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Saifi Urban Gardens

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Em Nazih was one of my first experience a lebanese friend showed me... and even it become very popular and maybe mainstream I still like this place and like to come here. And now it became even bigger It's a nice place to for sure...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome. It had a restaurant near the ground floor and a bar on the roof. The entire hostel is on a hill with tons of stairs so take that into consideration. You enter from the street and walk down a flight of stairs through this alley to get to the reception. There is cool artwork on the walls...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I stayed at Saifi Urban Gardens for six months, both in the women’s dorm (veteran’s tip: the dorm in room 2 is bright, spacious, and has a mini fridge!) and in a shared private room, and my experience was absolutely wonderful! Quick summary of the rooms: every room has A/C, private bathrooms, and easily the most comfortable beds I've encountered...

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Jordan
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I stayed there for 05 nights and breakfast was included. I stayed in private room. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. I liked the garden and Cafe Em Nazih :) The location is perfect, you can walk to Downtown in 10 min and 5 min from Gemayzeh street,where it has shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a supermarket near the hostel. But...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Now this is a hidden gem indeed. From its little inn, to the Arabic teaching center, to the self serve homemade food café called Em Mazen, this place is a must visit if you are from Beirut or anywhere and visiting. Youthful vibe, yet true to its retro origins, this grouping is so interesting. Pay attention to every little detail,...

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Tramonti, Italy
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Saifi Urban Garden is located right in the center of Beirut, in a nice little colored alley that gives you the impression to leave the chaos of the city and enter a more warm and comfy environment. It has one nice bar at the ground floor with good breakfast and live music sometimes at nights. At the top floor...

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My brother told me about how excellent this place is. After a long trip from Montréal, I experienced that myself. Friendly staff, very comfortable and affordable ! I would strongly recommend this place for your stay in Beirut !

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Part hostel, language-school and restaurant, you get a very dynamic setting. Although slightly designed for foreigners, you sense that Urban Gardens is very popular among the locals. And the food? Good, solid meze, plenty and tasty.

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Key West
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Saifi has a lovingly curated space in a happening neighborhood. Incredibly affordable (both to stay and to eat), and a very cool scene. I didn't have time to enroll in their onsite Arabic classes, but spoke with many students hanging out in the cafe and they raved about it. The only thing I wish I had done was allow them...

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

So friendly and happy staff Very hospitable In one of the best areas of Beirut Don't miss the Garden. Perfect for light Travellers who are looking for friendly beautiful places with different kind of people.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Affordable rooms, beds, conference facilities, studios and food are enveloped by the beautiful gardens of Saifi. Outdoor and indoor spaces are available for you relax, interact, perform, exhibit or just have fun with friends in the heart of Beirut. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saifi Urban Gardens

Address: Pasteur Street | Gemayze, Beirut 00000, Lebanon
Region: Lebanon > Beirut
Price Range: $22 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Saifi Urban Gardens Hotel Beirut
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“Rooms in the bigger building (above reception) are quieter, if you are sensitive to noise.”
allegrao, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Apparently the upstairs front rooms are noisier, than the back rooms, which overlook the bus station.”
willowb487, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Do not choose room number 21 till construction works are finished and the mold is removed”
JosePH969, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Both dorms and private rooms have a spacious shared sitting area and terrace with it.”
Moosmutzelchen, 15 Nov 2014 | Read review
“They are all the same. Either it's a single room or group share. They all seem to be of an average standard. I had no complaints about that part of things. Wifi is terrible and logs out every time your phone sleeps. So get your own local phone with affordable internet. Get an upstairs room as downstairs rooms have no natural light and view of a wall of drinks crates.”
DubtravellerDublin, 27 Oct 2014 | Read review
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