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1. Posted by becky232 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Hi I am a archaeologist working in arabia and north africa. I am looking to spend a weekend in cairo for research but have a very small budget, can anyone recommend a cheap hotel/cheap airline I will be flying from Dubai probably.
Thanks guys!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Most budget hotels are around Maidan Tahrir, just ask a taxi driver to get you there from the airport. Fare should be no more than 5 USD, and even that is a rip-off. (Since you live in the area, you'll know how it is with scams. The Egyptians just take it up a notch.)

Simply walk into any of those hostels in the area and check whether they have rooms free. Expect to pay around 30-40 LE (=5-7 USD) per night.

Egyptian Museum is just around the corner from Maidan Tahrir.

cheap flights: www.airarabia.com

3. Posted by becky232 (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

Thanks appreciate the help! Is there any hotel in particular you would recommend, as you say am familiar with the scams!

4. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 10y

Hi,
I was in Cairo this past December. I stayed at Hotel Invitation. The e-mail address is [email protected] Address your e-mail to Hesham Abbas. I had a great experience there. In fact, I found about the hotel through this forum. It is a family-run establishment and hence has an extremely person touch to it - very close to Midan Tahrir too. Send me a personal message if you want more details. I hope this helps.

Pranav