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Penguin Village Reviews

Mashraba Street, Dahab Sinai, Dahab, Egypt

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84%

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384 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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86%

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


89%

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)


66%

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


100%

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)


66%

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


86%

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!


83%

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.


83%

toilets and showers in poor condition


100%

Great place to stay, people really nice and helpful, diving center very good, very good instructors thanks to MUSTAFA, awesome instructor, TITO at the reception super cool guy, definitely I had the best time at the penguin hostel.


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86%

Staff was great! Personal approach and nice conversations. My room was very basic cus I chose for it. Other and more comfort rooms are also available. Will definitely come again!


80%

Everyone was very courteous and helpfull

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

The location of hostel is pretty good, closer of market, sea, banks, laundry, the room is great and bed too. Only the tours offered on the desk were not with cheap price, before you do a deal, check on streets.


77%

Reasonable budget hotel at a reasonable price. Friendly staff. Hot water was intermittent.


91%

Penguin village is very great especially if u are backpacking and even if u were not . It is still a very great place to stay for holiday break . The room price is reasonable and it got great atmosphere by the sea . The food at penguin restaurant also very good and u also get 20% discount if u stay there . The staffs are excellent . They can manage you almost everything . There is ahmad at the receptionist . He was superb and aya at the cafe , very nice . All in all , my stay were fantastic :)

  • 4th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Will be back

  • 16th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Gave a "Good" instead of "Excellent" location rating only since there were more people on the other side of the long strip. This was on the more quieter side of the strip than the loud party side when I was there. Staff was very friendly and helpful in booking tours and providing recommendations.


91%

Very safe place to spend your time while in dahab.great value for money. Very friendly staff! Excellent location.


91%

Penguin is a great place to stay. It is good located and the stuff is really fun. The resaurant is soo beautiful and has good prices for the guests.


80%

The water really is salty. Felt kind of deserted while I was there.


94%

Tito and Chris were great and I loved the environment! Beautiful!


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