15 Best Hostels and Dorms for Solo Women Travellers in Egypt

Egypt is world-famous for tourist sites, exciting mummies, and fascinating history, which are the highlights of the country. But all of these things can turn out to be quite costly. The expenses of food, travelling, exploring, and shopping are a bit too much for a single person. And trying to save some money might not give you the best possible experience either. However, one place where you can actually save some cash is accommodation.

Hotels provide you with all the luxury in the world. But ask yourself, do you really need it when you spend most of your day exploring the country? I don’t think so. Of course, you might argue that hotels provide top-notch security, whereas hostels don’t. This might be one drawback, but if you manage to find some good hostels, you’ve hit the jackpot!

I don’t expect you to spend hours finding the best hostels. It would simply eat away too much of your time, and you won’t be able to see this beautiful country. So, I have compiled a list of some of the best hostels and dorms for solo women travellers in Egypt.

1. Holy Sheet Hostel

Location – 2 Al-Qady Al-Fadel, Downtown Street, Cairo

Rating – 9.7 (293 reviews)

Price for dorms – 95EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 235EGP/night ($15)

This hostel is located only a few minutes away from major attractions, restaurants, cafes, and bazaars in Cairo. The rooms are clean and quiet, even though the hostel is located in the centre of the city. You can choose from female-only bunk beds or opt for a private room, both of which are very cheap compared to other hostels.

All necessary facilities are accounted for, including complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi. In addition, there is a hangout area where you can ‘Netflix and chill’ or play games on the PlayStation while socialising with other travellers.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

2. Tahrir Square Hostel

Location – 11 Tahrir Square, First Floor, Qasr El Nil, Cairo

Rating – 9.9 (112 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

This hostel has a unique design, and its beds are not only clean but also very comfortable. While they do not have private rooms available, the dorms are some of the most private ones that you will find. There is a curtain for privacy, a lamp, and a stand too. In addition, they serve continental breakfast, which is one of the best parts of this hostel.

It is centrally located, so getting around the city is quick and easy. Also, all basic amenities are available, so there is nothing to worry about. So, if you are looking for a clean, affordable, safe dorm and do not wish to socialise, this might be the perfect one.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

3. New Palace Hotel

Location – 17, Soliman El-Halaby Street, Cairo

Rating – 9.6 (324 reviews)

Price for dorms – 110EGP/night ($7)

Price for private room – 155EGP/night ($10)

This is one of the oldest and most popular hostels in the city, frequently chosen by solo travellers. When it comes to the facilities, there is nothing to complain about. They offer free breakfast, Wi-Fi, air conditioner, private bathrooms, television, garden, library, washing machine, guest kitchen, and many others. It feels more like home than a hostel!

They also have many offers around the year that you can look out for. Getting to places from this hostel isn’t an issue either. The staff is always ready to help you out in this matter. If you want a budget-friendly hostel with an excellent track record, this is the one for you.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

4. Transit Alexandria

Location – 1 Gamal El Deen, Yassine Street, Alexandria

Rating – 7.7 (132 reviews)

Price for private room – 360EGP/night ($23)

Finding hostels in Alexandria can be a very tough job. Some of them are really bad, and some are even unsafe for solo women travellers. However, this is not one of those. It is one of the best in the city and offers only private rooms, so safety isn’t compromised. It also has an open seating area where you can socialise and meet other travellers if you want to.

Talking about the amenities, you get free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, television, and a coffee maker. In addition, it is ideally located, so you can walk to the major hotspots. While the price might be slightly higher, this is one of the best you can get in Alexandria.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

5. Cheers Hostel Cairo

Location – 34 Talaat Harb, Third Floor, Downtown, Cairo

Rating – 9.9 (80 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 285EGP/night ($18)

Cheers Hostel is probably one of the fanciest and well-maintained hostels in Cairo. You get a television, microwave, kettle, hairdryer, air conditioner, wardrobe, desk, and a very comfortable bed in each room. Breakfast and free Wi-Fi are included in the price. Do note that some rooms also have a balcony, so you can always opt for those.

