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“Bugs and such” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Canadian Hostel

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Canadian Hostel
Ranked #45 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bugs and such”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2007

Having stayed at this hostel for a good 5 nights I feel worthy to give an accurate review.

LOCATION: The location is great but as there are many other hostels and cheap hotels located along talaat harb, its not such a big plus factor.Some of the rooms are very noisy so ask for a room in a quieter location.

AMENITIES: The toilets, like the rooms are spartan with no shower curtain so be careful because you might slip.

HYGIENE: The bedlinen is very dirty and seems unchanged (someone else's hair was on my pillow) with dirt marks and some stains. They smell unchanged too.

SERVICE: They seem pleasant enough but behind every smile lies a potential deal or exchange of money. Nothing is for free so remember that. They also supply very wrong information at times and I suspect it is for their own benefit as they also run a travel company (they might try to push tours on you).

ATMOSPHERE: Not a great place to meet people. In fact the entire place has a very dull mood.

SUMMARY: Would not recommend this place at all. For the price, it is expensive compared to other hostels. I got all kinds of weird bites after staying there.

  • Stayed November 2007
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2006

For a budget stay in downtown Cairo I cannot think of a better place to stay. Staff were VERY friendly and accomodating and it was central to many attractions (minutes walk to the Egyptian Museum). All that and the price can't be beat. Definitely not the Ramses Hilton but clean and friendly.

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3 Thank WolfgangToronto
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Property: Canadian Hostel
Address: 5 Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Cairo
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"The Canadian Hostel is the Best Hostel in Cairo, Egypt, and perhaps the best in Africa!" We are located right in the centre of downtown Cairo, across the street from the subway and with a 5 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum it makes us hard to beat as the best place to stay.Please enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great service and hospitality. Breakfast is included (Egyptian & Continental) and our staff will exert each and every effort to make your stay a comfortable one.Almost all our rooms have air conditioning, including our dorm room. ... more   less 
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