There’s hardly a shortage in the number of hotels in the bustling city of Cairo, however, in recent years, Airbnb has extended its services to include rentals in Egypt, and as a result provided even more options for visitors of every budget. The thing about Airbnb rentals is that, while choosing to stay in one is a more adventurous choice than staying at a hotel, Airbnb rentals certainly give you more space to explore the city like a local, and owners will usually help you by giving you information about the surrounding areas, how to get around, where to buy food, and so on. Choosing the best Airbnb rental for your stay can be a little bit tricky, so we rounded up the best options to suit different tastes, just to make sure you have an unforgettable stay during your time in Egypt.
This dazzling, sleek and comfortable apartment has one big advantage – an unforgettable view of the Giza plateau. With a Jacuzzi tub right by the window, you can either take in the magnificent view in the daytime or watch the pyramids light show at night, all from the comfort of your room. This place is a 5-minute drive from the pyramids, and just perfect for sightseeing around Giza, before coming home for a relaxing time in the Jacuzzi.
Top 10 Airbnbs in Cairo – Yellow Guest House Heliopolis
This cheerful gem is situated in one of Cairo’s favorite spots – specifically Heliopolis. This bright space is well furnished in a stylish mix of vintage and modern touches, and is practical enough to meet all your needs, including a kitchen, a bathroom and space for up to 3 visitors. Additionally, there’s a private outdoor garden where you can relax after a long day of shopping or sightseeing. The practical location makes it easier to move around the neighborhood for all your shopping and dining needs, and is just a short Uber ride away from most attractions in the city. The longest ride would be a 50 minute drive to the Pyramids of Giza. While the area is bustling with activity, the house itself seems to be hidden away from the noise, resulting in a relaxing experience in the heart of the city.
This 4-meter-high-ceilinged, charming apartment is located in a 20th century style building in downtown Cairo. If you want to experience the soul of Egypt firsthand, all you need to do is take a stroll outside the building, where you will be met with countless coffee shops, restaurants, antique stores, bars, and supermarkets. Moreover, the fantastic location also means that you are mere minutes away from some of Cairo’s must-see attractions, including the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir square (where the 2011 revolution took place) and the Cairo Tower. The apartment is decorated in a charming, antique style and has 3 balconies overlooking the historic buildings of downtown Cairo. It’s on a paved, pedestrian-only street, where you can freely explore without worrying about Cairo’s crazy traffic.
Top 10 Airbnbs in Cairo – Royal Dreaming Apartment
This lavishly decorated apartment is truly something out of an Arabian Nights fairytale. Located on the 4th floor of an Italian-style building from 1900, it’s a sanctuary away from the city in the heart of the city. Just a short distance away from the Egyptian Museum, and all the shops and cafés you can possibly visit, the sprawling, colorfully decorated rooms and 4-meter-high ceilings are sure to take you on a trip back in time to the stories of A Thousand and One Nights.
We just had to include a space in this list overlooking the spectacular view of the Nile River. This well-kept residence is beautifully furnished and practically located. With its 64-meter, spacious terrace and sunny interior, you get to view Cairo’s fantastic skyline (including the Cairo Tower!) during different times of the day. Additionally, the convenient location is minutes away from Zamalek’s picturesque streets, where you can explore a variety of different shops and cafés.
This practical, modern studio is located in an upscale compound in New Cairo, one of the newer districts. Its simple, elegant interior is furnished with all your basic needs in addition to your very own hot tub. Its location ensures that you be in close proximity to several malls and a large variety of restaurants, including CairoFestival City Mall, Point 90 Mall and Downtown Mall.
This adorable studio is located in Zamalek – one of Cairo’s hot spots. It’s small, smart and well-furnished interior is sure to provide you with a clean, safe and secure space to come home to after a long day in Cairo’s busy streets. The studio is minutes away from Cairo’s favorite night spot – The Cairo Jazz Club, where every night is Friday night. Additionally, there’s a pool in the apartment complex, and an outdoor seating area. There are also 3 different restaurants at the bottom floors, and since the studio is located in a lively area, you will have many different options to choose from when it comes to eating out or ordering in. There’s also a fully-functioning kitchenette if you do decide to cook your own meals.
While Villa Belle Époque is more a boutique hotel than an Airbnb, its Victorian-style, individually decorated rooms and its location in one of the main streets of the lush Maadi neighborhood gives it a homely feel. The spacious, beautiful rooms and the clean pool is an added plus.
While this place is by no means fancy, it’s definitely magical. If you’re looking for an authentic and simple experience with an Egyptian family, then the Magic House is definitely for you. A perfect option for adventurers, the house is located very close to the Great Pyramid, has a pool and an outdoor area ideal for meditation or relaxation under the stars at night. While it may be a little bit secluded, its proximity to the Giza Plateau gives you access to fantastic horse and camel rides and sightseeing experiences, under the guidance of the owners, which definitely makes for a one-of-a-kind magical experience.