The overall vibe of the hostel is very chilled, and I really liked their management. They are ready to help you with everything and are very professional at the same time. If service matters a lot to you, look no further than Cheers Hostel Cairo.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

6. Bob Marley House Hostel

Location – Bader Street, Luxor

Rating – 9.4 (565 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 140EGP/night ($9)

This is easily one of the most famous hostels in Luxor. They offer rooms at surprisingly low rates that are unmatched in the city. One striking feature of this hostel is the amiable staff. They help you plan your day around the city and suggest some non-touristy things to do as well. You can also avail of discounts if you wish to stay for a longer duration.

The hostel and rooms are old-fashioned, which might be its downside. It offers only the most basic amenities and nothing fancy, but you can’t really complain about a room that costs less than an average meal in Egypt!

You can learn more about this hostel here.

7. Wake Up! Cairo Hostel

Location – 33A Ramsis Street, Marouf Tower, Downtown, Cairo

Rating – 9.8 (376 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 190EGP/night ($12)

One of the best things about this hostel is the views. Be it the Nile River, Tahrir Square, or the Old City of Cairo – you can see it all from here. The sunset also looks stunning from the window. It is ideally located at a walkable distance to many tourist attractions in the city.

The staff is friendly and helps you with all of your enquiries. Additionally, all the required facilities are available here. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast, air conditioner, television, washing machine, and many other things are accounted for. So, if you are looking for a standard hostel with great staff and views, you should check this out.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

8. Dahab Hostel

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Location – 26 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Cairo

Rating – 9.5 (1401 reviews)

Price for dorms – 95EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 230EGP/night ($15)

Dahab is one of the most relaxed and fun hostels in Cairo. The place is well-decorated, and the hostel has a lot of plants and greenery all around. All of this makes this a very friendly place. You can chill in the garden area with other travellers or smoke shisha on the rooftop with fantastic Arabic music playing in the background.

This is one of the best hostels in the city, and reviews are evidence of the same. The staff is superb, and everything that you need is present here. Add to that the low rates and prime location. You should definitely check out this one!

You can learn more about this hostel here.

9. Rezeiky Hotel Luxor

Location – Karnak Temple Street, Luxor

Rating – 10 (16 reviews)

Price for private room – 250EGP/night ($16)

Rezeiky Hotel is ideally located near major tourist attractions and shopping centres in Luxor. You can visit places by walk, shop at these markets and take home some souvenirs from here. 

The rooms are large and have a television too. Breakfast is served for free, and you can have lunch and dinner at their restaurant at a cheap rate.

They also have a huge garden where you can make some friends or just relax all by yourself. Social spaces and dining areas are massive here. So, if you are looking to make some friends at a hostel in Luxor, this might be the perfect hostel for you!

You can learn more about this hostel here.

10. The Australian Hostel

Location – 23 Abd El-Khalik Tharwat, Downtown, Cairo

Rating – 9.4 (748 reviews)

Price for dorms – 125EGP/night ($8)

Price for private room – 200EGP/night ($13)

The primary objective of the Australian hostel is to connect travellers from all around the world. The vibe of this hostel is fantastic, and you can meet people from all parts of the globe. There is a lobby where you can chat with fellow travellers, play games, watch television, read books, or have a meal together.

It is ideally located as there are markets and local restaurants right next to the hostel. You can try out some of the traditional Egyptian delicacies at the restaurants here. If you are an outgoing person and want to meet other travellers, this is hands down the best hostel for you!

You can learn more about this hostel here.

11. Best View Pyramids

Location – 13 Gamal Abd El-Nasir, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram, Giza

Rating – 10 (33 reviews)

Price for private room – 430EGP/night ($27)

Giza is known for its world-famous tourist attractions like the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. If you wish to stay in an affordable hotel instead of a hostel, this is the one that you should definitely consider. All these places are located a stone’s throw away and can also be seen from the hotel’s windows! The hotel is modern and has all the high-end facilities too.

