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Saifi Urban Gardens

Pasteur St. behind | Gemayze, Beirut 00000, Lebanon
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

surprised how clean and organized was this place. rooms are air conditioned and with private bathroom. it was easy to book on their website and had a very young and nice admophere. we didn't have enough time to try the restaurant but there are few places like markets and restaurants just by walking distance.

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1 Thank tripperoftheworld
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I used Saifi Urban Gardens as a short term place to stay while searching for a more permanent accommodation. I would say it is good for what you pay. The private rooms are spacious with their own shower room. Beds are comfortable and the linen is clean. It would be good if the rooms had a kettle and a small... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Great location, great atmosphere and great concept! This is probably the best low cost place in Beirut. It's full during at least a week so make sure to book in advance. The only bad point is that they know they are the best in this category in Beirut and sometimes they are a bit arrogant and the service is a... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Me and my girlfriend spent 4 days at Saifi , first impression .. everything is old and broken , the staff were there for nothing , we HAD to move to another room because someone else needed/booked our room ( like i care ). Verry verry noisy and unpleasant smell inside the room. The only thing good was the AC... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We needed a reasonable place to stay in Beirut for 2 nights and decided to experience Saifi Urban Gardens. Despite its nice-looking atmosphere, we found it very uncomfortable and definitely not worthy of long stay. The only positive thing perhaps was the hot water, free Wi Fi and AC. The room/bed attracts mosquito/bug and even though we got mosquito repellent,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

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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Vienna
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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Uk
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78 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 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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