- Reviews: 2
Jillyfish House: Traditional House
Jillyfish House in Dahab – do not stay here! The pics show a really nice place but the truth is most of the furniture is broken, and the owner, Julietta Lissberg rips you off because she does not provide what you’ve paid for. We booked for ten weeks and she gave us one plate and two dishes. After arguments we got a couple of bowls and two tea plates, but we still had to buy dinner plates. The cupboard in the pics was locked apart from one drawer and we were told to store our clothes on top of a broken desk in all the dust. When we complained, she provided a bent pipe hung from two chains to hang our clothes yet there was a wardrobe in a locked room we could not use. The bedding was dreadful – the sheets were full of holes, the covers comprised of thin airline blankets and mini pads. We had to sleep in our dressing gowns we were so cold. Fortunately the booking agent provided us with proper blankets but I still had to buy a pillow. The garden furniture was falling apart and we had one usable chair between the two of us. The shade canopy in the garden had a big hole in it right above where you sit. She provided a toilet roll with just two sheets and an empty washing up liquid bottle so I was using shower gel to wash up until I found a shop. She was too mean to even buy a 20p bottle of water for our arrival or provide a water jug for the fridge. The kitchen cupboards were locked so we had to buy plastic boxes to store our food on top of the counter. Toilet paper disposal was an open carrier bag on a hook attracting flies so we had to buy a bin. We actually spent over £50 on household items yet this lady thought she was doing us a favour. The house has different names depending on the website so beware of booking with Julietta Lissberg.
Furniture broken, items missing, bedding full of holes
- Reviews: 160
Bishbishi: Dahab Backpacker's Hotel - Bishbshi
In Dahab stay at Bishbishi or Bish-b for short. Single room with private bath, ac and mini fridge for 80LE with your choice of breakfast and nescafe/tea at Shams waterfront restaurant for 10LE. Incredibly quiet at night, I had a great night's sleep.
This courtyard styled one-storey hostel is fitted with lounge chairs and cushioned seating for guests to relax all day or night. It's common to find guests having a bottle of wine or beer in the evening in the courtyard. If you decide for opt for take-out dinner, there are patio tables and chairs too.
Laundry was 2LE per piece - I had mine done and they did a great job.
Bishbi organises tours - I chose Mount Sinai & St. Katherine's Monastry - the sunrise climb, including transport, guide and entrance fee (80LE); Blue Hole for snorkeling including transport, fins, snorkel and mask (40LE); and Coloured and White Canyon with lunch at the Oasis in the desert (200LE)
Great restaurants and shopping within walking distance. I would definately stay again. (1USD = 5.5LE)
Free wifi - PCs with internet are available at $. If there's something that makes you unhappy about your stay, just let Moose know so they can make it right.
- Reviews: 403
Seven Heaven: Seven Heaven
I enjoyed this place so much that I came back for a second time. There are numerous types of rooms from sheds on the roof for 10LE to en-suite rooms with air-con for 100LE. First time I got a double en-suite room with fan for 60E. When I returned they only had 20LE dorms which were a bit cramped.
The hostel is one the main strip about 20m from the sea. On site is an internet cafe, restaurant, common room and dive school. I took my PADI open water course here and thoroughly enjoyed it.
- Reviews: 165
Penguin: Dahab hotel by the Red Sea
There are many places to stay, eat, dive, and take tours in Dahab. You may want just to get to the Penguin and walk around to the different hotels and see what you like.
But we were very happy with the Penguin. We had a more expensive room with an ocean view, private bath, balcony, AC, and a refrigerator. The internet price was 35 Euros, but the walk in price was cheaper, 100 Egyptians pounds for two people (about $18.00 USD total/night). They have cheaper rooms and there are also other cheaper hotels/camps in Dahab.
Dahab was not very crowded when I was their in April 2008. Maybe the recent events of the border brake between Gaza and Egypt kept tourist away? This may have been why the walk in price was cheaper. Someone posted on VT they paid about $36.00 for the same room in May 2008. Twice what we paid.
Our bath room had salt water for the shower and sink. I understand most of the hotels do this. Maybe this is the only way the government will allow so many hotels is an area with limited water?
You also get 10% when you use their diving. I have more about diving in a different tip.
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Ocean view with large balcony. Most of the other hotels do not have this.
- Reviews: 1390
Penguin: Cheap Accommodation and fab Food
Penguin is located on the main waterfront, you walk out the front of the small complex and you are on the waterfront and out the back door you are on Dahab's main road which offers a pharmacy, bank and a few small shops.
We stayed here for 10 days, we got a "special deal" because we were staying a while, but it was cheap anyway!
Our Room offered Air con (much needed in the Egyptian summer heat), a big window, our own bathroom which consisted of a cold salt water shower, toilet and basin and the added bonus of a fridge.
Staff here were nice and friendly, but we along with others got the impression that they were peed off if you diddnt eat in their restaurant all the time.
Dahab has lots of really great restaurants which we wanted to try out and did! We nearly always ate brunch in our place though, the food was good, a little pricier than other places, but the atmosphere was nice - in Dahab there are cushions on the floor everywhere!
There is internet next door and they sell soft and Alcoholic drinks.
