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The owner of the place, Soliman, was incredible, giving us a run down of the area and activities to do in the Cairo area (as well as Alexandria). He explained all the attractions and the ones he recommended, then personally booked three days worth of activities for us at very reasonable prices. His ...
The hotel is very flexibly located. The price is completely affordable for a student. The staff is very friendly and make all effort to help you in anything which might not even be their responsibility. The place where you have breakfast is amazing. It is on the balcony, you can really relax while ...
Fantastic location for the pyramids. Beautiful view from roof terrace. Great value for money with very friendly staff. The fellow guests were all like minded travellers/backpackers etc who understand the importance of this type of homestay. A thouroughly enjoyable 2 night stay
Wasn't sure at first but then really settled in. The hotel is located in a pretty good location for shopping or site seeing trips. Sitting back a bit from the main streets made this a much quieter location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You will never feel more welcome anywhere. Met some ...
Cairo is kind to travellers on a small budget. You can find two-star accommodation right in the heart of Cairo, near the most appealing historic districts and within easy travelling distance of several major attractions. There are also good-value hotels in sight of the Pyramids of Giza and in the calm peaceful district of Heliopolis. Even bright and lively downtown Cairo, with its modern art galleries, famous museums and lively shopping is packed with lower-cost guesthouses and reasonably priced hotels.
Mosques, minarets and atmospheric historic quarters cluster around the ancient heart of Cairo and cost very little to enjoy. Visit the Islamic district to watch silversmiths on Al-Mu’izz Li-Din Allah then drink traditional Egyptian coffee in the souk. Barter for bargains or just browse for hours in the labyrinth of scented streets around the legendary Khan el-Khalili souk. The Alabaster Mosque is also in this celebrated area and it’s where you’ll find Cairo Citadel and immense Al-Azhar mosque.
Venture into the Coptic quarter to see exquisite churches and wander around local markets. This is the oldest part of the city and its tightly packed alleys are filled with breathtaking art and architecture that is free to explore. Art lovers on a budget should also wander around downtown, where independent venues and galleries stage exhibitions, cultural events and wonderful opportunities to see the city’s new talent.
Traditional coffee shops and cafés, street stalls and family-run restaurants are some of the best places to eat in Cairo, both in terms of value and of taste. Sample local specialties such as ‘koshary’ (a jumble of pasta, lentils, onions and chickpeas covered in a spicy and tangy tomato sauce) and ‘feteer’ (Egyptian pancakes) followed by hot mint tea and shisha (water pipe).
Though we tend to associate Cairo with desert landscapes, the city also has a great number of pretty parks and gardens, all available for use free of cost. Linger over spectacular sunsets and enjoy peaceful walks before returning to your two-star hotel in Cairo.