€20 per night
€20 per night
Mara House, Luxor, Egypt

Mara House

Luxor, Egypt - Salah El Deen Al Auby, Off Shara El Salakhana,

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Mara House in Luxor ... The Hotel is distinct for structure of the rooms and furnishing. The staff is very kind and available, agreeable and dinamic. Absolutely recommendable!

Description - Hostel

Recently refurbished in traditional middle-eastern furnishings Mara House is unique among your accommodation choices in Egypt. Your bedroom is either a single, twin or double room in a one or three bedroomed suite. Each suite has it's own bathroom and private sitting room.

Thank you for checking us out! I am Mara, originally from Ireland and I want you to spend your time in Luxor at Mara House. We are not the cheapest but the saying 'you get what you pay for' is nowhere truer than it is here in Egypt,

In a world economy where 'customer care' seems to have gone out the window I have built a house where, from owner to cleaner, we are all BIG into customer care.

I started out here as a tourist myself and in every organising decision I take here I constantly ask myself 'If I was the guest... would I like this? Would I like to go there or do that? Would I like if that happened to me?'

Soooo, we will do out best to cater to all your needs quickly and efficiently and WE WILL NOT HASSLE YOU ABOUT TOURS OR SHOPPING! We are up front about the cost of our accommodation and tours. You will not be worn down and upset at the end of your stay at Mara House because of hidden extras sprung on you everyday and we will not be taking you anywhere to make 'commission' on you!

Mara House is a private house which we have endeavoured to furnish in a style which reminds you what country you are in and we do the same with our food...... From 26 August 2008 our Salahadeen Restaurant will provide a traditional, authentic 4 course Egyptian Feast every night at 8pm in luxurious surroundings and the Salahadeen fully-licensed bar will open at 6pm.

Laundry Service
European mattresses!
No bugs, ants or mosquitos!
Bed linen and towels included.
No shortage of hot water.
Check-in 24 hours.
Check-out is 12noon but you are welcome to use all facilities until you actually leave. If you are sightseeing on your last day and leaving late in the day or evening we provide shower facilities and room to freshen up before you go.

FREE internet access in the lobby if you have your own laptop, if not there are lots of internet cafes nearby.

Free travel and sightseeing advice.
Tours available if requested and organized for times to avoid the crowds from the cruise boats and package holidays where possible.

All the photos here were taken in July 2008 and are genuine.

Take a look at the many guest comments on our website and you will be in no doubt where to stay in Luxor!

Looking forward to meeting you��Mara

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The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 8
  • Year built: 2005
  • Renovated: 2008
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: €20

Double Single Suite Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup Bar/lounge Breakfast included Children permitted Concierge Elevator/lift not available Internet access Laundry/valet service Linen included Luggage carriers Meal plans Meeting facilities No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets not allowed Restaurant on site Room service Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

Single rooms - single bed, share bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with max 4 other people.

Twin rooms - 2 single beds, share bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with max 3 other people.

Balconies Coffee/tea maker Iron/ironing board Maid service daily Refrigerator Shared bathroom Showers without bath


Mara House is in quiet residential area, just behind the railway station.... city centre is 5 mins walk.

Internet cafe, bakery and small grocery shops in the next street.

Points of interest
  • Luxor Temple 10 mins
  • Ferry to West Bank 10 mins
  • Karnak Temple 20 mins
  • City Centre 10 mins
  • Luxor Museum
  • Walking 30 mins.
  • The Nile
  • Walking 30 mins.

Food and drink
Eating in house
4 course egyptian feast nightly 8pm
Eating out
Amoun Restaurant
European & Egyptian dishes...meat & vegetarian
Mercure Coriale Hotel
4 Restaurants

Price details

€20 - 40 per night

Rate is per person per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

Payment on arrival....but you can view the room before paying.

Location - Hostel

Salah El Deen Al Auby, Off Shara El Salakhana,
Al Baḩr al Aḩmar (Muḩāfaz̧at al Baḩr al Aḩmar)
Egypt  000 000

How to get there

Facing Luxor Train Station, go in the right-hand door and through the security station. Turn to your left and go down the steps, turn right and walk straight ahead and up the steps at the end. When you come up the steps turn right and keep walking about 10 mins to where the buildings end (not far). Look to the left and you will see an open green area and just behind it a big peach coloured building, 4 stories high .... that's Mara House. We prefer to meet you at the station to make sure you are not lost.
We do free pick up from the railway station... please contact us to confirm pick up.... otherwise you will get picked up by a tout and taken elsewhere.
Google map available if you email me.

Bus, Calesh (horse & carriage), Taxi.

Nearest airport: Luxor International Airport 20 mins.