You get free Wi-Fi, an air conditioner, television, refrigerator, toiletries, coffee machine, and many other amenities. Also, the rooftop has stunning views, a restaurant, an outside dining area, and a shisha lounge where you can relax and have fun!

You can learn more about this hotel here.

12. Meramees Hostel

Location – 32 Sabri Abou Alam Street, Cairo

Rating – 9.5 (1529 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 175EGP/night ($11)

Meramees is one of the most popular hostels in Cairo, and for good reasons. While it might not be the fanciest and the most modern in the city, you can expect top-class service and security here. The rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable, which is great! Also, the staff is ready to help you with anything at any time of the day, thanks to the 24-hour service.

Every facility that you need during your stay is available here. You can have a complimentary breakfast in the lobby and socialise with other travellers too. If you care a lot about security and not about the modernity of hostels, this is easily the best one for you.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

13. Ithaka Hostel

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Location – 148 Al-Haram, Al Mansheyah Al Kubra, Mansheya, Alexandria

Rating – 10 (3 reviews)

Price for dorms – 270EGP/night ($17)

Ithaka Hostel has opened recently. And because there aren’t many good hostels in Alexandria, this one easily enters this list. They have a fantastic staff that can help you out with anything. Be it issues related to the hostel or things related to the city – they have got you covered! Also, the hostel is very clean, and it feels like your own home.

Do note that they only have dorms and not private rooms. The living area is spacious, and so are the rooms. The beds are well-built and very comfortable. Also, there is only one bathroom that you will have to share with other travellers. Other than that, this is a great place that you must check out if you are planning to stay in a hostel in Alexandria.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

14. Valencia Hostel

Location – 1 Sekat El Fadl Street, El Abd Sweet – Talaat Harb, Cairo

Rating – 10 (107 reviews)

Price for dorms – 160EGP/night ($10)

Price for private room – 250EGP/night ($16)

This hotel has got a Khedive-styled décor and is one of the best-looking hostels you will find in Cairo. All rooms have a balcony from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the city. The best part is that meals and snacks are available throughout the day, and you can have them in your room or in the open-air dining area. This is one feature that most places lack.

All other facilities, free Wi-Fi, toiletries, hairdryer, and television, are also available. The staff is accommodating and fluent in English. They can help you out with places to see around the city as well. All of this combined, the overall experience at this hostel is worth the money!

You can learn more about this hostel here.

15. Al Salam Camp

Location – Ramlah Village, West Bank, Luxor

Rating – 9.7 (194 reviews)

Price for dorms – 100EGP/night ($6)

Price for private room – 170EGP/night ($11)

This is one of the unique hostels you will come across in Egypt. It is located on the West Bank of the Nile, a couple of kilometres from major attractions. It can be a problem to get to places, but the staff is always there to arrange something for you. 

Even though it is located in a slightly secluded area, it has all the major facilities that you would expect at a hostel. A lot of travellers opt for this hostel as it is unlike any other touristy ones. You should definitely check it out if you are one among those.

You can learn more about this hostel here.

Where are you going to stay in Egypt?

Those were some of the best hostels and dorms you can choose from on your solo trip to Egypt. As a rule of thumb, make sure that you read all the terms and conditions of the hostel before booking it. I came to know that Arabs and Egyptians cannot stay in dorms as per Egyptian law, so keep that in mind. You might learn something new, who knows?

Further, try and book your hostel in person rather than booking it online. I have heard from travellers who had to book their hostels again upon reaching the place. While you will surely get a refund, it is unnecessary to book a place twice. Also, keep some cash with you as some of these hostels do not accept other modes of payment.

It is always best to be prepared, so don’t forget to take these things on your solo trip. But, most importantly, don’t forget to have fun as well! Happy journey!


An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.

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