Every night outside our room the staff and their friend smoked hookah and had loud music. But the riyadh was beautiful with a nice roof terrace.


It was a 25 minute walk from the Madina - yes we did get breakfast however, it was only bread. The owener spoke next to no English. Also, we paid for our stay on the 2nd night and when we went to leave the owners demanded that we paid again - when we refused as we had already paid they became really aggressive.

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we nor our fault if you put 25 minutes to go to the place which is 500 meters, should you walk a little faster than 1 km s time. The breakfast includes bread, tea, honey and butter which is good considering the price of 3.30 euros a night with breakfast, the bed, the shower, the wi fi access gratuit.pour pay you at asked because you said when you were only to have reserve cordially denis


The hostel was pleasant enough. Staff spoke very little English. Be wary when paying as if you pay early they will try and re-charge you and can get quite aggressive when doing do so. Trip prices offered are also inflated so look on Internet as well to make sure you get the best price. Breakfast is included however this was just bread and mint tea so not great.

  • 26th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
bonjour nous ne chargeons rien mais vous ne comprenez pas que 3 euros ce n est pas 30 dirhams mais 33 dirhams il est normal que nous reclamions notre du meme si 3 dirhams ce n est pas une grosse somme ,compte tenu du prix modique de la nuit cela represente beaucoup pour nous,quand au sejour si vous trouvez moins cher que 450 dh pour deux jours a zagora merci de nous le faire savoir


Horrible. As we arrived, they did not even change the bed linen so on beds there were hair and dust. The rooms are incredibly small and there is no conditioned air. We found a huge cockroach in our toilet, that was so small that, sitting on the wc, your feet could touch the door.There was no water in the early morning and during the day it came out just from the shower, not from the sink. No keys so someone got things stolen. Poor breakfast, no dishes for everyone. They tried to be paid more.

  • 16th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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bonjour je suis deni le propritaire de l auberge je suis assez surpris de vos ommentaires car nous changeons les draps systematiquement au depart des clients;il y a de l eau toute la journee pas toujours un gros debit mais nous n y sommes pour rienle petit dej /pain/beurre/miel/the est assez copieux surtout pour le prix de euros la nuit avec petit dejeunerpour les toilettes je ne pense pas que vous venez a marrakech pour passer votre temps dans les topilettes ils sont petits mais present


Nice Place to stay for some days in marrakesh. Nice staff, friendly people and a great roof top. Everything was fine for only 3,30 € per night.


I was a bit worried about staying at such a cheap place but actually it was much better than we expected, the value for money is amazing. Good location and nice place to hang out, breakfast is good and the staff are nice. Definitely recommend this place for anyone wanting to save a few dollars yet still be comfortable and enjoy Marrakech,


The staff is so friendly and the homemade tajine was the best!! Salaam is super nice and we loved him!


Staff get an 'average', but I can't give an accurate score. All but one of the staff are very friendly and full of smiles. I thought I was staying at the wrong hostel after reading some of the reviews, but that one guy everyone mentions got drunk last night and acted like a bit of a fool - yelling late into the night, etc. Other than that, there's wi-fi, free breakfast (simple, but more than enough for the money), air conditioning and it's in an excellent location. I'd gladly stay again.

  • 4th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very very low cost place so you couldnt think ti find anything eccellent! Worst thing is the bathroom! You could not lock the door and the toilet is inside with another door, so when you are having a shower someone could pee and viceversa! Very good for staying one or two night. Hosts so weird but quite!


Very comfortable, very nice staff, incredible rooftop, WIFI works perfectly, even in the rooftop, magnificent location inside the medina. It is not a party hostel if you are looking for that, but a bit more of a calm place to rest, even though you can also find lots of people to chat with. Highly recommendable.


the directions to find the Hostel were very difficult to follow... I got lost. It would also be nice to know where I should have taken the bus from starting at the train station! Other than that pillows were lumpy and beds were hard but it was very clean.


good price but The quality could be better

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