5 Most Unique Airbnbs To Stay In Cairo, Egypt - Updated 2023


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 staying in the most unique Airbnbs to stay in Cairo, Egypt, below.

1. Vibrant guest house in the heart of the city

Nestled in Heliopolis, 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.

◈◈ Yellow Guest House, in the HEART of Cairo ◈◈
El-Bostan, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
89 reviews  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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2. Eclectic apartment with two bedrooms in downtown (from USD 119)

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 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.

Rental unit in DOWNTOWN · ★4.98 · 2 bedrooms · 2 beds · 1 bath
DOWNTOWN, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
230 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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3. Vintage villa from the 40s (from USD 69)

This one-bedroom villa constructed in the 1940s 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.

◈◈ 1940's Private Villa, in the HEART of Cairo ◈◈
El-Bostan, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
100 reviews  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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Nearby unique airbnbs

4. Residential houseboat with a kitchen for long-term stays (from USD 206)

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.

Houseboat65 - Deluxe Glasshouse - Central Cairo
Zamalek Island, Giza Governorate, Egypt
61 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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5. Farm stay with pool (from USD 42)

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.

Peacock island Farm in the Nile River 2/4
Jazīrat al Qurşāyah, Giza Governorate, Egypt
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 to stay in Cairo, Egypt, as you prepare for your dream Egyptian getaway.

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