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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Minerva Downtown Hostel

Book more than 7 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 9.8

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2019
    Great hostel in Cairo ,clean and in great location , close to the center and subway station 5 mins walking. The staff are amazing and makes you feel at home. Extremely comfy beds and AC. They have some offers for tours around , i used it for the pyramids and the service was great. Egypt has been great so far for me
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    Really nice hostel for the price. I stayed here for two nights as the place was very central. The staff helped me with tours (basically organized everything for me which was really helpful. Definitely a good deal. The hostel was clean as well.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2019
    Nice cozy hostel in very heart of Cairo , great communication once I booked and got my aiport pickup sorted out quickly. The front desk guys are friendly and they got hooked up with a perfect plan to visit all the important sightseeing in Egypt with very reasonable cost. Great value overall.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Cozy hostel and my room had a nice view looking over the main street , the staff are always willing to help and very central location
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Awesome staff , great location , my room view was the main street which was pleasant , it is really clean which I appreciate , highly recommend it
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    Nice and clean hostel, room are big enough and comfortable for the price we paid. Very kind and nice staff, always willing to help and give some advise if needed. The hostel was clean a quiet.
    Peru, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 May 2019
    Staff is good Location is perfecct Clean and quiet Good breakfast
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2019
    Very convenient location, clean and tidy with lovely staff, very friendly and helpful.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2019
    The staff was extra helpful first at Minerva and then at Australian. A great stay in Cairo. Thank You
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 4.6


    01 Apr 2019
    The hostel is clean, sure, compared to the disgusting entrance of the building it is in. The room was ok except for the mosquitoes and the fact that they left a filthy rug and a pair of slippers in front of the bathroom. The manager got us a supposed driver to the Giza complex with a guy that was meant to tell us some stuff but was creepy silent all the time and kept taking us to places trying to sell us c**p we didn't ask for. Don't come to this place, meaning both the hostel and the country.
    Spain, 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
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi