I have been told not to book my hotels prior to getting to egypt. I’ve been told i can get budget hotels for as little as to US Dollars a night and most places be able to negotiate the price at the desk. True? Any tips for hotels in cairo, alexandria, luxor and dahab….

Hotels throughout egypt…?
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  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    you’d be able to do that with some difficulty and if you are ready to put up with some considerable amount of hassle. but remember that while this is your first time bargaining for prices the people you’ll be dealing with do it for a living so they’ll probably still get what they want at the end.
    bottom line is, if you’re travelling on a shoestring and you are tolerant enough to stand bargaining all the time, it’s worth a shot. in alexandria check out Ramses hotel (corniche road, Raml station, above Galon theatre), and Hyde Park hotel (Ka-id ibrahim tramway station). the former is i think 15-20 $/night and the latter is 5-10$/night. in luxor you’ll find many hotels and the prices will be all very close to each other. it’s a very touristic and very small city so you’ll find that people there are very friendly and that tourist activities are very well organized. i cant help you about cairo though but you might want to check out the lonely planet for cairo, you’ll need it, also for transportation tips, maps and to help you organize your trip there, cairo is a very big, very crowded, very chaotic city, and without either proffesional help or a lot of money you WILL NOT enjoy your time there.

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    I wouldn’t recommend this at all… the Budget hotels you are talking about are manly unrated Hotels and their quality of service can not be guaranteed.

    On the other hand if you are visiting as part of an organized tour you can get rates as low as $20 instead of the regular $100 – $200) in 5 or 4 stars hotels… but for that pre booking is a must. So the difference is not worth the gamble.

    And this is not just in Egypt… a few years ago I had a similar experience in Miami Florida… where I just pushed my luck and dropped on a hotel which turned out to be of subhuman standards. I couldn’t stay I had to pay them $10 for the ride from the airport and ended up paying the full rate of $160 in Holiday Inn because I hadn’t pre booked.

    Prebook in a decent hotel… and buy your peace of mind for some extra bucks.

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    Msafwat has hit the nail on the head.
    I personally would never advise any tourist, unless you know the areas, to arrive in a country without having previously booked accommodation. If you plan on a long trip and want to visit the places you mention, then why not book a hotel in advance for the first area you plan to visit, then you can check out other areas and accommodation during your stay.
    Very interesting choice you have made – sure you will enjoy your visit.

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    No, i don’t recommend that at all.
    plus what that hotel that can accomodate a person for 5$ to 15$? think about it!

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    You must book in advance. Hotels are fully booked way in advance. No hotel is for 5-15 dollars. You cannot negotiate the price at the desk. It is a joke. You better book through an agency or you can do it yourself by searching Egypt, hotels.

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    well…. its according to where you want to stay at… you are better to get travel agent to help you as I did while in egypt… sharm el sheikh is WONDERFUL… its most beautiful place I ever been to…. the hotels were beautiful.. and we got great price.. like 250.00 for whole week at 5 star resort…just be leary of very cheap places !! most likely they are not clean and are run down/old…. just do your homework 🙂 good luck

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:54 am
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    I would ask who ever gave you this information to book your hotel for you. Whoever they are they must have lots of influence to get hotels at that price is impossible for tour companies & to be able to negotiate sounds too good to be true.
    Let us know how you get on?

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