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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Lost its glory

The area used to be the best in Beirut city especially the famous Hamra Street with cafes know as... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait

i like this place as i got used to visit it sine 90s. i like the shops and goods (although you need... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Sa S
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice area” (9 reviews)
“lots of shops” (4 reviews)
“hidden gems” (2 reviews)
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The area used to be the best in Beirut city especially the famous Hamra Street with cafes know as gathering hubs for artists, writers, poets and actors. With time those lovely cafes disappeared and were replaced with second class retailers shops. What a shame yet...More

1  Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed 13 November 2017

i like this place as i got used to visit it sine 90s. i like the shops and goods (although you need to pargain there) the cafes are good but i dont like restaurnts there.

Thank Sa S
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Having stayed here a couple of times in the past, i seemed to remember the district in a slightly better state than it actually is.

Thank michael c
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Filled with pubs, restaurants, shopping opportunities and hotels , Hamra district of Beirut is probably your best choice as a base for your sight seeing in Beirut. The advantages- Easy to get taxi - both shared and dedicated. Close to the airport - about 20$...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

The Hamra Area is a busy shopping area in West Beirut. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops. Also worth heading down some of the side streets and parallel roads.

Thank AndrewA64
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stayed in this area, having considered places in East and middle zones. There are plenty of bars and shops and money exchanges (better rates than airport) as well as cafes etc within very short walking distances and plenty minibuses taxis and Uber to get...More

Thank johmar_11
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Close to lots of shops and restaurants, close to AUB and ALU. Close to the beach (corniche) and to Hamra street. About 45 minutes walk to downtown Beirut, and about 20 minutes from the airport. Lots of hills to walk up and down, but definitely...More

Thank Brannon W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I started in Costa then ventured out to all sorts of interesting cocktail bars and roof top rhythms.

Thank Richydev
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Very vibrant part of Beirut, Clash of modernity with the old Beiruti life of its citizens. Amazing shopping, You can ask a local to guide through the hidden gems of Hamra.

Thank Zeeniek
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Hamra street is the hub of all, shopping, clubbing, pubing, good restaurants, coffee shops, bars with different themes and music clubs that are very very good

Thank azzad2017
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