Best Dubai hostels

Top tips for finding the perfect Dubai hostel

  • Dubai is known for being a very expensive city, but many travelers still wish to visit or find themselves here on a layover. Choosing to stay in a hostel in Dubai is a good way to save money when visiting the city, as most hotels here are at the luxury end of the scale. Solo travelers will also find hostels much friendlier for meeting other people, as regular bars or hotel lobbies can often be more formal and do not provide the right atmosphere for simply relaxing with fellow travelers.
  • Many of the hostels in Dubai are located in the district of Deira, which is known for being one of the most inexpensive areas of the city. Although a little farther away from popular areas like The Palm, Jumeirah Beach, and Dubai Marina, hostels in Deira benefit from good metro connections and proximity to Dubai International Airport. The area also has its own attractions, such as historic streets, colorful souks, and plenty of culture that hostel guests will find almost directly on their doorstep.
  • Female travelers who choose to stay in a hostel in Dubai can rest assured that nearly every property offers female-only dormitory rooms. In addition, hostels like Dubai Youth Hostel have single rooms for those who would like to have some added privacy and security.
  • One of the main reasons to stay in a hostel in Dubai is to meet fellow travelers, and solo travelers will find themselves spoilt from the plethora of choices when it comes to good hostels. Among the most popular are Backpacker 16 Dubai Hostel, which features amenities such as a fitness center, sauna, and swimming pool, which is perfect for meeting other guests; and there is also a community kitchen. Top Dubai Apartment is also highly rated for its swimming pool, terrace, cozy dorm rooms, and nearby bars—perfect for a night out with newfound friends.

Where to stay in Dubai?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Dubai by showing you the exact location of each hostel.