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Talal's New Hotel Beirut Reviews
Okay place Jun 18, 2009
I stayed in the dormitory for a couple of nights. This is okay and includes an airco. You have to make sure to reconfirm your reservation, if there's no place they will turn you down. The price of $10 is actual, which seems a bit expensive since it doesn't include breakfast.
When traveling by bus with your backpack this is a good place, since it's a 5-minute walk from the Charles Helou bus-station. (up-hill however) Follow directions on the website, but the entrance isn't that clear. The reception is on the first floor, with an office downstairs in the building.
The dormitory is okay, with just enough space for your backpack. If you ask it's possible to use the computer in the reception for internet.
The shower looks clean, but it's a bit cramped. I couldn't stand there with my 1,90 meters. At least the water is hot.
The staff is good and helpful with questions and giving directions and advice.
If your staying during the week this is an okay place, but on Friday and Saturday nights the night-club downstairs in the basement of the building kicks into action, starting after mid-night and going on till dawn or later... The music can be heard easily and is a bit annoying.
This and the $10 per night are the main reasons for giving a "not recommended".
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