Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Penguin requires 24 hours notice of all cancellations via email or telephone. Please contact us at or on +20103015159.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We kindly ask our guests to re-confirm via email their booking 48 hours before arrival. The room will be kept 6 hours after expected arrival time, after which the room will be re-allocated, if needed.
Should there be any last minute changes, please also inform us via email or phone.Thank you for your cooperation and see you soon in Penguin.

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

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  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Penguin village is a budget hotel in Dahab. We offer a fabulous place to rest, relax, discover, dive and have fun. Blending the heritage and hospitality of the Middle East with the convenience and professionalism of the West, Penguin Village offers diving, affordable accommodation, day trips, desert safaris and historic adventures with your safety and comfort in mind. We allow you the choice of a perfectly wrapped package or your own custom designed vacation. With us you can surf the Internet, the waves or simply relax by the sea with a long cool drink.

Penguin village is located just 90 kilometres from the International Airport in Sharm El Sheikh, 150 kilometres from the Airport in Taba and 5 minutes drive from Dahab bus station.

Penguin Village is situated in the centre of Dahab which faces directly out onto the Gulf of Aqaba with its breathtaking views. Its these views combined with the marvellous coral reefs and perfect weather that make it one of the best destinations world-wide for both backpackers and sun seekers.

Our multi-lingual team have years of experience and are dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment during your stay. We would be delighted to assist you with not just your activities here in Dahab but also with transport, tours and accommodation in the rest of the Sinai and Egypt. At Penguin we understand your needs and will provide you with the very best service possible.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 7.4

  • Atmosphere 7.4

  • Cleanliness 5.4

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2018
    For the very low price, Penguin Village is excellent. My room was very basic, however was private, safe and clean, and had a ceiling fan. Right at the waterfront and has on site dive shop, which is fully equipped and professional. I loved diving with Penguin. Their restaurant is delicious too. A wonderful place to spend a week.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    05 Dec 2018
    Great for budget travellers, noy the cleanest of places and had many strange smells but for $8 a night what can you complain about
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    25 Oct 2018
    Good value for the price. Bad smell from the sewer. The diving club is inside the hotel!
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0


    17 Jun 2018
    its a good place to stay at , but its a little bit expensive according to its facilities
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    29 Jul 2018
    Bathrooms were quite rancid and had a constant odor of stale feces. Showers are located adjacent to bathrooms and share the malodor which makes for quite an unpleasant sensory experience in what should be a refreshing one. Property is a bit of a walk from the main boulevard (about 10-15 mins) but it has the added benefit of less noise pollution. For $4 can not complain but certainly cannot expect a luxury experience. Water frequently went out during the course of my 8 night stay as well.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.4


    06 Nov 2018
    Saw maybe 2 other guests while staying there, located on the dead end of dahab, absolutely no security- yes the room was locked but no outdoor light near my room and I had to keep my valuables with me as there was no storage in the shared rooms. Bathrooms were dirty and while the staff was always present and helpful it did take them over a day to get me my change! But yes if you need something very cheap to crash at night it’s exactly what you pay for
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    20 Aug 2018
    Don't expect too much for that cheap price. Although the location of the hostel is amazing and the view breathtaking, the facilities are old and dirty and the wifi doesn't work. However, if you're looking for something cheap and your expectations are not too high, you're right here!
    Austria, Male, 18-24
  • 3.7


    28 Jan 2019
    The booked rooms was not the rooms we stayed in
    Egypt, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 3.7


    05 Oct 2018
    The front desk staff were friendly, and it’s location is central within Dahab, but those are about the only nice things I can say about penguin village. All the grime of a hostel, without any of the charm. True, it’s technically ocean front, but the restaurant (which you’ll be pestered to visit every time you even appear to consider looking in its direction) occupies the entirety of the property’s beachfront, and they won’t allow you to sit there unless you’ve bought their overpriced food.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    21 Jul 2018
    Staff is nice but lazy. They over charge for their tours. Get on the street and find them yourself. Staff doesn’t communicate with each other. Constant smell Of poop in toilets and showers. Poop drains to a hole where you shower. Hot rooms. You can’t beat the price but we could not wait to get out of there. Worst Hostel I’ve ever been at.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant