Happy Land Luxor, Luxor

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Happy Land Luxor is a comfy hostel on Luxor’s East Bank, in the heart of the city.

The Location

Happy Land Luxor is located on Luxor’s East Bank, in the Medina. All the food or other products that you may want to buy can be found in just a one-minute walk from the hostel. The hostel’s location is in the heart of the city and a perfect base to explore Luxor, Egypt. The railway station is less than fifteen minutes' walking from the hostel and so is the ferry terminal to the West Bank, where most historical places that are worth visiting are. From the hostel, you can easily take a ferry to the other side of the Nile, but you can also book cheap tours from the hostel. A taxi to any site on Luxor’s East Bank should not cost much from the hostel.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Happy Land Luxor offers both private rooms and dorms. Rooms are en suite and have comfortable beds. Each room has a small balcony. Dorms consist of two bunk beds. The bathroom comes with an actual bath tub. It should be noted that rooms can be very noise, as they lack good isolation. It may feel like you are sitting outside, even when the door is closed. Even though Happy Land Luxor is located on a small street, it sounds like cars are using this street as a racetrack in the evening. Also the sound of kids playing late outside may disturb your sleep if you are a light sleeper. There is a school just across the hostel, which also starts early in the morning. If you are a light sleeper, it is strongly recommended to request a room at the hostel’s back side, where the noise seems to be less of an issue.

Common Spaces

The hostel has a small reception area on the ground floor. The manager is here most of the time, speaks English well, and is very hospitable and goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable. If you want to chill out, however, the rooftop is a great place -- part of it is covered, which makes it bearable during the hottest time of the day. There’s also an air conditioner. It’s very spacious. The complimentary breakfast is served here too. In the evening, dinner can also be ordered on the roof for a small price.

Summary

Happy Land Luxor is a good hostel in Luxor, Egypt. The owner takes very good care of his guests, the rooms are comfy and clean, and the breakfast and dinner are of a high quality and served on the cosy rooftop. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room at the backside.
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Martin Straatman
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2018-04-18

Wonderful!

This place was great! Breakfast was wonderful, rooms were clean, price was great. It was difficult to find, but locals will help you on your walk from the train station. On a quiet street and only a block or two from the Nile. As some guide books mention, Happy Land's price is firm. You can trust the owner to purchase Hurghada to Sinai ferry tickets for you with no mark up (seriously, we checked). Also, the arranged tour offered to the sites is a very good price. You can spend half the day (which we did) haggling with various people trying to get yourself to all the sites and only save a tiny bit of money. The hibiscus tea/juice is awesome!

lauren
2008-02-06
USA

For 55 Egyptian Pounds per night, you get a single room (with a double bed), a private bathroom, and a generous breakfast each morning (cereal, milk, lemonade, fruit salad with crepes, bread, jam, butter, and coffee). The rooms also come with mosquito coils, soap, two decent sized towels, some have a fridge, all have AC, and all include toilet paper. A nice thing about this hotel is you get fresh sheets and towels every day. Happy Land Hotel, like other budget hotels, also rents out bikes. They charge 10 Egyptian pounds for the day. My advice is rent a bike on the West Bank. That way you can avoid the annoyances of touts who want to help you cross the Nile (and you'll save yourself 1 pound and a headache by not taking one on the local ferry). If you're just checking out Luxor Temple and Karnak, rent the bike from the hotel. Bottled water at the hotel is pretty cheap at one and a half liters for 2EL. Although the hotel is not licensed, you can drink beer/wine in your own room. There's a restaurant located on the roof terrace. It's pricey, but some of the meals are amazing. Try the club sandwich, it'll leave your mouth watering. Neat thing about the restaurant is if it's a cool night, or you just want to eat by yourself, you can take your dishes down to your room (provided you return the plates when you're done). If cheaper fare is your style, there's a real cheap restaurant further down the street (it's to your left, near the end of the street, when you exit the hotel). There are two very handy maps of Luxor in the lobby. It would be nice if the Hotel offered small paper versions of those maps, to make it easy to navigate around town. Front desk service is friendly, albeit some of them are pretty sweet-talkers, and they'll try to convince you to book a tour through the Hotel. My advice is if you like to bargain, and you're no stranger to haggling, you'll find better deals where the donkeys and feluccas are actually located. If you're in a group (three or more), the rates are much better through the hotel than what you could find on your own. In any case, if you ask the front desk, they'll tell you what you should be paying for ferries, for museums, and for taxis (and at that they are very honest and knowledgeable). Many nationalities use this hotel. When I stayed, there was a French woman, a couple of Germans, an Australian, some Scandinavians, a Japanese, and some Chinese tourists. Laundry service is available at the hotel. It was pretty cheap for me. I did a huge load for 14EL. Also, if your train/flight leaves late in the day (i.e. past noon, which is checkout time), you can leave your bags in a room on the terrace, and take a free shower at the end of your day. However, Happy Land Hotel is a bit hidden (in a quiet, albeit decrepit looking street). The nice thing is it's real close to Nile street (the main drag). When you exit the hotel, hang a right, take your second left, and then hang a right. The only down side to this proximity is finding your way back. I got a little lost trying to find the hotel again. If the hotel provided its customers with photocopies of the maps in the lobby, it would make things so much easier. The Hotel's internet is old school, telephone-modem style. Thankfully, there's a high speed internet place located just down the street (to the left when you exit, very near the cheap eatery). Some of the stairs on the third floor are a little slippery. Watch your step. Overall it's an excellent hotel for the money. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, and an amazing breakfast each morning. I just walked in -- I never made a reservation, which was another bonus, they had comfortable beds for someone who hadn't booked a night there.

