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Penguin Village Reviews

Mashraba Street, Dahab Sinai, Dahab, Egypt

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385 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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It's really cheap and it is clean, so good value for budget travelers. The thing that bothered me is that there is salty water in the showers


I had an excellent stay at Penguin and would definitely recommend it to anyone going to Dahab! Ahmed and the guys at the reception were really helpful in setting up trips and Mido and the guys in the restaurant would get up early to make breakfast before diving or going on trips, and would make a fire in the evening and we'd all hang out together. Hanan in the dive shop is really nice and helpful as well, and Ahmed was such a relaxed dive master, but very attentive and gave great instructions


The Hotel is an amazing place, we enjoyed the atmosphere. The stuff is very helpful, we appreciate it. And overall, Dahab is a place worse to visit. Nice blue sea, mountains, diving, cozy and cute restaraunts. It is made for those, who want to chill out.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's cheap hostel but little bit far away from town.


I really liked this hostel. Good location with a restaurant right on the water. Staff are really cool and super chilled out. Its a really good place to relax and enjoy yourself. I would definately reccomend this Hostel. Also there's an amazing reef right in front of Hostel

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff is VERY friendly and helpful, but the bathrooms can be much cleaner.


I booked 4 nights and ended up staying for 12. The hostel is by the beach and the staff is very friendly. It's definitely worth it!


The staff were very helpful and friendly, nothing was a problem and they were always pleasant to speak to. They can also help you plan any activity while you're in Dahab. I thought that the rooms and other facilities were looking a bit tired and worn, could do with a little bit of redecoration. The lack of anything but a bed in the dorm was a little disappointing. However it was excellent value for money.

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