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Hostel Waka Waka

Rue el Ksour, Derb Sabai, 13, Marrakech, Morocco


Have you ever wanted to stay in an ancient palace and eat breakfast like the king or queen accompanied by the African sunrise and a side plate of live Berber music? You will find a truly royal bargain at Hostel Waka Waka for the first time in Marrakech.With dorms, private rooms, large, bright communal areas and a daily routine of music and entertainment you can't help but meet other travellers over tea, shisha and sunshine. Spread the travel bug, and enjoy warm happy hospitality Moroccan Berber style. Everyone comes to Marrakech looking for a good price and Waka Waka cuts out the haggling for you. For the first time in Marrakech. If you are on a shoe-string budget, but want to stay in an old palace of a hostel, come and enjoy the regally calm but highly entertaining Waka Wakas.Turn your ideas into adventures in our large communal courtyard or garden roof terrace. Learn how to cook and banquet Moroccan style in our guest kitchen, and experience Waka Waka's evening entertainment. If you find the time to leave the hostel, you will find all the sparkly trinkets you need to cram into your backpack on our doorstep. Leave your guidebook at the bottom of your bag, and experience Morocco Uncut. Choose your own adventure over tea and maybe a cheeky shisha pipe we are from all corners of Morocco the far flung Sahara, the mountains and Marrakech itself and are happy to provide guidance, advice, and lots of stories about the areas you may want to visit. Get off the beaten track. As Michael Palin once said 'somewhere a long way away, people are doing sensible things like mowing lawns and digging gardens'. However, with not a spade in sight, you will be banqueting, singing, laughing and experiencing the incredible city of Marrakech in an old palace of a hostel that breathes life into travel. 


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“I’m sure there are much better places to stay for only a few £/€/$/¥ more”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on January 14, 2020

I stayed at Hostel Waka Waka for 3 nights over a 10 day period in January 2020. Good location in the Medina and relatively easy to find after the first visit. It’s communal areas and rooms are very...

“No air con”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on January 07, 2020

Stifling hot with no air con in the rooms or hostel made it impossible to sleep. I had to be very insistent in asking staff to guide my friend and I out of the alleys that the hostel is in the middle...

“Awesome place to meet the best people!”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on January 03, 2020

If you want a 5 star experience, do not book a cheap hostel. If you want to meet interesting people and to be made part of a family, Waka Waka is for you. Accomodation is basic but the breakfast is...


From Cafe Argana in Place D'Jeema el Fna:-You are facing Cafe Argana.-Continue straight on to the left of the cafe - you will reach a small square called Bab Fteuh. There is a pharmacy in front of you.-On the left is a pretty, small archway - walk through it and continue straight on - you are in a souq street.- You will see in front of you a boutique called BAZAAR CHICHAOUA. Turn left.- This is Rue Ksour - there will be a beautiful petal shaped archway in front of you. Continue straight on - the road is straight.- About 2 minutes down here the road becomes windier and a little more narrow but don't be put off - just follow it. - You will see a white and red sign on your right for 'KSAR ESSAOUSSAN' - keep following the street and you will see on your left on a corner a hotel called 'MK'.Take the first small street on the left - this is DERB SABAI.Knock on No. 13. Welcome to Waka Waka's...


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