The Australian Hostel

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Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets
Soundproofing, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Australian Hostel

The Australian Hostel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Egyptian Museum

7.8/10 Good

28 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
23 Abd El khaleq Sarwat Downtown Cairo, Cairo, 11511
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Soundproofed rooms
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Egyptian Museum - 13 min walk
  • Tahrir Square - 15 min walk
  • Cairo Opera House - 28 min walk
  • Cairo Tower - 33 min walk
  • Al-Azhar University - 2 min drive
  • American University of Cairo - 9 min drive
  • Khan el-Khalili - 15 min drive
  • Muhammad Ali Mosque - 4 min drive
  • Orman Botanical Gardens - 16 min drive
  • Saladin Citadel - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo (CAI-Cairo Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 54 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Australian Hostel

The Australian Hostel puts you in a great location, within a 15-minute walk of Egyptian Museum and Tahrir Square. Also, this hostel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Cairo Opera House and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Cairo Tower. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Library


  • Lift

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 2 for adults and USD 1 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 11 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 2)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Australian Hostel Cairo
Australian Cairo
The Australian Hostel Cairo
The Australian Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Australian Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairo

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Helpful staff and great location
Such a great hostel in the heart of downtown Cairo. Staff all awesome, spoke great English and had good knowledge about Cairo and Egypt as a whole. Helped me gather information to book trains to Alexandria and Luxor respectively, and also helped arrange my pcr. Will absolutely stay here again next time I’m in Cairo.
Dylan James, 7-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

I came back to the hotel again, and I stayed on the 5th floor that was really an amazing choice offered by Abd Allah, at the front desk, who showed me 3 different rooms and I got the best one, a highly recommended place to stay, I received a great service.
1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I didn't expect this hotel to be really clean, excellent location & with so accommodating staff, especially Omar Othman at the front desk, who did his best to get me a well-decorated room with a fancy view to the main street. I will come back to the same place again when I visit Cairo. My stay with really great.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Dirty, bed bugs
The photos of this hotel are either old or a different room than we were in. We stayed in a private room with private bathroom. The bathroom smelled terrible, toilet unclean, and the tiny shower curtain was filthy. The curtain didn't cover the shower so water sprayed everywhere and turned the bathroom into a pool. There was nowhere to hang the toilet paper so it was always soggy. Finally, we awoke the second morning covered in bed bug bites. That was the final straw and we decided to check out early and forfeit our final 3 nights. When we checked out the front desk asked why, we said because of bed bugs, and he just said "ok." Maybe he didn't understand. Do not recommend staying here.
Maggie, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Carly, 5-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Central location, but I found it lacking
Located fairly centrally downtown, some 10min walk to Egyptian museum. Staff friendly. Room largely ok, AC can work as heating which in winter is quite essential due to poor insulation. Bathroom in the ensuite room not so great, with the shower quite unpleasant. Laundry service somewhat chaotic (one of my items was lost) and overpriced (unless you push back, when they bring price down to normal rate). I stayed 1 night and decided to move elsewhere.
Richard, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The property it is at good loction every think around you Food places like Gad and KFC and McDonal and koshery altahrer all this places just next door to the hotel entry and the stelf is very nice I dont know about the food in the hotel becouse i miss the berkfast the only think i did not like it the room i booked it is not the room i stayed in the one i booked has a town view but it ok and i will go agin
3-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Location is wonderful. It is a hostel, don’t expect too much. Staff is friendly and helpful.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Andris, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place for solo travel
Comfortable, quiet, excellent location at a great price. Staff super attentive. I have already booked another stay with them!
Ana, 5-night trip
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