It's cheap, so I wasn't too put off by the weak AC and the fridge that didn't cool, though if you provide those I feel they should work. I was a little put off when the shower did not drain and thus I had less than two minutes before the shallow floor basin filled, but this too can be fixed. Their associate who brought me there, a tout but one with whom they are very comfortable, lied about many things, which is not terribly surprising, but the management deferred any responsibility. Instead, that morning, when I looked less than pleased they said I stayed in a 3 star hotel in Aswan, which they used to explain away my standards of working plumbing.
But what put me off to the point that I moved was the way they received a friend. He and I shared a tour my first morning in town and he was eager to change hotels, as someone at his hotel stole 200 Euros from his room (to be clear - the theft was not at New Everest). When he shared this story the ever-present tout reported that others had been robbed at the same hotel, but the manager of New Everest immediately became cold and expressed doubt that my friend had been robbed. Instead of greeting him as an opportunity to have a second guest, for I was the only one, he treated my friend as a risk and made it clear he was not welcome at New Everest. I left immediately. If that is how the treat a traveler who has been wronged, then it is only a matter of time before the other shoe drops on me.
Just down the road we were welcomed into Bob Marley for the same price with friendly and hospitable staff in superior facilities – but I'll save that for my post on them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New Everest Hostel is located on Station Street, a minute's walk from the train station and a two minute walk to the ancient and famous Luxor temple. The New Everest Hostel has clean rooms, most with ensuite bathrooms and balconies. most rooms have air-conditioning but all fans. Our rooftop terrace offers a dazzling view of Luxor's skyline, perfect for a soda or beer and chilling out. High-speed internet available. (Free) Very friendly and knowledgeable staff will greet you and make your stay memorable. ... more less