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Reviews of Riad So Cheap So Chic

4 star Hotel | Derb dabachi, derb Moulay Abdelkader 38, Marrakech, Morocco 40000

86.5% Overall Rating

461 out of 546 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/01/2014)

"Nice and friendly staff! great location whilst still remaining some tranquility. Also gave very helpful directions so we could find it- although the door is not clearly marked at all."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Solarium
  • Express check-in / out
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 20.73
  • Luggage Room USD 2.07
  • Breakfast USD 4.15
  • Towel USD 4.15

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: We will contact you for payment for the first night via Paypal in order to guarantee your booking Payment is to be in cash on arrival. Please send approx. arrival time so we can meet you on arrival. We require payment of the outstanding balance in cash on arrival. The rate we apply for payment in local currency is as follow: 1 EURO = 11 DHS 1 USD = 9 DHS 1 GBP = 14 DHS Changes and Cancellations made on arrival will be charged for the full amount as stated on your booking.

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86.5%

Overall Rating

461 out of 546 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Riad So Cheap So Chic'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
88.8%
Safety
87.2%
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71.4%
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Marta Traissect Turu

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014 Marta would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, near the center but not right in the middle, no noise

Disliked: I don't really remember

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Fernando Oliveira

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2014

Liked: Serviço muita ruim

Disliked: Fernando left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

22 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly staff! great location whilst still remaining some tranquility. Also gave very helpful directions so we could find it- although the door is not clearly marked at all.

Disliked: Rooms were a little cold and the doors and windows did not close properly so felt a little un secure

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

tomasz pajakowski

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2013 tomasz would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean and nice room, good internet signal in room, 5 minutes from Jemma El-Fna.

Disliked: n/a

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Graham Neal

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2012 Graham would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere. Dogs & cat. Friendly owners.

Disliked: Nothing. A Ceiling fan would be nice but at this price not a necessity.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kimberly Noble

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2012 Kimberly would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was fantastic. Such a great vibe and the staff were amazing. Location was 5 minute walk from the square and the walk was safe and vibrant. The pool was a great relief after some very hot days and all very relaxed. We organised day trips through reception and they were great value for money! The room had 6 beds and all the travellers were friendly and considerate. Breakfast always on time and when you wanted it and advise from staff was extreemly helpful. I would recommend this hostel to anyone who wants a relaxed scene, but still has the cultural vibe of Morocco! 5/5

Disliked: Kimberly left no negative feedback.

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

ANNA GOUNARI

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2012 ANNA would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, cool decoration,ideal if you want to take a break from the craziness of the Moroccan streets. Has a great potential if sm works with it. Good location, friendly stuff, free breakfast:-)

Disliked: not so clean. A bit expensive in what they sell in the hostel, water..etc the WiFi is avaliable only outside in the patio not in the rooms.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very good atmosphere and a nice terrace.the rooms were also nice.

Disliked: there were no free towels and sometimes the dog got accidently locked in the terrace and pooped everywhere.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Giannina Scheler-Stöhr

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2012 Giannina would recommend this property

Liked: It is very close to the (main) place of Marrakesh. It is a charming and clean hostel to stay. Very friendly athmosphere, staff and 2 sweet little dogs:) We liked it very much!!! Thanx

Disliked: There is none.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

01 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location, very quiet, very clean, confortable beds, good quality bead sheets, good breakfast

Disliked: Water pressure low. May be a problem if lots of people are taking a shower at the same time...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, arabic style

Disliked: lack of working heating facilities, almost public bathroom on the tarrace, incessant lack of toilet paper

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Mariana Mota

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 November 2011 Mariana would recommend this property

Liked: Very peaceful. Outside the hotel it´s very confusing but once you enter you forget about the outside. Staff very helpfull, I recomend the trip to Merzouga, it´s safe and the driver is very nice.

Disliked: I Dislike the fact that the pool wasn´t working, The hotel is very difficult to find, but try not to pay local people to bring you there. The entry seems worst than it is

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

04 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location for exploring the medina. Nice roof terrasse. Pool but we did not use it since the weather was not as nice (pump works and looks clean). All of us (3 adults and 2 children fitted well into 5 beds room).

Disliked: Finding dogs poo everywhere athough staff tries to remove it at least once a day. Water was leaking onto bathroom floor.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

21 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The fresh and friendly atmosphere

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

ANDREA VETTORETTO

Alone

Business / conference

17 October 2011 ANDREA would recommend this property

Liked: L ACCOGLIENZA E LA DISPONIBILITA'

Disliked: NIENTE

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the location. Friendly staff. The place has real character and ove the puppies that live in the hotel courtyard.

Disliked: Wish the pool was cleaned so that people could have swam in in.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Lisa Berki

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2011 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Der Pool war zwar klein aber im Sommer ist er trotzdem gut zum abkühlen

Disliked: der Pool wurde nicht optimal gereinigt

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

15 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the pool

Disliked: the pool pump was defekt :)

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Once you find the location of the hostel, it's very close to the medina and in a safe area.

Disliked: As much as I love animals and dogs in particular. I don't think the hostel owners should have dogs if they are incapable of potty training them. The dogs went to the bathroom wherever they pleased, including your bed.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Harry Lengyel

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa

26 August 2011 Harry would recommend this property

Liked: The plunge pool and the cool dogs that roamed about the whole hotel; nice breakfast and friendly staff

Disliked: Only 2 toilets in the whole place... bit of trouble when you are caught short

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good!!!

Disliked: nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Swimming pool in the courtyard, a nice cool break from the heat and crowds of the city. Great location. Nice little breakfast.

Disliked: Bathrooms could be maintained a little better (often no toilet paper, sometimes rather dirty).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its inside the medina but its hard to find, located in a very small street. beds are nice and sheets are clean. staff is nice too, the reception guy speaks english and spanish. in general, the hostel is pretty good, feels like paradise on the desert, has a small swimming pool ann a nice patium with couchs. inside the caothic marrakech, this hostel was very good!

Disliked: if you go to the desert trip, you have to wake the guy up in the morning, cause he doesnt have an alarm. what may be a problem or not is that there are three dogs that climbs on couchs and beds if you let the door opened. the bathrooms ate dirty and few.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is quite good if you really want to experience the craziness of Marrakech. For us the street sellers were overwhelming so we weren't so happy to pass them everytime, but that is not hostel's problem, the place is just next to main square. The area downstairs is quite nice, as well as the roof terrace. Breakfast was also quite proper

Disliked: The guy unfortunately couldn't speak any english, so we tried our best in spanish, which is very poor from our side. I didn't expect that, so it was a huge problem, as I was hoping for plenty of advises from staff. I don't know if it was just for our stay, but roof terrace was closing at midnight, and we were asked to leave the downstairs lounge area at 1am. Another issue came when paying for the accomodation. He used rough exchange rate, which was like 10% more than the actual, but it still dropped my mood, as I expect the fair calculation at hostels - even in Morocco. There are no keys, neither for the room, nor for the main entrance, you have to knock everytime you go in. It was quite hot in the room too..