Bostan Hostel1.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
we were stupid and paid before we seeing the room. it was dirty. the bed had not got clean laundry and the shower was dirty. we could not sleep there and left but we did not get our money back. the staff were unhelpful.
This hotel should no cost more than $10.00 per night. It puts the sketchy on sketchy. My room has a tilted toilet that reminds me of a 1960's Batman episode when I sat on it. The shower curtain was stuck in my back as I took a shower, while the prominent water boiler was on the shower room standing on the wall, only to see how the temperature gauge was dropping before I remove the soap and rinse my body. It took me all day to get hot water again. I was stuck twice in the elevator and had to walk 10 floors up and down my room. Breakfast was awful. All the food was of the worst quality and the service stinks. I fell down in my bed because there where not enough support boards in the platform. They say they have internet but...
The location is great, right in the center of Cairo; but that is the only reason you might want to stay here. Internet connection was difficult and my room had a persistent bad small... Also I paid for my room went for breakfast and once I came back they told me they made a mistake and asked me to pay some more because of the Internet connection.
The only good thing about this HOTEL is the location. Easy access to places et Internet is available only at the ground floor which is not a good thing. The rooms are clean though and the staff services are not bad.
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights after returning from Luxor and before travelling to Dahab. Our room was small and very hot and humid. The air conditioning was very noisy so we could not use it while attempting to sleep, it also gave off a funny smell. On the upside the bedding was very clean, the shower and toilet both worked properly and the fridge in our room also worked. The staff were very friendly and helpful and even though they do not serve alcohol they were more than happy for us to drink some Egyptian Stellas we had bought from a shop outside on their roof terrace. They also even opened our bottle of wine for us. I had heard not to leave any valuables or money in our room but we never do this anyhow as no matter what standard of hotel you stay in things sometimes 'mysteriously' disappear! One word of warning be careful getting in and out of the lift as it does not have a door!
My husband and I weren't very picky about our hotel having come across the Bostan Hotel at 4am after taking a very long night bus to Cairo from Sharm el-Sheikh. The price we paid for our room was reasonable, given its central location - with the Cairo Museum being in walking distance. We stayed at the Bostan for two days before leaving for another destination. Our experience with the service was good - we found staff to be both friendly and helpful, with one of the desk staff, providing us with sight-seeing information and information on getting to the Bahariya Oasis and the Western Desert - the next leg of our journey. They also arranged a reasonably priced trip to visit the pyramids for us - which though good, is full of those "I have a friend" referrals (e.g. for papyrus, for camel rides, for lunch, etc.), so be warned. We politely declined many of these referrals on our trip. Aside from the service, the Bostan Hotel itself is okay. The room we had consisted of three single beds, and some shabby furniture. The bathroom was adequate, and it had hot water. Personally, I found the room a bit musty and a little dirty, but I had a good night's sleep, and the breakfast served on the 12th floor was decent. One bonus was that there was free wifi in the lounge area on the main floor. Not sure if I would stay there again, but for travellers on a budget, and who are only staying in Cairo for a few short days it's an option.
Avoid this place at all costs. My room was on the tenth floor and the door to the stairs was LOCKED!! Hotel staff were unconcerned.
I have to say, I have been staying at the Bostan Hotel because there were no other choices in Cairo for a couple of days at a mid-range price... The place is O.K. Breakfast is not worth taking the elevator trip and spoiling your appetite. Service was horrible and the owner was rather nasty to me when I question the price increase. Then, he ask me to write a nice review because he did not like what he reads at TRip ADvisor.cOm... (This one is on my own). The tour they sold me was only to cover half the trip. From Edfu on I have to contract Amigo Tours. Most of the hotels along the way had not receive the money for my reservation, and they robbed me for some of the attractions which were not included or even near the places I did visit... Even a staff member told me: *my friend*, meant in Egypt: I WANT YOUR WALLET. And *welcome*, I WANT TO SUCK THE LIVING BLOOD OUT OF YOU...
I was in this hotel few weeks ago and one day i realized that my camera was missing and i remember not bringing it with me that day because i was not going to do tourist stuff. The interesting thing is that the door of my hotel room was not broken so that means it is the staff who entered my room when i was not there and stole the camera. Three days later a pair of shoes was missing again no broken door. That is when i was 100% sure that it is the staff that steals his own guests. How is that everybody! I do not recommend this hotel at all.
They two good points in this hotel are the owner and the restaurant. The owner is friendly and honest. He arranged us a car and driver for a pyramid trip in a reasonable price, and gave us one or two more recommendations. Ee enjoyed to have our (included) breakfasts in the rooftop restaurant, where you have a nice urban view. The room wasn't very clean, but we spent most of the time outside, so we didn't care. Ah, and it's well located in the city center, 2 min walk from a metro station.
- Walking distance to Museum of Islamic Art
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Downtown Cairo within a short walk of Museum of Islamic Art, Bostan Hostel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Egyptian Museum. This 30-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Coptic Museum and Khan el-Khalili are also nearby.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with bite a the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.
All 30 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV.
At Bostan Hostel , guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 10.00 per room one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and barbecue grills.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
46% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 30 reviews