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The Australian Hostel
Ranked #4 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Cairo
Romano Canavese, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Nice people, awesome place. What else you need in your holiday trip Most recommended place to visit. I rate it 5 star
wonderful hostel wish back again good staff service is very good rooms is clean and quite

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

A good location and a small but nice common area. The room I stayed in was alright, nothing special but it was cheap so understandable. Make sure you bring your own toilet paper and there was nearly none ever supplied. Saying that, that is a lesson in general for Egypt. Bring your own because nobody else will provide it. I'd advise not using the lift, it literally looked like a death trap. If nobody has died in it yet, it's on the cards in the future. But that is a general warning with the whole of Cairo. Everything is broken, will break or has been fixed and will break shortly.

Easter 2010

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Bring your own toilet tissue. Free breakfast is advertised on the website but never ever served.

Day shift manager is glued to video games and TV. Night shift remains sound asleep on lounge sofa.

Lounge's video games or Egyptian disco or Arabic TV or all simultaneously audible 24/7 on other side of bedroom wall. Allah help you when the footie's on -- a two-hour drone!

Temperature frigid (5 degrees celsius), but no heaters provided. Blankets are adequate, but pillows hard.

Limited hot water in showers.

Existing management and staff have yet to grasp the concept of hospitality.

Mosque is next door in an alley three floors below -- amplified howls to prayer pierce windows five times daily. During Friday's amplified sermon, be sure to be somewhere over the horizon.

The elevator to the 3rd floor actually functions sometimes and is itself a dark dungeon -- as is the filthy stairwell. Heck, the entire building is a firetrap.

Feral cats roam the building and are apt to enter your bedroom if the door is ajar.

Kept nicely clean daily by two women who ought to give their lazy male co-workers a kick upside their heads.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

The location was pretty good. the staff was good...but this placve has NOTHING to do with AUSTRALIA...
they claim that the owner is in Australia, but the owner is Ahmed.
Also they should take care as not every one tells them they can speak Arabic. Some of the things they were saying was not polite at all.
The beds are ok. the bathrooms need a pit of work. The smoking everywhere is horrid.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank nickoli v
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132 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed here for about a week. This is a small hostel in Downtown. There is one room with an ensuite bath and the other rooms have a shared bath. I had little interaction with the staff and have not comment about them. There is a kitchen with a hot water kettle. It is useful to make coffee. The price was very affordable at just over $10 a day for a shared bath room. My room had a balcony which was nice. There was never a line to use the bathroom. However, the place ran out of toilet paper at some point. As long as you time your movements with your daily shower that shouldn't be a problem.

A British fellow in Egypt asked me if I was proud of the United States. As an American, the following is what I am most proud of:

In 1956 J. Edgar Hoover was becoming increasingly frustrated by Supreme Court decisions that limited the Justice Department's ability to prosecute people for their political opinions. Some of his aides reported that he purposely exaggerated the threat of communism to "ensure financial and public support for the FBI." At this time he formalized a covert "dirty tricks" program under the name COINTELPRO.

This program remained in place until it was revealed to the public in 1971, after the theft of many internal documents stolen from an office in Media, Pennsylvania, and was the cause of some of the harshest criticism of Hoover and the FBI. COINTELPRO was first used to disrupt the Communist Party, where Hoover went after targets that ranged from suspected everyday spies to larger celebrity figures such as Charlie Chaplin who were seen as spreading Communist Party propaganda,[34] and later organizations such as the Black Panther Party, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Southern Christian Leadership Conference and others. Its methods included infiltration, burglaries, illegal wiretaps, planting forged documents and spreading false rumors about key members of target organizations.[35] Some authors have charged that COINTELPRO methods also included inciting violence and arranging murders.[36] In 1975 the activities of COINTELPRO were investigated by the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, called the Church Committee after its chairman, Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho), and these activities were declared illegal and contrary to the Constitution.[

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Michael M
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Staff were great, location was good and my own room was fine. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly and Wifi worked. They organised several trips for me which was great and definitely a must in Egypt, makes things sooo much easier. I would be put on a bus or train and met at the other end. Use them to buy your tickets otherwise they will be 'sold out'!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Matthew B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

I liked it's place the most .. Near everything in Cairo .. The rooms are clean the bathroom too .. Have plenty of restaurants near by so don't ask for meals just a place to stay .. There is WIFI and TV .. i watched Chelsea vs. Man Utd there .. Have three rooms, one with a bathroom.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Ahmad A
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Property: The Australian Hostel
Address: 23 Abd El Khalek Tharwat St, Cairo 11511, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Cairo Governorate > Cairo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 124 Speciality Lodging in Cairo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Australian Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Cairo city centre, this budget hostel is a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. It has a 24-hour front desk, communal room and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at The Australian Hostel have air conditioning, a tea/coffee maker and a private or shared bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony. Guests can enjoy an Egyptian or continental breakfast in the mornings. The Australian's communal kitchen allows guests to cook their own meals. The oriental-style communal room equipped with comfortable couches and a coffee table is a nice place to meet other travelers. The Australian Hostel's staff can help arrange tours of Cairo city centre, local museums and the Pyramids. They also provide maps and sightseeing brochures. The Australian is a 15-minute walk from the Railway Station. ... more   less 
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