10 Lovely Guesthouses for You to Discover in Beirut - The961

10 Lovely Guesthouses for You to Discover in Beirut

Your guide to homey guesthouses when discovering the lively capital!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​People from throughout the region and Europe flock to Lebanon's capital to enjoy its inexhaustible nightlife, its world-famous cuisine, and its rich cultural and historical offerings. With every visit to Beirut, one discovers new hidden gems in its streets, its alleys, and its corners. Aside from hotels all over the city, Beirut also offers the amenities of guesthouses for a different accommodation experience that brings you to live closer to its residents. For your convenience, we have compiled some interesting guesthouses you might want to consider when booking your next stay in our capital.

#1 Baffa House 

Via Walid Rashid

Located in a quiet street in Mar Mikhael, Baffa House is an authentic Lebanese house renovated to accommodate those who want to discover Beirut. This typically 1940s heritage home is a four-bedroom home that combines a traditional Lebanese aesthetic with modern design elements.

With a cozy ambiance and super friendly hosts, Baffa House offers its guests the chance to discover the nearby neighborhoods and escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

#2 Dar Al Achrafieh

Via Noël Nasr

Nestled in the heart of one of Beirut's oldest neighborhoods, Achrafieh, this guesthouse is an exquisite home built in 1929 and renovated to accommodate guests. With a friendly welcoming owner, Jamil, and unique furniture and designs, the two-bedroom guesthouse attracts the guests with a delicious breakfast.

Located a stone’s throw away from the lively Gemmayze street, a short walk from Sursock Museum, and Saint Nicolas Cathedral, the guesthouse is an ultimate destination for those desiring to discover the area. 

#3 Henrymoon

Via Saad Zaal Salloum

This remarkable home in the Geitawi district of Beirut is an excellent choice for travelers seeking comfort and privacy in a home with immense architectural and artistic value. Located within a walking distance from Mar Mikhael and filled with art and vintage, the one-bedroom apartment is ideal for a romantic getaway.

#4 Zanzoun

Via Paul Gorra

This hidden pearl in Mar Mikhael is a 3-bedroom guesthouse waiting to be discovered. With the warm ambiance, artisanal fabrics, and a beautiful courtyard, Zanzoun tends to be a top destination for those seeking comfort and artistic getaway. Zanzoun is named after its host, Zeina, who is a lover of the Orient, and that's why the home is an ode to the Orient.

#5 Hayete Guesthouse

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Located in Beirut's exciting neighborhood of Achrafieh, Hayete Guesthouse is a 4-bedroom guesthouse offering style and comfort. The place looks and feels like the setting for a photoshoot in an underground European style magazine. Occupying an old classic building, built in the early 20th century, the guesthouse offers a sit on a balcony overlooking the street and old mansions.

#6 Beit el Tawlet

Via Souk el Tayeb

In the heart of Beirut’s most happening and walkable neighborhood, Mar Mikhael, Beit el Tawlet is a peaceful guesthouse taking you back to the 70s. The guesthouse offers a daily traditional home-cooked buffet, coffee, and refreshments alongside with cooking classes.

The Beit’s unique location invites you to discover by foot the main quarters of Beirut, such as Mar Mikhael, Gemmayze, Burj Hammoud, and Downtown.

#7 Beit Mar Mikhael

Via Booking.com

Located in Mar Mikhael, with Gemayzeh Street reachable within 1.5 km, Beit Mar Mikhael provides a unique experience for its guests. With a lovely ambiance, a garden, a balcony, and a buffet breakfast, the Beit makes sure to offer its guests the ultimate satisfaction.

The around neighborhoods are worth discovering while Hamra Street is 5 km from the guesthouse, and the Pigeon Rock of Raouche is 7 km away. 

#8 Authentic Beirut Living in Gemmayzeh

Via booking.com

Guests can enjoy a stay in Authentic Beirut Living in Gemmayzeh guesthouse apartment when discovering Beirut. The apartment offers self-caring stuff for guests providing a home-away-from-home experience. The venue is a walking distance away from authentic restaurants to dine in and exciting sights to check out. 

#9 Beit el Hamra

Via Lebanon Traveler

Located in one of Beirut’s most cosmopolitan neighborhoods, Hamra, this guesthouse is the perfect escape for visitors seeking peace in the heart of the capital. With Kapok trees surrounding the property, providing welcome shade in the garden, guests are offered a chance to read and chill in a cozy temp. The beautiful 1950s villa is a perfect night treat after a long exciting day on the streets of Beirut.

#10 The Grand Meshmosh Hotel

Via Anne G.

Nestled on the colorfully painted St. Nicholas stairs in Gemmayzeh and operative since January 2016, The Grand Meshmosh Hotel is the result of years of research and travels aimed at designing the perfect venue. The place is called Meshmosh as a reference for its owner, Michel, who was known by the affectionate nickname of Meshmosh

During the day, the colorful outdoor patio is the perfect spot to read or have a coffee. At night, emerging artists and musicians are often invited to showcase their work. It's more than just an accommodation; the Grand Meshmosh Hotel is an area where diverse, culture, art, music, and life meet up.

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