€15 per night
€15 per night
Penguin Village, Dahab, Egypt

Penguin Village

Dahab, Egypt - Mashraba St., Mashraba

4 Total reviews

  • Very safe environment
  • Excellent food choices
  • Excellent location
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Most recent review

Don't stay in Penguin Village Hotel ... Hello,I'm a backpacker from Buenos Aires, Argentina.I've been to Dahab on january this year and stayed at the Penguin Village .Me and my friends booked a snorkelling excursion with the hotel's agency.Before leaving for the excursion we left our money pouches ...

Description - Resort

Welcome to the Penguin Village are situated in a perfect location just 3 minutes from the centre of Dahab. Our rooms overlook the beautiful colbalt waters of the magnificent Mashraba Reef.

We have 50 rooms which vary from dorms to private rooms with airconditioning and ensuite bathrooms. You can take in the views of the Red Sea from our balcony.

With a friendly atmosphere and professional staff you can simply relax lounging in our restaurant and bar. If it is adventure you are looking for let us take you into the heart of the desert on a tour with us. Visit exciting locations such as Mt Sinai and St Katherine, Luxor, Aswan and Cairo.

If you wish to learn to dive, improve your diving skills or dive for fun we can guide you to over 15 beautiful dive sites some of which can only be reached by camel. We will provide you with all the equipment you need and our multilingual dive instructors are waiting to show the amazing coral reefs of the Red Sea.

We look forward to meeting and showing you around this beautiful region.

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The space
  • Property type: Resort
  • Guest rooms/units: 50
  • Year built: 1989
  • Renovated: 2007
  • Public classification: 2
Resort accommodations

Lowest price available: €15

Double Double Room Ensuit Single Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 2:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Resort amenities

More than 12 years ago, when Dahab was a limited strip of backpacker style accommodation, with a protected beach and abundant coral, we started the Penguin Camp. With 12 rooms, it was clean and simple costing a mere 5LE per night.

Keeping with the friendly camp style atmosphere, we started to build our village into what it is today. Penguin now boasts 50 rooms all with their own bathrooms and 50% with A/C and stunning Red Sea views. Located on the water front 3 minutes walk south of Dahab's centre, it overlooks one of the best snorkeling reefs in the world.

24-hr front desk Airport pickup BBQ area Beach Boat rental Breakfast (extra charge) Breakfast available Breakfast included Currency exchange Elevator/lift not available Handicap access Laundry/valet service Linen included Multi-lingual staff Open 24 Hours Pets not allowed Religious preferred plans/rates Restaurant on site Room service Safe deposit box-front desk Smoking permitted Sports/activities Taxi service Tour assistance Tour/sightseeing assistance

Room amenities

Air-conditioning Backpacker facilities Balconies Ensuite Internet access Lockers Mountain view rooms Ocean view rooms Private bathroom Shared bathroom Showers without bath Television not available Wake-up calls


Dahab is the Arabic word for "gold", and it is almost certain that this local area on the east coast of Sinai derives it's name from the rich sand that colors its beaches. Dahab provides a contrasting atmosphere to its over developed, package tourist southern neighbour, Sharm El-Sheik. Dahab has a growing following, and the name may soon refer to the wealth that tourism is bringing to the small Bedouin date palm settlement of Assalah. The combination of soft sand, world class diving, gorgeous blue waters, an oasis like strip of palm trees coupled with a relaxing atmosphere keeps people coming back to Dahab.
Assalah is the entertainment centre of Dahab, a sprawling conglomeration of palm trees, open air restaurants, bars, markets, hotels and camps that ignite the town with excitement by day and color by night.

Within just a few miles of Dahab are some great adventure spots. Excellent dive sites lie both to the north and south, including Blue Hole, one of Sinai's best. Just south are the wadis of Qnai el-Rayan and Qnai el-Atschan

Points of interest
  • St. Catherine Monastery (127 km
  • Nuweiba (67 km)
  • Mt. Moses (Sinai) (127 km)
  • Blue Hole (10 km)
  • National Park Ras Mohammed (126 km
  • Coloured Canyon (80 km)
  • National Park Ras Abu Gallum (15 km)
  • Taba airport (132 km
  • Aqaba, Jordan (157 km)
  • Cairo (588 km)
  • Dive Center(5 m from the room)
  • Windsurf sites (1 km)

Food and drink
Eating in house
Penguin Restaurant ,, Local Food And Westren Food
Right at the beach, it offers a variety of local and western food, fresh juices and waterpipe
Eating out
Three Fishes (Lakhbatita)
Next Door To Penguin VillageCozy and quaint restaurant with delicious food
Koshary House
Vegetarian, traditional Egyptian meal - very cheap
Sea Bride
The BEST seafood restaurant in Dahab

Price details

€15 - 20 per night

We do accept the exchange rate of US dollar, euro, Egyptian pound, Pounds Stirling

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaVisa ElectronMasterCard

Available discounts

10% for groups over 6 pax

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We kindly ask our guests to re-confirm per Email their booking 24 hours before arrival. The room will be kept 6 hours after expected arrival time, after which the room will be re-allocated, if needed.
Should there be any last minute changes, please also inform us via email or phone.Thank you for your cooperation and see you soon in Penguin

Location - Resort

Mashraba St., Mashraba
Janūb Sīnāʼ (Muḩāfaz̧at Janūb Sīnā')
Egypt  46671

How to get there

Penguin Village, P. O. Box 13, Mashraba st, Dahab, ., Egypt
Our hostel is just 5 minutes driving from the Dahab bus stop. We offer a free pick up service for our guests from the bus stop. If you are arriving at Sharm El Sheik airport we offer a taxi service for 25 Euro - just give us your flight details; airline number and exact time of arrival.

Pick up from anywhere in Egypt, buses to anywhere in Egypt, flights and ferry tickets.
The trip takes around 6 hours, 110 euro (per trip, not per person).

By public bus: You can also hop on the East Delta bus from the Abasseiya station. Buses leave several times during the day. Buy your tickets in advance, as it's not possible to reserve tickets on the phone. Ticket prices vary from 60 to 80 LE (one way). After a 8-9 hour ride, the Dahab bus station is 5 min. away from the Penguin. We can pick you up for free

Other options: from Cairo are hiring a taxi or getting on a plane to Sharm El Sheikh.

If you're flying directly into Sharm El Sheikh or arrive there by ferry from Hurghada, we can arrange to pick you up at the airport/port. Just e-mail us your flight information and we'll be waiting for you! You can also share a taxi with others heading towards Dahab for 25 Euro per taxi.

For those coming in from Eliat (Israel), a pick-up can also be arranged. Another option is hiring a taxi that will cost you around 35 Euro per taxi.

If you come from Jordan (port of Nuweiba), we can also pick you up. Another option is hiring a taxi that will cost 25 Euro per taxi

Nearest airport: Sharm Elshiek