Hostels in Dahab, Egypt

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Get to know Dahab (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dahab. To help you make friends with Dahab before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Dahab is in Sinai Egypt -- an arid land mass of biblical note and also blessed by the Red Sea. Dahab is in the Gulf of Aqaba and is a tourist-oriented oasis for those staying at Dahab hostels -- it's around nine hours from the Israeli border and three hours from the larger and more expensive resort town, Sharm-el-Sheik. Dahab started life a couple of decades ago as a small hippie hangout with a few camps and not much else apart from the reef. It has grown and developed into a tourist hub, for better or worse. All the facilities you would expect are here, as are the baking, hot weather and day-long sunshine.

The main draws for those going to Dahab are the ocean and that Dahab is one of the cheapest places in the world to get your diving qualifications. A dozen or more operators will take you on three- or four-day courses at affordable prices and most will let you dive at least some of the time at the National Protected Area just to the south of the town. Other than diving, there are excellent snorkeling opportunities (bring your own or pay daily at one of the many places renting them), quad biking, rock climbing, and Bedouin desert tours. There is an ATM in town.

The Dahab hostel scene is great and there are so many choices available from dorms to hut to camping or full-on luxury resorts. Prices drop the further from the shore you go and these tend to be quieter (the volume on the shore tends to be high, especially at weekends). Bargaining is expected. There is so much competition for customers, especially in the shoulder and off-season, that some amazing bargains can be found, so shop around. There are myriad restaurants and bars on the narrow strip along the Dahab coastline. Restaurateurs will try to lure you in with offers of free food and drinks. The seafood is excellent.

FAQ about Dahab Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dahab. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dahab. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Dahab costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Dahab with private rooms costs on average $61.
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Dahab Dorms is the best rated hostel for partying in Dahab.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Dahab

Your Packing List for Dahab

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dahab and Egypt.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Dahab Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Dahab, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$61 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Dahab
3 Party hostels in Dahab
Dahab Dorms is the best rated
Most Dahab hostels are located in
Mashraba
7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Nuweiba (62 Km / 39 mi.)
Sharm el-Sheikh (68 Km / 42 mi.)
Aqaba (124 Km / 77 mi.)
Eilat (125 Km / 78 mi.)
Arava (125 Km / 78 mi.)
Wadi Rum (150 Km / 93 mi.)
Hurghada (154 Km / 96 mi.)

Travel Tips for Dahab - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Dahab. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dahab. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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