Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

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Get to know Cairo (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cairo. To help you make friends with Cairo before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Cairo is a true megacity. This gigantic metropolis can be daunting at times but is well worth all the stress; Cario has a bounty of historic and cultural treasures. The city is dynamic and consits of diverse neighborhoods despite mostly being known for its historic treasures like the Great Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum.

Hostels in Cairo are easy to come by. You're likely to be commandeered by persistent outgoing locals who want to take you to a hostel and earn a commission. Although there are astonishingly many open-hearted, polite, and down right friendly people in Cairo its best not to let strangers lead you to a hostel. Book beforehand and check out the place out before paying. If you get in at the airport, public transportation to the city center is a challenge, although the locals go way out of your way to help you. Otherwise if arriving by bus or train you may be able just to walk to your accommodation. The subway may come in handy as well.

As far as picking out which location to look for a suitable Cairo hostel in, do consider what area you'd like to stay in. The list of hostels isn't endless, so this should narrow things down to just a handful. If you want to be downtown close to the Nile there are good options—check out places claiming to be on the rooftop, as these are often very cheap (since rooftops are considered low-class in this part of the world) yet pleasant and offer stunning views. Or if arriving by train stay right in the neighborhood Midan Ramses where you arrive. Or get right to the heart of the city and stay directly on Tahrir Square. Keep in mind that many hostels here offer private rooms for just pennies more than shared ones.

Written by local enthusiast for Cairo hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Cairo hostels Carl

FAQ about Cairo Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Cairo. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Cairo. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Cairo costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Cairo with private rooms costs on average $36.
Hostelz.com shows all 62 Hostels in Cairo. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Freedom Hostel is the best hostel in Cairo for families.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 62 hostels in Cairo, Egypt. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Cairo such as
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Cairo.

Bella Casa Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Cairo.

It offers: Bar.

Cairo Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Cairo, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
62 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$36 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Cairo
The view pyramids hostel is the cheapest
15 Party hostels in Cairo
Bella Casa Hostel is the best rated
Most Cairo hostels are located in
downtown, Giza, TAHRIR SQUARE
3.9 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Cairo - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Cairo. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Cairo. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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