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Cecilia - Hostel

Central hostel connected to the convention center, within walking distance of American University of Cairo

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom - Guest Room
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom - Guest Room
  • Balcony
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds) - Living Area
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47 El-Falaky street, Cairo, 11331, Egypt
  • George the owner has a great team working there. They are very welcoming, they offer a…

    Feb 8, 2020

  • Very good place to stay in a convenient area in Cairo. Nothing flashy, but for the price…

    Jan 21, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 18 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Children's pool
  • 24-hour room service

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer

What’s around

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 5 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 6 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 21 min walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 37 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (4 beds)
  • Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking, Private Bathroom


47 El-Falaky street, Cairo, 11331, Egypt
  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 5 min walk

What’s around


  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 11 min walk
  • American University of Cairo - 5 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 6 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 21 min walk
  • Khan el-Khalili - 37 min walk
  • Abdin Palace - 10 min walk
  • Qasr El Nil Bridge - 13 min walk
  • Cairo Opera House - 19 min walk
  • Museum of Islamic Art - 19 min walk
  • El Rifai Mosque - 29 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 39 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 25 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance


  • 18 rooms


  • Check-in time 6:00 AM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 5:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Free secured, uncovered onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Children's pool


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Sign language-capable staff
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Braille signage
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Doorbell/telephone notification
  • Vibrating pillow alarm
  • Lever door handles
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • Telephone accessibility kit

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Tablet computer
  • MP3 docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Cecilia Cairo
  • Cecilia Hotel Cairo
  • Cecilia Hostel Cairo
  • Cecilia Hostel

Optional extras

Microwaves are available for USD 1 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 5 per night

Laundry facilities are available for an extra charge of USD 5 per day


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash for all bookings and onsite payments.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 100 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: USD 0 (one-way), (up to 12 years old)
  • Service fee: USD 100 per person, per week

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Cecilia - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 6:00 AM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 5:00 PM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include El Horreya Cafe and Bar (4-min walk), Pomodoro (6-min walk), and Felfela (6-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Cecilia - Hostel has a picnic area.
  • 4.0.Fair

    if you have an option find an alternative place

    Actually, in spite of it is shown as a hotel, it looks more as a hostel. I don't know, maybe for Cairo is ok to have such bad premises (old furnished rooms with broken sockets and air conditioning system, unpainted walls, old bathrooms) and use them as hotel, but expectations were more. Also, the hotel's building is not safe as technically as from the point of dirty (construction garbage, wastes) around the entrance. The staff was trying to be helpful, but due to the lack of experience, they doesn't do it in the best way. For example, up to my request they organize the tour for me, but later tried to charge me more than we've negotiated. Breakfast is quite specific and up to personal tasty.

    ILHAM, 1 night trip, Mar 22, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    I had some problems with cleanliness the room was't clean after the last guest. The location is great. The staff was polite.

    Mohamed, 2 night business trip, Feb 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly staff and the neighborhood is active, nice terrace and breakfast.

    Marcus, 5 night trip, Dec 18, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    No disabled friendly

    The hotel has no lifts and no secure place to temporarily store luggage after check out.

    7 night trip, Oct 17, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Horrible, à fuir !!

    La chambre n'avait pas été préparée avant notre arrivée, elle était donc hyper sale (laissée dans l'état des anciens occupants...) malgré notre arrivée tardive ! De plus, les sanitaires, douche et évier n'avaient plus d'eau Enfin, l'immeuble était dans un état vétuste et également très sale À fuir !!!

    Camille, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    직원들이 진짜 친절하고 잘 도와준다. 위치는 타흐리르 광장바로앞이라 나일강 산책하거나 이집트박물관과 가까워서 좋다.

    2 night trip, Jul 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    スタッフがみんな親切でフレンドリー。 設備は必要最低限のものは揃っているし、場所も便利。 朝ごはんも毎日少しずつ違うものが出たりして(わずかな違いですが)充分満足です。 毎週金曜と土曜の夜はカイロアメリカン大学の学生たちのパーティーがすぐ向こうのビルであるらしく、それがありえないほどうるさかったけど、音楽とか楽しそうな雰囲気を楽しめるなら問題ないかもしれません。

    5 night trip, Apr 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I stayed there for a month and during the stay the staff were all good,kind and very friendly They gave me a full of kindness and warm welcome The room is clean and the atmosphere of lobby is also good with Arabic music The hotel is near the Tahrir square and Sadat station also there're good restaurants close to the hotel so it's really convenient to go around near the hotel Ultimately I wanna appreciate the hotel staff's warm welcome and also wanna go back to there soon

    Yusaku, 26 night trip, Feb 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    1.喬治經理跟服務人員都很用心接待客人! 2.他們在各方面儘量幫助客人安心旅遊! 3.每次來都會有不同的感受跟體驗。 4.附近有方便地鐵及好吃的 Old Dish 餐廳!

    SHU CHI, 1 night family trip, Jan 31, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Nisrine, 7 night trip, Jan 28, 2020

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