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I was a little afraid of getting a hotel that costs about 3 euro, but when we got into the accomodations, it was really nice. The receptionist was a nice guy who was patient enough to clear all our questions about Egypt and we even got breakfast - a nicer one than lots of hostels around the world. Juliana Hotel was once in a lifetime discovery!
The information they provide on the webpage is not accurate. We have booked 4 nights with them but they refused to pick us up from the airport saying that we received a discount for the room (we paid the price accordingly to hostelworld rate). Moreover, we asked for "free of charge" map of Cairo twice at the reception and the answer was always "tomorrow". The room was not very clean, in the old building. Good location (around 10 min walk) to the metro station. The staff was helpful.
What can you expect for $6 USD a night? I certainly didn't expect much--and that's pretty much what I got. It was a nice, mostly clean room that locked and had it's own bathroom. None of the staff spoke English, so that was tough, but doable. The wifi was down for one of the days and the power went out for about 12 hours too--which was interesting because the hotel is located on the third floor of an old cement building and when the power goes out there are no lights on the stairs. Good for $$