I stayed in this hostel with two of my friends for 5 nights, and it was an AWFUL experience. Literally the second we walked in, the owner sat us down and tried to sell us multiple tours of Cairo, the Pyramids, etc. We foolishly bought a Giza pyramids tour, after the owner of the hostel insisted that it is impossible to see the entire Giza site on foot (completely untrue). The tour guide (given to us by the hostel) the next day told us that he was our "eyes and ears" and would bring us to the "cheapest stables", and instead brought us to a stable that charged us over double the price we should have paid for a horseback tour of the pyramids. We found this out the next day after talking to some of our friends living in Cairo. In addition, he brought us to some obscure papyrus shop in which the shop owner followed us around for ten minutes trying to sell us paintings before we escaped. After spending three days of determinedly trying to get our money back, our hostel refunded us a quarter of the money we spent on the tour. But it was very clear that they were in cohorts with the stables that ripped us off, and deliberately supplied us with false information (that the Pyramids were too big and we would have to buy a horseback tour to enjoy ourselves, that the tour guide was trustworthy, that the stables were government certified and a good price, etc)
On top of all of this, the beds were absolutely filthy the first night we came. The sheets were covered in black substance (dirt? crumbs? soot? no idea) and hair, and we had to ask them to change our sheets. Also, all three of us left with bedbug bites (of my friend was covered in them).
All in all, a horrible experience. The staff told us they would treat us like family, and instead manipulated us and cheated us out of our money, despite the fact that we are clearly traveling students. Please do not waste your time and money here.
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