My husband and I weren't very picky about our hotel having come across the Bostan Hotel at 4am after taking a very long night bus to Cairo from Sharm el-Sheikh.
The price we paid for our room was reasonable, given its central location - with the Cairo Museum being in walking distance. We stayed at the Bostan for two days before leaving for another destination.
Our experience with the service was good - we found staff to be both friendly and helpful, with one of the desk staff, providing us with sight-seeing information and information on getting to the Bahariya Oasis and the Western Desert - the next leg of our journey. They also arranged a reasonably priced trip to visit the pyramids for us - which though good, is full of those "I have a friend" referrals (e.g. for papyrus, for camel rides, for lunch, etc.), so be warned. We politely declined many of these referrals on our trip.
Aside from the service, the Bostan Hotel itself is okay. The room we had consisted of three single beds, and some shabby furniture. The bathroom was adequate, and it had hot water. Personally, I found the room a bit musty and a little dirty, but I had a good night's sleep, and the breakfast served on the 12th floor was decent.
One bonus was that there was free wifi in the lounge area on the main floor.
Not sure if I would stay there again, but for travellers on a budget, and who are only staying in Cairo for a few short days it's an option.
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- Bostan hotel is ideally located in the heart of Cairo also it is located within walking distance to the Egyptian museum, subway and the big market (khan el khalily bazaar). ... more less
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