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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Minerva Downtown Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

85 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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.

Reviews & Ratings

85 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Apr 27, 2023
I LOVED my stay at Minerva! My room was clean, huge, had a mini fridge, wasroom, and a cute little balcony. The staff were polite and courteous, especially Sobh, who was extrememly helpful and as i came alone, he was really great company at night after a long day of exploring it was nice to have someone to chill with and share stories. They also have plenty of day trips to choose from and drivers to get you to and from the airport at any time of night (my flight was at 5:20am) 10/10
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Female, 31-40
Apr 01, 2023
Our host, Soph, was fantastic - made us feel welcome and looked after us, booking us reasonably priced airport travel. Breakfast and coffee amazing, and location incredible. If you're staying in Cairo, I highly recommend Minerva.
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Male, 25-30
Feb 23, 2023
Perfect stay for our quick stop in Cairo. The front desk is always staffed with helpful, kind people. Everyone was very accommodating and gave us recommendations for where to eat, what to do, etc. Not a social atmosphere but we were a group of four so it worked well for us still. Rooms are nice, provide towels and have comfortable beds. The elevator and the stairwell leading up to the hotel are rundown but functional. Also, the kitchen looked pretty old and had a rusty stove.
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All Female Group, 25-30


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Card Phones
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi