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Which area to stay

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Which area to stay

We are a couple in our mid 30's. We will be in Beirut for 3 days. We like walking around a lot when we travel. We love architecture, bookstores, local food, etc. We are big foodies but we are NOT into bar hopping and nightlife. Currently, we have narrowed down to staying in Hamra or downtown Beirut. Safety is the number 1 priority, of course. At night, we prefer an area that's quiet (as opposed to noisy with nightclubs and such). Which area would suit us better?

Thanks a buch.


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Beirut, Lebanon
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1. Re: Which area to stay

Hello Heidi,

The area that suits you best is downtown Beirut.

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2. Re: Which area to stay


Concering safety, you don't need to worry. All Beirut is actually as safe as Paris (word from mouth of expats living here).

I totally recommend you to choose the cheapest option for the hotel.

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3. Re: Which area to stay


Glad to have you in Lebanon :)

You should visit Jounieh. Stop first at Jeita Grotto, then head towards Jounieh’s old souks, have lunch at Margherita Mare, and, in the early afternoon, go fly with “Paragliding Club Thermique”. Professional cool pilots that will make you enjoy the most beautiful view and live an unforgettable experience.

The whole procedure takes about 1 hour (if you’re 2 persons) so you will have time to reach Byblos on sunset.

Hope this helped :)

Enjoy your stay

Livorno, Italy
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4. Re: Which area to stay

I stayed in Hamra and I recommend it

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