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Mashraba Street, Dahab Sinai, Dahab, Egypt

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397 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 47%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Only two negatives here. First is the water in the shower is hard, thus it's difficult to get a nice sudsy soap. Second is there is no wifi in the rooms. Otherwise, staff (Ahmed) was very helpful and location is beautiful (although no sandy beach in front). Across street from market, liquor store and cheap falafel place (yum yum) which makes it all the better. Ended up extending my stay an additional 3 nights. Highly recommend!!


Cheap room with fan, good if u wanna sleep well and alone in aroom and not pay much

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Very very friendly Staff, no matter if Hotel, Restaurant or Dive Station. I booked a budget room, wich was easy but completely okay to me - most of the Time I was out on "desert - safari" or until late in Restaurants and Bars on the boulevard, so at least only a bed was needed. I would recommend Penguins to everybody who is looking for a relaxed and calm time without any mass - touristic - frenzy! Thank you Amr and Ahmed for my unforgettable stay this Time, Hope to see you back in Octobre !!

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Lady at the dive school was very helpful, always smiling and with a great positive attitude. I went in low season, so not many people, but everything was clean and neat.


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)


very nice place to stay but shared toilets wasn't that clean


when I take a shower, the water is salty


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


Penguin Village is really nice. Great prices and within walking distance of everything needed in Dahab.


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.


toilets and showers in poor condition


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.


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!


Everyone was very courteous and helpfull

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


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.

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