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The Australian Hostel
2 stars

The Australian Hostel

23 Abd El Khaleq Sarwat Downtown Cairo, Cairo 111, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt
See location+20 223 958 892
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$48
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8.2
Great
based on 489 reviews
489 reviews
Room type
Provider
Nightly total
Classic room
Double room

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About The Australian Hostel

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Located in the heart of downtown Cairo, The Australian Hostel is a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum and 15 minutes' walk from the bus station. It has a 24-hour front desk, communal rooms and free Wi-Fi. Rooms at The Australian Hostel have air conditioning, a tea/coffee maker and a private or shared bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony. Guests can enjoy an Egyptian or continental breakfast in the mornings. The Australian’s communal kitchen allows guests to cook their own meals. The oriental-style communal room equipped with comfortable couches and a coffee table is a nice place to meet other travelers or read a book. The Australian Hostel's staff can help arrange tours of Cairo city centre, local museums and the Pyramids. They also provide maps and sightseeing brochures. The Australian is a 15-minute walk from the Railway Station.

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Amenities at The Australian Hostel

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

General

  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Dining

  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Tumble dryer

Bedroom

  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Cleaning products

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)

Things to do

  • Casino
  • Board games/puzzles

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Outdoor

  • Balcony

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of The Australian Hostel

8.2
Very Good489 verified reviews
10.7Solo
3.6Couples
6.2Families
4.5Friends

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What can I expect from the breakfast at The Australian Hostel?

The breakfast at The Australian Hostel includes local Egyptian food and is clean and fresh. It typically consists of eggs, bread, bean sauce, some vegetables, and tea.

Are the beds at The Australian Hostel comfortable?

Yes, the beds at The Australian Hostel are nice and comfortable, providing a good night's sleep for guests.

Is parking available at The Australian Hostel?

The Australian Hostel offers parking transport services, including an airport shuttle (surcharge) and a shuttle service available for an additional charge.

What are the common concerns about staying at The Australian Hostel?

Some guests have mentioned concerns about the air conditioning needing maintenance, the lack of TV in certain rooms, and noise from the street. Additionally, there have been comments about the reception being located on the 3rd floor, which could be inconvenient for some guests.

When is the best time to visit The Australian Hostel?

The low season at The Australian Hostel is in May, while the high season is in October. Visitors may want to consider these factors when planning their stay.

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Opt for a Room with a View

Several guests mentioned that the views from the rooms were spectacular. Opting for a room with a balcony facing the fountain comes highly recommended.

Consider Bringing Earplugs

Some guests noted that the street noise could be bothersome, so packing earplugs might be helpful for light sleepers.

Check Room Amenities

Some single rooms did not have a TV, and towels were not provided in a few cases. It's advisable to confirm the amenities included in the chosen room type before booking.

Be Mindful of Payment Methods

The hostel only accepts cash payments in dollars, and there were instances where card payments were not accepted. It's recommended to ensure you have the preferred currency or payment method on hand.

Explore Nearby Attractions

The hostel's central location makes it convenient for accessing local attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, and Cairo Tower, all within walking distance.

Take Note of Room Assignments

Guests reported discrepancies between the room type booked and the actual room received. It's advisable to double-check the room assignment upon arrival to ensure it aligns with the booking.

Address Mosquito Concerns

Some guests experienced issues with mosquitoes in their rooms, so it might be wise to bring insect repellent or inquire about measures to mitigate this concern.

Consider Alternative Tour Arrangements

Guests reported feeling overcharged for tours booked through the hostel. It might be worth exploring tour options from other providers to compare prices and ensure fair rates.

Communication about Breakfast

Some guests mentioned that the breakfast was served cold. It may be helpful to communicate preferences or expectations regarding meal temperature to the staff.

Be Aware of Elevator Access

The reception is located on the 3rd floor, which was not clearly indicated in the elevator. Guests suggested that signage indicating the reception floor would be beneficial.

Location

23 Abd El Khaleq Sarwat Downtown Cairo, Cairo 111

What's nearby

  • Egyptian Museum0.8 km
  • Tahrir Square0.9 km
  • Cairo Tower1.7 km
  • Cairo Opera House1.9 km
  • Khan el-Khalili2 km
  • Al-Rifa'i Mosque2.5 km
  • Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan2.5 km
  • Al-Azhar Park2.5 km
  • Mosque of Ibn Tulun2.5 km
  • Saladin Citadel of Cairo2.9 km
  • Monastery and Church of St. George5 km
  • Coptic Museum5.1 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 13:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

When to book a room at The Australian Hostel

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FAQs when booking at The Australian Hostel

  • Where is The Australian Hostel located?

    The Australian Hostel is located at 23 Abd El Khaleq Sarwat Downtown Cairo in Abdeen, 0.6 km from the centre of Cairo. Egyptian Museum is the closest landmark to The Australian Hostel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Australian Hostel?

    Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Australian Hostel.

  • Does The Australian Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Australian Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Australian Hostel from the airport?

    The Australian Hostel is 17.9 km from Cairo. The Australian Hostel is 34 km from Giza Sphinx Intl.

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Good to know

Value for money

8.6

Distance to city centre

0.6 km

Nearest airport

Cairo

Distance to airport

18.0 km