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Talal Hotel

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Ave Charles Helou | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As hostels in Beirut mostly are quite expensive for backpackers, this hotel is almost the cheapest option. By the information from Lonely Planet, actually I know that if I wanted to use wifi, I would have to pay $1. And the owner of this hotel told me he could share me free wifi for 40MB, as internet service is very... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a nice time in Beirut at the Talal Hotel as it was better than expected. Our room on the top floor at the back of the building had a huge rooftop balcony - I wish we had had more time to hang out there because it had a nice sea view, but there were no chairs anyway. The... More 

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Istanbul
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I was welcome again at Talal Hotel where I met family members and also where I received a great warm rewatment, as usual staff will go the extra mile to help you and meet your expectations. The Hotel may not be luxurious but affordable clean and fit for most of your needs. Talal is the best in town

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Riverdale, New York
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81 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Decided to save money and opt for a low cost hotel/hostel. Talal was a great choice in an desirable location just a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and bars. The owner is very professional and accommodating who will be happy to draw you a city map and provide any additional advice you need. Was a great base point to tour... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great budget option with a helpful owner, friendly staff, and lots of interesting travellers - some of who may have stayed there for an extended period of time and can give you good "insider's views". The owner is great. He gives good direction and travel tips. The hostel is very basic, the building a bit old, but... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I know that some people would like to go to fancy hotels when they are visiting Beirut but this hostel is the best stay. I have been to several hotels in Beirut and I always find my best experience is Talal hostel. The owner is a great helpful guy and the place is cheap and located near downtown shopping area,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Location is perfect, closed to Downtown(Souks – shopping centre), Gemmayzeh(bars&cafes&restaurants), port and bus station Charles Helou. We lived in the best room on the top floor with a terrace , we liked views . No elevator , but the climb is not difficult. Mr Zahar (owner) drew a map and explained how to get somewhere. If you are traveling independently,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Gentle interactions. -Simple and clean with appropriate price in comparison to other hostels with the same level. -Multicultural community, where all people act as unity family. -The location in Beirut is very central to explore Lebanon. -I consider this budget hostel provide exceptional services because i didn't find in other places since they were guiding me with good explanation maps... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have come many times in this Hostel during the last 5 years. The place is getting better and better. It was a bit crowded in summer 2009. But, ho boy, during the last trip I did in Lebanon (mostly in winter), Talal Hotel was THE place to be! I reallz hope other people will go there as well and... More 

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very kind and friendly staff, clean air-conditioned rooms, the bathroom was clean and well equipped, every thing was great! Felt like staying at home. the stay was quiet and enjoyed the area around the hotel.

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