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I have stayed at this hostel twice before and it was great. The owner is a typical Egyptian, hardworking and conscientious. Unfortunately when I attempted to check in this time the doors were locked with a chain and padlock. After knocking for five minutes the door was opened by a receptionist who I believe was rude and unhelpful. I was told I could not check in until midday despite specifying that i would be arriving earlier. I asked about my booking and it could not be found and subsequently
The staff are very helpful with knowledge of the area and ability to arrange transport to and from the airport. They also arranged an excellent excursion to Bahariyya for us, which we'd recommend to anyone. One issue - they told us that Abu Simbel was closed. It wasn't - the owner of a hotel in Luxor arranged a trip to Abu Simbel for us. The staff at Hola Cairo know a fair bit, but not everything.