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Featured Hostels in Dubai

Bombay Backpackers DXB - Adults Only
1802, Bahar 5, Dubai
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs927 per night

Located in Jumeirah Beach Residence, this hostel is steps away from The Walk and Dubai Marina. Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina Mall are also within 1 mile (2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Best place for a solo traveller

"Amazing lovely family."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Bombay Backpackers DXB - Adults Only
Heartland Hostel
Al Safa Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Dubai
The price is Rs1,224 per night

Located in Trade Center, this hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of City Walk, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. La Mer and Dubai Frame are also within 3 mi (5 km). Emirates ...

3.5/5Good! (6 reviews)
Good for the money.

"Was actually good. Make sure you have a way to call ahead. The security won’t have an idea what you are saying until you give them the apartment number. This will be given to you by the host when you call them."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Heartland Hostel
Sam997 Tecom
AlBarsha Heights. Tecom. Capitol Tower, Floor (14) . Apartment number 1401, Dubai, UAE
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Located in Barsha Heights, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jebel Ali Race Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dubai Marina and Ski Dubai. Mall of the Emirates ...

Sam997 Tecom
Backpacker top 10
Al Fahad Tower 1, Tecom Barsha Heights, Dubai, Dubai
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Located in Barsha Heights, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Jebel Ali Race Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dubai Marina and Ski Dubai. Mall of the Emirates ...

Backpacker top 10
7 Capsule
Floor 7 capitol tower, Dubai, Dubai
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Located in Barsha Heights, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jebel Ali Race Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dubai Marina and Ski Dubai. Mall of the Emirates ...

7 Capsule
U.A.E Youth Hostel Association
39 Al Nahda Road, Al Qusais Area 1, Dubai
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Located in Al Qusais, this hostel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Al Mamzar Beach, and within 9 mi (15 km) of City Centre Deira and Dubai Museum. Dubai Festival City ...

3.2/5 (89 reviews)

"Ok"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

U.A.E Youth Hostel Association
Friends House Hostel
1401 Block A, Toyota Building, Opposite to Burj.Khalifa Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, Dubai
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Situated in Dubai, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Emaar Square, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera are also ...

3.2/5 (6 reviews)

"Comfortable stay."…"

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2019

Friends House Hostel
California Hostel
Capitol Tower, 16th Floor, Barsha Heights, Dubai, Dubai
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Located in Barsha Heights, this hostel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Ski Dubai and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Mall of the Emirates. Wild Wadi Water Park and Aquaventure ...

4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)

"I like it all. Management, Welcome in, quietness, Friendless, good direction and above all great hospitalize."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2019

California Hostel
Best Beach Hostel
4608 ELITE RESIDENCE, Dubai, UAE
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of American University of Dubai (AUD), Dubai Marina and The Walk. Jumeirah Beach and Skydive Dubai ...

Best Beach Hostel
Your Homestay Hostel
Sheikh Zayed Rd, Capitol Tower, 7th Fl, Apt 701, Barsha Heights, Dubai
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Located in Barsha Heights, this hostel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Jebel Ali Race Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dubai Marina and Ski Dubai. Mall of the Emirates ...

2.6/5 (17 reviews)

"Nothing to appreciate . Toilets are difficult get. Although i paid for upgrsde, i was not upgtrad and did not get a receipt for the money i paid. I had to ask for balance to return"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2019

Your Homestay Hostel
Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment near Mall of Emirates
Al Murad Tower Al Barsha 1, 1701-17th Floor, Dubai
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Located in Al Barsha, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Ski Dubai and Mall of the Emirates. Wild Wadi Water Park and Kite Beach are also within 9 mi ...

Deluxe One Bedroom Apartment near Mall of Emirates
Tourist Hostel
Dubai, Dubai, Dubai
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Located in Deira, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Naif Souq, Gold Souk and Spice Souk. Al Ghurair Centre and Grand Mosque are also within 2 miles (3 ...

