x The average starting price for a place to stay in Beirut is £75 per night.
richpickup This hostel was more of a welcome surprise than I thought it would be. It is ideally located on Gemmayze where many of the bars/restaurants are, in a comfortable area with easy access to downtown and the infamous ABC Shopping Mall and Spinny's Supermarket. There is a great balcony overlooking the street, good bathroom, kitchen and living quarter facilities. It makes it easy to mix with other guests. The managers take good care of you and are a great source of information should you want to take a trip anywhere or need to know anything about the Lebanese way of doing things. Essentially, it is a very affordable and clean place with a lot of heart in it. Maybe a less squeaky bed would be better but this is minor point after great days out in a beautiful country. Overall, I will remember Mady's when I return next to Lebanon... because we all know we have to go back!
Bliss Steet, Behind Byblos BankExcellent 90%
rue 56, No 11, Building Akram Al-Eid, top floor GeitawiGreat 83%
Yafet st. HamraGood 70%
dazloh Good location to all the places. Breakfast was abit boring. Not much selection, even it is a 4 star hotel (may just 2 star, I guess). Overall the room is alright, good for 2 people. The hotel is offering day tours. Please make sure you get the final quote in BLACK & WHITE. I booked the day tours through the hotel. Upon arrival, i inquired abt the payment and they did not tell me anything on extras. Only on the 3rd day, I was informed to pay an additional 15% as VAT (value added tax)!! I checked everywhere in our previous correspondence (emails), nothing mentioned abt the 15% VAT. I checked the day tour schedule which placed on the hotel notice board and there was nothing abt the 15% VAT. I am not sure how could the hotel asked for that 15% where it was not mentioned anywhere at all? Just a piece of advice.
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