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“The city that never sleeps” 4 of 5 stars
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Alexander Hotel
2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   165 Mohamad Farid St, Cairo 506011, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #16 of 48 Cairo B&B and Inns
Torrance
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The city that never sleeps”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I enjoyed satying in Alexander Hotel as its location, in the center of the city, enabled me from finding all what i needed easily. The shops kept opened till late night. It was safe to walk around. The place was really nice for its simplicity and calm atmosphere. I had a great experience in cairo despite the short period of accommodation. The room was clean, it had free wireless internet. The guys working there were kind and very helpful. For me, i recommend this hotel on a budget cuz simply, You're gonna offered the best service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Please take this review with a grain of salt. I had a horrible time in Cairo, so I am not sure how objective my review of this hostel will be, but I will try. When I arrived, there were no rooms available so I had to wait, which wasn't a problem since I was early, but all the bathrooms are in the rooms, and the one public bathroom, that the employees use, I presume, was not that clean. I ended up going on one of the private tours offered by the owner of the hostel, which was a disaster, though it was not the fault of the owner. The hostel is located in a central area that looks like you can get everything you need. Other than one food and ATM run, I didn't do much else in that neighborhood so I can't really comment on that much. I booked a dorm room, and the room itself was fine and bathroom clean. The common area when I first arrived had bottles and cigarette butts all over the place. The place needs a better system for fighting mosquitoes than the electric zappers that they have because the sound of bugs frying is annoying and it is not effective because they keep the doors to the terrace open and the zapper is on the other side of the room, so mosquitoes are everywhere. I got bit up in the two days I was there. Free breakfast is simple and average. Staff was friendly. I can't say if I would go back because I doubt I would ever go back to Egypt.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Alexander Hotel is one of the best hotels in Egypte Cairo, i really like it and i felt safe, confortable as its so clean and friendly :)
Alexander Hotel is in the middle of the city,near to everything u want to go.
the service is great, free breakfasts and free internet.
Clean and confortable, and there are nice guys working here and they can serve u in everything u think about.
Well i suggest to book in this hotel coz its what are u guys looking for ;)

kind regards
Yassine Dahiri

Room Tip: i was in Room 203, was great ;)
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  • 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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Helwan, Al Qahirah, Egypt
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the hotel was clean and the staff was helpful,the room with private bathroom and satellite TV and with very good price, the only thing was the elevator which I think was old, the hotel is on a busy street and you can pop out and in to buy anything you want from morning until night . on the street.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

the hotel was clean and the staff was helpful,the room with private bathroom and satellite TV and with very good price, the only thing was the elevator which I think was old, the hotel is on a busy street and you can pop out and in to buy anything you want from morning until night . on the street.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amman, Jordan
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

its anice hotel u will feel that u r in your home and the service is very good (clean room, clean bathroom,special common room)
the pepole there are so frindly
so u wl never forget it :)
i advise any one wana visit cairo live in alexander hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonn, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The hostel is well located, close to a metro station and to the Egyptian Museum. The toilets were broken in the bathroom of the triple room but otherwise the rooms were nice.

Using the elevator can be quite an adventure but if you understand how to use it, it works

The staff wanted to charge for the internet access, that is definitely not a good idea for an hostel to do so.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Alexander Hotel

Address: 165 Mohamad Farid St, Cairo 506011, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Alexander Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alexander is the latest hotel opened in down town, Cairo. Opened on May 2009. By its perfect location, well furnished rooms and the decoration which make the place has a magical atmosphere , ''YOU WILL NEVER FORGET IT''Our location is the best . few steps to every where, the Egyptian national museum only two short streets by walk And the lovely River Nile is behind it , the subway stations are around us. Also for traveling only five Min walk to and from the main Cairo Bus station Elturgman, and the main Cairo train station Ramses. ... more   less 
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