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Distinctly out of the tourist fray. Some rooms are quite dark, but standards are generally good and the place is kept shipshape and clean. The challenge is finding it: turn north on Sharia Al Mansouria (east along Sharia Al Azhar from Midan Hussein); 300m on, turn left at the ruined shell of cinema Kawakeb.
Situated in the centre of Islamic Cairo, the Arabian Nights Hostel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, just a 5-minute walk from the popular Khan al-Khalili market and Al Azhar Park. Arabian Nights Hostel features classic Arabian furniture and decorations. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and private or shared bathroom facilities. Some rooms have satellite television and a fridge. Guests can enjoy smoking a shisha in the traditional Bedouin tent on the rooftop terrace. Arabian Nights also offers a common room and a guest kitchen with a fridge. Arabian Nights Hostel serves breakfast every morning. Free tea and coffee is served throughout the day. On some days the hostel offers traditional Egyptian dishes for dinner. The friendly staff is happy to arrange tours to some of Egypt’s main attractions, including the Pyramids. The hostel can arrange entertainment like a Sufi dance show at Wakalat Al-Ghouri for free. Several times a week the hostel offers free walking trips to explore the Islamic sites of Cairo.
As per the Egyptian law, Egyptian and Arab couples are requested to present the marriage certificate upon check-in. Please note according to the local law, Egyptian Nationals cannot stay in mixed dormitory rooms.