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Located in Dubai, 800 metres from Barasti Beach, Papaya backpacker's provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a garden and a shared lounge. Well set in the Dubai Marina district, this hostel features a terrace, as well as an indoor pool. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

Wonderful place , positive vibe , amazing people , great staff , won't make you feel lonely in this big city Dubai , always trying to gather people together , wonderfull . Have stayed in other hostels in Dubai but this is far the best I have stayed in last 2 weeks I'm Dubai ...

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9.7
Exceptional
129 reviews
Price from
$16
per night

Located in Dubai, 400 metres from Marina Beach, Berloga Capsule JBR features a private beach area and views of the city. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site.

All units are equipped with a fridge, microwave, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a desk. At the hostel every room comes with bed linen and towels.

I had a wonderful stay at this hostel! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful, the facilities were clean and comfortable, and the atmosphere was welcoming. Great value for money and an excellent choice for travelers. Highly recommend!

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9.6
Exceptional
106 reviews
Price from
$43
per night

At the hostel, each room is fitted with a wardrobe. The White Stay offers certain rooms with city views, and each room has a balcony. Guest rooms at the accommodation include air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

"The location is literally the best in front of the tram, and the apartment is very clean, spacious, and the apartment owner is friendly, helpful, and very respectful."

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9.2
Wonderful
103 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Located in Dubai, 7.3 km from Grand Mosque, VIP Hostel - Females Only features views of the garden. The property is situated 8 km from Sahara Centre, 8.6 km from Dubai World Trade Centre and 13 km from City Walk Mall. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.

Very lovely and cozy place. I really felt very comfortable here as it is only for girls. Definitely coming back here again.

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9.3
Wonderful
127 reviews
Price from
$26
per night

Set in Dubai, 700 metres from Hidden Beach, Travelers - Dubai Marina Hostel offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features karaoke and an ATM.

It was as comfortable as a house.

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9.1
Wonderful
245 reviews
Price from
$23
per night

Situated in Dubai, 1.6 km from Marina Beach, Travel Hub Premium provides air-conditioned accommodation and a shared lounge. The property is located 1.7 km from Hidden Beach, 2.2 km from Barasti Beach and 1.1 km from The Walk at JBR. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hostel, the rooms are equipped with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. At Travel Hub Premium rooms include bed linen and towels.

Very nice and helpful ppl working there, perfect location

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9
Wonderful
200 reviews
Price from
$25
per night

Situated in Dubai, Grays Hostel By Haly offers beachfront accommodation 700 metres from Marina Beach and features various facilities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.5 km from Hidden Beach.

Very clean and comfortable hostel. All things are good👍

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9.3
Wonderful
184 reviews
Price from
$33
per night

Situated in Dubai, 600 metres from Hidden Beach, Alphatel Beach Hostel JBR features accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness centre and a shared lounge. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The rooms come with a balcony with city views and free WiFi.

Hostel is very good, clean and comfortable. The staff is great. Akmal, Peter and Harry, they are very helpful and kind and take very good care of the hostel and guests also. Beds are comfortable and have curtains which gives more privacy. Location is very good and accessible by public transport. I would like to go there again.

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9.4
Wonderful
368 reviews
Price from
$27
per night

JBR Beach Hostel - Pool - Walk To JBR Beach - Metro Station features an outdoor swimming pool, garden, a shared lounge and terrace in Dubai. The accommodation provides a ski pass sales point, as well as ski-to-door access and a private beach area. The air-conditioned rooms provide a city view and come with a desk and free WiFi.

The staff the peoples ! If i travel next time i will stay here

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9.2
Wonderful
336 reviews
Price from
$28
per night

The rooms are fitted with air conditioning, a fridge, an oven, a coffee machine, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. Rooms include a safety deposit box, while certain rooms have a balcony. All units in the hostel are fitted with a kettle and a computer.

I absolutely loved the few days I spent here. By the end, I really wished I could have extended my stay! Everyone there (including the owners, the staff and the guests) was wonderful, friendly, and welcoming and it really made my stay that much better. Junior and Niky (the staff) really put their best efforts into making this place as friendly, lively, clean and top notch as they can and I truly appreciate them! On top of this, you really do get a wonderful view, close proximity and a nice walk to the beach, and a wholesome breakfast. The beds are very comfortable and you even get your own little safe/strongbox. I am 100% satisfied and happy with my stay!

