Dubai, known for its extravagant lifestyle, is a popular tourist destination for travelers all over the world. While luxury hotels dominate the skyline, there are also many budget-friendly options for those looking to experience Dubai without breaking the bank.
The city boasts a range of hostels that provide comfortable accommodations and an opportunity to meet fellow travelers from all corners of the globe. From backpacker-friendly dormitories to private rooms, these hostels offer a range of options for travelers on a budget.
In this guide, we will explore some of the best hostels in Dubai that provide a great value for money while still offering an enjoyable stay.
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Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Torch 77 is a hostel located in Dubai, with a shared lounge, terrace, and city views. The property is conveniently situated near Barasti Beach, Mina Seyahi Beach, and Marina Beach, as well as other popular attractions. Torch 77 offers an outdoor swimming pool, sauna, evening entertainment, and shared kitchen facilities.
The rooms have air conditioning, a wardrobe, and free WiFi, with some rooms also providing sea views. The hostel's multilingual staff can assist guests with practical information and advice about the area at the reception desk.
The nearest airport is Dubai International Airport, which is 30 km away.
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Best Location is the perfect choice for travelers who wish to stay in the highly sought-after Dubai Marina area. With the metro station conveniently located opposite the building, guests can easily travel to and from the airport and explore the city's famous attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and JBR Beach.
Best Location offers three beautiful swimming pools, a 24-hour supermarket with a pharmacy, and various free amenities such as bed linen, lockers, high-speed WiFi, kitchen use, and more. The friendly staff is also available to provide practical guidance on exploring the city without breaking the bank.
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Alphatel Beach Hostel Jbr in Dubai is located 600 metres from Hidden Beach and less than 1 km from Marina Beach. Featuring a shared lounge and views of the pool, the hotel offers private rooms with air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a desk, a private bathroom, bed linen, towels, a balcony with a city view, and a wardrobe.
Additionally, guests can enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Situated near The Walk at JBR and Barasti Beach, Alphatel Beach Hostel Jbr is also close to a number of nearby attractions, such as The Montgomery, Dubai and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple, all just a short drive away.
The nearest airport, Al Maktoum International, is 29 km away. Private parking is available at an extra charge.
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Jbr Beach Hostel is based in Dubai, just 400 metres away from the Marina Beach. It contains a garden, private parking, a lounge, and a terrace. Every air-conditioned room, overlooking the city, has a desk, free WiFi, and a balcony with a sea view.
Jbr Beach Hostel offers a ski pass sales point and ski-to-door access. The area is known for skiing and cycling. Facilities include a private beach area, billiards, and reception services in English, French, and Russian.
The nearest airport is 30 km away from the hostel, and nearby attractions include Hidden Beach, Barasti Beach, and The Walk at JBR.
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Maya Luxury Beach offers guests in Dubai a luxurious, beachfront experience. Located 500 metres from Marina Beach, it is approximately a kilometre from Hidden Beach, two kilometres from Barasti Beach and a few steps away from The Walk at JBR.
Each room comes with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV and air conditioning, while some feature terraces and private balconies. Other amenities available include a shared lounge, sea views, outdoor pool, 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. A buffet or halal breakfast is available every morning.
Guests have access to nearby attractions such as The Montgomery, Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple and Al Maktoum International Airport, located respectively at 5.3 km, 8.2 km and 30 km from Maya Luxury Beach.
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Prestige offers air-conditioned rooms with a city view, a wardrobe and complimentary WiFi. Private parking and a shared lounge with a terrace are also available. The Walk at JBR and Hidden Beach are within 1 km and 2.2 km, respectively, from the property.
Equipped with coffee machines, computers and laptops, the rooms at Prestige are fitted with a shared bathroom with a sea view. Refrigerators are provided in each room. A buffet breakfast is served daily.
Guests can enjoy recreational activities including billiards, darts and cycling. The Montgomery and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple are both within 7 km from Prestige. Al Maktoum International Airport is 29 km away.
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Located in the bustling Jumeirah Beach Residence district of Dubai, Dubai Capsule Community promises a convenient stay for all guests. Offering a shared lounge and a variety of rooms, the hostel is a short distance from many attractions such as Barasti Beach (2 km), The Montgomery, Dubai (5.3km) and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple (8.2 km).
Marina Beach (500 m) and Hidden Beach (1.5 km) are also within easy reach, as are The Walk at JBR (less than 1 km). Free WiFi is available and, for a small charge, private parking can be arranged.
Dubai Capsule Community rooms boast wardrobes, air conditioning, private bathrooms and, in select rooms, balconies. All rooms come with bed linen and towels. Other nearby attractions include Burj Al Arab (8.6 km) and Mall of the Emirates (10 km). The nearest airport is Al Maktoum International Airport, located 30 km away.
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Dulive is a hostel located in Dubai, just 800 meters away from Marina Beach. The property offers an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace for guests to relax. The hostel also features a sauna, shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.
The rooms at Dulive are air-conditioned and include a desk, TV, shared bathroom, bed linen, towels, and a balcony with a city view. Guests can enjoy hiking and other activities in the area.
Dulive is located near several popular attractions including The Walk at JBR, Barasti Beach and Hidden Beach. The Montgomery, Dubai is 5.1 km from Dulive, and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple is 7.7 km away. The nearest airport is Al Maktoum International Airport, 29 km from the hostel.
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Homestar Deluxe is a beachfront hostel located in Dubai, offering free WiFi to its guests. It is situated just 600 meters from Marina Beach and 1.4 km from Hidden Beach.
Homestar Deluxe is just 700 meters away from The Walk at JBR, offering easy access to the area's attractions. Homestar Deluxe boasts an outdoor swimming pool, an in-house snack bar, and a shared lounge.
Guests can enjoy a buffet or continental breakfast during their stay. The Montgomery, Dubai is 6.3 km from Homestar Deluxe, while Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple is 8 km away. The nearest airport is Al Maktoum International Airport, which is 29 km from Homestar Deluxe.
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