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There isn’t much information about Assiut hotels or hostle so when I learned that the Assiut YMCA rented out clean rooms to travelers it was a pleasant surprise.
The YMCA is also called Nadi El-wai (نادي الوي) in Arabic which translates to “The Y Club”. The club is near the train station and since Assiut is a small town you can get a taxi for about two pounds.
The club is on al-nmes street (شارع نمس) and it’s phone number is either 0882303018 or 0082303018.
When I visited I arrived at midnight and the bowab was able to set us up with a room for two for 50 pounds. It wasn’t a fancy room but the decor was very interesting and strange.
The city of Assiut is interesting in it’s own right. A majority of the population is Christian and you will notice that few women wear the hijab. Historically there was was one time when the Coptic Pope wanted the city to seccede from Egypt and become it’s own Christian state. Now it is inundated with army and plain clothes police.
The architecture is also a bit unique since every church is accompanied by guard towers and hulks of European style haunted houses stand empty like nowhere else in Egypt.