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Hostel Riad Mama Marrakech Reviews

Derb Raouia Rmila No. 18, Marrakech, Morocco

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245 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 64%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 47%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The hostel itself was very dirty, it looked like it had not been cleaned in a while. After a night of very little sleep, due to the noises of the other guests and the staff of the hostel, I woke up covered in over a 100 bed bug bites. In addtion one of my friends had been pestered by the male receptionist when she could not sleep during the night. We definitley do NOT RECCOMEND THIS HOSTEL! We switched to Equity Point after the night and that hostel was well worth its money. :)


I think it's common practice to actually offer wifi and breakfast when you advertise having these things. I also think it's important to create an environment where you're clients feel safe. You don't try to make move on your guest because you're bored. You don't just remake the beds without washing anything or when you do end up with massive amounts of bed bugs from the lack of cleaning you don't just tell her that all hostels in Marrakech are like that. This is just a start.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is nice but really unclean! You get get what you pay for!


We stayed for a few nights in this lovely place in the center of Marrakech. Mohamed, Redouane and Youssef were really cool guys and we had fun with them!


Please don't go. I ignored the other comments about bed bugs. But it was not able for me to avoid it. Heavy amount of it lives there. No chance to avoid it for anyone. I knew about this and tried to avoid it. No way. You gonna have to pay a lot if you ignore my comment. Now I'm just pay for it as a pay of doing that.


BED BLOODY BUGS!!! EVERYWHERE!!! make sure you check your beds before doing anything, after checking in. well worth the money, if the bed bugs werent there, this place would be fantastic. awesome roof terrace and you can see the stars at night. AGAIN BEWARE, BED BUGS!!!


I was in a group and it was worth it to stay in Riad Mama. It was very cheap, they had a good location, very nice tea and the breakfast was relatively good. The only problems I noted was the lack of hot water sometimes (although it is vey hot in Marrakech), the bugs in the beds (it was not bedbugs, although we scratched a little bit) and the fact that the people from the hostel expected us to tell them how much to pay when we arrived and charged us to ask a cab.


Well located Hostel.. But don't expect much paying so cheap.


The Hostel had an good and cosy atmosphere, but it was very dirty. The biggest problem were the bedbugs. We had so much problems with them, the bites still annoy us. And the bathrooms are not clean and had a bed smell. The stuff was kind, but i didnt change the unconfortable feeling we had durring our stay.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


6 minutes to reach from L19 bus (Place Jemaa El Fna). Everything is close from here: Hammam, Cyber, Supratours/CTM bus station, Carrefour... Chill atmosphere with nice breakfast and ***** staff.


Had such a good time at mama with the staff Ali and radwan. It is unique and very social. The breakfast and price where also amazing ! See you next time !


The location of the hostel is good, although I suggest you read the hostel direction notes well before you arrive as there is no actual signage on the door. Granted, this hostel is very cheap, however the cleanliness is very below any standard, smelly and mouldy, and even some people reported sightings of insects and bugs in their bedroom. One girl even decided at midnight one evening that, after being bitten and unbearably itchy, she would check out to any other hostel! Try another hostel!


I really enjoyed my stay in Mama Marrakech. The staff was very helpful and the vibe really good! The bathrooms were not so clean, but nothing impossible, the localization was very good cause it was near the central market, the breakfast was nice, they have wi-fi!


It's an ideal hostel for backpackers who don't really care about anything more than a good location and amazing staff and atmosphere. I've been there a couple of times and they were both great.

  • 2nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is really good. It's a good valued hostel - cause it's really cheap. It looks nice and the breakfast is nice. You don't get that much but it's alright. We have been traveling from different hostels, and we don't know if it was this one but a lot of bed bug bites. Other people has sayed it about this one, so therefore we think it is. We had a lot of bed bug bites after staying 4 nights.

  • 24th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It was a great stay! Really close to jemaa el fna. Nice people. Thank you guys.

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