Jose Velasquez
2007-03-08

Description

A land of happy dreams just come to us and dream!!!!
Welcome to Happyland Hotel, the best and most famous hotel for backpackers in Luxor.(see that for yourself)
We are the most experienced in serving Europeans and making sure they have a memorable holiday.
We are the best hotel in Luxor when it comes to serving groups of visitors. .
We've got all the services you need; our philosophy is to provide a friendly service and hyper-clean rooms at budget prices, so you can relax in comfort at the end of a long day.
When you check out you can leave your bags free and can take a free shower.
We Will Gladly Show You Around Your Room And Facilities Before You Hand Over Any Money.
Happy land hotel is the only budget hotel in all luxor have been recommended by all the guide books as:

Lonely Planet –RISE KNOW HOW (German guide)-Lets Go Guide Book –ROUGH GUIDES-LE GUIDE DU ROUTARD(french).folww me (Korean book)and in japanies too. all of this are true .

Everyday you get fresh toilet paper, shampoo or soap and our fantastic breakfast (freshly baked bread, jam and cheese, a big omelette, cornflakes with cold milk not powder, fresh fruit and a cup of tea) on our rooftop area.

And all of this just 11 minutes walk from the train station and 12 minutes walk from the bus station. (Our hotel is located in the heart of Luxor)(english time)

Other services available include a rooftop (restaurant)chill-out area (enjoy your favourite drink with your choice from our menu), icy cold drinks, satellite TV (international news and movies) and hot water 24 hours a day.

On top of that, there are heaters in every room, mini bar in some rooms, a travel library and (weather permitting), we have sundecks at your disposal.

Warning
We do not have anyone working for us in the stations.

Don't talk to anyone at the bus /train stations, ignore them, even if they have our cards. There is only one Happyland and we don't employ touts.
note All Photographs And Information Contained In This Website Are True And Accurate, Unlike Some Hotels That Will Display False Photographs And Misleading Information To Entice You.
Facilities

Breakfast Included
Restaurant
Car Parking Available
Internet Access
Laundry
Airport Pick Up
Bicycle Hire
Wheelchair Friendly
Linen Included
Credit Cards Accepted
Towels
Security Lockers
Luggage Storage
Children Friendly
Guest Kitchen
Telephone/Fax Facilities
24 Hour Reception
Travel Desk/Travel Info
Bureau de Change
Common Room
Bike Parking
BBQ Area
Free Car Park
Age Restriction
Taxes included in price
Pets Accepted
Smoking Rooms
24 Hour Check-In
thank you for reading our web.........happy land team

Location and Contact

Location

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Address: El Kamar Street from El-madina El-monawara Street, Luxor, Egypt

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Phone Number: 0020952371828
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Solo Traveller

Bedsheets

Breakfast

City Tours

Luggage Storage

Parking

Towels

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Cable TV

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Food/Restaurant

Hot Showers

Hot tub/Jacuzzi

Kitchen

Laundry

Live Music/Performance

Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Wheelchair Accessible

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 hours all day

Size: Large (60-100 beds)

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