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Reviews of Hostel Waka Waka

Hostel | Rue El Ksour, Derb Sabai, 13, El Ksour Marrakech, Morocco 40000

98.6% Overall Rating

313 out of 327 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/10/2014)

Lars Ulph thinks…

"I chose Waka Waka due to its proximity to the main square, souks and hammams. I booked it for one night initially and ended up staying a whole week. The first thing you will notice is the amazing…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.01

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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313 out of 327 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Waka Waka'

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97.1%
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Lars Ulph

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2014 Lars would recommend this property

Liked: I chose Waka Waka due to its proximity to the main square, souks and hammams. I booked it for one night initially and ended up staying a whole week. The first thing you will notice is the amazing colourful decoration with natural light cascading in. You are served tea on arrival and unlimited top ups throughout the day. There is a wonderful rooftop terrace a great place to read, chat and have a tea! The hosts are incredibly genuine and friendly. They will go out of their way to help you out. I had an absolutely magical time, and will miss it greatly and therefore will return again next year to show it off to friends.

Disliked: Lars left no negative feedback.

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Georgina Parker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 October 2014 Georgina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are amazing. Super friendly and helpful. Great location, less than a two minute walk to the square. Roof terrace is a nice escape to chill out or see the stars.

Disliked: Georgina left no negative feedback.

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Lotte Theodoor Johanna Blankenaauw

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2014 Lotte Theodoor Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: We booked the tip for one week and stayed in Waka Waka the first two nights.. but after we left, we kept coming back to the hostel! The stay was just perfect. The beds and bathrooms are clean, the staff is beyond friendly and the atmosphere is great. During youre stay they are trying to make u compfy and they are doing even more than they have to. They even made us diner ! I want to recomend this hostel to everybody that is lookin' for a nice place to stay in the middle of the medina. # A+ !

Disliked: Lotte Theodoor Johanna left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Sam Watts

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2014 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel couldn't be more central. It's great value for your money. The staff couldn't be more friendly. The terrace is great fun to chill in with other travellers when Marakech gets a bit too tiring. Would strongly recommend Waka Waka. Had an amazing time here!

Disliked: The ground floor rooms get boiling at night but you can sleep on the terrace if you want. And you don't come to Morocco expecting it to be cool!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, fantastic staff!

Disliked: No air con.

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Robert Tierney

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 September 2014 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is centrally located, staff were very accommodating and I would definitely stay again.

Disliked: None

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else van Leeuwen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 August 2014 else would recommend this property

Liked: This is by far the best hostel I've ever stayed in! the owner of the hostel tried everything to make you feel at home. We were offered tea and cookies all the time for free and even got sisha. We returned two more times to this hostel since it was so nice and welcoming. During my last stay I forgot my wallet and the owner of the hostel was so nice to let a driver bring it all the way to Merzouga! Faith in humanity restored and very happy to get back my very important stuff. If I even go back to Marrakech I would stat at this awesome hostel again.

Disliked: The toilet on the first floor did not flush properly.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and kind.

Disliked: a bit far from jemaa el funa.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great terrace, friendly staff. I met loads of nice people. Facilities worked well. And very cheap

Disliked: Not much

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Carlos Grau

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

24 July 2014 Carlos would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice atmosphere in the hostel and brilliant service from the staff, which is attentive 24/7. Lovely terrace and very affordable prices. On top of all the previous things, breakfast is included and many activities (visit to desert, Essaouira, etc.) can be arranged directly at low prices with the hostel. Next time I go to Marrakech, I will indeed stay in Waka Waka.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location very kind and welcoming staff

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Matthew Barnes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2014 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, just 5-10 minutes walk from the central square, great atmosphere, and lots of excursions offered. Great breakfast included.

Disliked: Matthew left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Me ha gustado mucho el hostel, es muy lindo: las personas que lo atienden son ,muy amables y serviciales: el desayuno es increible!!!! tienen una hermosa terraza en la que dormimos tambien porque el verano en marruecos es muuuy caluroso. Recomendadisimo!!!

