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Reviewed 17 March 2010

Myself and my partner completed 10 dives with penguin. The divemasters and instructors were all very friendly and welcoming although the organisation was questionable. The drivers to the dive sites inparticular were awful and often rude. The one we had was more concerned with his hair and mobile phone than the driving and good treatment of the equipment. We had...

1Thank Kerri_Gilkes
The World
Reviewed 28 February 2010

The Penguin is a good backpackers option if you're in Dahab. It's cheap, clean and they have a great restaurant facing the sea and a dive center on site. I stayed there for 10 days and the staff were great and they can arrange a number of different activities and trips.

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Reviewed 27 February 2010

The location is excellent, in a secluded-but-not-desolate spot, five minutes' walk south of the main waterfront tourist market. The restaurant is right on the seafront. Prices are extremely competitive and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The restaurant staff were particularly helpful in entertaining our young children, and staff at the Penguin restaurant didn't hassle us to eat there...

Thank Christaan
Reviewed 11 January 2010

small hotel, nothing special but the people are nice (even if you should always compare prices and try to get discounts). the restaurant is ok too. ask for a room with sea view: it is another story, and you have wifi access from the room, not only in the lobby area

Thank mr-neiv
Knoxville, TN
Reviewed 28 December 2009

Four of us stayed with Penguin in two, common-shower, camp-style, double rooms. The common bathroom is very accessible and cleaned frequently. The rooms are simple but clean and very cheap. All of the staff at Penguin was very helpful and friendly. We arranged transportation from and to Cairo, as well as a couple of side trips in the area, through...

Thank tnchris10
Reviewed 12 November 2009

If you have not yet been to Penguin - go there! Suited for anyone. We have been here several times, both alone, and with grandchildren. The service is great, the surroundings beautiful, the water is - well, you know! Plenty of aktivites if you want that, or in my case,- a cool place in the shadow with a view you...

Thank rolf_jansen
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 11 November 2009

Group of 4 divers. We spent close to 3 weeks at Penguin. The staff were very helpfull in many ways...transportation...excursions...laundry...and much more . The location is superb and the price is reasonnable. Mr Emad is proud manager of the hotel and Mr Tarik is very nice manager of dive center. I am going back to Penguin village in december with...

1Thank gdecarie
Reviewed 10 November 2009

Great range of rooms from top notch to budget. Very affordable. Fantastic staff, especially the manager, Emad. Best dive centre around. Have spent 4 months there in all and can't wait to go back!

Thank SydneyPinclady
Reviewed 25 October 2009

We stayed in this hotel for two nights in October 2009. It has a great location right on the Red Sea, with a fun Bedoin style restaurant overlooking the sea. Staff is willing to arrange a variety of tours. We chose to snorkel the Blue Hole, which was amazing, but probably overpriced (all they do is drive you out to...

Thank RachandD
Reviewed 25 September 2009

I really really really enjoyed my stay at penguin. Everything about it was awesome (especially the manager, Emad). I was made to feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone going to Dahab

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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Penguin Village

Address: Mashraba St, Dahab 46617, Egypt
Region: Egypt > Red Sea and Sinai > South Sinai > Dahab
Price Range: $16 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Penguin Village 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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Penguin Village Hotel Dahab
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#17 On the Beach Hotel in Dahab
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