Meramees Hostel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Egyptian cotton sheets, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Meramees Hostel

Meramees Hostel

1.5 star property
City-center Cairo hostel with restaurant

8.4/10 Very good

37 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
32 Sabri Abou Alam, Talaat Harb Square, Cairo
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Children's toys
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown Cairo
  • Tahrir Square - 1 min drive
  • Egyptian Museum - 2 min drive
  • City Stars - 31 min drive
  • Great Sphinx of Giza - 35 min drive
  • Giza Pyramid Complex - 35 min drive
  • The Grand Egyptian Museum - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Cairo Intl. Airport (CAI) - 39 min drive
  • Giza (SPX-Sphinx Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Cairo Rames Station - 27 min walk
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Meramees Hostel

Meramees Hostel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 10 per vehicle one way. Free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travelers.


Arabic, English, Spanish

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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1 PM - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (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

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Free train station pick-up*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–11:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Musical instruments

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club


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


  • 32 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2001
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Art gallery on site
  • Designer stores on site
  • Shopping mall on site


  • Elevator
  • Phone accessibility kit


  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • First-run movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Day bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Towels fee: USD 1 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 10 per vehicle (one way)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

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


In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours in January.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Meramees Cairo
Meramees Hostel
Meramees Hostel Cairo
Meramees Hotel Cairo
Meramees Hostel Cairo
Meramees Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Meramees Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cairo

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Overall score and ratings


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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

cool hotel.
Everything is fine, there is no note. Service, cleanliness and location Is everything perfect 👍
Nidhal, 3-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

They were simply exceptional
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Huge room. Very good breakfast. Friendly staff.
Laura, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We were very satisfied with the staff. They were very helpful and met our needs. Location was excellent and the breakfast was good.
Bahadrienne, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Simple & underwhelming
Location was good for downtown Cairo. But hard to find at first. The hostel was on the fifth floor of a building, and the sign on the street was not very obvious at first. The room was big and seemed clean. The bathroom, down the hall was sub-par, but it worked. I asked for some clothes to be washed; when I got them back there was still an unpleasant smell...they didn’t seem too clean. The WiFi was pretty bad and the “included breakfast” was below average too. It was fine for 1 night, but nothing was to rave about.
William, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Huge & amazing breakfast, the people working there are extremely helpful.
12-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fast internet, good breakfast, big room, good location, easy staff.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good budget Hostel
This hostel was small and somewhat tucked away and in an older, somewhat dirty building but overall for the money the room and the service was very good and I would stay there again
Chris, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location in downtown Cairo – we had a room in the wing opposite the reception and it was quieter than the other side. A lot of shops and great, not expensive local restaurants in the area, close to metro stations, short walk to Egyptian Museum. The room was clean, spacious and bright. The breakfast was very good – a mix of continental and local (I prefer the latter), and the coffee was BIG :) The staff was super helpful and kind. On the first night we were placed in a different room than we actually booked (worse one), but on the next day moved to a proper room. That's a detail, but I wish we could stay in our room straight away – it would make our experience perfect. It's a good quality for the money, although for that price you can choose from many options in downtown Cairo. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would come back to Meramees Hostel again.
1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It's located in the near the national museum and all walking distance to most of major attractions. Egptyion breakfast was delicious and shower water pressure is really good. Highly recommend for budget travellers.
Lee, 2-night trip
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