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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Minerva Downtown Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In the heart of Cairo Minerva Downtown Hostel is a peaceful, charming hostel. The interior has an opulent oriental atmosphere along with all occidental modern conveniences.​ It offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and free breakfast.

Our hostel is situated in the center of Cairo, less than a 10-minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. The Cairo Tower in the Zamalek district is a 25-minute walk away.

All rooms have A/C, while some feature a balcony looking out onto the downtown street below. Our Private rooms include traditional furnishings and hardwood floors. They come equipped with satellite TV. Some bathrooms feature a whirlpool bathtub. We have rooms with shared and private bathroom facilities.

New Minerva Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 12:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Dorms not for Egyptian or Arabian guests. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Feb 2021
    I've had a great stay at this hostel. Really nice to see other travellers at this hard time around the world with the pandemic. The hostel takes good care of cleaning and disinfecting. Nice staff and accommodating. cheers:)
    South Africa, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2021
    An excellent hostel in an ideal location in Downtown Cairo. I arrived in Egypt on my own, without knowing anyone or anywhere in this fantastic country; the extremely friendly and outgoing staff in Minerva made me feel comfortable immediately, and helped get me in contact with a guide who organised a trip for me down the Nile at a very reasonable price. The hostel is clean, cheap, with fast wifi. The real highlight, though, is the people who run the place.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2020
    The location is good. Facilties are clean. Breakfast is great option if you choose to have it included specially the fresh croissant. Really staff is the best among others hostels I've stayed at in Egypt.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2020
    Minerva hostel is probably is the best hostel I've stayed at in Egypt. If you are planning to come to cairo , definitely book a few nights here. Everyone who works here is awesome and very friendly and very delightlful. The hostel is very clean and location is just awesome , in the very center of downtown. I havent had a chance to try their breakfast but I bet it would be sufficient for what you pay for. Really thanks guys
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2020
    It was a cool place to stay the night around Downtown cairo Lovely staff and sparkly clean hostel
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Had a great stay at Minerva Downtown Hostel and would stay again! I felt welcomed and supported by the staff. From the moment I booked the room, I was in contact with Soliman to organise a tour (which was great!) and airport pickup and he was extremely accommodating and helpful. Yousef at reception was very welcoming and helpful during my stay! The hostel is up 6 floors in a building right in the heart of downtown, perfect location. The breakfast of egg, jam, bread and beans was great.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Nov 2019
    Very clean hostel, Egiptian museum is only 10 mins walking Staff is friendly and specially yoseif, always ready to help and very kind. Rooms are specious and has all facilities and socially very fast WiFi. Breakfast were okay.
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    This hostel is clean, affordable, centrally located in downtown Cairo and has the best staff! The room has a mini fridge along with AC if you would like to use. The hostel also offers breakfast. The hospitality of the staff is unmatchable, especially Yusuf! The manager Soliman helped booked travel tours which was super helpful for someone who didn't have enough time to plan ahead. Overall, if you come here you will be in good hands.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jan 2021
    This was my first trip to Egypt and what made it so great was the people who work at this Hostel. They were incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating. I am very grateful for Abdallh and Nour, they are wonderful people. The room was nice and clean and shower had plenty of hot water. The breakfast was delicious but it is a big portion so don’t order too much! Great location but the hostel is also a little tricky to find, it’s tucked away in an ally and up an elevator but it felt very safe.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    03 Oct 2020
    The room was clean and everything it was according the info in Hostelworld. We only had a problem with the tour guy to gyza that the hostel recommend, he’s name was Omar and he took us to places where they charged us for excess and they rip us off lot of money, like 150 dollars, he assured that they were government prices and that we were actually paying like Egyptians, with a horse that was injured bleeding, so we had a really bad moment in the tour where we were suppose to enjoy Egypt
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi