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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Not as vibrant as Hamra Street area, but shoppers will love it

This is a fabulous up market area and probably no more than 20 minutes walking along the Corniche... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Intrepid4ever
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Sydney, Australia
Best Neighborhood to Stay

I highly recommend staying in this part of town. It has a nice combination of high class and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
E R
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Halifax
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“nice area” (9 reviews)
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"nice area"
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"heart and soul"
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"clothing stores"
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"up market"
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"bars and restaurants"
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"lots of shops"
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"shopping"
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"street"
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"coffee"
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"aub"
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"culture"
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"clubs"
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"downtown"
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"citizens"
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"shisha"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fabulous up market area and probably no more than 20 minutes walking along the Corniche to/from Zaitunay Bay; if you’re so incline. West Beirut Hamra is a mix of old & new architecture. Like many main attractions in and around Beirut there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend staying in this part of town. It has a nice combination of high class and ruggedness at the same time. Very close to the bars and restaurants. Walking distance to the sea and the more expensive vacant downtown. The best are the...More

Thank E R
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A great place to wander and choose where to socialise, the Hamra area offers bars, restaurants, shisha, street food and coffee. The choices are endless! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Hamra Area have altos of old antique shops restaurants and bars and street Arts sometimes in the year . Dont miss visiting

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

West Beirut, Hamra Area is fabulous with its mix of architecture and its stunning ambiance. This part of the city has it all; rich and poor, old and new - and not a least a lot of heart and soul. We walked up and down...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Hamra is from the most popular places in Beirut. It is full of life all day and night. You can find good and not so expensive places for accommodation in the area, bars,shops, restaurants. It is 20 miin. by feet to Manara beach area, not...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

go to the small streets and look up, there are lots of beautiful old houses, some renovated and some still empty. Very safe to walk any time of the day

Thank suomi333
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Walked through Hamra several times as it is an obvious route back to downtown if you have followed the Corniche and do not want to walk back the same way. It is a bit up and down as the area is hilly. Two things struck...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The area used to be the best in Beirut city especially the famous Hamra Street with cafes know as gathering hubs for artists, writers, poets and actors. With time those lovely cafes disappeared and were replaced with second class retailers shops. What a shame yet...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

i like this place as i got used to visit it sine 90s. i like the shops and goods (although you need to pargain there) the cafes are good but i dont like restaurnts there.

Thank Sa S
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