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Canadian Hostel
5, Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt   |  
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Ranked #28 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
Villahermosa, Mexico
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10 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We've been there some times. Prices are quite modest, the rooms are big, clean, and (very important in Cairo) silent. The location is excellent, some steps away from Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum and main atractions in the city. It's a very simple place, but you get what you pay for. I've never booked a tour with them but be careful to be explicit in what you expect for the money you're paying. In general, be careful with scammers all over the country.
The only uncomfortable part is that they asked for marriage certificate 'cause we were a couple.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

the location is good' close to the museum' just 2 minutes and the hostel is very nice clean' cheap and the rooms are quite good A/C clean bathrooms' their staff are great' they just there to help us ' they even offered to spend good time at the local Coffe' their service is wonderful even the guys who handle the tour to us in upper Egypt' were nice people 'i really liked Cairo and the canadian hostel' thanks for everyone at the hostel

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

rooms are clean and big, location is close to everywhere ya sure i love to come back and stay in again, staff is great they are realy friendly helpfull and good company providers if you are bored i dont think so you need to go any where just come out the room and your friends are right there to help you about anything you need, they arranged good trips for me where i was planing to go and i didnt find any problem with anything thanks to the canadian hostel provide me good holidays ....

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

i had a great time at the Canadian hostel, first they picked us up from the Airport, rooms are clean , shower is good,location is perfect, the staff were really helpful and speak very good English , they also planned our trip all over Egypt "Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and the Red sea" the tour guides were amazing,
thanks everyone, VERY RECOMMENDED !!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Jimmy, Mohammad, Medhat & Mido makes up a brilliant team with Jimmy being a very patient, helpful and an understanding manager. Nearly all my trip in Cairo was planned with the help of the staff. The rooms are clean and the location is super as it is very close to Tahrir Square. The entrance of the building is a little messy but the condition of the hotel is good! The staff speaks english well so you can easily coordinate. There is only 1 suggestion that i would like to give you, I feel the tours by Canadian Hostel are a little expensive so in case you are looking to get a tour, first make a research with the nearby agents (There are plenty in that area!) and then take your call accordingly.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The canadian is very nice to stay, the have a amazing staff, who tried to help you to have a nice time at Egypt. The building is horrible, but the room is very good! There shower is not good, but you can have a shower if you have patience... BUT NOT BELIEVE IN THE TOURS! ARE EXPENSIVE AND THEY DONT GIVE YOU WHAT THEY SAY!!! If you are travelling alone and need somebody tho pic you up at airport, bus station, etc, they are expensive but really goods! But the tours they said that you gonna have a tour guide but its never is true!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Jimmy, Mohammad, Medhat and all of the other staff at the Canadian Hostel were absolutely impeccable. They not only gave us a great night in Cairo, but effectively made the rest of our trip to Egypt. They offered service which gave us other hotels in Aswan and Luxor, they gave us tour guides, transportation, and even bought our train tickets for us. You will never get better service in your life. These guys know how to run a business.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5, Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 125 Specialty lodging in Cairo
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Canadian Hostel is the Best Hostel in Cairo, Egypt, and perhaps the best in Africa!" We are located right in the centre of downtown Cairo, across the street from the subway and with a 5 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum it makes us hard to beat as the best place to stay.Please enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great service and hospitality. Breakfast is included (Egyptian & Continental) and our staff will exert each and every effort to make your stay a comfortable one.Almost all our rooms have air conditioning, including our dorm room. ... more   less 
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