Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

34 hostels available. Prices start from $2 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Cairo

Tahrir Square Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Tahrir Square Hostel located in the heart of Tahrir Square, the most famous square in Egypt, Unique location with unique view. within a 1-minute walk of Tahrir Square and a 2-minute walk of The … More
from $4.80

Miami Cairo Hostel


Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel
"…Meramees Hostel is ten minutes away by foot. Some of the rooms are en suite, while others are not. There are two bathrooms at the back of the hostel for common use. Cleanliness of the bathroom is … More
from $4.60

Freedom Hostel


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Breakfast was fine, and the common room is a good place to hang out. Negative -- I can't speak for the private rooms, but the dorm room was an unpleasant place. The air conditioner smells like … More
from $4.13

Cheers Hostel


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…New comfortable beds and fresh linens. Sunlight cascades through expansive windows, vaulting light upon a new day. Breakfast to our patrons. Free Wi-Fi. Al-Azhar Mosque is 2.4 km from Cheers … More
from $5.81

Madina Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…6-bed dorm. All rooms are equipped with A/C, large soundproof windows with blackout blinds, lockers or wardrobes and art from Egyptian artists we love and support. Our services and … More
from $4.65

Meramees Hostel


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Ok, the place was clean (shared bathroom too), hot showers, and our room was of a good size with comfy mattress. Breakfast is the usual fare, two bread sticks with butter, jam, and cheese plus … More
from $4.29

Holy sheet Hostel


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…*Check in at 01:00PM *Latest check out 12:00PM *Breakfast included(is served from 8-11AM) *WiFi is free of charge and available in all areas and in rooms. *Air-Conditioned rooms - Laundry & … More
from $3.97

Heritage Hostel

TAHRIR SQUARE
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The property is located 200m from The Egyptian Museum, 1.4 km from Cairo Tower and 3.1 km from Khan Al Khalili. The property provides a terrace and a 24-hour front desk. A continental breakfast … More
from $5.25

Pyramids Planet Hotel

Giza
Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…                           Home away from Home !! Pyramids Planet Hotel - Terms & Conditions Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash and Credit card … More
from $4.28

Dahab Hostel


Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…A perfect place to meet people is the garden area in the evening. The room was very clean (en suite). Excellent location. We had a lot of fun there !" …"…super friendly team of employees. … More
from $4.47

The Australian Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"Good location and friendly atmosphere - Close to "everything", decent rooms, helpful staff, hot water any time." …"…We also have a Lobby for relaxing after a long day visiting, where you can chat, … More
from $3.54

Wake Up! Cairo Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We had annoying teenagers partying all night -- we had a 5am flight to get up for and asked nicely to keep it down, and the staff wouldn't lift a finger to help. But unlike most Egyptian hostels, … More
from $1.86

Paris East Hostel


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Payment upon arrival by cash only. Taxes included Breakfast included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew." …"Cairo International Airport is 16 km from the hostel." …15 a Sherif Pasha St More
from $4.50

Cecilia Hotel


Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"Cosy - I spent an enjoyable week at Cecilia in hectic Cairo. Cecilia is a cute hostel in a quiet street with a nice terrace, clean rooms, and a very friendly and helpful staff. They arrange good … More
from $4.00

Australian Deluxe Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a hair dryer. At Australian Deluxe Hotel the rooms include a seating area. We aim to create a cozy place that makes you feel home. Our attentive … More
from $6.43
Solo Traveller
"…Payment upon arrival by cash and Crypto currency. Taxes not included - Service Tax: 12% on the total bill, City Tax : 5% on the total bill. Breakfast not included. General: 24 hour … More
from $2.70

Garden View Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"Newly opened in October 2010, modern design with eastern flavor, ideal location ,great view on gardens and Cairo Tower, gym room for fitness , Christmas hot deals, peaceful hotel, spacious rooms. … More
from $2.75

Mesho Inn Hostel

Downtown
Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Older travelers (+50) Party Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…The hotel also features a communal kitchen and a library offering a wide selection of books. Mesho Inn Hostel has a 24-hour reception desk that also functions as a tour desk. The staff offers … More
from $3.20

New Kings Palace Hostel

downtown
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…just my big problem there was with washer. Fantastic - My friend and I stayed at New Palace while looking for an apartment for the summer. The staff was super helpful. Reda and Makmoud are awesome … More
from $4.00

Rahala Hostel Egypt


Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The rooms are equipped with modern amenities, and guests can enjoy buffet and halal breakfast options each morning. Rahala Hostel Egypt Policy and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 24h before … More
from $4.39

Hostels in Cairo, Egypt

32 hostels available. Prices start from $3.00 for a dorm bed.
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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 can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

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 expertz for Cairo

Written by local expertz for Cairo Carl

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.
Total number of hostels 34
Average dorm price $11
Average private room price $37
Cheapest hostel in Cairo الاتحاد بالهرم with $2.5
Party hostels in Cairo Tahrir Square Hostel (8 in total)
Most Cairo hostels are located in downtown, Giza, TAHRIR SQUARE
Average rating of all hostels 6.9

FAQ about Cairo Hostels

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