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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The remaining balance for the reservation, as per terms and conditions with hostelworld, will be charged 1 week prior to arrival. After this, amendments and cancellations cannot be made and the amount is non-refundable.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

The remaining balance for the reservation, as per terms and conditions with hostelworld, will be charged 1 week prior to arrival. After this, amendments and cancellations cannot be made and the amount is non-refundable.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

What is Riad Dia? Quite simply, it is the house that you may have once designed in your head and though 'no, its just not possible I could ever live in a place like this'. An incredible traditional riad with the atmosphere of a backpackers hostel, Riad Dia is located less than a minute from the main square Place D'Jeema el Fna. With a lovely swimming pool in the communal courtyard - colorful, sunny and social, lots of dorm rooms (and these are no ordinary dorms - they are seriously luxury), and several terraces to relax on, sunbathe, put the world to rights.

The riad is traditional, but the colors are bright and wild! It is an inside out, upside down, topsy curvy house. The gardens are indoors - you can even do some fruit picking). Sit among our courtyard gardens with fellow travelers and new friends; make crazy plans for your travels - they will definitely become realities. Or, don't make crazy travel plans! Just enjoy our unique atmosphere over tea and shisha.

Groups are more than welcome. We have significant experience with all kinds of groups, and it really is the perfect space in Marrakesh for a trekking group, photography class group or student group.

Riad Dia is a little contrast of a riad. It is perfect for independent travellers looking for adventure and a place to relax and at the same time it is a one-stop shop for your entire Moroccan trip. We can help you with every aspect of your trip and you don't even need to leave the swimming pool!

Please note:

We welcome guests from everywhere outside of Marrakech, but do not accept re-locators.
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Any amendments to reservations UPON arrival also require 48 hours notice.

Check in from 13:00.
Check out before 11:00.

Payment upon arrival or prior to arrival with mutual agreement
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.
No curfew.
Child friendly.

Please be aware that the following dorms have airconditioning:
Dorm for 14 people
Dorm for 12 people
2 rooms for 8 people
Dorm for 6 people

The dorm for 10 and dorm for 4 people do NOT have airconditioning. If you reserve either of these rooms, please do not expect there to be airconditioning! View House Rules


Riad Dia is a traditional Moroccan house with the buzzing vibe of a hostel. It's set around a sunny courtyard with a swimming pool and fruit trees in the middle. With loads of terraces to relax on as well, you can sit and drink tea, or sample flavoured shisha with your new travelling friends. Rather stay busy? We organise activities ranging from cooking classes to local Gnaoua music nights. Breakfast's included, so you'll have plenty of energy for the day ahead!


We're not sure what's more colourful, our hostel or Marrakesh's main square Jemaa el-Fna. Since it's only a 4-minute walk from Riad Dia, we'll leave you to make up your own mind. You can get a freshly made juice from one of the stalls and watch the traders haggle. To get to us from Marrakesh Menara Airport, catch bus L19. It takes less than 15 minutes and you'll be dropped off at Koutoubia Mosque, an 8-minute walk from us. Our entryway's right by a spice shop.

Rooms and Dorms

We have private rooms and mixed dorms with linen and towels included at Riad Dia. If you want to cool off after a walk around the city's pretty Majorelle Garden, come back and sit under the air con. You'll also have your own locker for storing your bags. With cushions scattered all over our communal areas, guests have been known to nap outside the rooms, too.

Extras and activities

There's a kitchen on site, so you can make like a Moroccan and cook up some couscous. You can also order yummy meals in our café. The travel agency that runs our hostel has loads of trips around Morocco, from stints in the Sahara to quad biking at Lalla Takerkoust Lake. If you're more into DIY travel, use our free Wi-Fi – and tips from our friendly staff – to come up with your own itinerary. We have free city maps to help you along the way.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Hostel is amazing from inside, decorations are stunning, hosts were awesome and super kind to us, they showed us a map od Marrakech and gave some tips and tricks. Breakfast was delicious as well! Hope to come back!
    Croatia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Good accommodation and helpful staff
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Comfortable, good vibes and welcoming staff who go above and beyoooond to make you feel at home. Very happy with my stay.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Feb 2020
    Amazing experience. Rashid (the owner and manager) is one of the most hospitable people I've ever met. He was welcoming, informative and very helpful giving many tips on how to navigate the city. The hostel is clean, well maintained and at a great location. The breakfast is simply but good, and includes eggs. You won't find a better deal downtown Marrakesh!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Feb 2020
    Very nice atmosphere and lovely staff. Rooms were cleaned daily and beds were comfortable. Bathrooms were a little ropey but functional. Taps were warm enough but not great water pressure - probably common for Morocco to be fair.
    England, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Feb 2020
    Rashid is a great host and I totally recommend the place!
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2020
    Archie was the loveliest host and most helpful person ever, an absolute charmer who made our arrival to Morocco absolutely divine!
    Croatia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Jan 2020
    Riad Dia was a great place to stay for our trip to Marrakech. The rooms were very comfortable and they were cleaned every day. We received breakfast every day and we paid 6 euros to cook and eat dinner at the hostel one night. It was an amazing experience overall. The bathrooms were not very clean and were not well stocked up with everything, but that did not hinder our experience at all. The best part about this hostel is the amazing staff. They were so kind and helpful the entire time.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    10 Feb 2020
    I've stayed in over 100 hostels and they really go into one of two categories: either they get it, or they don't. I would say Riad Dia does not, for the following reasons: Loud party music and trip advertisements playing on all three floors starting at 9am, smoking indoors (really?!), 2/3 showers broken, no lockers and the clothes we handed off to be cleaned were not done (though I will say this was probably due to a language barrier and lack of time). I would say 6.9 is being generous.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 4.9


    17 Feb 2020
    I have lost faith in website reviews after staying at this place. It should NOT be 9/10.. rather 3 or 4/10 The whole place seems to be falling apart, things and furniture drastically need a fix-up and a lot of people are crammed into small spaces. It also feels unhygienic to be there, at least in the bathrooms.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities