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West Beirut, Hamra Area

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Stone and security

Walked through Hamra several times as it is an obvious route back to downtown if you have followed... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Lost its glory

The area used to be the best in Beirut city especially the famous Hamra Street with cafes know as... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2017
AOmeiri
,
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed March 21, 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 December 10, 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 November 13, 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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Reviewed November 12, 2017

Having stayed here a couple of times in the past, i seemed to remember the district in a slightly better state than it actually is.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Filled with pubs, restaurants, shopping opportunities and hotels , Hamra district of Beirut is probably your best choice as a base for your sight seeing in Beirut. The advantages- Easy to get taxi - both shared and dedicated. Close to the airport - about 20$...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

The Hamra Area is a busy shopping area in West Beirut. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops. Also worth heading down some of the side streets and parallel roads.

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

We stayed in this area, having considered places in East and middle zones. There are plenty of bars and shops and money exchanges (better rates than airport) as well as cafes etc within very short walking distances and plenty minibuses taxis and Uber to get...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Close to lots of shops and restaurants, close to AUB and ALU. Close to the beach (corniche) and to Hamra street. About 45 minutes walk to downtown Beirut, and about 20 minutes from the airport. Lots of hills to walk up and down, but definitely...More

Thank Brannon W
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

I started in Costa then ventured out to all sorts of interesting cocktail bars and roof top rhythms.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

Very vibrant part of Beirut, Clash of modernity with the old Beiruti life of its citizens. Amazing shopping, You can ask a local to guide through the hidden gems of Hamra.

Thank Zeeniek
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