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Penguin Village
Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Dahab
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The rooms are clean and bright with a decent bathroom with a great hot shower.
Yes it is rather quiet but so is every where else. Egypt is going through some tuff times
In general a nice place to stay and very cheap,staff helpful,and good food in the restaurant over looking the sea.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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PenguinDiversDahab, Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2012

Thank you very much it is been our pleasure to have you staying with us and we hope next time will be again soon and you can find us bitter and bitter,we all wish you a safe trips and enjoyable time every where ,
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We traveled as a couple and took a double without bathroom for 50 EGP. It was exactly what we needed - no frills, but with good, clean shared bathroom with hot water etc. I doubt there is much cheaper elsewhere in Dahab. The staff are very friendly too - and there's free Wifi, plus free use of the beachfront bar. The hostel is also situated right in the middle of the cheaper places to eat. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking to stay on a budget.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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PenguinDiversDahab, Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Thank you for the review,it is a big help to improve our service,and have you happy to stay with us again,
Have a lovely day from sunny Dahab.
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We picked this place after reading some good reviews but think its past its prime! Don't be fooled by the up to date website, the rooms are in need of a makeover. In November it was very quiet and didn't have much atmosphere to save it either. We ended up paying a bit more and moving to Inmo Divers Hotel (which also has some nicer budget rooms if that's what you are looking for).

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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PenguinDiversDahab, Manager at Penguin Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2012

Hello
Thank you for taken the time to write a review ,your feedback is our guide line to improve our services and help you having a nice happy holiday ,and i hope to serve you bitter next time you here,
Have a lovely day from sunny lovely Dahab.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Def recommend for travelers.
Village consists of hotel rooms & dorm rooms.
I stayed in 4bed dorm perfect for a backpackers 25egy pounds a night.. Which was 3€.. Soo nothing :)

Breakfast was 15egy pounds at Jasmin Restrauant. Ate every breakfast & most dinners there and food everytime was fantastic. Good size and super cheap. Staff spoke English and big menu.

Penguin Padi dive center. Where I completed my open water & advanced was great. Instructors are friendly and Padi certified so it's was an excellent experience.

Hoping I can get a job at penguin on reception so I can spend more time in Dahab.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

i stayed for 2 days in dorm.
Staffs in reception are unfriendly and looks angry all the time. No airconditioner in room. Wifi access is really bad.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at Penguin back in February - I was off to do my PADI while he just wanted a refresher and go on a few dives with me. We stayed in a sea view room, which was nice - clean, comfortable, nothing fancy but we were really just after a bed to sleep in and it was more than enough for what we wanted (and for what we paid).

When we arrived we we were welcomed by the staff, who sat and had a drink with us. They are genuinely friendly, cool people who made us feel at home and were nice to chat to over the course of the week. The food from Penguin is great as well (we are both veggies), but the staff didn't get annoyed or pushy if we wanted to eat out elsewhere.

The dive centre staff were AMAZING. I was taken through my PADI by Moustafa, who might be the most patient person in the world as I can be pretty slow to pick these things up! He was chilled out but attentive, a good teacher who is able to clearly explain what you should be doing (with a good sense of humor too). I'd recommend him to anyone.

Bonus points for penguin - the cats that chill out at their restaurant were ridiculously cute, and all the staff are kind to them too.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Iona M
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Penguin village is cheap, like everywhere in Dahab. But the beach is replaced from a restaurant that try to sell everything while you are trying to take the sun or read something, and drinks and meals are more expensive than the room. I have found my toilette really dirt. Maybe the sea view rooms are better

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Daniela221
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Additional Information about Penguin Village

Address: Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Location: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Dahab
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
Price Range: $5 - $32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friendly, clean hotel located on the waterfront. A range of rooms including ones with A/C, private bathrooms and balcony with red Sea views. Onsite restaurant and dive center offering recreational diving and PADI courses. Pick up service from anywhere in Egypt and assistance in arranging tours to surrounding cities and the Sinai region.hope to see you soon> ... more   less 
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