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Saifi Urban Gardens

Pasteur St. behind | Gemayze, Beirut 00000, Lebanon
Saifi Urban Gardens

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent three nights at Saifi. Frankly, a 2/5 rating is too high, but as the showers had plenty hot water, the beds were comfortable and the sheets clean, I couldn't give it the lowest rating. My biggest gripe was the noise. Friday and Saturday nights are unbearable, with EXTREMELY noisy live music in the ground floor café that go on... More 

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Finding somewhere on a budget in Beirut is hard. But look no further! Saifi urban gardens, where we stayed for three nights whilst in Beirut was great. Location was excellent and just a 5 min walk from martyrs sq. The restaurant below serves excellent and good value Lebanese food and the rooms whilst simple are comfortable and clean. At $50... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The hostel is cheap and even cheaper if you stay long term to do one of the Arabic language courses. It isn't too far from the city centre, the awful souks and the life saving corniche. It is a clean hostel but run down, the Nazih family only lease the building and work hard with the cafe and entertainment side... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice area- easy to reach, nearly in the middle of the town. Near to Gemayze Street and to all of its bars, pubs and restaurants. The rooftop bar and also the cafe/restaurant at the basement serve good food. But the hotel/hostel was poor: not very friendly staff both rooms had large spots of mold on the ceiling and walls and... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a brilliant night out. The food was good, but what made the evening were the live bands playing traditional Lebanese songs. The atmosphere was really good. I would book if I have the chance to go again. We sat inside by the window, but I would have loved to have been in the courtyard.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I loved this place for being an island in an adventurous place. I could walk to most spots in town. The Corniche is in about ten walking minutes distance. Most staff speaks English. Very helpful. I met travelers from all over the globe. Daily room service if you wanted. I have been there in December, so I chose not to... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The hostel is cheap and somewhat cheerful. Some staff nice and would do anything for you, others...well...it's probably best to say nothing. Same breakfast day after day after day...awful! The wifi is the worst I have ever experienced (one log-on only allowed so if you have 2 devices, you are screwed). It also logs out when device goes on sleep... More 

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Baghdad
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's not about luxury and fancy hotel lobbies. Neither about super modern shower rooms or hi-tech appliances. This hotel is a mini-compound of what it used to be a part of an old Lebanese neighborhood. It's basically a half block, Lebanese standards, turned into this motel with nice decorations and vintage cafeterias. You will get to experience living in a... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend and had a great time. We had a bit of a rocky start when we arrived early in the morning and the hotel could not find our booking. They told us that they did not have a double room for both nights and that they would see what they could do. When we... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there with a friend for the 1st time .. It is a very friendly place full of friendly people ... Food is good ... especially portion and price! Whenever your're in Beirut you MUST give the place a visit .. Saturday nights are the best :D

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