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“It's not great, but it is pretty good!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Freedom Hostel
Ranked #2 of 126 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“It's not great, but it is pretty good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Ziggy154
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I moved here after being disappointed with Dina's hostel. These guys are extremely friendly and helpful, they can organize all manor of tours for you. Excellent clean place with great showers. A true oasis in the middle of the chaos that is Cairo!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

I will never forget my stay in FREEDOM CAIRO HOSTEL . It was a nice stay and i was lucky to stay there . the location was amazing the hostel is located near a lot of important places like consulates The Egyptian Museum and a lot of Egyptian Restaurants which was amazing . The place is very clean ,the rooms is very big , more comfortable and more cheap for me . The staff was very friendly and they organized for me a lot of tours to Giza Pyramids , Saqqara , Memphis , Baharya oasis , Louxor and aswan . I was very happy by all tours . Thanks very much to the staff i will never forget you .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank aldo p
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Cairo is insane with its dirt, noise, smells, but this little oasis was a clean and quiet escape. The guys were super friendly and made sure we are satisfied: from a very nice turkish coffee to a big breakfast and little day tours! We got a room with private bathroom reserved, so they happened to give us the large room with 6 beds. The AC did its job and the clean floors and quiet location (on the last floor facing inner small street) sure made a difference!
I recommend this hostel as it is a great value for your money and I it is relatively new and very clean!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tzveta S
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

Overall this hostel itself was Ok to stay and staffs are nice and friendly BUT this place was obviously overpriced and overrated compared to other hostels in Cairo. For the dorm, price was 50 Egyptian pounds but they charge extra cost 20 pounds or 30 pounds for wi-fi and other things. The Wi-Fi cost should be included for the price at least. Besides, No Elevator at the hostel where was situated on the 5th floor in the tall building. Actually I couldn't understand the owner's attitude about the availability of room. It was extremely weird to me. After checking out this hostel, I moved to other hostel in much better location with better price. To be honesty, you can find out many good places with better price in the safe area of downtown, Cairo. I am confused with these raving comments here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ararattraveler
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

The hostel is near from many places, like metro station and 10 minutes walking to the egiptian museum , the staff is very friendly, my room was very big with bathroom and balcony i am sure i will come again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank André Barata M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

After an awful experience at Dina's Hostel in Cairo (where my passport and purse went missing from my locker inexplicably) and its rude and unprofessional owner, the Freedom Hostel was a real relief. The owner of Freedom Hostel was very assuring at a very difficult time and tried to ensure that my stay was as comfortable as possible while I dealt with the stress of replacing the passport and bank cards. He was exceptionally professional and approachable. The hostel itself is very clean and well maintained. The showers are probably the best you'll find in any hostel in Cairo as they are proper shower cubicles (which is rare in that part of the world). Highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sid1122
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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 126 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 
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