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Reviewed February 25, 2010

The African House is delightful, with large rooms and high ceilings, old wood floors and tons of 19th century character. It is near the Ramses Train station and Orabi Metro stop. The management is simply ouitstanding: helpful, knowledgable, sympathetic--in short willing to do whatever it takes to makes a tourist's stay in Cairo menorable and easy. We planned to stay 4-5 days and stayed longer and returned before leaving for Istanbul. The toilets run on a bit, but the water is individually heated and Wifi always works and is free. Breakfast is just OK, but they will bring you hot tea all day complimentary. I'm sure we really enjoyed Cairo in large part because of the African House.

Date of stay: January 2010
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank Newpriorities
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Reviewed February 9, 2010

couldn't ask for more - great value for money. rooms not too modern, but staying in isn't the reason why you come to cairo. very knowledgeable and helpful staff, even the homeless guy by the gate. don't even think of missing out on mango smoothie from the juice shop on the right.

Date of stay: September 2009
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AlwaysSpeakOut
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Reviewed January 19, 2010

If you keep in mind that this is a hostel then you will propably be pleasently surprised. It's a colourful and peacefull place with a hint of good incense smell. It's really centrally located but there is absolutely no noise. Our double room was spacious and clean. Ofcourse it's old and bed linens don't match and there was a kitten on our bed waiting, but it couldn't ruin the athmosphere. Receptionist (i guess owner) was very polite and easy going, he wasn't trying to sell us anything (camel rides, trips to luxor and so forth) and was very helpfull if we needed something. We had a change of travel plans and it was easy to modify our reservation without any extra costs or other [--].
Nice place, free internet, nice fellow travellers.

Date of stay: January 2010
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1  Thank Mustakissa
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Reviewed July 29, 2009

The room was big and clean however the toilet didn't work very well and there was a roach in the bathroom. There was power outage the night we got there and the fan stopped working for a couple of hours in the middle of the night, which made the room ridiculously hot. The staff was nice enough but we got a strange vibe from them. They seemed to overcharge for everything, including the driver that took us around to all the sights. But it's location in Cairo was great... far enough away from the business of town but still close to the attractions.

Date of stay: June 2009
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2  Thank EA93
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Reviewed December 28, 2008

The hostel is sentrally located in Cairo, close to the Egyptian museum, Ramses trainstation and islamic Cairo.

The best with this hostel is the athmosphere with fellow travellers and staff. There is a "dormstyle" livingroom, were the staff serves you free coffe/tea 24/7 with a pc with free internet connection (as well as wireless connection).

You will use your time at the hotel talking to fellow travellers, and getting useful tips. The hotelstaff are multilingual and are helpful with booking trips or tickets.

There is a refrigerator with soft drinks and mineral water at low cost as well.

If you are tired travelling around Egypt and all the hassel, you will love this hostel.

The only thing negative with this hotel was mosquitos at night. There is only a fan and no aircondition in the room, wich resulted in som new bites every night.

The breakfast at the hotel is simple but good. Two boiled eggs, a packet of strawberry jam and three small baguettes.

Loved this small hostel, and will return here.

Date of stay: December 2008
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank uman68
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