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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 9.2

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Great hostel with great staff, right in the heart of Marrakech :)
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2020
    100% recommended. Hospitality was at its best, Rashid and his staff made sure the guests were always comfortable and safe. Also, he will give you advices to avoid scams in the Medina square (1min from the Riad - great location). Very respectful too. Breakfast is included, and it is pretty good, also unlimited mint tea. Dinner is cheaper than anywhere else and its a huge amount of food, something very hard to find elsewhere. Would go back there whenever I go to Marrakech. Thanks Rashid & co!!
    Venezuela, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Second time staying at Riad Dia and just as good as the last. Rachid and the staff are very helpful and go above and beyond with the hospitality. Well worth the stay and many opportunities for excursions beyond Marrakech for reasonable prices too.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Best stay for good price, they are like family
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Mar 2020
    Stayee at the hostel for three nights and was very happy with my stay! The staff changed our sheets and blankets everyday while we were gone! They were even so kind as to store our luggage while we waited for our train after we had checked out! Highly recommend this hostel to all! Great central location!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Mar 2020
    A great Riad, only nearly impossible to find. I spent over an hour walking around trying to find it before finally seeing it. Once I was inside, however, it was great. The owner was very nice, and dinner (6 euros) was absolutely delicious - I had 3-4 portions. It is also close to the Market, and once you know your way around, easy to get to from the Market, I just would not advise arriving at night as I did, nearly impossible to see any signs.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    06 Mar 2020
    Staff were very helpful and pleasant, and location was very close to the main square and convenient for everything however initially very difficult to find (we found it easiest to get taxis to hotel Ali and cross the square). The facilities were in need of doing up, despite cleaning the bathrooms still had an unpleasant smell, puddles on the floor, and just overall were not pleasant to use. The communal seating areas were lovely and staff always offered free tea etc, lovely atmosphere:)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Mar 2020
    The hostel itself was beautiful and very colorful once you walked through the front door. The staff were friendly and would serve you all the mint tea your heart could desire. The public spaces were great. The bathrooms were a worse for wear but perfectly functional. The rooms all had small lockers that were large enough to hold a laptop and some other essentials, but there were no luggage lockers in the hostel. The beds were pretty hard but comfortable enough.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 2.0


    19 Mar 2020
    I sent a What’s App message to refund my deposit as the trip was canceled altogether. No response and I was billed despite a 14 day advance cancellation. Never went to Morocco/ no response from the Riad either.
    USA, Female, 41+
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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