Marrakech On A Budget: Pinching The Pennies and Savouring The Sunshine.

Is Marrakech really somewhere you can stay on a cheap budget? Forgetting the luxurious hotels and fine dining experiences, let’s see where £50 could get us in a day…


Yes, yes – there are plenty of glamourous riads and villas to stay in when you’re in Marrakech, however if you’re on a budget, the best place to stay is a hostel – duh! With Air bnb on the rise it’s easier now than ever to find a place that costs no more than £25 a night



You can always cook your own food by buying vegetables and meats for mere dirhams in the souks – but let’s face it, you’re on holiday! Chow down some street food like msemen and mint tea for breakfast for under £1, a charwarma for lunch for around £2 and a delicious tagine for dinner for around £3 – that’s authentic Moroccan food for £6 for the whole day!



It’s all about the haggling in Marrakech – it’s not just a tradition, it’s a necessity! Bag some spices, bio soaps or mini decorative tagines for the fraction of the cost you would spend at home. We can’t put a price on these as that’s down to your haggling abilities but don’t go spending more than 200dhs!



Marrakech is famous for its Hammams. Of course there’s the high-end luxury option of getting a full scrub and mask by spa personnel at the top hotels, but if you’re budgeting, go to a local hammam. Take the shampoo and soap you’ve bought at the medina (not forgetting your Kis – scrubber mitt). Pay 15dhs (£1.20) for entrance and an extra 50 dhs (£4) if you want a professional to scrub you down, bathe you and wash your hair.

There you go! A day of food, relaxation, shopping and a full night’s sleep for under £50 😉



Half Turkish-Half English, born and raised in London, Nadine has been living in Marrakech since 2014. An entrepreneur at heart, and a love for the Red City like no other.

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