Accommodation in Egypt


Tourism is one of Egypt’s main industries and accommodation is available around all the major attractions and the larger cities. Egypt has all types of accommodation on offer, from deluxe hotels to youth hostels, at prices to suit all pockets.

HOTELS: The main cities have moderately priced quality hotels, which must be booked well in advance, especially during the winter months. Smaller hotels are very good value. Hotel bills are subject to a tax and service charge of 12 per cent. For further information and a copy of the ‘Egyptian Hotel Guide’ contact the Egyptian Hotel Association, 8 El Sad El Ali Street, Dokki, Giza, Cairo (tel: (2) 761 1400; fax: (2) 761 1333; e-mail: eha@link.net).

CAMPING/CARAVANNING: Travel through the desert wilderness is available through local tour operators. It should be borne in mind that desert travel is extremely hazardous without an experienced guide, ample supplies of water and a vehicle in good mechanical condition. There are only a few official campsites in the country. Tourists are advised to contact the local tourist offices on arrival for further details. The tourist office in Cairo is at 5 Adly Street, Cairo (tel: (2) 391 3454). There is also an office at Cairo International Airport (tel: (2) 667 475 ext 3640).

YOUTH HOSTELS: There are 15 youth hostels altogether, which are located mainly in large towns, on the coast and in popular tourist regions. Further information can be obtained from the Egyptian Youth Hostels Associaton, 1 El-Ibrahimy Street, Garden City, Cairo (tel: (2) 794 0527; fax: (2) 795 0329


Tourism is one of Egypt’s main industries and accommodation is available around all the major attractions and the larger cities.

Egypt has all types of accommodation on offer, from deluxe hotels to youth hostels, at prices to suit all pockets.