Ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.1 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by A verified traveler
Not the ideal hotel for a couple!Posted Jan 31, 2013
Pros: The roof of the hotel, where breakfast was served had a very relaxed atmosphere, even though the cushions provided were rather unclean.
Cons: Hygiene - not the ideal hotel for those who are particular about cleanliness.
Location: The hotel is situated in very good location, getting to some of the tourist hot spots is quite easy, even though the locals can be quite noisy...
Me and my partner were rather disappointed to be honest with the overall service of the hotel. We had requested for a private bathroom and double bed for ourselves but had to end up sharing a bathroom with other hotel occupants and sleep on two single beds joined together. According to the hotel manager, we had requested for a shared bathroom, which is not true, perhaps there had been a misunderstanding on their behalf. Nonetheless, the manager ensured us that he will provide us with a room w/ bathroom and double bed the following day after we had checked in but that wasn't the case. The next day he started saying that only if a room becomes available with these facilities and that he could not guarantee this to us. So we just gave up approaching them after that and we did not hear from them about this matter again. The bathroom facilities were really unhygienic, the chef during breakfast time smoked with one hand while making breakfast with the other, the kitchen too was very unhygienic, my wife stopped having breakfast after the first day of experiencing all this! The blankets/ duvets, bed sheets and bath towels were also very old and stained.
for Everyoneby Steph from San Francisco
Good staff, good value.Posted Jan 13, 2013
The staff is wonderful. Very helpful and nice. Made sure we did not get ripped of. Gave great advice about where to go/how to get there and set up a very safe and inexpensive personal driver. As for the room... You get what you pay for. Good value for money and great for people traveling on a budget. Breakfast on the rooftop was lovely. Just know you aren't paying 4 seasons prices, you aren't going to be staying in a 4 seasons room. Overall, not too bad.
WARNING WARNING WARNINGPosted Jan 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
Overall, the hotel is hardly worth the amount paid to stay. Double the price and stay somewhere ten times as nice. They offer round-trip transportation to the airport. This is an outright lie. Because of a reduction in tourists, they no longer offer this service.
for Otherby Jackie from Beirut, Lebanon
In Pre-Election Cairo: a City of ContrastsPosted May 13, 2012
Pros: the considerate night manager
Cons: no breakfast available until I begged 3xs for it
Location: the streets were very dirty with broken glass, small piles of trash but very close to Khan Khalili....local!
Well, for a budget motel in Cairo, I was very pleased. It was in a pretty run-down area near Khan Khalili, but the night manager was superb, helpful, considerate, and accomodating. I did have a problem in the morning trying to get my breakfast, and there were ants in the upstairs seating area. Cairo is kind of a rough, unkempt city, so I don't know how much to be appalled by or surprised by. The hotel was extremely clean: showers, floors, sinks, bedding, etc., so that was marvelous. There was a very affordable, delicious take-pizza eaterie just down the street, not a nice place to linger at for long, as there were rabid dogs and stray cats, but to watch the local Egyptians smoking their nargileh and watching the news and soccer games was culturally interesting.
for Everyoneby danr from Czech Republic
affordable accomodation in the islamic districtPosted Apr 29, 2012
Hard to find for many taxi drivers, friendly staff, wifi internet in rooms, far from metro station - about 20 minutes walk, nearby major souk - Khan el-Khalili, low presure in water mains
by A verified traveler
The Arabian Hostle in cairoPosted Apr 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
First time staying in hostle. The location was excellent. Most of staff friendly and charming owner. BUT: -24 Hours reception: NOT true, the staff were sleeping on sofas -The place was very run down and facilities in private rooms were very dirty, no atempt to be cleaned -noisy, staff shout from downstairs to 4th floor - Our tea at breakfast used to take 25 minurtes, when asked the reason, was told we don't have enough cups... - sheets missing from our beds - blankets missing from my children room - Driver to Alexandria was told he could speak English, but this was not the case - No Sufi dancing - The hostle was adjacent to an empty that was used to dump refuse, hence full of flies...
for Studentsby Robert from Philadelphia
Old city CairoPosted Mar 13, 2012
Pros: The friendly staff
The staff was so friendly. Perfect place for a student on a limited budget.
for Otherby Stef from London
Basic and friendlyPosted Feb 16, 2012
Pros: The general atmosphere and staff - especially Hassan, who speaks good English and will smooth over all the rough edges!
Cons: Plumbing may be erratic.
Location: Away from the central 'downtown' area but close to the historic souq - a scruffy but friendly part of town.
Basic facilities, but very helpful and friendly staff. My travelling companion had to change rooms in order to achieve fully-functioning plumbing, but there was plenty of hot water! Some of the electrical appliances seemed to have a purely decorative function, but any problems raised were dealt with, with plenty of good humour. As long as you have a laid-back attitude it's a great place to stay, with a mixture of foreign guests (mainly youngish, student-types) and some Egyptians.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Moscow, Russia
The Hotel Arabian Nights locates in old cityPosted Jan 14, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel locates in islam old part of the city. Good price for tnis kind f hotels. Nice persons on reception, they understand english
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Louisiana, USA
A wonderful experience of EgyptPosted Jan 14, 2012 on Hotels.com
To keep my comments in perspective, few points must be kept in mind. Do not compare it with luxury hotels as it is a hostel. I was not looking for a deluxe luxury hotel but was interested in getting the feel for the city and its culture. They have basic breakfast which is good enough to start your day. The staff was very helpful. Muhammad was very helpful and I am biased as we became friends due to his hospitality. he took care of all the trips and sight seeing. When the staff will greet you with welcome home on your return from a day trip, it would make you feel at home. The room is basic. If privacy is important you can ask for a private bath rather than shared bath. My tour guides Sarah and Gad were knowledgeable. Hasan and Ahmad accompanied me to many places.