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 sense the laid-back, welcoming vibe of MERAMEES hostel Little touches like fresh flowers, books, CDs and casual sofas in the lobby help make it feel like you're dropping by to see friends at home rather than checking into a hotel.
The casual majlis (meeting room) off the lobby where breakfast is served makes a good place to hang out after a hot day's sightseeing.
The rooms themselves have high ceilings, wooden floorboards, large windows and French doors leading onto balconies, and there are shared bathrooms and rooms with own bathrooms and toilets apart from the dorm room. Helpful stuff gives his guests plenty of advice about visiting Cairo and other parts of Egypt . The Meramees is certainly one of the more friendly options around down town.
*FREE Pickup from Cairo International Airport, (minimum stay 2 nights or more in DBL room).
*FREE Pickup from Cairo International Airport, (minimum stay 1 night or more in TPL room).
*FREE Pickup from Cairo International Airport, (minimum stay 1 night or more in 4beds room).
P.S AIRPORT PICK UP FOR Single and DORM BEDS BOOKING 12 US DOLLARS ..... THANKS ......
COME AS A GUEST LEAVE AS A FRIEND
*FREE Luggage storage.
*FREE safety deposit box.
*FREE kitchen facilities.
*FREE CAIRO MAPS
*Internet 24H/ 7DAY'S .
*24h security and reception.
*24h room service.
Not my favorite place (although I met great fellow travellers there). First off, they told me there were no beds in the dormitory and put me in a more expensive single room, but it turns out that there were plenty of empty beds. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt of perhaps not wanting to put a single woman in a room with two men for moral reasons.
But whatever you do, DO NOT book a tour through them. The itinerary they told us was completely different from what we got, and we had to fight their company tooth and nail to get what we'd paid for. In every city, something got majorly messed up (they tried to scrap whole days or half days from our itinerary several times during the 1-week trip), and the guys in each city tried to blame the guys in another town and pass the buck. If we hadn't been so persistent in telling them we wouldn't settle for less, we wouldn't have gotten half of what we had paid for.
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