"Book your accommodation in advance" Egypt Tourist Trap Tip by AR76

Egypt Tourist Traps: 219 reviews and 112 photos

Especially when you're travelling by train, book your accommodation before you arrive. Try to locate the hotel of your choice on the map, so that you've already got an idea of how to get there from the train station. Tourists are (well, at least we were) often hassled by locals trying to drag you to their 'very good, very cheap' hotels. They can be really pushy and will persist if they know you haven't got accomodation yet.
Though cheap, the accomodation they offer is mostly very basic and not necessarily clean and comfy. I had the idea they were desperate to get customers; the better hotels (that aren't that expensive either) won't send pushy locals to the stations as they will get their customers anyway (thru travel guides, travel agencies etc).

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 5, 2002
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“--------- Life is a party, and we`re all invited! -------- ----------------Home is where the heart is...”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 2 9 2 2

Have you been to Egypt?

  Share Your Travels