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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
  • Excellent 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 9.3

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    Great hostel to stay in the center of Cairo. Super easy to get everywhere important. Amazing and helpful staff , young and vibrant atmosphere. The trips I booked with the hostel were great too Recommended it :)
    El Salvador, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2021
    Well, this is the place to he in Cairo. Near the museum , central to the bus station and quiet to sleep. You have great options for food around and the bustling life of Cairo Downtown . The guys working here are super friendly and helpful. Roman is one of the best host I've had so far. Oh and there's a tasty oriental breakfast served in the morning.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.1


    23 Nov 2021
    My two friends and I had the most incredible time staying at Minerva Hostel during out visit to Egypt. The location is right smack dab downtown but the best part of it is its owner and his staff. The owner could not have been more helpful in helping us plan various itineraries throughout Cairo and Luxor. Without him, we'd have never been able to navigate around Egypt. He organized tours, drivers, hotels, flights for us. And all of the tour guides we had were amazing. A+++ for Minerva!!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    23 Nov 2021
    Great staff good location
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    01 Feb 2022
    I had a very good stay at the hostel. The highlight was the very helpful and nice team, especially Sony! Thanks for everything, you all.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Dec 2021
    The guys behind the desk were super nice. I arrived at 11pm and the person there took me out for streetfood, helped me get it even though I didn't speak any arabic. From the main host I did feel a little like a commodity who was being sold to. I understand this is how it works in Egypt—that hostels make their money by selling tours etc.—but I felt they were a tad too pushy. That said, the driver and tour guide they hooked me up with were great. Hostel was empty, but may be due to covid.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Aug 2021
    Yused and Nour were really nice and helpful all the time!! The location its great, however being im downtown it’s chaotic but that’s Cairo!
    Mexico, Female, 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