City Hostel

1.0 star property
Convenient to Egyptian Museum

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City Hostel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, blackout curtains, free WiFi
Free daily continental breakfast

Overview of City Hostel

9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
8 Ali Al Kasar St, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 24-hour room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Reception hall
Feel at home
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Room options

Basic Triple Room, Smoking, Shared Bathroom

  • 16 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Large Twin Beds

Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet

  • 14 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Twin Room

  • 25 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Twin Beds

Single Room, Shared Bathroom, City View

  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Triple Room

  • 30 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Twin Beds

Family Triple Room, Smoking

  • 20 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Large Twin Beds

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

  • 12 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double or Twin Room

  • 12 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Large Twin Beds

Quadruple Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 Twin Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Tahrir Square - 3 min drive
  • Khan el-Khalili - 4 min drive
  • Egyptian Museum - 3 min drive
  • City Stars - 13 min drive
  • Giza Pyramid Complex - 17 min drive
  • Pyramid of Khufu - 18 min drive
  • Great Sphinx of Giza - 18 min drive
  • Grand Egyptian Museum - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 34 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 48 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 14 min walk


  • تشيليز - 4 min drive
  • دجاج كنتاكى - 3 min walk
  • ماكدونالدز - 10 min walk
  • دجاج كنتاكى - 12 min walk
  • ماكدونالدز - 12 min walk

About this property

City Hostel

When visiting Cairo, City Hostel is a great choice to consider. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8 AM and 11 AM. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition.


Arabic, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Per property policy, single female Egyptian residents are not permitted to stay alone.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried guests from sharing a room


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Offsite parking nearby (EGP 30 per day)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • 24-hour room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Cleaning fee: EGP 15.0 per room, per night


  • Parking is available nearby and costs EGP 30 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts cash.
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 70 mi (112 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in.

Also known as

City Hostel Cairo
City Cairo
City Hostel Cairo
City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
City Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairo

Frequently asked questions

Does City Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, City Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at City Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at City Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at City Hostel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at City Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at City Hostel?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at City Hostel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Egyptian Museum (1.2 mi) and Tahrir Square (1.3 mi), along with Khan el-Khalili (1.3 mi) and City Stars (8.4 mi).
What's the area around City Hostel like?
City Hostel is a short 7-minute walk from Talaat Harb Street and 10 minutes' walk from Tell el-Amarna.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Front desk couple old employees are good always helpful but they hired a young guy who works at cleaning or serving staff so annoying always ask you for Pepsi your shoes your clothes etc like homeless kid even trying to get in your room look for staff etc.
yindong, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent again.
I love the area (very local). The staff will help you with anything you need, they are always very friendly and cheerful. They took my laundry to the cleaners a few times. It was my third stay there this month (May 2023) for a total of 8 days. I will definitely stay there again when I go back next year.
wayne, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Above all expectations.
I'm writing this review on my second visit to the City Hotel and I'll be back again at the end of May 2023 for my 3rd time. Everyone is very friendly. Carlos will help you with whatever he can. When I visit a new place this is exactly what I'm looking for, very authentic (Egyptian) in All ways. The street food in the area is fantastic. It's the only place I've ever been that you can eat for under a dollar. I'll post a few pictures of the food from the place to the left and around the corner beside the coffee shop. The Turkish coffee is also great for 35 cents. Make sure you have Egyptian pounds because US dollars will not work well in this area. You will have to find a bank to exchange them. If you are looking for a place that is English speaking this might not be for you. If you are willing to put in the effort everybody is willing to try and help. Google translate is your friend most of the time. In the time I've stayed here I have walked over 50 kilometers up and down the streets and I haven't seen a single tourist or found anyone that speaks English. I feel very safe on the streets. Look both ways before walking across the street. Everyone walks on the streets and the drivers are crazy. You will always hear honking but you have to listen for what's happening right in your vicinity. All honks mean something, they're not angry hunks like the US and Canada. I if you rate this place under 5 Stars you're not thinking about how much you paid. Once again Carlos is great.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐++.
wayne, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

As a 1 star hotel, it rates 5 stars. The staff is friendly and take pride in their work. The facility is old and deteriorating. None the less, basins, toilets etc. are newer and cleaned well. It was my first night in Cairo and the neighborhood did not look pleasant, but I felt safe. The front sign displays City Hotel, not hostel.
Alex E, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I loved the downtown location and atmosphere surrounding City Hostel which is in walking distance to many restaurants and historic sites. Hostel staff service was terrific and room was 5 Star!
7-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Relaxing & Comfortable!
The staff at City Hostel in downtown Cairo were fantastic. Great attitude, helpful, and always available. The bed was super comfy and the view was refreshing. I will always stay at City Hostel when traveling to Cairo!
7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice Location
Excellent property and very convenient to Downtown Cairo activities. Front desk staff is extremely efficient, pleasant and helpful. Property is clean and has a fantastic old time charm.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Accommodating!
The staff was the nicest staff I have ever encountered at a hostel! They were always friendly and asked me how my stay was going on a daily basis. They also were able to recommend places to get any type of meal that I needed as well. Wonderful experience indeed.
Robert, 7-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Well Worth it!
I had a great experience at City Hostel! All of the staff were incredibly helpful, and the amenities were great. The room was wonderful, clean, and perfect during the entire duration of my stay. Thank you City Hostel!
Robert, 7-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Unforgettable Stay
The rooms were clean, very comfortable, and the staff was amazing! They went over and beyond to help make my stay enjoyable. I highly recommend this hostel for anyone visiting Cairo, Egypt! :)
7-night business trip
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