Hostels in Luxor, Egypt

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Get to know Luxor (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 Luxor. To help you make friends with Luxor before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Luxor is a medium-sized city located in central Egypt on the Nile River. Luxor is, of course, famous all over the world for the vast amount of ancient Egyptian temples, tombs, artifacts, and museums. Temples include Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Kabu, Abydos, and Karnak. All the sites are easily reached by car or by inexpensive tours that leave daily. The Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum are located in the city centre and are easily reached by foot, taxi, or horse-drawn carriage. All archaeology and museum sites are half price for students with a valid ID card. Other tours, such as hot air balloon ride or jeep tours, are available. Remember to haggle and shop around, as Luxor has a reputation of trying to get the most out of tourists.

Luxor is easily reached by train, bus, minibus, private car, a Nile cruise, or by a felucca (sailing boat) from nearby ports such as Edfu, Om Kombo, or Aswan. Luxor is also a city with a population of half a million, and amenities such as groceries, markets, banks, currency exchange, laundry, and pharmacy are easily found.

The hostels in Luxor are mostly in the downtown core and easily accessible by foot, taxi, or horse-drawn carriage. Make sure you know the address of your Luxor hostel, as the town is very busy and the streets can be confusing at first arrival. Luxor is a must-do for any traveler wishing to experience the most from the ancient past of Egypt, but since the recent revolution, Luxor's tourist economy has dropped substantially. Due to this, Luxor has experienced an increase in muggings and other crimes, so always exercise caution when in Luxor.

Written by local enthusiast for Luxor hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Luxor hostels Fro

FAQ about Luxor Hostels

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

A hostel in Luxor costs on average $7 for a dorm. A hostel in Luxor with private rooms costs on average $17.
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Venus Hostel Luxor is the best rated hostel for partying in Luxor.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Luxor

Your Packing List for Luxor

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Luxor and Egypt.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Luxor 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 Luxor, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
6 Total number of hostels
$7 Average dorm price
$17 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Luxor
Bob Marley House Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Luxor
Venus Hostel Luxor is the best rated
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Quseir (170 Km / 105 mi.)
Aswan (181 Km / 112 mi.)
Hurghada (209 Km / 130 mi.)

Travel Tips for Luxor - 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 Luxor. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Luxor. 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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