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Wake UP Cairo Hostel
33 A Ramsis st., Marouf Tower, 7th floor, Cairo 11111, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #7 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
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“Very helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I stayed here by default. I originally made reservation with Freedom Hostel, but they had a plumbing problem and secure me a room at Wake Up Hostel. I am not going to lie, at first I was in shock for the stage of the streets, building and even the elevator. All very run-down, but not the fault of the hostel. Once I crossed the glass door into the hostel I found a cosy reception desk, clean comfortable common areas and a very helpful staff. I was tired from a long flight and irritated with the "dirtiness" of the city and the change in accommodation without warning. The guy at reception understood my confusion and allow me his phone and internet to check the story with Freedom Hostel. Once resolved to check in, I found the place to be central: walk distance to egyptian museum, bus stop, etc. I got directions and advice on places to eat and where to go. I only stay that first night, but towards the end of my trip along Egypt, I came back for my last day in Cairo to be with Wake Up. They organized a room for day use (arrived to Cairo at 7 am and my flight was late that night), use of all facilities with a small charge.
If you looking for a clean place and helpful staff this is the place to stay in Cairo.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I was very lucky to stay at wake Up Hostel it is very clean and quit . It is at the 7th floor and there is two elevators . The location is amazing it is located about two minutes from The Egyptian Museum . The staff was very friendly and helpful . They organized for me tours to Old Cairo,Giza Pyramids,Sakkara,Memphis,Baharya Oasis,Louxor and Aswan.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My twin sister and I stayed here for 5 days while visiting Cairo. The staff was really freindly and helpful especially when we needed to get our India visa. The place has great view of Cairo, has a great location, offers breakfast and has hot showers! Some nights were a little noisy due to a wedding on the street but still overall a great stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Wake up Cairo hostel is defo the place to be for young travellers. The hostel is in the heart of Cairo 5mins from the museum and Tahrir square. I'm a solo backpacker and stayed here for 5 days made tons of pod friends both other traveller fellows and the extremely nice and friendly staff at the hostel. The dorm and the rooms are clean and spacey. I love it and can't recommend it enough. Thank you guys!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

... don't advertise having a common room with a TV available if your staff is just going to be watching it (in Arabic stations) throughout the entire day without regard to any paying customers who might want to spend a few minutes flipping the stations. Not sure why Lonely Planet was gushing over how nice the staff is. They seem pretty indifferent to us.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This was my first time in Cairo and this hostel was great. The location is extremely central being minutes away from the Egyptian museum, tahrir square, the metro, etc. The staff were great. They were welcoming, friendly and helpful. I'll probably end up staying here again when I pass through in the fall.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

this was my 2nd time to visit Egypt.it was Incredible value for money.i was absolutely impressed. What i got for 9 euros? - Perfect location: 2 minutes from the museum and Tahrir Square - Clean room and WC - Breakfast included- Staff was very friendly. Despite early arrival (5 hours before the check-in time) they allowed me to check in. I would definitely recommend it to everybody looking for cheap and quality stay in Cairo.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 33 A Ramsis st., Marouf Tower, 7th floor, Cairo 11111, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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Ranked #7 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
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