Best hotels and hostels in Algiers

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    Hôtel el-Djazaïr

    Kipling, Gide, Churchill and Eisenhower all stayed in this gracious place, locally known as the St George. It's lost some of its dusty ambience to recent renovations, but gained a smart, business outlook and a lot more comfort. The real draws, though, are the location, lavish public areas and heritage gardens. There are four restaurants, a bar and a pool.

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    Hôtel Suisse

    Okay, so it's a little run down and the hot water comes and goes, but the Suisse makes up for all that with bucket loads of 1930s period charm. There are arched doorways, a clanky old leather-lined elevator and a time warp bar with bottles of whisky gathering dust on the shelves. The side-street location keeps things quiet.

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    ST Hotel

    A great find on a side street in the centre of town (although road noise can still drift into your dreams). This is a well-run and friendly hotel where the rooms are generous in size and painted in all manner of brash colours. Some have small balconies. Breakfast is served in a sun-filled top-floor room.

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    Hotel Djurdjura

    A very basic, bare-bones hotel for an equally bare-bones price. The rooms have saggy beds and bathrooms with squat toilets with the shower heads interestingly positioned directly above said toilet – which could be handy if you want to save time in the morning. On the plus side it's very central and the little balconies have street-life views.

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    Hôtel el-Aurassi

    This landmark modernist white box overlooks the city centre. It has ultra comfortable, if bland, rooms aimed squarely at visiting business people. The service probably doesn't match the high price tag. The bar, open to nonguests, has sensational views. Breakfast is an additional DA2200 to DA2500.

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    Hôtel Terminus

    Excellently located in the heart of the city, the Terminus is just moments from the train station. Rooms come in a bewildering array of styles and prices and vary enormously from windowless boxes with grim shared facilities to rooms with sea views and private bathrooms.

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    Hôtel Albert Premier

    Closed for renovations at the time of research, this old classic is due to re-open at some point in 2018 and will likely be one of the choice hotels in the city centre.

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    Hôtel Safir

    This colonial beauty was closed for renovations at the time of research but is due to re-open at some point in 2018.