Rainbow Hostel Marrakech is filled with bold colours from the floor to the wall and to the ceiling. The sofas, tables, linens and bathroom tiles are splattered with mixed, interesting designs and hues.
The taxi from the train station to Place Djaama El Efna only cost me MAD15 because I insisted on the meter to be used. Tell the driver to drop you off at the area where there are horse carriages – and follow the directions given to you if you booked via Hostelworld.
Though the hotel is located on a narrow alley, don’t be afraid to thread on it. It’s pretty safe and well-lit at night. Rainbow Hostel is two minutes walk to Djaama El Efna, it is also along the path where the souks / bazaars are located. There are tens of cafes perfume shops, boutiques and restaurants around here. And oh, massage parlours, too!
Bed creates a creaking sound every time you move. The sheets are old and overused already. Wifi is ok but when the guests congregate at the dining/living room at night, the connection can be frustratingly slow. The open-air rooftop is a good place to chill. But sorry to tell you that there’s no view, unless you’re as tall as Yao Ming.
The hostel offers tours to the desert, waterfalls, historical and interesting places, etc. Take note that most of the tours here don’t include lunch for a one day tour. So, you might find it cheap but food prices are so expensive in places where you’re going. It’s better to pack your lunch. There’s no tour guide on the bus, just the driver. You only pay for the transportation. At your destination, you’ll pay 3-6 euros for the tour guide. The hostel would NEVER tell you this. If you’re on a budget, you can skip the guide and go on your own. Just make sure the time you’re expected to finish.
Breakfast includes croissant, a slice of cake, tea/coffee/milk, crepes and pancakes. Maple syrup and cheese are served, too.
The second floor washroom needs to be fixed. The water in the sink drains sooooo slowly and the wet floor can be messy with people coming in and out. My cleanliness rating would be 7/10.
I like all the three staff I talked to. They’re nice and willing to answer your questions.
Not the best hostel but it’s worth it.
My Hostel Rating: 7.5 / 10