Best Places for Backpackers in Cairo, Egypt.

Enjoy backpacking around Cairo, Egypt without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Cairo, Egypt.

This Travel Cairo image comes from unsplash.com, photographer : Spencer Davis

Top 50 hostels in Cairo, Egypt.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Cairo, Egypt.

1
Cairo Castle Hotel

100 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo Castle Hotel

Enjoy a bird eye view of the River Nile, Cairo tower & many other sights from the 15th floor where our hostel is. We are a 5 stars hotels back ground management & we are committed to provide a comfortable stay, great value for money and even more through various room categories which matches with al...
Cairo Castle Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

2
Cheers Hostel Cairo

100 /100

Guest Rating

Cheers Hostel Cairo

Situated in Cairo, Cheers Hostel offers a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property is close to several noted attractions, around 1.1 km from Tahrir Square and around 1.9 km from Khan Al Khalili. The property is 2.3 km from The Egyptian Museum. At Cheers Hostel, we're about celebrating the good time...
Cheers Hostel Cairo is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

3
Sun Hotel

100 /100

Guest Rating

Sun Hotel

Sun Hotel opened in 1995. We wanted to show the world the new generation of hostels and hotels here in Egypt. Our guests have been happy with the results of our hard work during these last years. We offer clean, comfortable rooms for the budget-minded traveler be they alone or part of families o...
Sun Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

4
Great Alexander Hostel

99 /100

Guest Rating

Great Alexander Hostel

Great Alexander offers spacious dorms and ensuite private rooms at a very central location in Cairo. Breakfast is included, free linen/towels and guests have access to free wi-fi in public areas. Other service offered, the property can pick you up from the airport (for free for any booking with 4 ni...
Great Alexander Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

5
Grand Agor

97 /100

Guest Rating

Grand Agor

At Agor Hotel you will enjoy the stay, you can find a very clean and comfortable bed, well designed bathroom to have your hot shower in a suitable way. You sleep well at the most quite corner of the city, with nice bathroom amenities and free clean linen and Towels, always ready. Morning time Ag...
Grand Agor is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

6
Hostgram

96 /100

Guest Rating

Hostgram

For us hosting is an art that we’d love to share, so don’t miss it. These are the facilities we offer you at Hostgram: 24 hour front desk. English speaking staff. Info desk. Well equipped kitchen free to use. Free & safe storage room. Free Egyptian or continental breakfast, served each morning. Fr...
Hostgram is a guesthouse in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

7
Holy Sheet Hostel

96 /100

Guest Rating

Holy Sheet Hostel

Breakfast is included, available every morning from 8:00 am till 11:00 am. Wi-fi is free of charge and there is also a computer available for guest use. On departure day we have secure luggage storage where bags can be left while you say goodbye to Cairo! After your fun and comfortable stay with us,...
Holy Sheet Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

8
Tahrir Square Hostel

95 /100

Guest Rating

Tahrir Square Hostel

Tahrir Square Hostel is located in the heart of Cairo, a unique design hostel with the most private dorm room you can find in Egypt as you will have a bed with certain, private lamb, plug and stand. In addition to the private rooms at the hostel. Some services we offer are: Daily Tour, Airport shutt...
Tahrir Square Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

9
Midtown

94 /100

Guest Rating

Midtown

Over 4 years of Egyptian tourism experience. We are two friends working in hostels for almost 4 years and now we started The Midtown Hostel to maintain an awesome accommodation, we are right beside bars, shops and restaurants. We aim to create a cozy place that makes you feel home. Facilities: 24/7...
Midtown is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

10
Miami Cairo Hostel

94 /100

Guest Rating

Miami Cairo Hostel

FREE AIRPORT PICK UP FROM THE AIRPORT FOR ALL PRIVATE BATHROOOM ROOMS FOR MORE THEN 2 NIGHTS, Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a great service in our hotel which is located in the central of downtown Cairo. We will also provide you with all information you might need for your travel around Egypt i...
Miami Cairo Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

11
Meramees Hostel

91 /100

Guest Rating

Meramees Hostel

The hostel has been warmly recommended by most major guidebooks, including Lonely Planet, Le guide de Routerd and more. This well-positioned hostel is relaxed and easy-going, with a great atmosphere and friendly staff that make you feel at home. From the moment you walk into the lobby you sens...
Meramees Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

12
Minerva Downtown Hostel

91 /100

Guest Rating

Minerva Downtown Hostel

In the heart of Cairo Minerva Downtown Hostel is a peaceful, charming hostel. The interior has an opulent oriental atmosphere along with all occidental modern conveniences.​ It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast. Our hostel is situated in the center of Cairo, less than a 10-m...
Minerva Downtown Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

