BackPacker Hostel in Abu Dhabi




The Review

Backpackers Hostel in Abu Dhabi is a basic hostel located in Abu Dhabi’s city centre. The hostel is a sister hostel of the Backpackers Hostel in Dubai. Whether you are just here for a layover in Abu Dhabi or want to explore the city for a few days, then Backpackers Hostel is one of the few places to stay if you don’t want to splurge on accommodation.

The Location

Backpackers Hostel is centrally located in Abu Dhabi. There is a small shopping mall at the end of the small street and two other malls within a 15 minute walk. The hostel is surrounded by local shops, (fast food) restaurants, and bakeries. There is also a restaurant in the hostel’s building. Even though the hostel is centrally located in downtown Abu Dhabi, things to see are very spread out. While the corniche are is in walking distance, major sights such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World require a bus or taxi ride.

Rooms and bathrooms

There are only two dorm rooms in the hostel. While we were there, the hostel got overbooked, so an extra mattress was put in the middle of the room. The rooms are very basic. There are a few bunk beds and a locker is available for each guest. There are not enough sockets for each guest to charge their device in the room. There is room for improvement regarding the cleanliness for both the bedrooms and the bathrooms. There is only one toilet and shower in the hostel, which are separate from each other. There is a washing machine in case you want to do laundry.

Common areas

The hostel lacks a good common room. When you enter the hostel there is a small common room, but this area is basically just the reception. If no guest is checking in, you can use the chair. There is no other place where you can hang out with fellow travellers. The only other place where you can sit down is on your own bed. The hostel is therefore not ideal if you like to meet and hang out with other travellers. Free coffee and tea is available throughout the day, but you need to bring your own water. Guests can also use a small microwave.


Backpackers Hostel in Abu Dhabi is very basic. It is alright if you just need a cheap place to sleep and don’t value comfort, cleanliness, and a nice common area.
by Martin Straatman Staff Reviewer
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6th street, sector 14, zone 2, building 11, Back side of Al Muhairy Center, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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