I stayed at this hostel for 5 days. The friendly staff really made my stay at the Talal Hotel enjoyable. The hotel is located in a great location close to downtown and just a 3 minute walk to Gemmayze (the only downside is you have to cross a highway to get there).
The rooms aren't fancy and quite basic but they are cheap. I always had hot water showers and the bathrooms were clean. There aren't many budget / backpacker options in Beirut so you can't really be picky, but the staff is really nice and will do their best to accomodate you. They also do laundry. Female dorms available. It's probably best to use their airport transfer as it would be difficult to find the hostel on your own, addresses are not often used in Beirut.More
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