Bostan (correct) Hotel, downtown Cairo, is central to most places you want to visit: a couple blocks from the financial district with all the banks, close to the famous Cairo Museum, close (very short taxi ride) to Zamalek Island with all the better restaurants, not far from The City of the Dead. Central to The Citadel, and the ancient super market Khan El Khallili.
For $30/night you get a clean, quiet room where everything in the bathroom works.
They don’t pick you up at the airport, and you get no refrig. But you do get a reasonably new TV, and air conditioner that works perfectly. A large bottle of super chilled water across the street costs 3 EGP.
The roof restaurant is on the 12th floor. Breakfast is free and dinners are really delicious when the main chef is in, and they are cheap. There is always a cool breeze up there, and at night it’s heavenly. No mosquitoes.
Everyone speaks English. All staff members are courteous and friendly, except one. She is the very shortest one. She firmly believes she is the reincarnation of Cleopatra.
The Bostan has three computers on the main floor. They work well and cost 10 EGP per hour.
We always felt safe on the Bostan’s street: 94 Mohamed Farid Street. Getting a black and white Taxi was never a problem: quick and low cost.
We enjoyed it. It’s convenient. We were there four days, went to Luxor, and returned for four more days. It’s low cost, so we could afford to do more and see more places.
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- Bostan hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cairo also it is located within walking distance to the Egyptian museum, subway and the big market (khan el khalily bazaar). ... more less
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