Lonely Planet review
Perhaps one of the oddest lodgings in Cairo, this small hotel is really a series of very ordinary small rooms built around the rim of the rooftop of a Downtown building, fashioned to resemble a beachside camp. No, really.
After the obligatory frightening Cairo lift ride (and if you don't bump your head on the way up the stairs onto the roof) this place will bring a smile to your face, just from its sheer surreal nature. Sculptures of fish and donkeys protrude from the exterior walls in either a tribute to Roman Polanski's Repulsion, or something even weirder (if possible). The rooms themselves are very small and extremely basic, with sunken/concave beds with worn sheets and tiny squares for pillows. Having said that, if you're looking for a place where you can hang out with other backpackers or just sit in the sun and get your diary up-to-date, the open-air, cushioned communal spaces will take your mind off the rooms.
Our independent authors have visited Dahab Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Cairo.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Board games
- Book exchange
- Common room
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Housekeeping service
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Outdoor terrace
Description provided by property
Dahab Hostel, Your Oasis in the City...
It has been open since 1998. It has been registered in all the major guidebooks and has consistently received positive reviews.
Dabab Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Downtown Cairo. It is just a 3-minute-walking distance to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Sq., and within easy reach to the main train and bus stations.
Dabab Hostel has its own special charm. It is a collection of whitewashed huts on the rooftop attempting to recreate the feel of Sinai beach camp in an unremittingly urban Downtown Cairo.
Once you get inside, you will definitely sense the totally laid-back, chilled out and cozy atmosphere. The outdoor garden area is just superb for lounging around and catching up with other travelers in the evening. The breeze is refreshing and the vibe is incontestable.
It is an ideal place for artistic travellers as well. Enjoy the fantastic reggae music played, laying back in the sun, smoking Shisha 'Water pipe' on the rooftop at the Bedwin corner.
Sit back & relax, plan your itineraries & catch up with your family & friends by logging onto our new optimized FREE WiFi Broadband Internet coverage for the entire hostel.
Our rooms are equipped withprivate facilities and A/C. We have single, double and private dorms available and there are 39 rooms in total.
Airport Pickup Service
Once you have made your booking, you will be contacted by a staff member to organize it with you. At the airport, you will find our representative waiting for you holding a sign of your name and Dahab hostel, after you finish passport checking and custom clearance.
Things to see in the local area
Khan El-Khalili Market.
Al Azhar Mosque.
Old Cairo /Islamic Cairo.
Cairo Opera House.
In the evenings, the local area has a wide variety of restaurants and lively nightspots.
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