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Dina's Hostel
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We highly recommend staying in Dina's during a short visit to Cairo. It's clean, has character, nicely decorated and friendly staff. woman run, dina is very interesting to talk to abt cairo. The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and wooden floorboards. Beds are comfortable, but they could have bed-side lights. The common rooms are good and the breakfast v good, egyptian breakfast on friday!

Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
3  Thank Alicek318
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I've stayed in Cairo around ten time over the years and this is now my favourite downtown hostel. The breakfast is much better quality than the equivalents and the rooms have a nicer feel to them, retaining their early 20th century grandeur, while being much cleaner than other places I've stayed in Egypt. Most importantly, the staff really go the extra mile. Rasha is a sweet-heart and I can't thank Mohammad enough for traipsing downstairs late each night to let me in.

Room Tip: I went for a single, which was pleasant, but you might want to ask which has the best wifi signal.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank vadavadavada
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

This is an inexpensive, basic hostel in the heart of Cairo, walking distance to Tahrir Square and the Egyptian Museum. We stayed for six nights in December 2011.

Our room was generally clean, but definitely not as nice or new as seen in the pictures on the hostel’s website. The room was freezing during our entire stay. The building is old and likely built for Egypt’s hot temperatures, but was extremely uncomfortable in December. They gave us an extra blanket upon request, but we still woke up freezing each morning after having gone to bed under the blankets and in our sweats – this was the main drawback for us.

A basic breakfast is included in the price of the room, consisting of a boiled egg, bread, package cheese, strawberry jam, three slices of cucumber, a slice of tomato, an olive, two slices of guava, and your choice of tea or coffee with a small biscuit. Upon request, they will organize cars and tours for you on a day’s notice and have connections to very nice drivers and tour guides: ask for Hassan, a driver and Adel, a tour guide – both were extremely hospitable, humble, knowledgeable, and genuinely welcoming.

We met Dina briefly the night we checked-in and subsequently saw her couple of times for a few seconds, it certainly did not feel like it was her place. It instead felt like a boarding house with different hosts depending on the time of day. While they were generally nice and accommodating, they certainly did not go out of their way to do anything for us. We had to ask for everything, they did not make any recommendations or ask how things were going at any point during our stay. Even in a hostel, I expected that they would be more hospitable.

Overall, great value for the money you pay, but remember how little you are paying!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank SUR27
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

This hostel in the heart of downtown Cairo was a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the company of other travelers. The staff were an absolute delight and made sure that we felt comfortable and welcomed. You may even learn some belly dancing from Mohsen if you can convince him! The shared dormitory is very comfortable and the beds are huge. When you are in Cairo, make sure that Dina's is your accommodation of choice.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Dustin A
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Really cool and chilled place, seems more like a chilled guesthouse/hotel. Dorm can be a little noisy as is by the street but all spacious and nice and clean. Really friendly and helpfull place look forward to returning someday

It can be a little tricky to find the entrance as the entrance is not actually on El Khalek Sarwat, when you get to the corner ask somebody as its between the tailor shop and the bakery. There is a sign high up on the lampost but its a little misleading

Room Tip: Dorm was noisy in the morning, if your are looking for quite room would ask for private away from road
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank kiwigazza
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