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26 Mahmoud Bassiony Talat Harb Sq., Cairo 11511 Egypt
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#2 of 203 Speciality lodging in Cairo
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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
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BridgeyHuggz wrote a review Feb. 2021
7 contributions
Dahab hostel is an oasis of calm amid the hectic streets of downtown Cairo. I loved chilling on the roof and taking in the beautiful view of the city. Somehow this place was always full of amazing people - either the super friendly guys who work there or the guests themselves. Aside from being really cool in general, the staff were also happy to help with anything from airport transfers to covid tests. The facilities were also nice, there wasn't anything I wished for. All in all it was a great stay and I'd recommend it to anyone :)
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Date of stay: January 2021
Scot Crusoe wrote a review Feb. 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Just a really cool vibe in general, rooftop hostel with sun always shining, open kitchen during covid which means you can cook for yourself or others... Lots of cats and plants. The staff are really friendly and Willing to help with your itinerary or tourist activities. 24/7 reception is really helpful and the price is worth it for the great environment and exposure to loads of other travelers you'll soon befriend. Currently £E 150 Egyptian pounds for a single room, but an amazing packaged deal £E 2000 for a month (roughly £E 60 a day) which you cannot find any competitor for. Cheaper to share a room also. Reliable WiFi and best location you could wish for. Cheers to the guys at the hostel for making me feel welcome... Brighan x
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Riham wrote a review Feb. 2021
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Super friendly and helpful staff. Quiet space and cool hang out areas. The location is good, walking distance from most needs and the hostel is high enough for it not to be noisy, which is a blessing in Cairo.
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Date of stay: February 2021
KC1 wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Picked up by a driver from the airport (whilst uber could have been cheaper) this was hassle less. The staff were very friendly and helpful - even given a cake on arrival for my birthday which was very sweet. What i most liked about this hostel was the shower had hot hot water (a must for me), meeting other solo travellers along the way (some of us travelled to other regions together & kept in touch), oh and no insects bites from the room. I regularly used this hostel during my stay in Egypt as a stop off to and from Sharma, Hurghada and back to airport. If you're looking for something central, with friendly staff and some where you can lay your head to rest this should gets the job done. P.s i hope you like cats they do have a few roaming around lounging ;)
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Richie M wrote a review Nov. 2020
Split, Croatia8 contributions6 helpful votes
Solo backpacker from the US. Everything about my stay here was more then amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more. 1st time in Egypt & they made me feel at home from the very beginning at the airport pickup. You won’t find a better location either, nearby everything! Room, bathrooms, showers, kitchen, and all the lounge spots were very clean. They offer tours for everything in Egypt as well from the hostel which was really nice and convenient. They helped me purchase my train ticket to Aswan & so much more. But what really made my stay amazing, was the hospitality. I’ll definitely be back again, and would recommend this place to my closest family and friends. Thanks Dahab Hostel!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
USD 13 - USD 23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dahab Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Dahab Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (0.4 km), Liberation Square (Midan El-Tahreer) (0.4 km), and After Eight (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dahab Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
What are some restaurants close to Dahab Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bab El-Sharq, Koshary Abou Tarek, and Kazaz Restaurant.
Does Dahab Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dahab Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Dahab Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gayer-Anderson Museum (Bayt al-Kiritliya) (2.5 km), Mosque of Ibn Tulun (2.4 km), and Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan (2.5 km).