7 Best Unique Airbnbs To Stay In Cairo, Egypt - Updated 2024

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As the nation’s capital, Cairo, Egypt, is a city full of life. Its most famous attraction is the spectacular Giza Necropolis which should be at the top of your itinerary. At the back of the Great Pyramid of Giza, you will find Giza Solar Boat Museum. This museum showcases a ceremonial solar barque discovered in the area, thoroughly restored to its former glory. Meanwhile, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities houses an incredible collection of period pieces and relics. To indulge in a rich Coptic art and knowledge of the country’s early Christian era, visit Coptic Museum. While here, make your trip more interesting by booking the best places to stay in, ranging from historic hotels to the best unique Airbnbs to stay in Cairo, Egypt.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

1. Exquisite downtown Cairo studio (from USD 70)

This charming studio apartment is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Cairo, just a short 250-meter (820.21 foot) stroll away from the iconic Tahrir Square. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with the Egyptian Museum a mere eight-minute walk from the apartment, while a wide selection of delightful restaurants and cozy cafes surround you. Inside, the apartment boasts a beautifully designed bathroom, a comfortable queen-size bed, and an exquisite antique tub that exudes elegance.

With its authentic ambiance, this apartment offers a genuine taste of Cairo’s Downtown. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of concierge services that cater to your needs, including private day trips and airport transfers.

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Bab Al Louq, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
2.32 km (1.5 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed hugs you when sleeping very comfortable
the shower is also great terrific water pressure
the place is clean location is just perfect
the owner was very good in communicating
very kind people and the service is very good
the location was very good and close to zamalek
the location is good very central - we loved staying there
it's perfectly located near shops cafe's and downtown sites
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2. Vibrant guest house in the heart of the city (from USD 44)

If you’re wondering where to stay in Cairo this vibrant, 1-bedroom guest house is only 15 minutes away from Cairo International Airport and Cairo International Stadium, plus 30 minutes away from the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. It boasts an eclectic mix of antique accents and modern furnishings, creating an inviting atmosphere. The bedroom features a queen-size bed while the living room has a couch, housing up to three guests in total. Moreover, this rental has a well-equipped kitchen and private bathroom.

Car owners will delight in the complimentary on-site parking provided.

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El-Bostan, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
8.37 km (5.2 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
98 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were working from home and the wifi connection did not disappoint
the bed was relatively comfortable and the built-in couch was amazing
everything was well prepared especially the check-in and wifi instructions and some sightseeing tips
the bed is super comfortable
very clean and quaint
nice clean 2 floor guest house
the room was clean and comfortable
clean and private really quaint stylish space
clean well decorated but a little big small
mo was a great host
host was friendly welcoming and accommodating responded quickly to enquires
very friendly and and responsive to our questions or requests
mo & fatma are perfect hosts
kind attention in the fridge many thanks
neighborhood is bustling with great local fair within a 15 minute walk
it was a good experience the place has an amazing location whatever we need was near by
lively neighbourhoods within walking distance
as an egyptian i knew how amazing the location was and it is an amazing location
we loved this place it’s super cute and stylish and we got tons of snacks when we first arrived
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3. Eclectic apartment with two bedrooms in downtown (from USD 115)

This 2-bedroom flat is situated within an early 20th-century building in downtown Cairo, promising quick access to several antique stores, cafes, cultural venues, restaurants, and shops. With 4-m (13.1-ft) high ceilings and a well-curated blend of vintage and modern touches, it guarantees an aesthetic and comfortable home away from home.

This property offers an Airbnb experience in Cairo with all the comforts of good accommodation, such as a fully functional kitchen, dining area, and living spaces for relaxing. There is also a wraparound balcony where you can lounge and enjoy a refreshing drink or two.

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DOWNTOWN, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
2.01 km (1.3 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
285 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful apartment looks exactly like the photos
our family of 5 fit perfectly into this well furnished apartment
the building man who welcomed us helped with our bags & helped us order breakfast at one point
the apartment was just as described and i think it’s better than it looks on the pictures
the apartment looks better in person
very clean and relaxing place
the apartment itself is clean and has impeccable taste
i recommend this place if anyone is interested in a nice clean place to stay in cairo
this place is incredible so spacious beautifully decorated and immaculately clean
everything is super clean crispy white sheets fluffy pillows great kitchen cute balconies
you were so kind and so helpful with all of my questions
i asked the hosts so many questions before hand and they were so accommodating
the doorman osman is also very kind and helpful
great stay and great hosts
our host mohammed was amazing & did everything & beyond to make our stay perfect
the location was easy access to everything
the location is ideal for exploring the city
easy to walk to everything
i highly recommend this location
the location is perfect - tucked away from the street so there’s very little noise
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4. Vintage villa from the 40s (from USD 69)

This unique place to stay in Cairo was constructed in the 1940s and is one of the few villas of its time that still exists today. It has an airy ambiance with touches of color, featuring an eclectic blend of vintage furnishings and contemporary amenities. In the garden with a generous seating area, you can enjoy a breath of fresh air and conversation with your company. There is also a fully functional kitchen with a dining area that leads to a sunroom for two.

Located in Heliopolis, this property is only 15 minutes away from Cairo International Airport and Cairo International Stadium.

