Located in the heart of Egypt (just 10 minutes from Egyptian Museum, 13-ish from the Nile) in a vibrant neighborhood, you find Freedom Hostel on the top floor of a worn, but aging gracefully, old building.
Staff are competent, helpful and straight talkers -- you can trust their advice. Rooms and bathrooms are kept clean, and most furnishings feel quite new as the hostel itself is less than a year old.
Don't expect huge common areas as the hostel is part of a larger mid-rise building, but sleeping rooms are spacious with high ceilings and some have balconies.
I would suggest two small areas for improvement:
1.) Ditch charging for wi-fi (LE 20/day) and make it free -- at that high a price I doubt many people are buying the wi-fi access anyway, and it just makes people feel a bit unhappy about an otherwise excellent hostel.
2.) Invest in either proper duvets or a flat sheet for underneath the current leopard print comforter-style things being used as duvets at present. They're scratchy and not very warm.
All in all, though, a good spot on a (relatively) quiet street in an amazing city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- About Freedom Hostel *Enjoy accommodation in style. Your travelling experience comes complete with a contemporary in-house lounge, laundry facilities and small guest kitchen. You can book travel & tours at our travel desk and keep in touch with friends & family with our internet corner, Wi-Fi and international telephone access. With our free luggage storage facilities, 24 hour reception and host of friendly staff will make your stay in Cairo a breeze. * If you've never been to Cairo before it can be quite an overwhelming and intimidating place, so why not let us make it easy for you? Less stress = more fun! No one understands the importance of having a great time while on Holiday like our staff here at Freedom Hostel. We provide the best tours and entertainment packages you'll find in this city. Forget a big, boring hotel or hostel with nothing going on - come stay with us and get a taste of Egypt that few visitors get to experience! Location Information *Our Location is one of the most easy to be reached at just 200 meters from the famous Talaat Harb Square, in front off the central bank of Egypt. *The Egyptian Museum is about 5/10 Minutes' walk. *Several Egyptian and International restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls are located nearby. Tea, coffee and shisha cafes located just few meters away. Accommodation Information *Our accommodation options include deluxe twin or double en-suited rooms, single or triple private rooms and dormitory rooms. All come with fresh white linen, a balcony, air-conditioning and a modern security system. ... more less
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