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Canadian Hostel

5, Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Villahermosa, Mexico
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We've been there some times. Prices are quite modest, the rooms are big, clean, and (very important in Cairo) silent. The location is excellent, some steps away from Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum and main atractions in the city. It's a very simple place, but you get what you pay for. I've never booked a tour with them but be... More

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

the location is good' close to the museum' just 2 minutes and the hostel is very nice clean' cheap and the rooms are quite good A/C clean bathrooms' their staff are great' they just there to help us ' they even offered to spend good time at the local Coffe' their service is wonderful even the guys who handle the... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

rooms are clean and big, location is close to everywhere ya sure i love to come back and stay in again, staff is great they are realy friendly helpfull and good company providers if you are bored i dont think so you need to go any where just come out the room and your friends are right there to help... More

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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

i had a great time at the Canadian hostel, first they picked us up from the Airport, rooms are clean , shower is good,location is perfect, the staff were really helpful and speak very good English , they also planned our trip all over Egypt "Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and the Red sea" the tour guides were amazing, thanks everyone, VERY... More

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Jimmy, Mohammad, Medhat & Mido makes up a brilliant team with Jimmy being a very patient, helpful and an understanding manager. Nearly all my trip in Cairo was planned with the help of the staff. The rooms are clean and the location is super as it is very close to Tahrir Square. The entrance of the building is a little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The canadian is very nice to stay, the have a amazing staff, who tried to help you to have a nice time at Egypt. The building is horrible, but the room is very good! There shower is not good, but you can have a shower if you have patience... BUT NOT BELIEVE IN THE TOURS! ARE EXPENSIVE AND THEY DONT... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Jimmy, Mohammad, Medhat and all of the other staff at the Canadian Hostel were absolutely impeccable. They not only gave us a great night in Cairo, but effectively made the rest of our trip to Egypt. They offered service which gave us other hotels in Aswan and Luxor, they gave us tour guides, transportation, and even bought our train tickets... More

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Toronto, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Canadian Hostel for 5 days when we first arrived in Cairo and loved it so much that after travelling around Egypt we came back and stayed the rest of our time here before leaving. The staff is very friendly and helpful-always willing to help you get train tickets or even take you to... More

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Tanta, Egypt
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

After experiencing lots of disasters, I finally found that Canadian Hostel is the best hostels in Cairo. The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean, the price is acceptable, and the most important thing is that there are hot water! To those who don't speak Arabic, in Canadian Hostel, you can communicate with the staff without any problem.

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Tainan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The location is perfect, near Egyptian Museum and the metro, convenient to reach other sights and easy to grab simple and delicious Egyptian food around. The staff are friendly and full of energy. They are willing to answer any question and speak good English. I've stayed in three hostels in Cairo and this is the best one with reasonable prices.... More

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Address: 5, Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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"The Canadian Hostel is the Best Hostel in Cairo, Egypt, and perhaps the best in Africa!" We are located right in the centre of downtown Cairo, across the street from the subway and with a 5 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum it makes us hard to beat as the best place to stay.Please enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great service and hospitality. Breakfast is included (Egyptian & Continental) and our staff will exert each and every effort to make your stay a comfortable one.Almost all our rooms have air conditioning, including our dorm room. ... more   less 
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