We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Clean hostel and great staff !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Freedom Hostel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Freedom Hostel
Ranked #2 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Clean hostel and great staff !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Absolutely over valued and by far the best in Cairo.very big rooms with super clean bathroom and showers, friendly staff and in a great location , 10 min walking to the Egyptian museum I couldn't believe it's a hostel, felt that I stayed in a royal palace of ancient time :-) Can't wait to get back .

Room Tip: i loved the balcony on room 302
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Deep W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

278 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    227
    29
    19
    1
    2
See reviews for
5
33
134
5
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Maybe I was expecting too much after the reviews I had read but I didn't find this hostel to be amazing. We only stayed for 1 night and yes the staff were friendly but we were hassled a bit as they were concerned that as we were only staying 1 night that we were looking somewhere else to stay and that we weren't happy with the hostel however we were joining a tour the next day. The room itself was ok. Could have been a bit cleaner. The included breakfast was great. 2 improvements would be better wi-fi and to include it in the room price. The wi-fi did not reach our room and is $3 US per device per day. Granted once a manger realized the wi-fi did not work in our room we were given our money back which was nice. Also would be nice for them to have cotton sheets rather than the odd bedding that they had. These may be petty complaints but pretty standard in other places we have stayed in Cairo for the same money.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank YasandTim
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is an excellent hostel to stay in if you are planning to live in Downtown Cairo. The hostel is very clean and the staff are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The owner of the hostel also did a great job in organizing my trip from Luxor to Abu Simbel including two unforgettable cruses which I highly recommend. If you haven't arranged the specifics of your trip by the time you get to Cairo, speak to Peter. He could probably organize any trip you had in mind.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Kgb_Abc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Don't hesitate: this is the best choice to sleep in Cairo. The staff is wonderful, the rooms big and cheap. If you make a reservation for a room with share bathroom, you have to know that the bathrooms are very cleaned, although it's better ensuite rooms, of course. We stayed here twice and if we go to Cairo again, this will be our hostel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Pickwick_Sparks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great hostel, in the middle of downtown. Walking distance from the Nile, Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Sq, shopping, and restaurants. Near metro. Hostel itself is really nice, feels more like a small hotel. Rooms and bathrooms are clean.

For me, the best part of the hostel is the staff. Everyone is really accommodating and more than willing to answer any questions you may have about the city. Peter, the owner, has many tours available to you, but does not push them upon you (I do recommend taking them. They're worth the money).

I booked a shared room, but since I happened to come in a quiet period, they spread us out among the rooms so we all had private rooms. No extra charge. Peter just wanted to make our experience is nice as possible.

If you're looking for a party hostel, this isn't for you. But for anyone else, I cannot recommend it enough!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Michael S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jinan, China
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

the hostel is very clean,and dorm with air conditioner too, the location is good, near the egyptain museum.u can get many information from the boss.it is very useful.the bathroom is very clean too, and the staff clean the room every day.i will stay here again

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Chenchen O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Riga, Latvia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

this was my first time in cairo and i was recommended by a friend for this hostel and i never regret , very friendly and helpful staff , clean room and nice bathroom with good location in the heart of downtown , i really enjoyed my stay here , thanks guys

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank thegreatcesar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cairo
1.1 mi away
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
0.5 mi away
City View Hotel
City View Hotel
#22 of 138 in Cairo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 305 reviews
7.9 mi away
Pyramids View Inn
Pyramids View Inn
#1 of 40 in Giza
4.5 of 5 bubbles 603 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.7 mi away
Le Passage Cairo
Le Passage Cairo
#9 of 138 in Cairo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 963 reviews
0.7 mi away
Ramses Hilton
Ramses Hilton
#13 of 138 in Cairo
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,313 reviews
1.3 mi away
Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Freedom Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Freedom Hostel

Property: Freedom Hostel
Address: 6 Bank Misr St.,off Sherif St | infront of the centeral bank of Egypt, 3rd floor, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 124 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Freedom Hostel *Enjoy accommodation in style. Your travelling experience comes complete with a contemporary in-house lounge, laundry facilities and small guest kitchen. You can book travel & tours at our travel desk and keep in touch with friends & family with our internet corner, Wi-Fi and international telephone access. With our free luggage storage facilities, 24 hour reception and host of friendly staff will make your stay in Cairo a breeze. * If you've never been to Cairo before it can be quite an overwhelming and intimidating place, so why not let us make it easy for you? Less stress = more fun! No one understands the importance of having a great time while on Holiday like our staff here at Freedom Hostel. We provide the best tours and entertainment packages you'll find in this city. Forget a big, boring hotel or hostel with nothing going on - come stay with us and get a taste of Egypt that few visitors get to experience! Location Information *Our Location is one of the most easy to be reached at just 200 meters from the famous Talaat Harb Square, in front off the central bank of Egypt. *The Egyptian Museum is about 5/10 Minutes' walk. *Several Egyptian and International restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls are located nearby. Tea, coffee and shisha cafes located just few meters away. Accommodation Information *Our accommodation options include deluxe twin or double en-suited rooms, single or triple private rooms and dormitory rooms. All come with fresh white linen, a balcony, air-conditioning and a modern security system. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Freedom Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing