Stayed at the Dahab for three nights in October. It's clean, there are numerous shared bathrooms kept spotless, the wifi is free, there's no shortage of fellow travelers to talk to, a friendly staff, and the location is just a couple blocks walk from Tahrir Square, the Egyptian Museum, the Nile River, and countless good koshery or shwarma restaurants.
Our complaints would include the price (we've since found much nicer rooms nearby at the Sun Hotel for 40 pounds less per night), the lack of privacy in the bathrooms (you're usually sharing them with at least one other person...eww), the fact all the bathrooms are unisex, rooms that were surprisingly ratty compared to the rest of the hostel (really tiny and the beds were just too spongy to be comfortable), cats everywhere you turn meant a lot of fights and torn up kitties, and frequent walks up the seven flights of stairs due to someone inevitably not closing the door all the way. Not a bad hostel, but not that comfortable either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dahab Hostel, Your Oasis in the City... It has been open since 1998. It has been registered in all the major guidebooks and has consistently received positive reviews. Dabab Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Downtown Cairo. It is just a 3-minute-walking distance to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sq., and within easy reach to the main train and bus stations. Dabab Hostel has its own special charm. It is a collection of whitewashed huts on the rooftop attempting to recreate the feel of Sinai beach camp in an unremittingly urban Downtown Cairo. Once you get inside, you will definitely sense the totally laid-back, chilled out and cozy atmosphere. The outdoor garden area is just superb for lounging around and catching up with other travelers in the evening. The breeze is refreshing and the vibe is incontestable. It is an ideal place for artistic travellers as well. Enjoy the fantastic reggae music played, laying back in the sun, smoking Shisha 'Water pipe' on the rooftop at the Bedwin corner. Sit back & relax, plan your itineraries & catch up with your family & friends by logging onto our new optimized FREE WiFi Broadband Internet coverage for the entire hostel. Our rooms are equipped withprivate facilities and A/C. We have single, double and private dorms available and there are 39 rooms in total. Airport Pickup Service Once you have made your booking, you will be contacted by a staff member to organize it with you. At the airport, you will find our representative waiting for you holding a sign of your name and Dahab hostel, after you finish passport checking and custom clearance. Things to see in the local area Shopping Bazars. Khan El-Khalili Market. Al Azhar Mosque. Old Cairo /Islamic Cairo. Coptic Area. The Citadel. Cairo Tower. Cairo Opera House. In the evenings, the local area has a wide variety of restaurants and lively nightspots. Thank you for choosing Dahab Hostel ... See you soon in Cairo... ...::: NEW :::... Check out our new Deluxe rooms with private facilities and A/C ... more less
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