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Reviews of Riad Zitoune Youth Hostel

Hostel | 91, Derb Jdid. Riad Zitoune, Laqdim., Marrakech, Morocco 40000

73.0% Overall Rating

66 out of 78 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/01/2014)

"The only thing to like about it was the price, but even that was not worth it! There are much better cheaper options in better locations."

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Facilities

  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.98
  • Towel USD 1.20

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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73.0%

Overall Rating

66 out of 78 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Riad Zitoune Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
76.0%
Facilities
64.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
71.2%
Value
76.8%
Safety
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Evgenii Saveskov

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2014 Evgenii would recommend this property

Liked: very clean and beautiful moroccan style building, good wifi

Disliked: limited hot water

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2014

Liked: The only thing to like about it was the price, but even that was not worth it! There are much better cheaper options in better locations.

Disliked: Property was under construction at the time, so there was mess everywhere. The shared bathroom was extremely small and poorly laid out, so having privacy was next to impossible. Location was less than ideal, with a confusing route and dark alleys. To have 24 hour access, you must wake up the family, which appears to live on the premises. There was absolutely no "youth" atmosphere, and bedroom layout is a bit strange!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Property was big, clean, with friendly staff.

Disliked: It is almost impossible to find with the information on Hostelbookers. Even with it being in the Medina it would be easy for the staff to write easy to follow directions and a map. I had spent a week in Marrakech already when I moved to this hostel. I had to find a couchsurfing friend to show it to me. Even with him being Moroccan and with the directions he had difficulty finding it.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Eric Hunt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa

16 October 2011 Eric would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is clean and well managed. A definite keeper.

Disliked: Breakfast was too small

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Thibaut Dalle

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 August 2011 Thibaut would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and well located. It's a genuine Moroccan Riad, which is pretty hard to find for this price. It gets real hot inside every now and then. Besides, the bathroom could be renovated. But for the rest, I firmly recommand this place ! The staff is helpful and nice. And the roof has been turned into a beautiful terrace, on which you can spend a very peaceful, pleasant and cooling moment after nightfall !

Disliked: The heat, the bathroom.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

mary mccabe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2011 mary would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the location. It was very close to everything. The hostel was beautiful and very clean. I had my own room even though I only paid for a dorm. It was very cheap.

Disliked: It was very difficult to find from the directions and def not walking distance from the train. You have to take a small taxi but that is normal everywhere in Morocco and it only cost 1 euro. I wouldnt really call it a youth backpackers place because there were hardly any guests. There were no computers but they did have wi-fi. The breakfast was ok but not the delicious pancakes served at other hostels, just bread and butter and jam. What I didnt really like that the whole family seems to live there and they eat and stay in the common space. Also they were making so much noise at night I couldnt sleep. Some other guests complained but they didnt really quiet down that much. Also the rooms were very hot. Of course it was the middle of July in the hottest city, but they really should get some fans, because I had to sleep with the windows to the common area open and thats why I could hear the family so much. Also there was a bit of drama. A group of Dutch guys came and they were hungry so they ordered from the plastic menu on the tables 3 portions of the bread and cheese. On the menu it says 3 dirham and there are pictures of just general bread, cheese, jam and butter, and says you get bread and jam or butter or cheese for 3 dirham. After eating the worker tried to charge them 18 dirham, not 9. The manager got involved and she said the 3 dirham is for half portions, but they weren't told this, and they claimed they just ordered 3 of the menu and it doesn't say anything about half portion. She would not budge and made them pay the full price. I do understand that 3 dirham (30 euro cents) is too cheap for what they got but that's what the menu said.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: For the money payed this is a good deal, right near the plaza Djemaa el Fna.

Disliked: it is very loud

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They helped us organized two excursions outside of Marrakech, were very helpful telling us about the city, and it's so cheap!!

Disliked: Cold showers sometimes!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cozy and had a good flow of people. great location!

Disliked: they have no wifi and the hot water is spotty

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value lovely welcoming staff free brekky

Disliked: toilets are a bit cramped noisy front door bell as they don't give you individual keys

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and clean.

Disliked: No lockers for luggage storage.

34.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Elizabeth Richter

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 March 2011

Liked: After one awful night here they allowed us to cancel our reservation for the next night to go to a different hotel.

Disliked: There was not 24 hr reception. Our train arrived after midnight and the hostel was closed and had to put us in a room of just hard mattresses. There were no pillows or sheets. There was no hot water for showers and no toilet paper. In the morning the inner courtyard was so loud of screaming children you couldn't sleep. Would not recommend hostel. There are cheaper and better hotels right down the street.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is a beautiful tradtional riad

Disliked: The bathroom is used for male and female. This is very inconvinent and embrassing.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice terrace, gorgeous tiles on the walls, light breakfast included, helpful owner and staff. pretty reasonably price. book online to get a bed with legs. just showing up will get you a mattress.

Disliked: no room in toilet cubicle to sit down without the door flying open. no soap in bathrooms for washing hands. hot water was hard to find.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ana Medeiros

Alone

Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

31 January 2011 Ana would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staf, good location (close to djemaa el fna), clean facilities and dorms.

Disliked: WC are really small, unisex showers separeted by courtains.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 January 2011

Liked: the way it looks

Disliked: too many ppl in cold rooms - bad showers and toilets

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Room was very spacious and beds comfortable, good location

Disliked: As a Riad when people are in the centre talking late at night the sound resonates and can get very noisy. Also on the terrace there was a lot of dog wee on the couches.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great!! i really liked it.

Disliked: Restroom, for mens and womens, you can do anything in private.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Taylor

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 December 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: This was a great hostel, cheap and I met lots of other travellers. The owner is so lovely and helpful and it is clean and there is hot water, toilet paper and a nice free breakfast. It is a little difficult to find but if you have the address you can ask someone.

Disliked: There is no sign on the street just the number 91 to let you know you're at the right door.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

14 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the Hostel a lot! It was very close to the Jemaa el Fna, the Hostel owner was very friendly and helpful, and bathrooms were good as well. There was always warm water.

Disliked: Some showers did not work well and some of the beds were uncomfortable. But it was all ok for a four night stay.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Amanda Lockert

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 November 2010 Amanda would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location and layout of hostel. Rooms are super clean and spacious with individual beds, no bunkbeds, ya! Courtyard is awesome place to hang out and the roof top terrace is beautiful.

Disliked: The only thing was the water pressure for the showers, but they were hot, so I cant really complain

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its cheap,close to the square and souks,very nice owner and a decent roof terrace not mentioned on the website

Disliked: It is a little tricky to find but mainly because I was asking everyone for Riad Zitoune which is a street rather than the Auberge de Jeunesse on Riad Zitoune

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was quiet and relaxing... nice simple breakfast and clean...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ian Callaghan

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

03 November 2010 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: It is close to the square, but it is in this quiet neighborhood behind a school. It's also right next to Earth Café which is a great vegetarian place with good prices.

Disliked: Nothing. I thought it was great.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good place and staff

Disliked: If You find it, yoy are Master