13
Freedom Hostel

91 /100

Guest Rating

Freedom Hostel

Enjoy accommodation in style! Your travelling experience comes complete with contemporary in-house lounge, laundry facilities, small guest kitchen. You can book travel & tours at our travel desk and keep in touch with friends & family with our internet corner, WI-FI and international telephone acces...
Freedom Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

14
Cairo Panorama Hostel

90 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo Panorama Hostel

The hostel Cairo Panorama Hostel offers comfortable accommodation for long or short term stay for work or study. WiFi is provided with no additional charge, and laundry and kitchen facilities are provided, Also, there are TV sets available in some rooms. The building is close to metro stations an...
Cairo Panorama Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

15
Wake UP! Cairo Hostel

90 /100

Guest Rating

Wake UP! Cairo Hostel

So, you are finally visiting Cairo. Great!We're the newest hostel in Downtown! We are the perfect place for people of all kinds, from all places. You can be assured of a peaceful stay in a homely atmosphere, which has recently been opened and decorated to a very high standard. Our Hostel is beaut...
Wake UP! Cairo Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

16
Dahab Hostel

90 /100

Guest Rating

Dahab Hostel

Dahab Hostel, Your Oasis in the City... It has been open since 1998. It has been registered in all the major guidebooks and has consistently received positive reviews. Dabab Hostel is centrally located in the heart of Downtown Cairo. It is just a 3-minute-walking distance to the Egyptian Museu...
Dahab Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

17
Egyptian Night

90 /100

Guest Rating

Egyptian Night

Egyptian night hostel Where expectation meet reality. We are two friends working in hostels for almost 9 years and two years ago we started the Egyptian night hostel to maintain an awesome accommodation we chose our location in the heart of Downtown, Cairo. The historic neighbourhood which dates b...
Egyptian Night is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

18
Nour Hostel

89 /100

Guest Rating

Nour Hostel

GET A FREE AIRPORT PICKUP when you book 3 nights or more at any of our Private room. OR GET A FREE TOUR TO GIZA PYRAMIDS when you book 3 nights or more at any of our Private room. *Note: These offers is not valid to Dorm room. Perfectly situated in the heart of Cairo, Nour Hostel offers affo...
Nour Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

19
The Australian Hostel

87 /100

Guest Rating

The Australian Hostel

The Australian hostel was mainly constructed to connect people from all over the world.we are right beside bars, shops and restaurants. We aim to create a cozy place that makes you feel home. Our attentive staff will give you a warm welcoming once you arrive. The hotel is located in the heart of d...
The Australian Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

20
Arabian Nights

85 /100

Guest Rating

Arabian Nights

Come let our friendly, energetic staff help you discover the true charm of Cairo. Enjoy our clean, comfortable rooms, free wifi and a welcome drink on our gorgeous roof top. Free Airport pick up for all guests with a 3 night stay. Excludes single room with shared bathroom. We are only...
Arabian Nights is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

21
Valencia Hostel

85 /100

Guest Rating

Valencia Hostel

Located in downtown district, the Valencia Hotel offers luxurious rooms . It features Features Khedive styled decor a All guest rooms at the Valencia Hotel feature satellite TV, a mini-bar,and elegant bathrooms. Some rooms also feature on downtown view. The Valencia Hotel serves,Meals are ser...
Valencia Hostel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

22
Sufi House

85 /100

Guest Rating

Sufi House

New: Book 2 Nights in any private room such as Double, Triple or Quadruple rooms and Get FREE AIRPORT PICKUP. * This offer is not valid for Dorm room An old sheikh once said 'Service without love is like a beautiful corpse. The outer form is lovely, but it is lifeless' We believe that serv...
Sufi House is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

23
Cairo Stars Charming Hostel and Lounge

85 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo Stars Charming Hostel and Lounge

Located On The Best Rated Spot In Cairo . Just 10 Minutes By Walking To The Great Egyptian Museum And Famous Tahrir Square . CairoStars Charming Hostel&Lounge Offer High Quality Room Service And Professional Staff Speak Fluent English And Excellent Spanish And We Make Also Sophisticated Bathroom To...
Cairo Stars Charming Hostel and Lounge is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

24
Safary Hotel

83 /100

Guest Rating

Safary Hotel

Safary Hotel is situated in an old building since the English occupation. No elevator but still has historic atmosphere. We are in building No. 4, floor No. 5. We are located in Cairo, Downtown. Very near to Nasser Metro station. Also we are close to the very Famous EL-ABD sweet shop. Our street cal...
Safary Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

25
New Palace Hotel

82 /100

Guest Rating

New Palace Hotel

New Place Hotel One of the oldest hostels in Cairo, the New Palace Hotel has become one of the most popular hostels in Cairo for all budget travelers ( Students, backpackers, family, youth ) worldwide. It is located in the center of the most crowded city in the world (Cairo) New Place Hotel is...
New Palace Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