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9.5
Exceptional
320 reviews
Price from
$22
per night

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  • Grays Hostel By Haly
    9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 184 reviews

    Located in Dubai, Grays Hostel By Haly offers beachfront accommodations a 8-minute walk from Marina Beach and has facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a shared lounge.

    Every thing was perfect and exceeded my expectations.

  • Decent Holiday Homes & Hostels near Burjuman Metro Station
    6.7
    Scored 6.7
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 129 reviews

    Located in Dubai, Decent Holiday Homes & Hostels near Burjuman Metro Station has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

    The environment.staff and cleanliness all are perfect

  • Brand New Boys Hostel & Furnished Holiday Home
    5.1
    Scored 5.1
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 137 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 13-minute walk from Grand Mosque, Brand New Boys Hostel & Furnished Holiday Home provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi.

    Nice place to stay...Staff is very supportive guy ..

  • Pharaohs Inn Deira Hostel
    Budget options available
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 397 reviews

    Attractively set in the Dubai Creek district of Dubai, Pharaohs Inn Deira Hostel is located 3.2 miles from Grand Mosque, 4 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre and 4.7 miles from Sahara Center.

    交通十分方便,去機場就2站地鐵。樓下有價格相宜的餐廳和便利店可供選擇。房間外面有公眾露台,可以抽煙喝酒。

  • Dubai Hostel, Bedspace and Backpackers
    3.1
    Scored 3.1
    Poor
    Rated poor
     · 184 reviews

    Dubai Hostel, Bedspace and Backpackers is located in Dubai, within 4.9 miles of Sahara Center and 6.8 miles of Sharjah Aquarium.

    Abit of noise from the Egyptians who were staying there

  • Ramble stay Hostel Bur Dubai
    1.0
    Scored 1.0
    Very Poor
    Rated very poor
     · 2 reviews

    Well situated in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, Ramble stay Hostel Bur Dubai is located 1.5 miles from Grand Mosque, 2.3 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre and 4.6 miles from City Walk Mall.

  • Friends Budget Capsule with Breakfast Near Metro Station
    5.0
    Scored 5.0
    Average
    Rated fair
     · 2 reviews

    Friends Budget Capsule with Breakfast Near Metro Station is offering accommodations in Dubai.

  • 1 World JBR
    Budget options available

    Located in Dubai and with Marina Beach reachable within a 2-minute walk, 1 World JBR has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

Great access to the city center! Check these hostels in Dubai

  • The sunset haven
    Central location
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 1 review

    Conveniently set in the Old Dubai district of Dubai, The sunset haven is located 3.5 miles from Grand Mosque, 4.8 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre and 5.3 miles from Sahara Center.

  • The Mood House I Dubai Marina
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 5-minute walk from Barasti Beach, The Mood House I Dubai Marina provides air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge.

  • sparkle view
    10.0
    Scored 10.0
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 2 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 3-minute walk from Marina Beach, sparkle view provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness center and a garden.

  • JBR Beach Synergy Inn
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 11 reviews

    Well situated in the Jumeirah Beach Residence district of Dubai, JBR Beach Synergy Inn is located a 4-minute walk from Marina Beach, 0.6 miles from Hidden Beach and 1.5 miles from Barasti Beach.

    Bien ubicado. Dormitorios espaciosos. Se limpia todo el tiempo.

  • Wow Hostel Dubai - Women only
    9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 4 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 7-minute walk from Marina Beach, Wow Hostel Dubai - Women only has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant.

  • White Moon Men's Hostel
    9.4
    Scored 9.4
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 9 reviews

    Located within 1.4 miles of La Mer Beach and 1.5 miles of Mercato Beach, White Moon Men's Hostel has rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Dubai.

    Muy amable la persona que aloja y excelente la ubicación

  • Falcon Living Hostel
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 4 reviews

    Ideally set in the Bur Dubai district of Dubai, Falcon Living Hostel is located 1.5 miles from Grand Mosque, 2.3 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre and 4.6 miles from City Walk Mall.

