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Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 14 February 2011

Hey! I was in Egypt for about 6 months and this was by far one of the best locations I stayed at! It was very clean! The staff was sooo friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great, I was traveling alone and they even upgraded my room for the same price as the dorm because there was no one in...

Thank Appletonkate
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 17 June 2010

If you are looking for a budget place to stay in the middle of downtown Cairo this is a good pick! Although the bathrooms are rather dirty (ie: cockroaches, the floor around the toilet was always wet, and the shower required you to be very small and wear sandals) the rooms were comfortable. And the guys running the show were...

Thank clpaters
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 23 February 2010

People were very nice although teh hostel is basic. I don't know if u an get better in CAiro, but definetely this is not top.

Thank Cherlitz
Reviewed 9 August 2009

I can't believe it when I read these reviews!!!!!! This hostel is sooo GREAT, it IS CLEAN, the staff IS HELPFULL, the location IS GREAT.. I don't know what the people complain about!! You really can use the kitchen, I used it several times!! I also used the phone several times and if I asked something, it was done right...

Thank Nina_MMM_Ricci
Reviewed 29 July 2009

I got into this hostel only because they mess up my reservation in Wake Up Cairo Hostel. The hotel is not clean at all, and the staff is not helpful at all either. I got sick.. very sick and they didnt allow me to call a doctor, not even they will call one. I had to leave the hotel, by...

1Thank Mat_el_viajero
Reviewed 12 April 2009

Thanks to David for everything he did for us in arranging a great tour all over Egypt just a shame about the hostel its self the owner is so rude and disrespectful and wants and kills him to sell tours we appreciate David for been honest and giving us a great price. id rate this hostel 0.1 from 100 now...

1Thank Luis15
Reviewed 3 December 2008

Trust Haitham the manager of the canadian hostel to plan your trip around Egypt. He took very great care of my friend and I during our 8 days trip trought www.gotouregypt.com. Even has we changed our plan during the trip, we were treated has VIP for a very cheap price. We went to black and white desert for a night...

3Thank gigintheskyMontreal
Reviewed 10 August 2008

While the overall hostel experience was not so bad, I have rated their establishment as "Terrible" due to their unethical business practices. The free tour to the Pyramids as advertised is not free- something that is made clear only after the trip is done and money is demanded. More than that, we almost lost 1300 Eg. Pounds when The Canadian...

1Thank inoy0
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 15 February 2008

We didn´t like the Canadian Hostel because we felt the staff was always looking for tips and book expensive tours and taxis. Everything booked out of the hostel was cheaper. The room is horrible with a terrible bed and the shower had not much hot water. We don´t recommend this hostel.

2Thank San_Fior
Reviewed 23 December 2007

Having stayed at this hostel for a good 5 nights I feel worthy to give an accurate review. LOCATION: The location is great but as there are many other hostels and cheap hotels located along talaat harb, its not such a big plus factor.Some of the rooms are very noisy so ask for a room in a quieter location. AMENITIES:...

5Thank helioplex

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The Canadian Hostel is the Best Hostel in Cairo, Egypt, and perhaps the best in Africa!" We are located right in the centre of downtown Cairo, across the street from the subway and with a 5 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum it makes us hard to beat as the best place to stay.Please enjoy our friendly atmosphere, great service and hospitality. Breakfast is included (Egyptian & Continental) and our staff will exert each and every effort to make your stay a comfortable one.Almost all our rooms have air conditioning, including our dorm room. ... more   less 

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Address: 5 Talaat Harb Street 1st florr | Tahrir Squire- Down Town - Cairo, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Number of rooms: 17
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“Rooms on the other half of the hostel (the one which is opposite to the reception desk) has a better bathroom :)”
Angad_Solo_Traveler, 24 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The rooms are so cheap as it is, choose one with air conditioning. My friend and I paid a little more and got our own room with 2 beds. We kept all our belongings there so we didn't have to cart around our stuff or worrying about other people in the same room. We would just lock the door whenever leaving.”
cavanau3, 2 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Avoid this place and go somewhere else! I chose a private room for myself, meaning no-sharing. Disappointing.”
Sydney-girl-holidays, 25 May 2012 | Read review
“Try to get one away from the elevator so you dont have to listen to it open and close.”
flowerchick40, 22 Mar 2012 | Read review
“All rooms are Great”
HeyY_12, 18 Mar 2012 | Read review
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