Lonely Planet review
An enduring backpacker favourite, the Penguin serves up its own brand of Bedouin chic, complete with pillow lounges overlooking the sand and sea that are best appreciated with several friends and a towering hookah. Once again, there is a mix of rooms to suit all budgets – from no-frills fan-cooled concrete boxes to air-con rooms with wooden balconies. Whether you desire a dive holiday or a pilgrimage up Sinai, the helpful and jovial staff are quick to sort you out.
Our independent authors have visited Penguin Village and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Dahab.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Air conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Outdoor terrace
- Wheelchair accessible
Description provided by property
Penguin village is a budget hotel in Dahab. We offer a fabulous place to rest, relax, discover, dive and have fun. Blending the heritage and hospitality of the Middle East with the convenience and professionalism of the West, Penguin Village offers diving, affordable accommodation, day trips, desert safaris and historic adventures with your safety and comfort in mind. We allow you the choice of a perfectly wrapped package or your own custom designed vacation. With us you can surf the Internet, the waves or simply relax by the sea with a long cool drink.
Penguin village is located just 90 kilometres from the International Airport in Sharm El Sheikh, 150 kilometres from the Airport in Taba and 5 minutes drive from Dahab bus station.
Penguin Village is situated in the centre of Dahab which faces directly out onto the Gulf of Aqaba with its breathtaking views. Its these views combined with the marvellous coral reefs and perfect weather that make it one of the best destinations world-wide for both backpackers and sun seekers.
Our multi-lingual team have years of experience and are dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment during your stay. We would be delighted to assist you with not just your activities here in Dahab but also with transport, tours and accommodation in the rest of the Sinai and Egypt. At Penguin we understand your needs and will provide you with the very best service possible.
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Interesting places nearby
Big Blue Dive Centre
Popular and friendly five-star PADI centre with a good reputation.
Nesima Dive Centre
A reputable club owned by local environmental activist and veteran diver Sherif Ebeid.
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