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“BED BUGS!!!”

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African House Hotel
Ranked #57 of 144 Hotels in Cairo
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Two words....BED BUGS. I booked a few rooms here for 18 students including myself. While the staff were friendly and the place was beautiful (architecturally speaking), I wouldn't stay here again if you paid me. All of us woke up with bites both mornings except for those who had the sense to sleep on a towel on top of the sheets. To top it all off, we were a group of students traveling from port to port via ship so what do you think happened next? Yep, correcto mundo...we brought the bedbugs back on to the ship. A public health nightmare. Picture professional cleaning crews cleaning our cabins at 2:00am on the ship on our way to the next port. DO NOT STAY HERE UNLESS YOU CHECK FOR BED BUGS. Or just sleep on the floor.

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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

The price is decent at 15 EUR for a double with shower and the location is great in downtown. However, the place is dingy. Matresses are uncomfortable and very dirty. The paint is coming off the ceilings and walls and the private bathroom was very poor. Skip the breakfast.

Budget doesn't have to be dirty and dingy. Upgrade the mattresses, put on a coat of paint, and remove or upgrade breakfast.That would improve the place.

Staff was nice, location was great, place was quiet and it was safe. If you don't mind dirty, uncomfortable mattresses and mouldy

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

I regularly stay here just back after revolution same friendly staff and great value for money!!! Luv it!!!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

If you need something for a night or two this is the place. This hostel is situated really in the hear of Cairo close to Tahrir Square and Ramses. The price is very good between 10 to 20 usd per night. The rooms are big, but of course you don't expect to find more than average condition for a hostel. Breakfast is a continental one - coffee or tea, bread, jam. But the nice part is that can enjoy the big city, you can go by foot, by taxi, by metro and it is easy to go wherever you want in minutes not hours.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Were there last week. Incredible service and great rooms. Location perfect within walking distance of both trainstation as downtown. Also provided trip was with incredible honest driver who's helping you with the bargains. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed November 13, 2010

African hostel was one of hostels we stayed in cairo.We used 3 of them and the problem always was that people look at tourists as money on 2 legs!Always lies and pushing for tours and asking for tipping.Only in african hostel we got very good service wth a smile,we have never been asked for tours etc.They offer what they can do when you check in and after that they never ask you for anything.They refused the good tipping we left at reception(50 egy pounds) and they said that will be better to send our friends instead of money.We forget some small stuff(sunglasses and some books),they kept them for us and when we phoned them they have sent them for us to the airport(we had notime to go to the african hostel).These people are realy honest and reliable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2010

I have stayed here a number of times over the years and always got courteous service the guy on reception speaks very good English and is always helpful. Currently they charge 65ep (about UKP£7.83 a night bed & breakfast... Good value for money!!! breakfast is a bit basic but its a hostel... Rooms & bedding are clean & toilets/showers also OK and kept clean. U are Downtown easy walking distance from Ramses Railway Station & Museum etc etc... Its not Four Seasons Nile Plaza (Friends stay there!) but is not 3000 ep a night vbg (I go there to eat as I do at most the 5 star hotels but refuse to pay silly prices for a bed!!)
Cairo Opera House is worth a trip to take in a Ballet, Opera or even a Classical concert... wonderful. Plus the Citadel Military Museum is a must as is the Coptic Area with the "Hanging Church" plus of course Giza (during Day Sound & light at night is waste of time & money) Saqqara of course with Step Pyramid and surrounding tombs... Memphis is OK to see Ramses statue but once u been there once is enough! I go back to Saqqara most trips I luv it!!! loads to see & wonder at

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about African House Hotel

Address: 15 Emad Eldin street, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #57 of 144 Hotels in Cairo
Price Range: $14 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — African House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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