Many tourists, and young travelers in particular, are looking for cheap places to stay while traveling to Egypt. Often the greatest hurdle for young tourists such as college students is finding affordable accommodations on vacation, and while hotels and resorts often offer accommodation at reasonable rates, hostels in Egypt have become the best option for budget-conscious backpackers in this part of North Africa.
Don't worry that Egypt hostels might offer limited services—that fear is unfounded. In fact, they offer enough services to compete directly with many mid-range hotels and make themselves marketable by offering good quality facilities. New hostels springing up throughout the countryside offer indoor sports, high-speed internet, cable TV, pools, and other amenities at very affordable rates. Some Egypt hostels also assist in setting up tours to major attractions. In addition to many affordable services, hostels in Egypt ensure that security, cleanliness, and hospitality are maintained to the core.
Travelers looking for budget accommodation in Cairo will easily find some of the best hostels at very affordable rates. A very good example is the Rotana Palace Hostel in Cairo. Located in the Talat Harb square, the hostel was built in 1948 for the Greek community, and the overall design of the Rotana hostel will remind you of the early 1940s. There are many amenities here for budget travelers including internet access, a mini bar, excellent room service, satellite television, and private bathrooms. This exquisite hostel is near the Egyptian Museum as well several international and traditional restaurants. Visitors can also take advantage of discounts and offers including tour bookings, free trips to the Pyramids of Giza, and other discounts. The Rotana palace is one of the best and most unusual Cairo hostels because of its old-world artistic looks and historic importance.
King Tut Hostel is also well known for its affordable services in Cairo Egypt. Located at the heart of downtown Cairo, the hostel offers basic facilities for young travelers, particularly students and backpackers. You will find comfortable accommodations with air-conditioning, wireless internet access, tour assistance, and a unique Arabian tent-styled special breakfast room. Among many brand new Cairo hostels, Each Way hostel offers a pleasant atmosphere in the Talat Harb Street. The hostel is very good for students as it is close to the Egyptian Museum and many other key attractions. Each Way offers double and triple rooms with air-conditioning and other additional equipment including wireless internet and a printer. It also provides airport pickup services at very affordable rates.
Cairo hostels are mainly located in the downtown area and many are quite near to important sights and attractions, but once you venture out of the city in search of affordable hostels in Egypt, you'll find the best deals on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Dahab. Although Most Egypt hostels are pleasant and calm, an affordable hostel in Dahab is known more for its adventure elements. For instance, the Penguin Village hostel in Dahab blends the heritage of the Middle East with the professionalism and services of the West. It offers diving and other day trips for travelers and backpackers. If you have a keen interest in the history of Egypt and outdoor activities, you will be pleased to find several adventure trips arranged by the hostel. The rooms range from unique camp-style rooms to others with balconies, air-conditioning, and sea views. In addition, Penguin Village has all the facilities suitable for a backpacker. These include safe-deposit areas, a backpacker's facility, high-speed internet, 24-hour hot showers, laundry services, and airport pickup.