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Made to feel very welcomed by the cheerful and helpful staff.
The rooms have seen better days and the owner needs to spend a bit of money to stop the place deteriorating even more!
You get what you pay for, so can't really complain, enjoyed my week there.
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Excellent place to stay with a very friendly, helpfull staff which has made the stay very pleasurable and hassle free.
Right on the sea front with all anemities close by.
Restaurant on-site served excellent and reasonably priced food.
I am not gonna lie though, you do get what you pay for and if you go for the "shared bathroom option", then get ready that you will share facilities with many more people and it will reflect sometimes...
But will definitelly stay again.
I can't say enough about the Penguin. A total no-hassle place (that's a big deal in Egypt), and it's gorgeous. When I went to check in I asked if they had a single w/ a shared bathroom, and at the time they were all occupied, but rather than just stick me in a more expensive room, they let me wait around at the restaurant until check-out was finished to see if anything opened up for me, which it did. Usually that type of room is kind of dingy, but it was quite clean and comfortable.
Speaking of the the restaurant, it has some really top-notch food, is right on the water and has a fantastic view. I have fond memories of just sitting there with a drink or a tasty meal and enjoying the sea breeze and listening to the little waves. It was the only place in Egypt where I felt totally relaxed. I stayed at a lot of low-budget places in my travels, and this is the only one I dream of going back to someday - not the town, the hotel itself. Awesome.
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Mashraba Street Dahab Sinai
Penguin village is a budget hotel in Dahab. We offer a fabulous place to rest, relax, discover, dive and have fun. Blending the heritage and hospitality of the Middle East with the convenience and professionalism of the West, Penguin Village offers diving, affordable accommodation, day trips, desert safaris and historic adventures with your safety and comfort in mind. We allow you the choice of a perfectly wrapped package or your own custom designed vacation. With us you can surf the Internet, the waves or simply relax by the sea with a long cool drink.
Penguin village is located just 90 kilometres from the International Airport in Sharm El Sheikh, 150 kilometres from the Airport in Taba and 5 minutes drive from Dahab bus station.
Penguin Village is situated in the centre of Dahab which faces directly out onto the Gulf of Aqaba with its breathtaking views. Its these views combined with the marvellous coral reefs and perfect weather that make it one of the best destinations world-wide for both backpackers and sun seekers.
Our multi-lingual team have years of experience and are dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment during your stay. We would be delighted to assist you with not just your activities here in Dahab but also with transport, tours and accommodation in the rest of the Sinai and Egypt. At Penguin we understand your needs and will provide you with the very best service possible.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 86% for this property is based on ratings provided by 41 guests.