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Saifi Urban Gardens

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Spent three nights at Saifi. Frankly, a 2/5 rating is too high, but as the showers had plenty hot water, the beds were comfortable and the sheets clean, I couldn't give it the lowest rating. My biggest gripe was the noise. Friday and Saturday nights are unbearable, with EXTREMELY noisy live music in the ground floor café that go on... More 

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Finding somewhere on a budget in Beirut is hard. But look no further! Saifi urban gardens, where we stayed for three nights whilst in Beirut was great. Location was excellent and just a 5 min walk from martyrs sq. The restaurant below serves excellent and good value Lebanese food and the rooms whilst simple are comfortable and clean. At $50... More 

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3 Thank Annabel F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The hostel is cheap and even cheaper if you stay long term to do one of the Arabic language courses. It isn't too far from the city centre, the awful souks and the life saving corniche. It is a clean hostel but run down, the Nazih family only lease the building and work hard with the cafe and entertainment side... More 

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Vienna
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Nice area- easy to reach, nearly in the middle of the town. Near to Gemayze Street and to all of its bars, pubs and restaurants. The rooftop bar and also the cafe/restaurant at the basement serve good food. But the hotel/hostel was poor: not very friendly staff both rooms had large spots of mold on the ceiling and walls and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a brilliant night out. The food was good, but what made the evening were the live bands playing traditional Lebanese songs. The atmosphere was really good. I would book if I have the chance to go again. We sat inside by the window, but I would have loved to have been in the courtyard.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I loved this place for being an island in an adventurous place. I could walk to most spots in town. The Corniche is in about ten walking minutes distance. Most staff speaks English. Very helpful. I met travelers from all over the globe. Daily room service if you wanted. I have been there in December, so I chose not to... More 

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Dublin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The hostel is cheap and somewhat cheerful. Some staff nice and would do anything for you, others...well...it's probably best to say nothing. Same breakfast day after day after day...awful! The wifi is the worst I have ever experienced (one log-on only allowed so if you have 2 devices, you are screwed). It also logs out when device goes on sleep... More 

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Baghdad
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's not about luxury and fancy hotel lobbies. Neither about super modern shower rooms or hi-tech appliances. This hotel is a mini-compound of what it used to be a part of an old Lebanese neighborhood. It's basically a half block, Lebanese standards, turned into this motel with nice decorations and vintage cafeterias. You will get to experience living in a... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend and had a great time. We had a bit of a rocky start when we arrived early in the morning and the hotel could not find our booking. They told us that they did not have a double room for both nights and that they would see what they could do. When we... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there with a friend for the 1st time .. It is a very friendly place full of friendly people ... Food is good ... especially portion and price! Whenever your're in Beirut you MUST give the place a visit .. Saturday nights are the best :D

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  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable rooms, beds, conference facilities, studios and food are enveloped by the beautiful gardens of Saifi. Outdoor and indoor spaces are available for you relax, interact, perform, exhibit or just have fun with friends in the heart of Beirut. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saifi Urban Gardens

Address: Pasteur St. behind | Gemayze, Beirut 00000, Lebanon
Location: Lebanon > Beirut
Price Range: $16 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Saifi Urban Gardens Hotel Beirut
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