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Riverdale, New York
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80 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Decided to save money and opt for a low cost hotel/hostel. Talal was a great choice in an desirable location just a short walk to shopping, restaurants, and bars. The owner is very professional and accommodating who will be happy to draw you a city map and provide any additional advice you need. Was a great base point to tour... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

This is a great budget option with a helpful owner, friendly staff, and lots of interesting travellers - some of who may have stayed there for an extended period of time and can give you good "insider's views". The owner is great. He gives good direction and travel tips. The hostel is very basic, the building a bit old, but... More 

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Thank Louise L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

I know that some people would like to go to fancy hotels when they are visiting Beirut but this hostel is the best stay. I have been to several hotels in Beirut and I always find my best experience is Talal hostel. The owner is a great helpful guy and the place is cheap and located near downtown shopping area,... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Location is perfect, closed to Downtown(Souks – shopping centre), Gemmayzeh(bars&cafes&restaurants), port and bus station Charles Helou. We lived in the best room on the top floor with a terrace , we liked views . No elevator , but the climb is not difficult. Mr Zahar (owner) drew a map and explained how to get somewhere. If you are traveling independently,... More 

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Thank Nina L
Rome, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Gentle interactions. -Simple and clean with appropriate price in comparison to other hostels with the same level. -Multicultural community, where all people act as unity family. -The location in Beirut is very central to explore Lebanon. -I consider this budget hostel provide exceptional services because i didn't find in other places since they were guiding me with good explanation maps... More 

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Thank Ibrahim_Shikdaher
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

I have come many times in this Hostel during the last 5 years. The place is getting better and better. It was a bit crowded in summer 2009. But, ho boy, during the last trip I did in Lebanon (mostly in winter), Talal Hotel was THE place to be! I reallz hope other people will go there as well and... More 

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Thank Marvich J
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Very kind and friendly staff, clean air-conditioned rooms, the bathroom was clean and well equipped, every thing was great! Felt like staying at home. the stay was quiet and enjoyed the area around the hotel.

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Thank Mostafa I
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

İ have Been there 2 years ago . stuff were very friendly . I didn't have any trouble there but many friends from all around the world. Hotel is located in a very good area So you can go everywhere else easily.

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Thank muhammed y
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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Talal is a barebones hostel; we stayed in a private room with bathroom. The hotel is well located Down Town and a short walk to Hamra and Gemmayzeh Streets, Souk, central mosque and churches. The owner of the hotel is very friendly and prepared to help with getting local information and seeing parts of Beiruit and Lebanon. Accommodation is expensive... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

My trip to beirut had two part. One part solo and one part with friend. I found this hostel in net for my solo part of my trip. I contacted with manager and he reserved for me my room and early morning he sent driver to airport and directly I went my room. The place so good located and u... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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Additional Information about Talal Hotel

Address: Ave Charles Helou | Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Beirut
Price Range: $23 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“upper rooms have great view of the mediteranean”
 of 5 bubbles DanaJ677, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get the room on the top floor with access to the terrace and buy internet access ( about 6$ for 500MB).”
  • The terrace view.
 of 5 bubbles cieja, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“For sleeping well and without noises you shuld ask for a room in the back side.”
 of 5 bubbles HeinzS300, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I liked rooms on 4th floor with sea view. The informal treatment by very friendly owners & staff will make you favor this Hotel over any other”
 of 5 bubbles DanaJ677, 16 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Avoid the first floor and pick a room on the 2nd or third floor.”
 of 5 bubbles yasserahma, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
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