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“An excellent slice of the downtown Cairo pie” 4 of 5 stars
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Mesho Inn Hostel
43 Shrif St. | Down Town, Cairo, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #18 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“An excellent slice of the downtown Cairo pie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Mesho and his colleagues are very friendly and love conversing and getting to know thier guestes every chance they get. Great place for young adventurous travelers wanting to experience the true character that is the heart of Cairo. You stay 3 floors up off the ground in a once beautiful 300 year old building with lovely balconies. Do not let the entry way, elevator or staircase deter you from this very nice and well kept hostel. Mesho will set you up with an excellent driver and plan out everything you want to do from Alexandria all the way down to Abu Simel In a complete package at a decent flat rate(includes driver, guides,entrance fees to places, and trains or planes if needed). You learn to trust your driver and guides with your life becuase you are thier well being as well, meaning if they leave you unsatisfied Mesho will no longer contact them for work. The drivers and guides keep you from getting ripped off and hustled by the small percentage of Indecent people in Egypt. I enjoyed my stay very much.

Side Notes: Don't let the Media Intimidate you, I traveled to egypt by myself and I felt very safe, Egyptians are very friendly and love Americans.

Ladies: don't wear shorts or tank tops in Egypt unless you want to get absolutley Gawked at more than you already will.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stumbled upon Mesho Inn hotel by accident, we were actually looking to stay at Traveler's house hostel one floor above but ended up staying here instead. We were happy with our find as we were there during the 25 Jan revolution anniversary and Mesho and Islem cautioned us to be careful and gave us their phone numbers in case we needed help. That was appreciated. Of course being in the center of Cairo is noisy and you have to put up with Mozzies flying around but the room is pleasant and clean, and the breakfast tea is a good way to greet the morning. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed January 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

If you've been around tripadvisor for any amount of time you will know reviews can be very misleading. You must consider the reviewers frame of reference to evaluate the review. Mesho Inn is a perfect example. By no means do the reviews match reality. As a hotel Mesho would score a one star on a typical AAA type hotel scale, not horrendous but just bare minimum with everything. Granted, Mesho is a hostel not hotel therefore it deserves a 2 star. The location is actually quite good in downtown Cairo. The rooms are fairly large and spacious but not much attention is paid to routine cleanliness. As with many lower end hostels and hotels in this area Mesho occupies a floor in a very old, run down building. Bathrooms are basically added in to the rooms by walling off a corner with a 6 foot wall (ceilings are very high, 10+ feet). The staff do not speak English which in itself is not a problem but I did have issues with the reservation where they tried billing much more than the booking.com reservation. I was also billed 2X the amount for the quoted airport transportation with the excuse that the rate quoted was for a taxi not private car even though they sent the car. Both were difficult to sort out with the language barrier so I ended up paying the additional fee for transportation. Although probably fine for a single person looking just for a place to sleep, two or more people can find better accommodations elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

A great hotel in the downtown area! Really close to the Egyptian museum and the Metro station (Nasser). The hotel was clean and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend staying here

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Mesho Inn was just right for me. I am a person of little needs therefore I had no issues. Mesho and his staff were very hospitable. The price was nice and the staff did their best to accomodate my needs. This place might be a good place for a solo backpacking traveller who isn't into luxury and high-ended comfort. For about $20 dollars a night, the price was right.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

i did stay in mesho inn hostel and i can say that they staff are the best they know how to treat the guests very well its clean and quite they sort a trip to giza pyramids and it was a great day and nice driver ,much recommended

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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korea
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

i love this place soooooo much and i will back again to the soooooooon , HAppy and proud to stay there ,Hostel staffs were friendly and kind :) Also room was pretty big and clean. Location is very good. Tahrl square and Egyption museum are in walking distance. Also city centre near Sadat station was safe! We recommend this hostel !!

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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: 43 Shrif St. | Down Town, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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Ranked #18 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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