26
Great Pyramid Inn

81 /100

Guest Rating

Great Pyramid Inn

The Great Pyramid Inn is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza and sphinx. We have a free WiFi service in all areas and rooms of the Inn. We offer shuttle service to pick you up from the airport free of charge. Guest can enjoy a complimentary free breakfast from our range of Egyptian...
Great Pyramid Inn is a guesthouse in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

27
Venus Hotel

81 /100

Guest Rating

Venus Hotel

Venus Hotel is a warm and friendly small hotel that welcome travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay. Our guests can relax in our the meeting room off the lobby where breakfast is served makes a good...
Venus Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

28
Arabesque Hotel

78 /100

Guest Rating

Arabesque Hotel

Welcome to the Arabesque Hotel. Our location in the heart of downtown Cairo is the perfect starting point for discovering the city. Come and relax while enjoying our spacious common area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the city and the Nile. Our clean spacious rooms are equipped fo...
Arabesque Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

29
Museum House Hostel

77 /100

Guest Rating

Museum House Hostel

The hotel Museum House Hostel offers comfortable accommodation for long or short term stay for work or study. WiFi is provided with no additional charge, and laundry and kitchen facilities are provided surcharges . The building is close to metro stations and busies. Few steps away from The Egypti...
Museum House Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

30
Pyramids Inn Motel

74 /100

Guest Rating

Pyramids Inn Motel

Welcome to the Pyramids Inn Motel Revel in non smoking well-furnished spacious guestrooms concept ensuring maximum comfort and complete with panoramic views of The Great Pyramids All our rooms are modern decorated , air conditioned , equipped with satellite TV, internet access cable and full...
Pyramids Inn Motel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

31
My Hotel Cairo

70 /100

Guest Rating

My Hotel Cairo

For dorm room and for long stay please contact us directly to get your offer we will answer you less than 24 hours . Special offer : FREE airport pick up for booking 4 nights in private room with Bathroom. My Hotel Cairo is located in downtown Cairo, directly across the street from the Egypti...
My Hotel Cairo is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

32
Hotel Grand Royal

67 /100

Guest Rating

Hotel Grand Royal

Hotel Grand Royal is located in Cairo City Centre. Rooms are decorated with white colours and wooden furniture. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Royal’s 24-hour reception can provide sightseeing tours and recommend surrounding restaurants. The restaurant at Grand Royal is also open...
Hotel Grand Royal is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

33
Jamaica Hotel

64 /100

Guest Rating

Jamaica Hotel

Jamaica Hotel has been opened in June 2010 and is designed for all budget travelers Located in the heart of Cairo, the Jamaica Hostel offers simple rooms a 10-minute stroll from the Cairo Museum and river Nile. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hostel. All air-conditioned rooms are e...
Jamaica Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

34
Cairo Heart Hotel

63 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo Heart Hotel

Make yourself at home in one of the 25 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes at Cairo Heart Hotel. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bat...
Cairo Heart Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

35
Town View Hotel

63 /100

Guest Rating

Town View Hotel

Town View Hotel offers accommodation in Cairo. For the comfort of our guests, each room at this hotel is air conditioned and comes with a TV with satellite channels, mini bar, safety deposit box. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with a shower. All rooms are with a city view window. Hi...
Town View Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

36
Mesho Inn Hostel

63 /100

Guest Rating

Mesho Inn Hostel

Mesho Inn Hostel is an inexpensive hostel located in downtown Cairo, perfect for backpackers, families, students and couples. All rooms are clean and comfortable with a balcony, wardrobe, bathroom and Wi-Fi. We offer our guests use of the kitchen, a common area with TV, free internet cafe an...
Mesho Inn Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

37
Bella Luna

63 /100

Guest Rating

Bella Luna

Bella Luna is an oasis of comfort and tranquility in the bustling heart of Cairo. Our well trained staff are ready to answer any question you have and look forward to making your experience in Cairo and Egypt truly memorable. We offer: free breakfast, free luggage storage, information desk, free k...
Bella Luna is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

38
Cairo Golden Plaza Hotel

60 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo Golden Plaza Hotel

Cairo Golden Plaza Hotel is new hostel but we have experience of working with the all guests. Breakfast is included, we have a good kitchen. Our hostel can be found on the 5th floor of the building. The hostel is located in downtown, near the underground Metro Sadat and Nassir. It is also close t...
Cairo Golden Plaza Hotel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

39
City Plaza Hostel

46 /100

Guest Rating

City Plaza Hostel

ALL HOTEL ROOMS WITH AIR/CON Newly opened in November 2008, located in famous street in heart of down town Cairo Cheap and safe for all budgets Everything is new here. More than just unrivaled location and facilities, City Plaza has its own spirit that is made by everyone who stays or works...
City Plaza Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

