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Dina's Hostel
42 Abd El Khalek Sarwat | 5th Floor, Cairo, Egypt   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mumbai
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Nicely located and great character. Very friendly and helpful folks. Located in an old downtown building, the place great character and obvious associated problems (old lift, some mosquitoes etc.), But all in all great value and would certainly love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very cheap place to stay! Make sure you get a room with AC though. We stayed Aug/Sept for a few nights and all they had in our dorm was 1 fan between 4 bunk bed. Needless to say, it was fairly hot. Dina is very helpful! She can recommend anything and give you directions! You are walking distance to the Egyptian Museum and close to the metro! Their tours are a little pricier than I've found elsewhere and pre-booked all of my tours. The bathrooms were clean. I feel as though the place could use a bit more security. The lockers you can rent are tiny and look like anyone can pick. And the rooms don't have locks either. Breakfast is average and the same you'll get at most places you stay in Egypt! I would return again!

Room Tip: Bring bugspray! And get a room with ac!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Padre Island, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Al thought the hostel is small apartment, its services are good. Very helpful staff & friendly as well.
Breakfast is humble but delicious in the same time. Their tours packages are outstanding specially if you are planning a tour outside Cairo. Their Nile cruise is over the top

I do recommend Dina's hostel for backpackers

Room Tip: Wifi is good on common room
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Dina's Hostel locates near downtown.
U can walk 10 mins to museum and take Metro to anywhere.
Clean shower room and bed to stay.
If you need some info, there are friendly staffs to help you to arrange ur trip.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Egypt
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dina's Hostel was such a nice place and had a very helpful friendly staff!! the rooms was so clean and quite and the breakfast was great.l had a great time at Dina's hostel meeting a lot of different travelers

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Dina's Hostel in Cairo makes going to Cairo worth it, just to stay there. Loved the place. Very friendly staff, excellent accommodation. The area surrounding the hostel is very urban, progressive (for Egypt). Safe. The building is an architectural dream: high ceilings, French windows, hard wood floors, pristine, nicely decorated. Sometimes the staff was a little late in answering requests (such as bringing breakfast), but this is the Egyptian way. If you expect everything to be on time, you're in the wrong country. Finally, very affordable. I highly recommend it and I hope to return soon.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I stayed here several times over the two months I was in Egypt; the staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms and facilities functional and clean, the location convenient and quiet (relatively speaking), and the price very reasonable. As a seemingly popular hostel, it was always full of interesting people to meet and hang out with.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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: 42 Abd El Khalek Sarwat | 5th Floor, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 133 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Number of rooms: 18
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