    Good thing is it's a mixed hostel with nice people

  • Royal Beach Residences
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 40 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 7-minute walk from Hidden Beach, Royal Beach Residences provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace.

    Clean and welcoming staff, the comfortable atmosphere

  • ampus
    8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 39 reviews

    Located in Dubai and with Marina Beach reachable within a 5-minute walk, ampus provides concierge services, rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and water sports facilities.

    The Hostel is perfect choice if you plan to stay in Dubai .

  • Beach wave
    8.7
    Scored 8.7
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 120 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 1-minute walk from Marina Beach, Beach wave has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

    The people staying there and the staff, also the location

  • York Backpackers - Jumeirah Beach
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 247 reviews

    York Backpackers - Jumeirah Beach has a garden, shared lounge, a terrace and bar in Dubai.

    Johana the care taker is very helpful and hard working

  • Florida Beach Hostel
    8.5
    Scored 8.5
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 91 reviews

    Featuring free bikes, shared lounge and views of lake, Florida Beach Hostel is located in Dubai, a 2-minute walk from Marina Beach.

    Good location, nice staff, balcony with cool view.

  • At THE TOP MARINA
    8.3
    Scored 8.3
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 827 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 7-minute walk from Barasti Beach, At THE TOP MARINA has accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

    Super location, super service, super boss, I will come again

  • Grand Florida Beach Hostel
    7.9
    Scored 7.9
    Good
    Rated good
     · 87 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 6-minute walk from Hidden Beach, Grand Florida Beach Hostel provides accommodations with free bikes, free private parking, a garden and a shared lounge.

    اعجبني المساحة الكبيرة وحسن التعامل من قبل عبد الله

  • AT THE TOP
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 21 reviews

    Located in Dubai and with Marina Beach reachable within a 5-minute walk, AT THE TOP has a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge.

    I like that it is in JBR which is one of the good places here in Dubai.

  • Business Backpackers JBR (BBJ)
    7.8
    Scored 7.8
    Good
    Rated good
     · 215 reviews

    Located in Dubai, a 9-minute walk from Marina Beach, Business Backpackers JBR (BBJ) provides accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, private parking, a fitness center and a shared lounge...

    Our host (Stella) was amazing and couldn't do enough for her guests.

  • Sush Hostel Near Sharaf DG and Burjuman Metro Stations
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 61 reviews

    Located within one mile of Grand Mosque and 2.3 miles of Dubai World Trade Centre, Sush Hostel Near Sharaf DG and Burjuman Metro Stations has rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in...

    I liked the administrator very kind person name Ashu

  • Comfort Tourist Place for male
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 88 reviews

    Located within 4.4 miles of Sahara Center and 4.5 miles of Grand Mosque, Comfort Tourist Place for male has rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Dubai.

    Excellent stay, good attention, order, hospitality.

  • Ruby Star Hostel Dubai G P-34567
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 56 reviews

    Located in Dubai, 4 miles from Grand Mosque, Ruby Star Hostel Dubai G P-34567 features views of the garden.

    The Freedom to have your space around the house was super

  • Dubai Creek
    Central location
    7.4
    Scored 7.4
    Good
    Rated good
     · 413 reviews

    Attractively set in the Old Dubai district of Dubai, Dubai Creek is located 3.9 miles from Grand Mosque, 4.7 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre and 5.9 miles from Sahara Center.

    Clean hostel with very welcoming and friendly manager

  • Ruby Star Couples Hostel G P 1&2
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 7 reviews

    Ideally set in the Deira district of Dubai, Ruby Star Couples Hostel G P 1&2 is located 4 miles from Grand Mosque, 4.1 miles from Sahara Center and 4.7 miles from Dubai World Trade Centre.

  • SHAFA Holiday Homes
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 3 reviews

    Attractively set in the Trade Center Area district of Dubai, SHAFA Holiday Homes is located a 9-minute walk from Dubai World Trade Centre, 3.2 miles from Grand Mosque and 3.4 miles from Dubai Mall.

  • Dubai Eye
    7.3
    Scored 7.3
    Good
    Rated good
     · 111 reviews

    Featuring a private beach area and views of sea, Dubai Eye is located in Dubai, a 5-minute walk from Marina Beach.

