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30 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to Papaya Backpackers, the hidden gem of Dubai where you can experience a true backpacker's paradise. As the only hostel in the city with a backpacker vibe, we offer an enchanting blend of comfort and affordability.

Prepare to be captivated by the magnificent views that greet you every morning. With our perfectly situated location, you are just a stone's throw away from the pristine beach, a mere 300 meters from our doorstep. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking sight of the iconic Palm Island from our rooftop, as you soak up the sun and embrace the tranquility of the surroundings.

For the adventurous souls, Skydive Dubai is within walking distance or a quick 5-minute ride away. Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you soar through the sky and witness the dazzling skyline from an entirely new perspective.

If you're in the mood for exploration, the vibrant JBR Walk is just a short distance away, beckoning you to discover its eclectic array of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. But if you prefer to stay closer to home, just across the street awaits Tramp, an exciting nightclub where you can dance the night away.

After a day of adventure or relaxation, you can unwind in the cozy ambiance of our common areas, or mingle with fellow travelers in our inviting lounge. And when the night comes alive, indulge in the vibrant nightlife scene, as a multitude of pubs, beach clubs, and disco venues await you in the vicinity.

At Papaya Backpackers, we strive to provide you with more than just a place to rest your head. We offer an unparalleled experience, where comfort, affordability, and unforgettable memories intertwine. Come and explore the thriving city of Dubai with us, and let us be your home away from home.

Papaya Backpackers - Terms & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 1 day before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash only.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.

Reviews & Ratings

30 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Jun 30, 2024
I was shocked that this hostel has such a high rating. In 3.5 months of travelling Asia this was the grossest hostel I have been to. People sleeping in the common rooms, to no little privacy, bed quilts that reek of moth balls and FILTHY bathrooms. Not to mention only 2 bathrooms for the entire hostel. Only time I have checked out early from a stay. The staff were nice but I would not recommend staying here.
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Female, 25-30
Jun 18, 2024
I had the most exciting two days in my life in pappaya hostel the owners very friendly the place is very clean and well organized and the guests are friendly every day i was meeting new people to learn from their experiences
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Male, 31-40
May 16, 2024
I arrived has a tourist and left has a member of papaya family. Naveed bhai thank you I will see you soon Jatin a brother who went above to take care of my stay . A laughter and memories that has been created. - I travel a lot and experience hostel life since Europe. But you cannot match the vibe these boys have created. Aadil
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Swimming Pool
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Fitness Centre
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Cots Available
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Hot Tub
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
    • Rooms 4 Refugees
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Meals Available
    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Nightclub
    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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