Disliked: Esta bien ubicado aunque es medio dificil llegar, pero en marrakesh todo es un laberinto, asi que les pasara eso con todos los hostels. para llegar, le pedimos a un guia de la plaza que nos indique el camino, luego ya nos ubicamos por nuestra cuenta.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good a bit hard to find but he directions on the website made it easy! The breakfast was free and was great not just bread! The terrace was lovely and free tea and lovely owners! Great price for what you get :)

Disliked: The rooms were hot and without a window it was do warm but it was July so it was to be expected with the heat

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Siti Zakiyyah Kamaruddin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2014 Siti Zakiyyah would recommend this property

Liked: Simply splendid. Amazing stay, which set a new standard as to how hostels ought to be. Room - The rooms are clean and the bunk beds (tidied every day) were pretty comfortable and spacious, with enough headroom for even a tall person to sit up; allowing for a much needed rest at the end of the day. Power sockets available by the bed and the presence of free wifi certainly aided the whole experience. Ambience - The ambience was marvellous with in-trend songs being played throughout the hostel. Atmosphere was welcoming yet pretty relaxed. The open-air rooftop/ terrace experience allowed us to enjoy the cool atmosphere during night time, and the naturally warm air of Marrakech during daytime. Colourful decorations do help lift spirits. The layout of the lobby allows for travellers to socialize with one another - as we exchange stories and experiences, learning about other cultures as we communicate. Provides platform for friendship building. Staff - The staff were very helpful and friendly; the one in-charge was extremely hospitable, making our stay a very much pleasant one. Food/serving - Excellent breakfast. Definitely the best mint tea I've ever had. Love the homemade biscuits as well. Accessibility - Only a few minutes away by foot from the Big Square/ Jamee el-Fna (busiest square in Africa) -- definitely a plus point. Price - Decently priced; low cost, high quality. Value for money! Waka Waka Hostel is like a home away from home. On the whole, best hostel experience (: Highly recommended.

Disliked: The condition of some of the toilets could be improved, nonetheless on the whole, they are pretty decent. Clean and sufficient warm water provided.

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Sascha Schwendy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2014 Sascha would recommend this property

Liked: It was just an awsome stay. I could recommend this hostel to everybody who is looking for a colourful nice place to stay in Marrakech. The staff is very polite, helpful and supports you on your stay always. The offert tea is very nice. Waka Waka is hard to find, but the people around will help you or you are picked up at the taxi station. It is a wonderful place here.

Disliked: Everything was fine

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Emily Charnock

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2014 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! Staff were incredibly helpful, it's right in the centre of town, beds were comfy and there was a delicious breakfast.

Disliked: Bathrooms have seen better days but they were clean and had hot showers

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Emre Mehmet

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

09 June 2014 Emre would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, clean, very welcoming atmosphere, lots and lots of sweet mint tea, perfect for all travelers... located in the heart of the medina

Disliked: na

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ilce rodriguez

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 June 2014 ilce would recommend this property

Liked: The staff along with its location was awesome. Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout my stay. Not only that but they allowed me to add on days withoutt a reservation which was so helpful. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was delicious especially the jam!

Disliked: ilce left no negative feedback.

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hssik reda

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 June 2014 hssik would recommend this property

Liked: it was the best hostel what i did see in my life, good staff good food , the worker the are very kind, in the night i enjoy with many friends from the world , smoking chicha hhhhhhhhhh, and have fun in the terasse, thank you for all the staff in waka waka

Disliked: no comment

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: AMAZEBALLS!!

Disliked: Negatoid

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bridget wood

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 bridget would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and very friendly hosts

Disliked: bridget left no negative feedback.

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Zenid Hazarevic

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014 Zenid would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the nice atmoshpere in the Waka Waka hostel and the staff quite a lot.

Disliked: Zenid left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The terrace located on the roof was so nice

Disliked: Sometimes all toilets are fulled

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christos theodorou

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2014 christos would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere of the hostel and the friendliness of the staff!!!!!

Disliked: christos left no negative feedback.