    The view, the host was very welcoming and helpful , we had 3*

  • Ruby Star Hostel Dubai F 4 R 2-3
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 13 reviews

    Located in Dubai, 4.1 miles from Grand Mosque, Ruby Star Hostel Dubai F 4 R 2-3 features views of the garden.

    Location and address was bit difficult but if you called the Manager he will pickup from near by

  • Happy Living Hostel
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 81 reviews

    Located within 1.5 miles of Grand Mosque and 2.3 miles of Dubai World Trade Centre, Happy Living Hostel provides rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Dubai.

    Good thing is it's a mixed hostel with nice people

  • SKY 9 Hostel
    Central location
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 6 reviews

    Located in Dubai and within 3.6 miles of Grand Mosque, SKY 9 Hostel has a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property.

  • Happy Home Hostel
    7.2
    Scored 7.2
    Good
    Rated good
     · 13 reviews

    Featuring a garden, shared lounge and views of city, Happy Home Hostel is located in Dubai, 3.7 miles from Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Temple.

    clean, peaceful, ample space to work. Very close to metro station too.

  • Travelers Backpackers
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 125 reviews

    Located in Dubai and within 1.8 miles of Dubai Mall, Travelers Backpackers features a shared lounge, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi.

    It is very clean and near the metro everything is good

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Hostels that guests love in Dubai

  • 9.3
    Scored 9.3
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 127 reviews
    the hostel was nothing like i have ever tried in europe, it was so clean and spacious, there’s no bunk beds and crowded areas, enough bathroom space and very friendly owner who helped me planning my trip. self entering was so easy and his instructions were very clear. the cleaning staff works every day so you can make sure that it’s clean and healthy. i felt so safe staying here as a solo female traveler, public transportation options are very good you can easily go to main tourist destinations with metro and bus
    Aleyna
    Solo traveler
  • 8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 280 reviews
    Excellent hostel. Safe and secure. Value for money. Great location.
    Soie
    Solo traveler
  • 9.2
    Scored 9.2
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 758 reviews
    Lovely and cosy (apartment) hostel with a great location, super clean and safe. Boris, his manager, is a really nice guy. Always open to help and fun to chill out with. I would definitely come back.
    Gaston Cazzola
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $29.95
    7.0
    Scored 7.0
    Good
    Rated good
     · 37 reviews
    Hostel offers a budget-friendly and comfortable accommodation option in the heart of Dubai. The hostel provides a vibrant and social atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for solo travelers and backpackers. The staff is friendly and helpful, creating a welcoming environment for guests. The facilities are clean and well-maintained, offering basic amenities for a pleasant stay. Conveniently located near major attractions and public transportation, Hostel is a suitable choice for those looking for affordability without compromising on quality.
    Joseph
    Solo traveler
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 106 reviews
    The hostel is new and very clean, beds are comfortable, great location close to the beach, Sveta is very nice and helpful.Probably the best hostel in JBR.
    M
    Morteza
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $24.51
    5.7
    Scored 5.7
    Above average
    Rated okay
     · 101 reviews
    Best ever experince.........good and best hostel ever in budget suitable
    Chirag
    Solo traveler
  • 8.8
    Scored 8.8
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 177 reviews
    Prime location. 24/7 access. In the hostel . Clean and friendly surroundings. Perfect for backpackers. It's budget friendly and with kitchen access.
    HARI
    Solo traveler
  • 8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 254 reviews
    Great place to stay in Dubai for low-budget people. The area is near the metro and you'll find good and cheap food. Travelers in the hostel are super welcome and fun.
    Cecilia
    Solo traveler
  • Avg. price/night: $39.62
    6.5
    Scored 6.5
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 397 reviews
    Great location near the metro and airport, cheap price but you shouldn't expect much comfort and utilities. I also liked that the hostel provided drinking water free of charge, the hosts were always available via WhatsApp and answered all the questions (about how to find the hostel and perform a self-check-in at night)
    Ilya
    Solo traveler
  • 6.3
    Scored 6.3
    Pleasant
    Rated pleasant
     · 40 reviews
    quiet easy place but good value of money in Dubai for backpackers of if you need cheap stay 1-2 night near airport very nice and friendly hostel owner, helps a lot with useful advices
    Ekaterina
    Family with young children

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