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Sara Inn Hostel

21 Youssef El Gendi | Cnr. Hoda Sharawy St. Downtown, Cairo, Egypt
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Ranked #28 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stayed at the Hostel in January 2015 and was very impressed. My room was both clean and quiet, while the staff were truly excellent. They helped arrange transport for trips with an equally excellent taxi driver, who even accompanied me and my father to the train station to ensure we caught the correct train. Those working at the Hostel... More 

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not a great place to meet fellow travellers. I was the only one staying there... Manager was good and friendly but recommended an awful tour with Star Shine. Very poorly organized tour with time changing on the fly. The guides would say meet at a time the next day at the hostel. A new guide would come 2 hours early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We were a group from Austria and spent a great time at the Sara Inn Hostel in September 2014. I can highly recommend this hostel, for it is extremely centrally located in Downtown Cairo (like 5 minutes away from the Tahrir Square). Apart from that, the staff is really nice - they were happy to help us with every problem... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I stayed in Sara Inn for two weeks in October 2014. I highly recommend it to others. I was sad to leave as it became a home away from home. the staff are more than happy to help and advise you in your trips all over Egypt. they arranged trips for me to Aswan, Luxor, Fayom Oasis and Alexandria. Makein... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The owner and staaf is very helpful and kind. Good location - near Tahrir square but not too close for hearing noise from the streets. Quiet and safe place to stay (with comfortable beds :) ) I will definitely come back and stay here.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I have stayed at this place before, and although it's not the flashest place in Cairo, it's so friendly and homey that I was happy to stay there again, having tried alternatives in Cairo.It's a bit run down now but the rooms are very clean and comfortable, the staff are friendly, and the location, in the heart of downtown is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

I stay in the Sara Inn at every trip to Cairo for now 7 years.......the owner is very sympathetic and helpfull as its employees, But since years he never managed any improvement. That means everything is going holder and used each year.....it is pityfull because of the fact that this hostel is really at a key geographical location in Cairo... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The hotel is very central, close to tahir but far enough for being safe. One day there was a riot with 3 people being killed, we didnt have any problems at the hotel's location. People were friendly but only very helpfull in selling their own trips. we asked if they could call a hostel at Luxor for us, they only... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Hostel is conveniently located near Midan Tahrir (main square) meaning that it is easy to take metro to any direction and Egyptian museum is just few steps away. However, the rooms are quite old, without any charm and shared bathroom is really really basic and small. Breakfast is below average (and average is not high either in Egypt) and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The staff couldn't have been more helpful and nicer - our room was ready when we arrived even though it was 7:00 am, they organised a really good value trip to the pyramids with a knowledgeable driver, and they even gave us a discount because of our name! The room was better than expected considering the price, comfortable, with air... More 

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