40
Paris Hotel Cairo

0 /100

Guest Rating

Paris Hotel Cairo

Our hotel has an excellent central Downtown location, few minutes from the Egyptian museum, Tahrir Square, subway station and Nile. From the moment you walk into the lobby you sense the laid-back with a great atmosphere and friendly staff that make you feel at home. We offer clean, comfortable, nice...
Paris Hotel Cairo is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

41
Isis Hostel 2

0 /100

Guest Rating

Isis Hostel 2

Welcome to the Isis Hotel Cairo. At the Isis Hotel we are committed to making your stay in Cairo and in Egypt a pleasant and memorable one. Business facilities at Isis Hotel 2 include a business center, a photocopier and internet access. The management and staff are here to help you see all the sigh...
Isis Hostel 2 is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

42
Havana Hotel Cairo

0 /100

Guest Rating

Havana Hotel Cairo

Havana Hotel is a joint Egyptian/English family run 3 Star Hotel, Created to give you a warm and welcoming atmosphere through our personable and well-trained staff. In Havana hotel, we pride ourselves in putting comfort and convenience at your finger tips through a wide range of services and fa...
Havana Hotel Cairo is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

43
Amin Hotel

0 /100

Guest Rating

Amin Hotel

Amin Hotel is located in Cairo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, 24/7 hot water, Air conditioner, Telephone, Mini Bar, Hair dryer.Some rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. All rooms have a private bathroom for your comfort, you wi...
Amin Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

44
Hotel Velvet 1928

0 /100

Guest Rating

Hotel Velvet 1928

Hotel Velvet 1928 is located in the heart of Cairo downtown. The building majestic 1928 beauty of the Italian architect Anton Lachec. 24/7 English, Arabic speaking front desk, and travel desk. Free WiFi available. Airport transfers are provided at additional cost. Most of Cairo's sights, the fam...
Hotel Velvet 1928 is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

45
Berlin Hotel

0 /100

Guest Rating

Berlin Hotel

Berlin Hotel is a small, simple hotel in Cairo downtown The Hotel is currently expanding too,and some newly renovated rooms has been boosted,and on the process of boosting more newly renovated rooms in the very near future Rooms has private shower cubicles with hot water available 24/7,rooms has...
Berlin Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

46
Deluxe Australian Hotel

0 /100

Guest Rating

Deluxe Australian Hotel

Welcome to the Deluxe Australian hotel is located in the heart of downtown, only 10 minutes walking from the Egyptian Museum, and 15 minutes from the railway station and Bus station as well. Deluxe Australian Hotel was mainly constructed to give our customers the best value of money as we take ca...
Deluxe Australian Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

47
Garden View Hotel

0 /100

Guest Rating

Garden View Hotel

Newly opened in October 2010, modern design with eastern flavor, ideal location ,great view on gardens and Cairo Tower, gym room for fitness , Christmas hot deals, peaceful hotel, spacious rooms. What else you need? Garden view is the newest hotel in Cairo which was designed to accommodate all...
Garden View Hotel is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

48
Hotel Royal Egypt

0 /100

Guest Rating

Hotel Royal Egypt

Hotel Royal is right in the middle of Cairo downtown, Quite, Clean, beautifully furniture Comfortable with friendly staff that is very well experienced with hotel hospitality. Tens of restaurants of Egyptian and western food and coffee shops right under the hotel around shopping Most of the...
Hotel Royal Egypt is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

49
Golden Hotel Cairo

0 /100

Guest Rating

Golden Hotel Cairo

The Golden Hotel has a new Egyptian - French - management since August 2011. It's located just a few minutes walk from the Egyptian Museum, the Nile and the Saddat Metro Station, down town Cairo. The hotel is fully equipped with air conditioning, offers free wifi access, fresh renovated, hig...
Golden Hotel Cairo is a hotel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

50
Cairo International Hostel

0 /100

Guest Rating

Cairo International Hostel

Cairo International Hostel, paragon of Egypt's rich and diverse history, archetype of the grandeur that was established millenniums' ago. We are newly renovated, many of our fixtures are original to The Yacoubian 1937 Art Deco style. We have modernized and repurposed our hostel to accommodate guest...
Cairo International Hostel is a hostel in Cairo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

Check Hostelworld.com

Things to see and do while backpacking in Cairo, Egypt.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Cairo, Egypt.

If you're already planning to visit Cairo, Egypt - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Cairo, Egypt Travel Guides

Leave a Comment...

Have you visited Cairo, Egypt and have something to add to our Best Hostels listing?

Fill in the form below to leave a comment or ask a question about Cairo, Egypt...