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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

We stayed here in Cairo for 3 nights. When we arrived, we were treated warmly, asked about our plans for the week, and offered a packaged weekly tour which would include our day trip to Alexandria and weekend trip to Luxor. Because we already had plans for Luxor, we declined the package tour. Well- everything changed after this, and the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The hostel is located in the middle of downtown Cairo. A fast-paste, working-class area where you will get the real taste of Cairo. With an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants nearby, you are always walking distance from the liveliness of the city. The actual facilities were adequate and the staff are nice enough. The receptionist helped me book an... More 

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Arizona
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160 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Spent four nights there in February, 2014. The curb appeal should tell us it is a different kind of experience. in a ghetto-like neighborhood with an entrance to match. Cigarette butts, empty beverage containers, dirt swept into a hallway corner, dark, dreary entrance all gave me pause. I was with a small church group so felt obligated to stay. Otherwise... More 

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Bedouin Hostel in June 2013. The hostel was not very clean and our room smelled terribly from the toilet. The owner Karim did try to clean it but this did not help. At the beginning the he was very gracious, he even help me when I was sick. For this I was very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I will say that this hostel is very basic, which for me was perfect. The staff however, are wonderful. They offer tours, airport pickup and are very welcoming and accommodating. They also have 24 hour reception services, and upon my arrival was greeted by delicious food and a friendly face who offered tea and hooka (very Egyptian indeed).

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Hey, guys, earlier I wrote a review for a "Cairo Stars". I decided to write another review for their sister hotel/hostel, called "Bedouin". They are located within 5 min by walk from each other. I stayed with them for a couple of nights, simply due to the reason of "Cairo Stars" being booked thoroughly. Tell you the truth I weren't... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

I stayed in this hostel with two of my friends for 5 nights, and it was an AWFUL experience. Literally the second we walked in, the owner sat us down and tried to sell us multiple tours of Cairo, the Pyramids, etc. We foolishly bought a Giza pyramids tour, after the owner of the hostel insisted that it is impossible... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2012

I stayed at Bedouin with my daughter on a visa run to Cairo. We were welcomed with a nice hibiscus tea and the staff was very friendly. Our room was a good size and the AC worked wonderfully (which was important since it was Aug.) We were within walking distance to Egyptian Museum. I would recommend this hostel to anyone... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2011

The hostel was difficult to find. Our taxi driver drove us around for more than an hour asking pedestrians where it was. The first impression is shocking. Dirty and dingy. Very basic accommodation. The bathroom is not a proper one. Shower and toilet right beside each other with a drain which was blocked and filling up up the floor with... More 

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Urdorf, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2011

Pro: - Very good location, coffeehouses in front. - Little car noise - Ok value for money - Good and working Free WiFi - Very friendly Staff Con: - Not the cleanest - We had to make VERY clear we didn't want a tour until they gave up on that. - Doors do not shut properly, you hear every noise... More 

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Address: 4 Elwy St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Price Range: $14 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Make sure you clarify you want an en suit bathroom. I had to share and the toilet didn't always flush.”
 of 5 bubbles chrisaval0s, 3 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If you don't care about whether this is a one-star hotel, you might ask for a room without carpet.”
 of 5 bubbles FrenchMD, 4 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There are no rooms in this hostel that are clean. Some of the rooms are so small it is impossible to stay there comfortably. The rooms smell from sewage, the beds are old and extremely uncomfortable and the staff are not honest. My tip .... do not stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieF402, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Would you, guys, try to have a quieter room, ask for 205 or 206 :)”
 of 5 bubbles Alec001, 26 Feb 2013 | Read review
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