Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Dolphin Hotel & Hostel Sulaimaniyah sits in the heart of the historic Old Town in City Center, where the city of Sulaimaniyah began 235 years ago. Helpful, multilingual staff are ready to provide excellent service 24 hours a day.
The hotel & Hostel is located in a quiet alley 100 meters from
Saray Square. A place rich with markets, restaurants, malls and is a 5 minute walk to the bus station.
All the rooms come equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning, TV and a fridge. The hotel & Hostel facilities and rooms all are modern and very clean.
Guests receive complimentary Free coffee and tea And Water, 24 hours a day. We offer fast WiFi connection in all areas. There is a common lounge area where guests can relax, mingle, watch TV and enjoy cake or coffee. We also offer free city maps and tourist guides, and a book exchange. The city of Sulaimaniyah is one of the major cities in both the Kurdistan region and Iraq, during your stay you will discover a variety of attractions. We can arrange tours to Halabja Monument, Tawela, the Yazidi Temple, the Monastery Rban Hirmiz in Alqosh, and a daytrip to the rest of Iraqi Kurdistan. The hotel & Hostel has free parking and contains a fire alarm and a suppression system.
Our professional staff will help you throughout your stay in Dolphin Hostel & Hostel Sulaymaniyah. From your arrival at the city’s airport, or Erbil, to the discovery of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region: our personal will provide all the support and friendship you need. English, Arabic, Persian and Kurdish are among the languages that you will find at the desk to welcome you. Any issue or wish related to your stay in our hotel will be easily solved. Information about the city and indeed about the whole region will be delivered, tours organized, and assistance provided for any problem that may arise during your stay, including health and bureaucracy issues.
The Dolphin Hotel & Hostel nestles in the very heart of Sulaimaniyah, embedded in one of the fascinating alleys crossing the historical bazaar in the Old Town area. The Dolphin is literally surrounded by all the facilities you need during your visit to Sulaimaniyah: restaurants, post offices, banks and hospitals. From your home away from home, you can discover Sulaimaniyah’s gardens, museums, and the nightlife of Salim street. The hotel is only ten minutes away from all the city’s major tourist sites. The main bus stations connecting the city with the rest of the region are within a five minute ride by one of the cabs brushing our doorstep. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    It was a very nice place to stay at, but it’s more like a hotel and a hostel. The owner, drove a on a trip around the city. It was very nice of him and hi have us a lot of information of everything. He have been to over 80 countries so he know how it is to be a tourist.
    Sweden, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Sep 2019
    One of the most genuinely helpful and enjoyable stays on my entire 6 month trip. If this is your first time in Kurdistan I'd heavily recommend a stay at dolphin. The owner shah did so much to make us feel welcome and at home; from free tours around the city with him advice on places to see restaurants, he even drove us to erbil in his car! I'll be heading back there and that's for sure!
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Amazing place. The owner is perfect example of Kurdish hospitality. He took me and a few other guests into the mountains and to try local food. Would definitely stay their again and would highly recommend dolphin to anyone who's staying in sulaymaniyah. Great value and atmosphere.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Apr 2019
    Great location, very helpful staff, quiet room and relaxing rooftop with a view over the city and its green hills. The manager kindly offered to provide me a bicycle while answering all my questions about the places to discover Sulaymaniyeh and its surroundings. For all these reasons, I strongly recommend this location as a unique experience.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2019
    Excellent hostel, in the very centre of the city. The owner is a super friendly and helpful guy who organises tours and activities as well. He is very knowledgable about the city and gives good tips and advice. I will surely come back here!
    Greece, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2018
    Shah and the team are excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Dolphin is in the perfect location to explore the city. Strongest wi-fi connection I've come across in a long while. Great place to stay.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2018
    I would highly recommend the Dolphin Hotel. The rooms are clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. The owner Shalaw was particularly accommodating and was able to organize different sightseeing activities for me. Next time I'm in Kurdistan I will be sure to stay at the Dolphin Hotel.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    23 Mar 2019
    Nice place, very welcoming atmosphere and helpful owner. Not luxury but fits the budget well, and free coffee/tea is nice.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Dec 2018
    First and only hostel in Iraq so far. The owner has travelled a lot and is really trying to turn this hotel into a backpacker's place. Prices are ok (for Kurdistan...), my private single room was about the size of a chicken's cage. Still I enjoyed my stay there!
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Aug 2019
    Really good safe place to stay in Suli. Owner was incredibly friendly and offered help for my whole time in Kurdistan. Only problem is the night staff was useless and unfriendly. Well located, good place to meet some other tourists too! It’s the only hostel in Kurdistan and I’d recommend it!!
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Café
  • Minibar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi