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Located in the heart of Cairo, this hostel is 10 minutes’ walk from the Egyptian Museum and the Nile. It has a terrace and rooms with a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available. The rooms at the Cecilia Hostel are simply furnished and have wooden flooring, air conditioning, ironing facilities and a mosquito net. Some rooms have a private bathroom. The Cecilia serves a large breakfast prepared with local, seasonal ingredients. It also has a spacious terrace and a bar where guests can watch sports. The Cecilia also has a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk where guests can arrange visits to local museums and attractions. Excursions to the Pyramids, Giza and Sakkara can also be arranged. There are bus stops nearby, and Tahrir Square and the American University of Cairo are within a 3-minute walk of the hostel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Cairo, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
and
1 full bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
7.9
Cleanliness
8.1
Comfort
8.1
Value for money
8.7
Location
9.4
Free Wifi
7.3
High score for Cairo
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Elizabeth
    United States of America United States of America
    The hospitality of the staff was warm and inviting. I stayed here multiple times on my 30-day trip as I traveled around Egypt and it always felt like I was returning home to family.
  • Mostafa
    Egypt Egypt
    room was perfect . stuff very friendly , location is tremendous
  • Elizabeth
    United States of America United States of America
    George and his staff are so warm and welcoming. I love the communal atmosphere and meeting all the international travelers. I love the character and nostalgia of this wonderful old building. It felt so homie and comfortable. They met and exceeded...

Area info

Amenities of Cecilia Hostel

Most popular amenities
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Terrace
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
View
  • City view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Entertainment staff
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Baby safety gates
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Mosquito net
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Suit press
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Auditory guidance
  • Raised toilet
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Swedish

House rules

Cecilia Hostel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0+ years
Extra bed upon request
$10 per person, per night

Prices for extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no cribs available at this property.

All extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note per local law, Egyptians and Arab nationalities are not allowed to stay in the Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room.

Egyptian and Arab national couples must present marriage certificates in order to stay in the same room together.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Cecilia Hostel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

FAQs about Cecilia Hostel

  • Cecilia Hostel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Game room
    • Evening entertainment
    • Bicycle rental
    • Movie nights
    • Entertainment staff
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at Cecilia Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Cecilia Hostel is 1,300 feet from the center of Cairo. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Cecilia Hostel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.