Amazing hospitality for such an affordable price
I would totally recommend Nubian Dreams, it's located behind Anakato so you won't have front-Nile views from your window, and my only issue was my room didn't have a balcony, but honestly the room was clean, comfortable and you won't want to be inside other than to sleep. Nubian Dreams feels more like a home than a hotel, and the staff there treated me like a friend rather than a guest. They were incredibly accommodating, arranged Nile trips on their boats for me just out of hospitality rather than a desire to make money out of me. Their food is delicious, especially their breakfasts, and they truly provided me with a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable experience. I'm definitely going back and would recommend it to everyone in need of some quiet relaxation and authentic Nubian hospitality experience.
Pros: Their food was delicious, fresh and clearly homecooked. Their music was amazing. Their staff were very friendly without being overbearing.
Cons: Bring your own toiletries though they do provide fresh, clean towels. Also note that everything on the island shuts down at around nine PM.
Location: Located on Gharb Soheil Island, it's best to arrange a pickup with one of their drivers. Walk around the island, buy spices, go for a Nile boat trip