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“Decent if not great” 3 of 5 stars
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Lialy Hostel
8, Talat Harb Square | Downtown, Cairo 111111, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #60 of 129 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
2.5 of 5 stars 10 Reviews
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“Decent if not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2010

Lialy is very centrally located, a few minutes walk away from Tahrir Square. It's a decent place to stay, particularly if you can get your own room - clean and tidy, although absolutely no frills. Breakfast is not bad either - falafel, fuul and pita. Probably no one's first choice of place to stay, but nonetheless decent.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2008

The worst. Not clean, I got sick from the breakfast, and Mustafa, the owner is a rip-off artist. Internet prices change, his tours are wildly overpriced, and he did not return all my money when I left 3 days early - I paid 7 days in advance, and he claimed I had paid a higher rate for less nights. So I got less back than I paid.

Avoid this place like the plague, unless you like the plague.

  • Stayed November 2007
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2007

Considering that this was a hostel, I wasn’t expecting wonderful accommodations. I most certainly didn’t get them.
I stayed there in May of 2007.
The cleanest thing in the hostel was the bathroom floors, because each guest that showers there is expected to squeegee the water in the direction of the floor drain. Sandpaper is softer than the towel I was given. The manager is as shifty as the touts that hassle you downstairs. We had to book another night with him, at an increased price, to get him to hold our baggage for the day before leaving on the night train to Luxor. If you don’t book any tours through him, he cannot even be bothered to replace your roll of toilet paper, which you have to carry to and from the bathroom with you. The complimentary breakfast was 45 minutes late. The only kind thing that I can say about this establishment is that when the management finally turns your air conditioning on it works great.

  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Lialy Hostel

Address: 8, Talat Harb Square | Downtown, Cairo 111111, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 129 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lialy InnWe are located in downtown Cairo, just a short walk from Tahrir Square and the world famous Egyptian Museum. This central position gives you easy access to many shops and restaurants, including the major chains like McDonalds, KFC, Hardees, etc., allowing you freedom to enjoy the many different aspects of Cairo. Our balconies overlook Talaat Harb Square, which gives you an excellent opportunity to view the busy daytime traffic or the local nightlife.Whether it is single, double, triple, or dormitory rooms that you require we can happily supply them for you; and our dormitory rooms are suitable for male, female, or mixed groups. Almost all of our rooms have air conditioning (soon this will be all of our rooms), and those that do not are equipped with electric fans to help you stay cool.Our kitchen is your kitchen and so if you wish tea or coffee, or want to cook your own meal, you can do so: and for no extra charge. All we ask is that you supply your own tea and coffee. A washing machine is available for your laundry and prices are available on demand. Please note that we air dry your clothing and so it may take 24 hours for your laundry to be completed.Our lounge area is spacious and has a balcony overlooking Talaat Harb Square. Here you will find: a satellite television; many couches/sofas for those chillaxing moments; tables for eating at, or for your laptop; free Wi-Fi; and many power points: handy for when your electrical equipment needs recharged.The Lialy Inn has a non-smoking policy throughout our premises, but if you do wish to enjoy a smoke we do have areas that are set aside for you.Our 24 hour reception desk also doubles as our 24 hour bookings and enquiry desk and so you will never feel lost as our professional and friendly staff will always be on hand for you. We also cater for all types of holidays: budget tours to 5 star deluxe tours; short breaks to full Egypt excursions; pre-set packages to tailor made ones; day trips; airport/bus/train transfers; the list of what we offer is almost endless: please feel free to ask us for a quotation ... more   less 
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