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Address Dubai Marina
Address Dubai Marina
5 out of 5
Al Marsa Street, 66 Dubai Marina, PO Box 32923, Dubai
The price is Rs9,160 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (673 reviews)

"My stay at the Address was spectacular. Everything went smoothly from check-in to check-out. Zakaria and his team were great at accommodating me to a room with a nice view and high floor (very picky when it comes to room selection). I would definitely go back to this place on my next visit to Dubai! ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

Address Dubai Marina
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
5 out of 5
No. 1 The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The price is Rs8,675 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,181 reviews)

"Great location , beautiful hotel. Service was outstanding."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai
Atlantis The Palm
Atlantis The Palm
5 out of 5
Crescent Road, The Palm, Dubai
The price is Rs21,534 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,564 reviews)

"The resort is great so is the staff but they need to update their TV channels there are only few channels plus it would not allow us to connect via blue tooth to toutube or netflex so we can watch what we liked they need to have smart TV"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2020

Atlantis The Palm
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're in the market for somewhere affordable to stay in Dubai, there are 1250 accommodation options here to choose from, including hostels. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Dubai for good value, so you can save more for fun things to do. You can enjoy activities in this destination like shopping and boating.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Dubai?

The weather can be a big factor when you're discovering new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically August and July, while February and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 29° C and night-time temperatures average 14° C
  • April-June: 38° C is the daytime average and 23° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 41° C and night-time averages are around 25° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 37° C during the day and 15° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 60 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Dubai?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Dubai Mall
  • Burj Khalifa
  • Mall of the Emirates
Natural Features
  • Dubai Creek
  • Jumeira Beach and Park
  • Al Hudaiba Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Dubai Museum
  • The Dubai Heritage Village
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House

In general, Dubai is known for its:

  • Riverfront
  • Shopping
  • Boating
  • Skyscrapers
  • Cultural attractions
  • Excursions
  • Tours
  • Cafes

How to Get to Dubai and Around the Area

You can search for flights to the nearest airport in Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away. When you're out and about, you may want to make use of public transport. Walk to nearby metro stations like Palm Deira Station, Al Ras Station and Baniyas Square Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Dubai?
By staying at a hostel, you can cut your spending on lodging and save more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your stay. You can enjoy activities in this destination like shopping and boating.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many shapes and sizes, but they have a few things in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere and shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too).
What are the best hostels in Dubai?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the highest reviews from our travellers and could be a good place to start: Bombay Backpackers DXB - Adults Only - Located steps from The Walk. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with lockers and linens. Male/female Separate Rooms Dormitory Single & Bunk Beds Baniyas Metro Station - Close to public transport, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Baniyas Square Station. You can take advantage of a lift and air conditioning at this property. You’ll find showers and hairdryers in all rooms. Heartland Hostel - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Emirates Towers Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and a lift. You’ll find towels, lockers and hairdryers in all rooms. 7 Capsule - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Dubai Internet City Station. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a rooftop terrace. You’ll find towels, free toiletries and lockers in all rooms. Sam997 Tecom - Property features include free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries and lockers.
What's the weather like in Dubai?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 34°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 20°C. Average annual rainfall for Dubai is 102 mm.
What is there to see and do in Dubai?
Overall, Dubai is known for its rivers, boating opportunities and skyscrapers. Major attractions include Gold Souk, Port Rashid and BurJuman Mall. Get out into nature with places such as Dubai Creek, Dubai Fountain and Jumeirah Beach. Cultural attractions include Dubai Museum, Dubai Opera and The Dubai Heritage Village.
What's the best way to get around Dubai?
You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Dubai (DXB-Dubai Intl.), located 3.6 mi (5.8 km) away from the city centre. An alternative is Sharjah (SHJ-Sharjah Intl.), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away. Once you’re on the ground, you may want to make use of public transport. Walk to nearby metro stations such as Gold Souq Station, Al Ras Station and Baniyas Square Station.