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26 Mahmoud Bassiony Talat Harb Sq., Cairo 11511 Egypt
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#2 of 203 Specialty lodging in Cairo
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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 Service Once 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... ...::: NEW :::... Check out our new Deluxe rooms with private facilities and A/C
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Richie M wrote a review Nov 8
Split, Croatia8 contributions6 helpful votes
Solo backpacker from the US. Everything about my stay here was more then amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more. 1st time in Egypt & they made me feel at home from the very beginning at the airport pickup. You won’t find a better location either, nearby everything! Room, bathrooms, showers, kitchen, and all the lounge spots were very clean. They offer tours for everything in Egypt as well from the hostel which was really nice and convenient. They helped me purchase my train ticket to Aswan & so much more. But what really made my stay amazing, was the hospitality. I’ll definitely be back again, and would recommend this place to my closest family and friends. Thanks Dahab Hostel!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Pierre S wrote a review Nov 7
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Tour was very nice in general. We spend 3 nights on the cruise went to Abu Simbel then back to Luxor off to Al Gouna. Program needs more time though so I'd recommend the 5 days 4 nights one. Cruise was nice and clean with a nice pool deck. Everyone we met was on time. Tour Guides were helpful and knowledgeable. Hot air balloon was amazing. Compared to many others, you get a good value for your money. 100% I'd recommend (Dahab Hostel programs) to others
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Elfie1706 wrote a review Oct 2020
Vienna, Austria35 contributions7 helpful votes
I was traveling with two friends and we arrived at 2h in the morning. Mahmoud greeted us with a tired but very warm welcome-smile and guided us to our rooms. In the morning -he was still on duty - and organized for us a good breakfast (because of Corona the hotel didn’t provide it by themself) while we discovered this beautiful place. The hostel is situated in the 6. floor with rooftop with many flowers, which gave me a very good feeling. Different small places with tables and chairs makes it very comfortable and cosy . It really is a great place to stay in Cairo
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Date of stay: October 2020
Veronica M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Dahab hostel is a wonderful place to enjoy at most your stay in Cairo. Not only is it located in the core of Cairo,but it is also a lively place of exchange,good vibes and peace. The staff is extremely nice,welcoming and available,the rooms and common spaces clean. The rooftop allows you to have amazing moments of detachment from the chaos of the city. I would definitely recommend Dahab hostel to anyone who needs to stay in Cairo,both short-term and long-term staying.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Saad B wrote a review Sep 2020
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Was a terrible and unbelievable experience. I went there to stay for 6 days . The happy receptionist welcomed me warmly since there weren't many guests at the hostel . "This is our newly renewed dormitory room , you're gonna like it " said the receptionist . During my 4th day I was told by another receptionist that I have to move to another room . I said why ? He said " because there are Austrian guests coming tomorrow and Egyptians are not allowed to stay together with foreigners " I said " Are you serious ? " He said " yes , and you have to evacuate the room by tonight for house keeping " so I said no . He said " I'm going to have to call my manager " . Long story short , I got to tell the manager that what you're asking me to do is unacceptable and I'll never move out of my room or they should give me my money back and I'll just leave. These people are insane. Incredibly racist and they made me feel as if we were living in the 60s. Very unrecommended . !!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dahab Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Dahab Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (0.2 miles), Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer) (0.2 miles), and After Eight (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dahab Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to Dahab Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bab El-Sharq, Koshary Abou Tarek, and Kazaz Restaurant.
Does Dahab Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dahab Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dahab Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Cairo.
Are there any historical sites close to Dahab Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) (1.6 miles), Mosque of Ibn Tulun (1.5 miles), and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan (1.6 miles).