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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.
Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Dubai
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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.
Prices start from $33.05 for a dorm.
Grays Hostel in Dubai stands out as a top-notch backpacker haven. Its vibrant atmosphere and unbeatable location make it a favorite among budget travelers. Situated in the heart of the city, just a stone's throw away from major attractions like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, guests are immersed in the city's dynamic energy. The hostel's social spaces are designed to foster connections among guests, making it perfect for solo adventurers looking to make new friends.
The hostel's friendly staff organizes daily activities and excursions, ensuring that travelers can explore the best of Dubai together. The rooms are clean and cozy, providing a comfortable respite after a day of exploration. Grays Hostel also boasts a rooftop terrace with stunning skyline views, creating an ideal spot for relaxation and mingling.
With its affordable rates, Grays Hostel offers an excellent value for money, allowing travelers to stretch their budget while enjoying all the wonders that Dubai has to offer. Whether you're here to soak up the city's glitz or delve into its rich culture, Grays Hostel ensures an unforgettable backpacking experience in Dubai.
Prices start from $21.68 for a dorm and $65.93 for a private room.
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.
Prices start from $29.50 for a dorm.
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.
Prices start from $25.51 for a dorm.
Sky view Host is a hostel in Dubai that offers a shared lounge, terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, evening entertainment, and a shared kitchen.
Sky view Host is located near popular attractions such as The Walk at JBR, The Montgomery, Dubai, and Burj Al Arab.
All guest rooms feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, and a desk. Guests can also play billiards and enjoy the living room and gaming room. Sky view Host welcomes guests from all over the world to feel at home during their stay.
Prices start from $29.29 for a dorm.
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.
Prices start from $40.84 for a dorm.
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.
Prices start from $23.34 for a dorm.
Discover HomeStar - Jumeirah Beach, located in the vibrant Jumeirah Beach Residence neighborhood of Dubai. Experience a comfortable and affordable stay without compromising on quality.
HomeStar - Jumeirah Beach offers a newly renovated quiet floor with fully equipped kitchen, central air conditioning, high-speed WiFi, and keyless entry. Each guestroom comes with bathrooms, showers, lockers, linens, and towels. The hostel's excellent location puts you in close proximity to the beach and all the essential services.
Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the surrounding area's jogging trails and water activities. HomeStar - Jumeirah Beach offers a peaceful retreat to recharge and rejuvenate.
Prices start from $28.25 for a dorm.
Westay Budget Hostel stands out for its blend of affordability and prime location. Nestled in the heart of Dubai, it's a stone's throw from iconic attractions like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Perfect for backpackers wanting to explore the city without breaking the bank.
This hostel offers a vibrant social atmosphere, ideal for solo travelers looking to meet like-minded adventurers. With its communal kitchen and lounge area, Westay Budget Hostel fosters a sense of community, making it easy to swap stories and travel tips.
Prioritizing comfort and convenience, Westay Budget Hostel provides clean, air-conditioned dorms and private rooms. The helpful staff are always ready to assist with local insights, ensuring a memorable and hassle-free stay in Dubai.
Prices start from $14.83 for a dorm.
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