Hostels Dubai

7 Best Hostels in Dubai for Solo and Budget Travelers

No doubt Dubai is emerging on the world map and has become one of the best destinations for backpackers. We know that nothing is cheap in Dubai but the city is becoming an affordable place with the help of developing economical hostels in the area.

The article will give you insight into the top 7 hostels in Dubai and you can choose the best that suits you. The hostels are differently categorized as per the style, facilities, and economies of scale.

If you are traveling alone in Dubai or as a couple, you can have the best hostels to choose from as per your style and personal want.

Dubai Beach Host

HostelWorld (*8.7) (*7.6) Map Starts at ($24) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

If you want to stay in a budget hostel then Dubai Beach Host situated on the marina is a good option for you with its turf terrace and a swimming pool. Just by sitting in your room, you can enjoy the amazing and mesmerizing view of Jumeirah Beach.

Dubai is a hot city and to keep you cool there are air conditions available in all the rooms. You can also access the guest kitchen to cook for yourself and don’t spend too much money on eating out.

Lunar Hostel

HostelWorld (*7.9) (*8.3) Map Starts at ($29) for 10 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (May)

Lunar is another option for those traveling low cost. It’s set very close to Dubai Beach Host and it also provides stunning views of the marina and the city. The rooms are comfortable, there is a large kitchen, lounge, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym.

Complimentary coffee, tea, and cold water are provided throughout the day. At the reception, you can book various tours, such as a desert safari, yacht party, or a night camping. Bike and car rentals are also available. Just ask one of the friendly and extremely helpful staff and they will arrange everything for you.

At The Top

HostelWorld (*9.1) Map Starts at ($26) for 12 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

At The Top Hostel is known to be the best hostel of 2018 in Dubai. It is situated on the Elite Residence’s 66th floor and is considered to be the highest backpacker’s accommodation in the world.

The hostel provides you with the best views of Dubai Marina and an outdoor pool. You are in the heart of the city and once down can have access to numerous bars, restaurants, and shops which are just minutes away. At The Top Hostel is also considered the best because of the amazing free breakfast and supreme services.

Royal Plaza Apartments

HostelWorld (*8.4) Map Starts at ($22) for 8 bed-dorm

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

These apartments have no comparison to classic hostels but are cheap apartments in Dubai. They are very clean, simple, and just 2 minutes away from the nearby metro station.

These apartments have separate dorms for girls and boys and thus everyone can stay safe. There are very few good areas around Royal Plaza but being in the historical location of Dubai you can meet and chitchat with friends at any nearby tea shop.

Saffron Boutique Hotel (Budget Alternative)

HostelWorld (*7.5) Map Starts at ($76) for 1 bed-private

**prices are shown for weekdays in Mid-season (March)

Saffron Boutique Hotel is the best hostel alternative for couples who would like to stay within their budget or simply for those who prefer to stay in their own, private room. It is highly recommended by others and offers hotel-like services.

As a visitor, you can have access to the swimming pool and fitness center. There is a restaurant and a bar on the ground floor where you can meet some new travelers from around the world.



If you are a sheesha lover then this place will give you unlimited free sheesha till your stay. Domme is very close to the airport and the nearby metro station can take you to the departure hall in a few minutes.

The amazing nightclubs of Dubai are quite close. You can use a taxi to get there or the staff will guide you for directions if you like to walk around. Domme also gives its clients late checkout for free.

Backpacker 16


If you are a solo traveler then Backpacker 16 is a good option for you as you can have great chances to socialize along. You can have access to a fitness center where you can meet other fitness freaks. Once done with the gym, you can enjoy a swimming pool, steam room, and sauna.

It is known to be the coolest hostel in Dubai city. With super fast and free wifi you are 24/7 connected to your friends and family back home. You can also enjoy free breakfast within the room rate.