I believe most people will enjoy their stay here. The hostel is located up on the top floor of an old building in Cairo. After struggling up the stairs with your bag, you walk in and notice how clean it is compared to life outside.
It is well located close to attractions like the Egyptian museum(10-15 minute walk) and close to some reasonable eating spots. The staff try very hard to make your stay as pleasant as possible and can arrange all manner of tours,transportation and give you good advice.
I booked the room with an ensuite, it was comfortable with only minor shortcomings. The wifi( which you have to pay extra for), range just didn't quite extend to the room most of the time. Lots of drop outs, yet it was quite good near reception. Come on guys, all the place needs is a decent router. In most other hostels the wifi is also free.....it is 2013 guys. The air con worked fine, the sheets....well they were ok except they didn't have a sheet that quite fitted the bed, so 2 single sheets were used. The bathroom was excellent, although the room was not cleaned during my time there. Something about the maid quitting when I asked, and no one available to do it. Breakfast was very basic but ok.
Look the place has real potential and I think most people will enjoy their stay here. The staff are friendly and great.....it's just a few minor things that have to come together to turn this place's rating from good to great.
- 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
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