46 - 47 Derb Ben Aissa ,Dabachi

Price rates

€ 6 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)

Info & Description

Opened in March 2007, The Heart of the Medina hostel Marrakech was the first ever dedicated hostel in Marrakech Medina.

Located just 1 minute from the Djemaa place, your right in the heart of the city!

Use of the Salon De Thé and rooftop terrace at our sister hotel.

*Breakfast included in the rate
*Dedicated english speaking staff
*Bathrooms, no extra charge for showers.
*Hot water.
*Rooftop terrace overlooking the Medina with views of the Atlas mountains.

*Free Wifi internet at our sister property.

Offering comfortable rooms and surroundings, The heart of the Medina hostel Marrakech is your base in Marrakech Medina.

Our pricing philosophy is simple:

6 euro per person, per night

Chill out on our rooftop terrace with your new friends, drink tea and Coffee in our new Salon De the!

With both mixed and female only rooms, and the ability to allocate a whole room, privately to a family or a group, we are able to satisfy your needs during your stay in Marrakech.

If you do not see the availability you need PLEASE email us at with your requirements and we will re-allocate to accomodate you.

Special group deals! email for your group enquiry for all travel solutions in Morocco, stating your enquiry is for 'Heart of the Medina' Marrakech.

Guests of the Heart of the Medina are able to use the Salon De the, Free Wifi internet, and the additional rooftop terrace at The Riad Rahba, located only 1 minute from the hostel.

2 Day 1 night desert tour 57 Euro!

3 day 2 night desert tour 87 Euro!

4 day 3 night desert tour 123 Euro!


  • Laundry
  • Internet access
  • Internet access


  • 2 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 4 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • 3 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 6 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 5 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)

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Read what others are saying about Heart of the Medina Backpackers Hostel

  1. Riccardo From Italy On November 30, -0001

    The hostel is located really close to the central place, the heart of the city (so the name is appropriate). It's a little bit difficult to find without a map or some indications. It's situated next to a Mosque, so at 5 o'clock in the morning you will hear the call for the prayer, but that's also a part of the culture. The guy at the reception that take care of everything wasn't that nice and quite opportunist. Beds are nice and the bathroom are fine. Not that much fun inside the hostel, but fun is ment to be outside in the city. For the price, is great.

  2. Marketa From Czech Republic On November 30, -0001

    Upon arrival there was nobody to check us in and we had to find alternative accommodation. Sorry but cannot provide any feedback about this hostel.

  3. terry From England On November 30, -0001

    no tiolet paper the bedroom were in a different building from breakfast and wifi no light in bedroom horible smell in bedroom no bed linnen just a morrocan bed

  4. ZENEVICH From France On November 30, -0001

    The bathrooms were disgusting, but the rooms were ok, although absurdely hot,

  5. Ana-Maria From Romania On November 30, -0001

    The location is really great. But that's it:).I had the worst "bathroom" I could ever have on the first floor. They kept it clean and there was hot water...but I showered over the toilet and I had to throw water with the bucket when I used the toilet :)).Do NOT ask for coffee when you take the breakfast at the riad (honey, butter and tee is what I had every day for a week). I booked the room with two beds (like many others) and ended up staying in a room of 4, but I had a key for it and stayed there with my friend only. I am almost sure the bed linen wasn't washed and the beds/pillows are to hard and weird for my taste and back :). If comfort isn't so important to you but the money are, than you should definitely stay here. You can always bargain for another room like a true Moroccan :). Enjoy Marrakech!

  6. Jan From Germany On November 30, -0001

    A place without any real personality, though one is welcomed rather warmly with tea. Prepare to get woken up by the muezzin at full volume when the sun rises. Alright and clean enough, if you don't plan to stop by for more than a night.

  7. Ewa From Poland On November 30, -0001

    Really great place for backpackers. Located in the very middle of souks, 2min walk from the famous Jeema, ideal for stay in Marrakesh. It's quite hard to find as taxis are not allowed in the Medina, so I suggest to ask someone in the souks to walk you there and then just pay 10-20dirham for their help. Great place.

  8. javier From Spain On November 30, -0001

    People from the hostel are nice and gentle. For this price-all very good. Breakfasts too :). Localization-3min to the square El Fna-this is plus, but to find hostel- it´s very difficult.

  9. Denys From Ukraine On November 30, -0001

    This hostel is quite difficult to find but using help of locals it's not a big deal. Accommodations are simple but absolutely enough for the place like Marrakesh Medina.

  10. antonio From Italy On November 30, -0001

    Forget all your western standards, baby: it's MARRAKECH!!

  11. Artur From Poland On November 30, -0001

    It's other type of country then in Europe so others standards, it was ok but it could be better.

  12. Irina-Madalina From Romania On November 30, -0001

    We reserved a type of room (a double room) and when we got there it was not available. They gave it to somebody else. They didn't have an other one, and we had to sleep in a roomn for 4 persons.

  13. Borislav From Bulgaria On November 30, -0001

    i'm very happy with the hostel - in the heart of the medina indeed, staff was friendly and helpful and i met lots of fun people there! I recommend it!

  14. Júlia From Spain On November 30, -0001

    It's a perfect hostel if you want to spend some days in the middle of the medina!! We enjoy a lot and we recommend it =)

  15. Laia From Spain On November 30, -0001

    Everything was good.The best is the location where it is situated, only there are two minutes from de main square Jeema el Fna. Since there you can go wherever you want.The breakfast really good too. `

  16. Katherine From USA On November 30, -0001

    Very sweet staff members who let me keep my luggage there a little later than check-out time. A great price for package deal that included a free breakfast. Great location, too. The only disturbing thing was that there were no sheets and the pillows were uncomfortable and uncovered. Overall a great experience, though, and the cheapest available, to boot.

  17. Heather From England On November 30, -0001

    We only had a brie one night's stay here but there were plenty of people who seemed to have been staying longer than us and having a great time. The roof terrace is an excellent spot for partying and everyone seemed to be making great use of that, it was a shame we'd arranged to meet friends elsewhere. The other people staying were friendly so it seemed a great place to meet people. The location is great if you want somewhere central - in the Medina and very close to the main square Djeema El Fna. Two downfalls of staying in the medina are that if you want to sleep you can't guarantee it won't be noisy and that, as some of the medina is not accessible by car, taxis won't drop you at the Riad Rahba (where you have to check in for Heart of the Medina) or at least ours wouldn't so it was a bit tricky to find but not too difficult as it is an easy route from the square once you know where you're going. Though our taxi dropped us at the square and told us what direction to walk in, cars can get to both the hostel and the riad so our airport transfer got to us ok. Rooms are basic, no air-con, and bathrooms are shared. As we had to leave early for the airport we didn't have problems getting into the bathroom but I'd guess this can be a problem at a more normal getting up time. The guy at Riad Rahba who checked us in was very welcoming and spoke English very well. A member of staff took us from Rahba to the hostel, only a short walk. Nevertheless it was strange having to check in elsewhere and is not the sort of added inconvenience you want at the end of a day's travelling. If you are on a tight budget, stay here. It was the cheapest place I could find and if that's all you want then it's fine. If you're in the same sized group as the room capacity it's even better because you essentially get a private room in that case and only have to share the bathroom. There are, however, much nicer places to stay in and around Marakech if you can afford them and I would urge you to do so if you can. Quality accommodation can really enhance the enjoyment of your visit.

  18. Rafael From Chile On November 30, -0001

    All is good. Good places, good terrace to share with people but have one man careing the hostal that is no fine and is bad people

  19. Genevieve From England On November 30, -0001

    Absolutely fine and good value for money - breakfast included, working shower (with intermitant hot water) and western toilet.Right in the heart of the souks, although a little hard to find! It seems like they've ironed out most of the problems people have complained of.

  20. Bruno From Portugal On November 30, -0001

    Good hostel, good beds, great location, small rooms. If you go there, don`t find weird that the reception is in another bulding. Print the reservation ticket, they don't seem to have access to them