Hostels in Morocco
A guide to Budget Accommodation in Morocco
For most travellers, Morocco carries with it more than just a whiff of the exotic. With its dreamy cities, its rolling deserts and endless deserted coastlines, right across its dramatic landmass, it fairly emanates mystery and romance Hostels in Morocco mirror these evocative characteristics. Plant-strewn patios, echoing to the sound of babbling fountains, back onto shady, drape-lined rooms Much like the country itself, the effect on the backpacker weary from their travels can be mesmerizing.
Marrakech is undoubtedly one of the worlds essential backpacking destinations. But one thing stands out above all others: the amazing sights, sounds and smells of Djemaa el Fna, the citys vast square and market place.
Just a stones throw away from Djemaa el Fna, lies Equity Point Marrakech Hostel, one of the very best Hostels in Marrakesh. In the sultry evenings, its roof terrace makes a perfect vantage point to watch as the city comes alive after the heat of the day, and listen as the call to prayer rings out across the rooftops.
Slightly to the east of the square, meanwhile, sits the equally excellent Riad Medina Azahara. From here, the souks of the medina stretch away in every direction, a baffling labyrinth of winding streets and stalls that never ceases to fascinate.
Arguably even more fascinating than Marrakech is the ancient imperial city of Fez. Few other places on earth come close to its utterly unique atmosphere. Its medieval warren of streets a pulsating hive of life is home to a raft of unexpectedly beautiful monuments and attractions. Hostels in Fez, much like their counterparts in Marrakech, offer backpackers a privileged glimpse of the citys faded grandeur. More of a guesthouse than a traditional backpackers hostel, the Riad Damia is absolutely stunning. An almost impossibly grand patio, splendid rooms, and even home-cooked meals, make it a standout choice.
Not far from Bab Boujeloud (a centre of sorts in this truly bewildering city) lies Hotel Batha. Smart, new and with all the modern facilities a traveller could possibly want including, temptingly, a swimming pool its the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.