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El-Bostan, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
8.32 km (5.2 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
106 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
besides that i enjoyed my time and i’d definitely rebook if the wifi and water situation got sorted
the back patio is perfect and there is a huge dining table to accomodate a large party
i made some small suggestions for improving the shower and upstairs bathroom
the full bathroom upstairs isn't updated but it was simple and ok to use
fridge was full towels super clean flat comfortable & well decorated
spacious clean and great value for money
mo's place is stylish and clean
friendly and super responsive host
amazing host and an amazing place
the host was very helpful and quick in responding to our messages
mo was a great host very responsive and helpful
mo's by all means is a good host
great location with restaurants and stores in walking distance
great location only 20 mins from airport
outstanding airbnb in cairo perfect location and very close to the airport
it is a nice place right in the middle of the heliopolis
we also loved that location was close to airport especially since we almost missed our flight
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Cairo Tour Guide

Sama Nagy

Sama Nagy

I’m Sama your tour guide for your pleasant stay, I am an active licensed professional tour guide, I have been working at it with great enthusiasm,I welcome you to Egypt and I will support you during the tour, and you are going to enjoy your stay here in Egypt . This is a beautiful city where you can relax-and enjoy Egypt’s powerful history civilization,It is extremely important for all guests... Read more

Tours by Sama

Cairo Tour Guide



With this private arrival transfer you will save your time, effort and avoid any hassle or trouble dealing and bargaining with cab drivers. No more rip-off or cheats with this punctual, smooth transfer.Save time and avoid hassle by pre-booking your transportation between Cairo Airport and your hotel in Cairo or Giza. you will need to get your luggages, go through the final security check, and t... Read more

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5. Enchanting vintage miniature house (from USD 105)

Discover a truly remarkable experience within the enchanting confines of this miniature house, nestled within the picturesque setting of a 1920s provincial-style structure. Prepare to be captivated by the seamless integration of vintage, artisanal, and antique elements that imbue every corner with timeless allure.

Step inside to find a cozy bedroom, a well-appointed kitchenette, and a luxurious double walk-in shower in the elegant bathroom. Outside, a shared garden invites you to unwind in its inviting seating areas, indulge in the soothing ambiance of a tranquil fountain, or take a refreshing dip in the modest pool. Situated in the bustling neighborhood of Sarayat el Maadi, guests can explore an array of charming cafes, restaurants, gyms, supermarkets, and shops within a short stroll.

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Maadi as Sarayat Al Gharbeyah, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
9.87 km (6.2 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
90 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was nicely equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay
the little guest house is gorgeous extremely clean comfy bed and very nice
imaan and mohamed are great hosts that have delightful knowledge to share
they are really helpful caring and cheerful people
they are warm inviting and attentive
the decoration and garden was totally amazing with full of differend kind of plants
absolutely beautiful space and incredible hosts
the place is just a paradise located in a safe and all-day quiet neighborhood
you can relax in this relatively quiet neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of cairo
el maadi is also a nice neighbourhood easy to walk around with trees along the streets
probably the best place i’ve stayed at during my trip to egypt
the garden house was very comfortable quiet and beautifully decorated
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6. Residential houseboat with a kitchen for long-term stays (from USD 231)

If you are seeking a cozy home away from home in the heart of Cairo with your significant other, this charming one-bedroom house is perfect for you. It sits on the second floor of a houseboat surrounded by unrivaled views of the Nile River, providing you with a unique experience of the authentic Egyptian lifestyle.

Guaranteeing you a worry-free stay, the host offers a dynamic home-cooked food menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, a well-equipped kitchen is available if you want to cook your own meals.

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Zamalek Island, Giza Governorate, Egypt
4.11 km (2.6 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
86 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Houseboat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing place beautiful view very clean cozy stay i enjoyed every minute
great place and great hospitality the place is clean with a beautiful view
jerome is great host
jerome was the perfect host
jerome was a great host
great host and perfect place
the host was super helpful and friendly
it’s a beautifully decorated place quite unique to be staying on the nile in town
communication was just perfect and the location is very central
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7. Farm stay with pool

This farm stay is a peaceful paradise in an accessible yet quiet location within a 10,000 sqm (107,639.1 sq. ft.) farm in the heart of the city. It offers 25 sqm (269.1 sq. ft.) of living space, sleeping up to 5 people. Designed to make you feel at home, this property has a private bathroom and kitchenette fully equipped with a boiler, small fridge, and other essential cookware and dinnerware. Additionally, you have access to a shared kitchen fully stocked with bigger cookware. A shared washing machine is also available.

Aside from these conveniences, other common facilities include a huge dining hall and a swimming pool.

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Jazīrat al Qurşāyah, Giza Governorate, Egypt
6.21 km (3.9 mi) from Khan el-Khalili
59 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 5 Guests

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
the room was clean
nice place cleanliness of the place and a great view
thank you mohamed for being the best host ever
his staff is very courteous and generous with their help
everybody there was friendly and helpful
the staff are very cooperativeand nice
the staff is absolutely fabulous and very accommodating
they just walk around nibble the grass and sometimes show interest in humans
it a place that is full of positive energy
the most quirky yet charming place to stay in the middle of the nile in cairo
a real find and great unique place for a family to stay
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Uncover Cairo’s legendary charm

Cairo has an undeniable beauty beaming with colorful culture. To make your stay even more special, do not forget to check out the most unique Airbnbs with pyramid views in Cairo, as you prepare for your dream Egyptian getaway.

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