- Reviews: 2
Red Sea Relax Dive Resort: Accommodation- you can't beat free!
Stayed at this brilliant little place having signed up to do my open water diving course at the hotel diving centre. Was amazed to find they offer dormitory accomodation, breakfast and internet free to those diving with them. I believe they also offer a hefty "divers discount" on their private rooms too.
Dorm accommodation was good, clean and the overall location was absolutely perfect- bang in the centre and right on the beach.
Staff also couldn't be more friendly and helpful. Take Hany the receptionist on all your souvenir trips- you'll have to wait an hour while he argues but you'll get whatever it is for the correct price!!
- Reviews: 552
Campground: Beach Huts
Dahab is a great place to chill out and a great place to relax after a journey from Jordan or Syria etc. The beach huts are incredible in that there are dozens of sights that offer dirt cheap rooms. You have to shop around because the standard varies dramatically from place to place. I finally settle for one that had warm water and a private washroom (double) for $5 US a night and this hut was only a 5 minute walk from the Red Sea and corniche area. Dahab is still a bargain and it is a great place to unwind.
- Reviews: 172
Daniela Village: The most friendly service we ever had!
It is a nice hotel, all the rooms have sea vieuw, if you want rext an qoutt you will find it here. The rooms are okay, but they clean the sheets everyday and the rooms are cleaned very well, and when Albert had his birtday they beaked him a huge cake, and sang for him!
You felt there if you where on of the family. It is a bit away from town, but Coc will bring you to town. The blue hole is 50 minutes walking away anf on the bike it will take 15 minutes with a little wind, 20 with lots of wind!
The vieuw is great, the sea, and in the morning the boys on their camels an d in the afternoon too.
- Reviews: 341
Seven Heaven...: Budget!!!
It is a nice place. There are many kinds of rooms visitors can chose from. The cheapest one is straw-made hub. There is a fan inside and costs LE15 per person share, a room can stay up to two persons, well you need to share batheroom with others. A room without aircon costs LE50. It's okay because at least visitors can have a private batheroom. A room with both aircon and private batheroom is LE60. There are also up tp twp persons in a room. What's is better is that there is balcony in the aircon room. You can enjoy the sunset ar your balcony. But there is NO pure water in the hotel, so visitors must wash their hair with salt water.
Unlike other diving school in Dahab, in Seven Heaven there are tow Japanese and two Koreans coaches. A lot of Japanese and Koreans come and stay in this hotel.
Seven Heaven restaurent serve cheaper price food although you may need to wait up to 45 minutes in the sofa.
- Reviews: 124
Nesima Resort: Bedoin-style buildings
Part of the time we stayed in Dahab, we were at the Nesima Hotel. A beautiful structure, all the rooms (although TINY) were built in the domed bedouin building style. They also had a beautiful pool overlooking the ocean, and a good restaurant (nice breakfast buffet too).
At 65 Eu, it wasn't the cheapest place to stay in Dahab (in fact it might have been the most expensive!), but it was a nice place.
The housekeeping staff were great, leaving our towels folded up in great creative ways each day on the bed, one day, also covered in flower petals. Very nice.
They have a dive centre, and run safaris using Bedouin Guides, with friendly staff.
- Reviews: 124
Nirvana hotel, restaurant & dive club: Great cheap accomodation
An oasis in the middle of the world.
Dahab in general was sooooo relaxing and such a wonderful place to stay. The Nirvana hotel had super friendly staff (ask for Anil, he owns the place), and you can't beat the location! Each morning I'd get up, have breakfast, stumble 10 steps across the boardwalk, put on fins and snorkle out directly onto the coral reef out front.
Clean rooms, a fabulous balcony overlooking the ocean with a rocking hammock, and private ensuite bathrooms - all at about $12 US per night (double!).
While we were in Egypt, my husband got quite sick and couldn't leave the hotel, so Anil went out and borrowed some video movies for him to watch on the VCR/TV in the lounge!
- Reviews: 433
Bishbishi Garden/Camp: Dahab's Best Camp
Dahab is full of bedouin style camps. Bishbishi is among the friendliest and cleanest. It has a range of rooms to fit most budgets and these are all comfortable.
A great common area for guests to mix. This is set among the palm trees in the center of the camp and features a hammock and traditional seating on rugs and cushions.
- Reviews: 69
The Swisscare La Reine Hotel Dahab: The Golden Queen of Dahab
A Swiss managed hotel with personal service, great food and clean accommodation.
31 rooms all with twin beds, air-conditioning, bathroom, television with satellite channels, mini-fridge, telephone and balcony.
Swimming pool, restaurant, roof terrace, bar and a cafe.
Good location for the shops, beach and dive-centres.
- Reviews: 639
old sphinx hotel: dahab accommodation
We stayed at the Old Sphinx Hotel. It's located at the end of the main street and is only 5 minutes.
It seemed to be undergoing major renovations while we were there, only half the room were inhabitable.
Its kinda basic, but clean and tidy.
It backs down onto the beach, so you can shore dive and swim without much effort.
The restaurant and outdoor kilim area were really nice with fresh juice and seafood available for reasonable prices.
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