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Best Dubai hostels

Most recommended Dubai hostels

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Sharjah Heritage Youth Hostel - Sharjah - Building
Sharjah Heritage Youth Hostel
7.8 Good
Al Mareija$27+
Free Wi-Fi
Bollywood Beach Hostel - Dubai - Building
Bollywood Beach Hostel
7.9 Good
Dubai Marina$54+
Free Wi-Fi
Grays Hostel By Haly
9.3 Wonderful
Dubai Marina$54+
Free Wi-Fi
Decent Boys Hostel
4.4 Mediocre
Bur Dubai$19+
Free Wi-Fi
Robin Hostel Dubai
8.2 Very good
Bur Dubai$39+
Free Wi-Fi
The beach hostel Dubai
7.4 Good
Dubai Marina$22+
Free Wi-Fi
Homestar - Deluxe
9.2 Wonderful
Dubai Marina$34+
Free Wi-Fi
Jbr Beach Hostel
9.2 Wonderful
Dubai Marina$35+
Free Wi-Fi
9 Wonderful
Dubai Marina$60+
Free Wi-Fi
Dubai Creek
7.4 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Travelers Backpackers
7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Expo Stay
8.7 Very good
Discovery Gardens$14+
Free Wi-Fi
Travel Hub Luxury Hostels
8.9 Very good
Dubai Marina$22+
Free Wi-Fi
Lunar Hostel Plus
8.6 Very good
Dubai Marina$36+
Free Wi-Fi

Dubai hostels near the city center

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Backpackers zone - Dubai
Backpackers zone
6.1 Okay
Business Bay$24+
Hostel Dubai - Dubai
Hostel Dubai
6.2 Okay
Business Bay$19+

How much is a Dubai hostel?

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When to book a hostel in Dubai

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Top tips for finding Dubai hostel deals

  • 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.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap hostel in Dubai, you should consider going during the low season. You’ll generally find lower-priced hostels in Dubai in January and July.
  • Hostel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll likely find the best hostel deals in Dubai if you stay on a Wednesday. The most expensive day for hostel bookings is Monday.
  • If you want to ensure you grab a bargain, try to book at least 1 day before your stay to get the best price for a Dubai hostel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hostel in Dubai found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $59, while the most expensive was $61.
  • Don’t know how much time you need to see all the sights? KAYAK users usually book their hostel in Dubai for 6 days.

FAQs when booking a hostel in Dubai

  • What are the best hostels near Deira City Centre?

    Deira City Centre is a popular area in Dubai and there are many hostels closeby. Check out Short Tourist Place or Pharaohs Inn Deira Hostel for hostels recommended by KAYAK that are within walking distance of Deira City Centre.

  • How much does a hostel cost in Dubai?

    Hostel prices in Dubai can vary depending on a number of factors. The average price for a hostel in Dubai is $38 but KAYAK users have found hostels for as cheap as $7 in the last 3 days.

  • How much is a hostel in Dubai for tonight?

    The best price a KAYAK user has found for a 3-star hostel in Dubai in the last 3 hours was $8 and the lowest priced 4-star hostel was $9. The cheapest hostel found on KAYAK for tonight is $7.

  • Is it cheaper to stay in a hostel than in a hotel in Dubai?

    The average price for a night in a hostel in Dubai is $38 compared to $159 for a night in a hotel.

Where to find the best hostels in Dubai?

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