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Old Cairo - Cairo, Egypt
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Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Old Cairo. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 21 April 2024.
Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Old Cairo:€157/night
Cheapest price found:€47/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
€98 - €188
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
€98 - €166
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Cheapest hotels in Old Cairo, Cairo

Discover affordable stays in Old Cairo that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Old Cairo can be found for as low as €142 per night. There is currently one property in Old Cairo that can be booked for this price. Grand Nile Tower is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Old Cairo. Price data was last updated on 21 April 2024
For those on a budget, these are the cheapest hotels available in Old Cairo for the selected dates. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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Corniche El Nil, Garden City, El Roda Island, P.O. Box 2288, Cairo, Egypt
1.6 km from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
€142
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Where to stay in Old Cairo

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Old Cairo to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 21 April 2024.
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About Old Cairo

Old Cairo, Egypt is home to the capital’s ancient city. This neighbourhood is the location of fascinating Coptic Cairo, the ruins of Roman fortifications and centuries-old churches. Visitors with interest in history, religion and architecture won’t want to miss out on a tour of Old Cairo.

Stepping into Old Cairo is much like being transported back in time. The area is peppered with historical sites and Coptic churches. Visitors should head first to Babylon Fortress which dates to the time of Semiramis. Within the enclosure of the fortress, the Coptic Museum offers a unique insight into the world’s largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts. It’s also home to the world’s most important works of Coptic art and antiquities. The museum showcases a display of Egyptian, Byzantine, Roman, Greek and Ottoman traditions displayed through woodwork, metalwork, textiles and manuscripts. Towering above the gatehouse of Babylon Fortress is The Hanging Church. It's one of the oldest churches in the country, with foundations dating back to 3rd century AD. To explore further, venture to the Mosque of Amr that was built around 641-642 AD, as the original structure was the first of its kind in Egypt. The interior is open to visitors, and its ornate architraves where worshippers kneel to pray are particularly striking. The building offers great insight into Old Cairo and the many religions it played host to. The displays on offer will enthral culture lovers in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation. The history and exhibits date from prehistoric times to present day. Old Cairo has a variety of restaurants and traditional tearooms. International cuisine is available, or travellers can opt to sample authentic Egyptian fare.

Old Cairo is easy to get around on foot, the main religious sites and attractions within a short walk of each other. The subway stations of El-Zahraa or El-Malek El-Saleh are located on the periphery of Old Cairo, allowing access from Garden City and other locations in the capital. Taxis are readily available, although prices may vary. Buses operate throughout Cairo, although it’s always good to have an Arabic guidebook to hand as they can be difficult to use.

Old Cairo dates as far back as 969 CE. It encompasses Coptic Cairo, where the inhabitants spoke their own Coptic language. The Copts were the largest Christian denomination in the country, today the old churches and museums tell the stories of their intriguing history. This small enclave of Old Cairo allows visitors to imagine what life would be like in the ancient city.

Facts about staying in Old Cairo, Cairo

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Old Cairo to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 21 April 2024.
  • What are the best hotels in Old Cairo?

    Grand Nile Tower (7.6/10 from 12,101 reviews), Nile Villa Hotel (8.5/10 from 1,410 reviews), and Nile View Inn (8.0/10 from 1,340 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Old Cairo.

  • What is a good hotel near City Stars?

    Intercontinental Cairo Citystars, An IHG Hotel is a good hotel close to City Stars - it has scored 8.1 over 2,171 reviews from HotelsCombined users.

  • What is a good hotel in Old Cairo near Downtown Cairo?

    The most popular hotel near Downtown Cairo is Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo, with 3,197 HotelsCombined users scoring it 8.3/10.

  • Is there a good hotel near Tahrir Square?

    If you’re visiting Tahrir Square then the nearby Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo is a popular hotel with HotelsCombined users (3,197 reviews scoring it at an average 8.3/10).

  • How much do hotels in Old Cairo cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Old Cairo have been around €92 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Old Cairo?

    €75/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Old Cairo by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Old Cairo?

    City Stars, Downtown Cairo, and Tahrir Square are the most popular landmarks in Old Cairo according to our data. You can experience City Stars if you plan to visit Cairo. You can visit Downtown Cairo if you stay in Cairo. Tahrir Square is accessible while staying in Cairo.

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