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Penguin Village

Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
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Ranked #35 of 51 Hotels in Dahab
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I always stay at the Penguin when I visit Dahab. I have stayed with friends, family, and solo. As a female travelling solo in Egypt it was amazing feeling so well taken care of at the Penguin. The staff who work at the penguin are so friendly and greet you by name. A tip: be sure to call ahead and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was annoying in the night i couldn't sleep until i went out and scream... The room was quite good there weren't no soaps or cloth hanging.. The bathroom was quite clean although the bathtub wasn't clean at all... If u want to save money and don't care of the quality then u should visit this one

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you look for a clean, nice and perfectly located budget hotel, then you have hit the pot. I'm already the second time here and I found the same friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Yes, the bathrooms needs some upgrade...yes, the furniture is kinda old... but the rooms are perfectly clean, the staff is perfectly nice and the diving facilities... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This hotel is only if you are concerned about a tight budget. Bathrooms are not clean and need a real renovation. Water is salty, can't use any kind of soap with. Most of the workers are friendly except that of the cafe manager. He will make a big hassle if you got a cup of coffee from outside his place... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I spent a 4 days - 3 nights holiday with my friend at Penguin village in Dahab. First impression was rather good. The manager Ahmed is a funny, smiling guy, welcoming and relaxed. The location is fine, just along the beach, the building has a certain charm, and has recently been repainted. Therefore I closed an eye (or both) on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Booked 6 months earlier, when the price was 15US dollars, when we arrived we were shown into a downstairs, back room, which was totally unacceptable...awful smell...and looking very dusty..did not even look at the bathroom...so we were shown upstairs with sea view....The room was fine...the balcony very big...comfortable bed... and the cost was 27US without breakfast...but the bathrooms let them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

we were a group of 8 that stayed there, the double room with a sea view was the best, clean bathroom, perfect sea view terrace, a mini-bar. the triple room w/sea view was very old and clumsy, the double room with no view was average. All rooms had hot water, free wi-fi. the reception guys were very helpful, they organised... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Perfect position on "mashraba" Its near from every thing ..excellent view.. Fair price.. Clean bathrooms ..clean beds.. Only some tribble rooms too small but rooms with 4 beds are large.. There is a problem the tap water is salty .. Generally its a good place and suitable for me and my friends.. And if i go dahab again i will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The hotel is strategically located in Dahab and has a pleasant youthful atmosphere and nice staff. The rooms are just OK but you cannot expect more in this category. We found couple of cockroaches in the bathroom and the air-condition was not adequate for heating in the chilly winter night but overall we had a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stayed 2 night with the family on the way from Jordan to Sharm. Good base to visit St. Catherine - owner offers trips there for reasonable price. People are extremely friendly here. Double-deck restaurant at the sea with pillows and low tables is the best chill-out place I ever saw in my journeys. Though you can find the cheaper meal... More 

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