Top Hostels in Cairo for Travelling Canadians

Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, is widely referred to as the Triumphant City, and its many top hostels make those traveling on a budget feel as though they have conquered the ‘traveling budget’ foe. Several excellent hostels are conveniently located around this city, giving visitors major access to the must-sees and must-dos in this the largest city within the Middle East and Africa.

Top Hostels in Cairo

Brothers Hostel

The River Nile passes only a short distance away from Brothers Hostel and the famous Egyptian Museum is also just a stone’s throw away.  Generally, this hostel is located in the heart of the city’s Talaat Harb district in the midst of an exciting shopping area that features a range of boutiques and the bustling Khan el-Khalili marketplace where anything from crafts to clothing to home goods can be bought for reasonable prices. The famous 19th Century Yacoubin Building is also in Talaat Harb.


The hostel has both private and shared rooms and boasts prime quality furniture, always clean, fresh bed linen and fresh towels. A big advantage in the hot weather is that all its rooms have air conditioning. Tours around Cairo are available from front desk. Another benefit is their free pick up from the airport for private room residents — dorm bed pick-ups cost 12 USD.

Facilities include 24 hour reception and security, luggage storage, safe-deposit boxes, free breakfast, a common room, kitchen and laundry facilities, a restaurant, a cafe, free Wi-Fi, fax service, free city maps, and parking.

Freedom Hostel

This hostel is child friendly and its accommodation includes deluxe twin/double en-suited rooms, single/triple private rooms and dormitories, all outfitted with fresh white linen, a balcony, and air-conditioning. Rooms also have a modern security system installed. There is dependable laundry facilities, a small kitchen, and a convenient in-house lounge. Free Wi-Fi, free luggage storage, and 24 hour reception will make guests more comfortable. Breakfast and taxes are included in all package prices.

Tours can also be booked  at the hostel’s travel desk. International telephone access is also available. Other facilities include currency exchange, postal service, free city maps, luggage storage, laundry services, internet access.

Bedouin Hostel

Located in central Cairo very close to the Talat Harb Square is this Bedouin-styled hostel surrounded by an array of local markets and coffee shops.  If you want to experience a little of the authentic Egyptian lifestyle, this hostel, which is nestled away from the busier streets, is ideal.  It is located on the first floor and is a cozy, comfortable place for anyone — families, backpackers, or groups — to find some peace and quiet.

Those who need a little more action can find it nearby as the hostel is just a five minutes walk to the train stations, bus, and metro. The Egyptian museum and American University are also close. Owned by actual Bedouins from Egypt’s western desert, the hostel is infused with a Bedouin-type atmosphere including a special tea room that resembles a Bedouin tent. Rooms are designed with towering ceilings, are brightly painted, and feature Bedouin decorations. All rooms have a private bathroom with hot water and air-conditioning, satellite television and Wi-Fi.

Guests also have access to a kitchen, and can pay a small fee to use the laundry services. Free pick-up from the airport is available to those who book three nights in a private ensuite room. A fee of 50 LE will be charged for airport pick-up in other instances. Reception is always open, travel tours, including special desert tours, are available. Also offered is free breakfast, a cafe, luggage storage, and parking.


How to Find top Hostels in Cairo

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