I stayed at Dahab hostel for a week in February. This is an amazing place and the best choice if you want to stay in Cairo. Cairo is crazy :) and can be really overwhelming. That's why it is so important to find a good place. After an intense day, trying not to die while crossing the street it is amazing feeling to come back to the hostel, talk with great people, watch stars (yes, this hostel is on the roof!) and just take a breath before another exciting day.
Location of Dahab hostel is perfect - the heart of Cairo. It's easy to get everywhere. Someone wrote here about going to Giza for 30 pounds by taxi - it's true. But if you want to do it even cheaper, much cheaper (4 pounds) and try some other kinds of transport, it is also possible and not difficult. First metro (metro station is 5 min from the hostel, the ticket costs 1 pound) then small bus (3 pounds). You can just ask at the reception, staff knows everything and is really willing to help!
This place is just perfect. Next time I'm n Cairo I'm going to stay at Dahab hostel for sure!
P.s. There is not so many cats. Only 4 :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dahab Hostel, Your Oasis in the City...It has been open since 1998. It has been registered in all the major guidebooks and has consistently received positive reviews.Dabab Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Downtown Cairo. It is just a 3-minute-walking distance to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sq., and within easy reach to the main train and bus stations.Dabab Hostel has its own special charm. It is a collection of whitewashed huts on the rooftop attempting to recreate the feel of Sinai beach camp in an unremittingly urban Downtown Cairo.Once you get inside, you will definitely sense the totally laid-back, chilled out and cozy atmosphere. The outdoor garden area is just superb for lounging around and catching up with other travelers in the evening. The breeze is refreshing and the vibe is incontestable. It is an ideal place for artistic travellers as well. Enjoy the fantastic reggae music played, laying back in the sun, smoking Shisha \'Water pipe\' on the rooftop at the Bedwin corner.Sit back & relax, plan your itineraries & catch up with your family & friends by logging onto our new optimized FREE WiFi Broadband Internet coverage for the entire hostel.Our rooms are equipped withprivate facilities and A/C. We have single, double and private dorms available and there are 39 rooms in total.Airport Pickup ServiceOnce you have made your booking, you will be contacted by a staff member to organize it with you. At the airport, you will find our representative waiting for you holding a sign of your name and Dahab hostel, after you finish passport checking and custom clearance.Things to see in the local area Shopping Bazars.Khan El-Khalili Market.Al Azhar Mosque.Old Cairo /Islamic Cairo.Coptic Area.The Citadel.Cairo Tower.Cairo Opera House.In the evenings, the local area has a wide variety of restaurants and lively nightspots.Thank you for choosing Dahab Hostel ...See you soon in Cairo... ... more less
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