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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

very dirty place! they didnt clean our room for 2 consecutive days until we told them. rooms are very small n they made 4 of us stay in one room. so u can inagine wut the bathroom looked like. the toilet flush broke down. shower is very rust n old n why one earth do they have a balcony 3/4... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I stayed here for a week in one of the dorm rooms. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Able to sort out any activity you want to do in Dahab/Sinai. And were very knowledgable about the area and other information you might want. Their diving centre was really good too, the staff who worked at it were top professionals... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

i stayed there last year and it was OK this year noooooo rooms need immediate renovation I stayed @ 104 and my friend @ 103 ants are everywhere, mosquitoes will kill u @ night, water is not sweetened your hair will be ruined from the shower, no TV, there was no refrigerator but they get an old one when i... More 

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