The Best Affordable Hostels in Cairo

The Best Affordable Hostels in Cairo In the markets of Cairo
Cairo, Egypt's sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island's leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views. Cairo is chaos at its most magnificent, infuriating and beautiful. From above, the distorted roar of the muezzins’ call to prayer echoes out from dueling minarets. Below, car horns bellow tuneless symphonies amid avenues of faded 19th-century grandeur while donkey carts rattle down dusty lanes lined with colossal Fatimid and Mamluk monuments.

This mega-city’s constant buzz and noise is a product of its 22-or-so million inhabitants lifting its spirits up with their exceptional humor. Cairo is an exciting destination with plenty to offer and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Cairo cost?
Average Dorm Price $12 ($3 to $70)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $22 ($6 to $80)

Dorm Bed: $15.00
Private Room: $7.50
Overall Rating: 92%
23 Abd El Khalek Tharwat Downtown , Cairo Egypt
The Australian hostel was mainly constructed to connect people from all over the world. The property is located near bars, shops, and restaurants and aims to create a cozy place that makes guests feel at home. The attentive staff will give you a warm welcoming when you arrive. The property is located in the heart of downtown, which is a 10 minutes' walk from the Egyptian Museum, and 15 minutes from the railway station and Bus station. The facility offers a Lobby for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing, where you can chat, listen to all kinds of music, dance, play cards and watch international TV or borrow books. All rooms have air conditioning.

Dorm Bed: $8.56
Private Room: $4.99
Overall Rating: 81%
39 Talaat Harb, Cairo? Cairo Governorate 11511 , Cairo Egypt
In the heart of Cairo, New Minerva is a peaceful and charming hostel. The interior has an opulent oriental atmosphere along with all modern conveniences.? It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. The hostel is situated in the center of Cairo, less than a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. The Cairo Tower in the Zamalek district is a 25-minute walk away. All rooms have fans, while some feature a balcony looking out onto the downtown street below. Private rooms include traditional furnishings and hardwood floors. They come equipped with satellite TV. Some bathrooms feature a whirlpool bathtub. The property has rooms with both shared and private bathroom facilities. Breakfast, linens, towels, and Wi-Fi are all free with your stay. Elevators and Air conditioning is available at the facility and they offer airport transfers for an additional fee.

27 Talaat Harb Street In front of Talaat Harb Mal , Cairo Egypt
Bella Luna is an oasis of comfort and tranquility in the bustling heart of Cairo. Their well trained staff are ready to answer any question you have and look forward to making your experience in Cairo and Egypt truly memorable.

The facility offers: free airport pickup if you stay more than 4 nights on private room, free breakfast, free luggage storage, information desk, free kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi, 24h security and reception, 24h room service and train and bus ticket reservation. The hostel is located in the most magical spot of Cairo, 300 meters away from the main bus station, 500 meters away from the Egyptian museum, 300 meters away from the metro station, 400 meters away from the Nile, and 4 min. walking from the best clubs, restaurants, shopping centers and art galleries. The clean spacious rooms are equipped for your comfort. They provide A/C, Satellite TV, and rooms with and without a private bathroom. Breakfast, linens, and towels are free with your stay.

Dorm Bed: $7.07
Private Room: $4.55
Overall Rating: 93%
6, Bank Misr St.,off Sherif St. Downtown - Front of the Egyptian Central Bank. , Cairo Egypt
Freedom Hostel offers contemporary in-house lounge, laundry facilities, and a small guest kitchen. You can book travel & tours at their travel desk and keep in touch with friends and family with the internet corner, WI-FI, and international telephone access. The facility also provides free luggage storage facilities, 24 hour reception, and a host of friendly staff, to make your stay in Cairo a delight. The accommodation options include deluxe twin/double ensuite rooms, single/triple private rooms, and dormitory rooms. All rooms come with fresh white linen, balcony, air-conditioning, and modern security system. The talented friendly staff will help you with all your inquires and will provide all information about Egypt you might need. They also will offer you a free map to Cairo. Breakfast is included with your stay.

Dorm Bed: $10.00
Private Room: $8.00
Overall Rating: 91%
32 Sabri Abou Alam Street , Cairo Egypt
The hostel has been warmly recommended by most major guidebooks, including Lonely Planet, Le guide de Routerd and more. This well-positioned hostel is relaxed and easy-going, with a great atmosphere and friendly staff that make you feel at home. From the moment you walk into the lobby you sense the laid-back, welcoming vibe of MERAMEES hostel Little touches like fresh flowers, books, CDs, and casual sofas in the lobby help make it feel like you’re dropping by to see friends at home rather than checking into a hotel. The casual majlis (meeting room) off the lobby where breakfast is served makes a good place to hang out after a hot day’s sightseeing. The rooms themselves have high ceilings, wooden floorboards, large windows and French doors leading onto balconies, and there are shared bathrooms and rooms with private bathrooms and toilets apart from the dorm room. Helpful staff gives his guests plenty of advice about visiting Cairo and other parts of Egypt . Breakfast, linens, towels, and Wi-Fi are included with your stay.
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