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26 Mahmoud Bassiony Talat Harb Sq., Cairo 11511 Egypt
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#3 of 228 Specialty lodging in Cairo
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
4.4
Value
4.5
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic

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20Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Marie C wrote a review Aug 6
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Incredible Dahab vibes in the heart of Cairo! Not my first visit, and certainly not the last one! You'll love hanging out on the rooftop terrace and making friends with other guests. The rooms are basic but comfortable and super tidy. Delicious and cheap Egyptian breakfast. And last but not least, many thanks to the staff for being so friendly and helpful 🤗
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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aymen b wrote a review Jul 2022
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Dahab hostel has a great location in addition to a rooftop area. The staff is super nice and helpful. The price is reasonable. The breakfast was decent to say the least. The negative things are as follows, hot rooms during the day especially the alley of room 1 to 9. The wifi is slow most of the times.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Karl Marx wrote a review Jul 2022
7 contributions2 helpful votes
This is not a Hostel! They only have a single 6 bed dorm. It's more of a hotel with a lot of locals and elderly living here. A millions cats and a raw fish on the ground that I stepped on with cats everywhere made me feel gross. They don't change the bottom sheet or they don't give you a top sheet to protect yourself from the blanket. The WIFI did not work for me and they would not reset the router. I would never stay here again. The hostel is very old and ran down and dirty. The elevator does not go down from the top 7th floor. Not many good vibes here.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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jiska1234 wrote a review Jul 2022
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
I travel to Cairo quite frequently and I am always looking forward to going back to Dahab hostel. It’s a very cozy place, and an oasis in this noisy city. It’s easy to meet interesting people here, but at the same time you can have your privacy in one of the private rooms. The staff is amazing, very helpful and kind. The rooms and open area’s are clean. Overall it has such a nice vibe! :)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Aldo V wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
An amazing hostel in Cairo where staff treats you like family, the tours are reasonably priced and very effective for time saving. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a more traditional experience while in Cairo, I would totally come back to stay, Shukran! 🙌🏽
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ксаня wrote a review May 2022
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This may regular visit Dahab hostel. This time I make transit from Cairo. I'm Ukrainian 🇺🇦and transit was by some stuff to do in cairo, not relaxing. Thanks for give me special price. Also works team is amazing, rooms is clean, reception, wc and bathroom 🚻 so service good. My choice in Cairo Dahab hostel. Good luck for all work stuff and team 👍
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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danikasmith8 wrote a review May 2022
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Dahab hostel is located in the centre of Cairo, close to buses/metro, shops which makes it super convenient. The staff there are amazing, kind, friendly, and very helpful with everything. The rooms were clean, and the rooftop terrace is the perfect place to hang out after a long day. They also offer breakfast, laundry facilities and affordable tours/transportation to destinations around Egypt. Would definitely stay there again if I return to Cairo!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Isabel P wrote a review May 2022
Hamburg, Germany5 contributions
We had a great stay in Dahab Hostel, their rooftop terrace is awesome, their facilities are clean and the staff is very helpful. Super recommendable! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Loulou wrote a review Apr 2022
Paris, France42 contributions7 helpful votes
Amazing vibes from the staff , they are so helpful and thanks to them you will have the best experience in Cairo ! I'm traveling a lot and a didn't meet such an amazing staff ! Also the rooftop is beautiful to chill and meet people ! Best value for money with a very good breakfast and cleans rooms ! I had an amazing time at this place and I highly recommend to stay there for your time in Cairo ! Also, i took a Cairo day your with them and it was really great !
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Bakri wrote a review Mar 2022
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It was perfect in every meaning, I would recommend it always as the best price value deal and very kind and friendly staff 😌 The rooms were clean and breakfast was delicious, the kitchen was always ready and bathrooms clean with 24h hot water 😁
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$13 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EgyptCairo GovernorateCairo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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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 Nas Trends (0.3 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 airport transportation?
Yes, Dahab Hostel offers airport transportation 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dahab Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Arabic.
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).