Best Hostels for Backpackers, Students, and Female Travellers in Dubai, UAE

Dubai is one of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates. It's a modern city that is famous for its tall skyscrapers, impressive malls, and growing economy. It has become a popular tourist destination and it is slowly gaining popularity with backpackers and budget travelers as well. It's a desert city and it has impressive infrastructure and a unique culture. There are a handful of hostels around Dubai but it can be difficult to find a backpacker's hostel that has a traditional backpacker environment. Many hostels are actually rooms that located in apartment buildings. If you're looking for a more social setting, you may be a little disappointed.

How much do hostels in Dubai cost?

Average Dorm Price $22 ($11 to $35)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $75 ($36 to $218)

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and students.

Dorm Bed: $11.08
Private Room: $20.42
Overall Rating: 68%
BackPacker Hostel is a popular hostel in Dubai for backpackers and solo travellers. It's located about a five minute walk from Burjuman Station and it is convenient to most of the city's top sights and attractions. It's about a two minute walk to Dubai Museum and is just ten minutes from the popular Sheikh Zayed Road. The hostel has a variety of amenities available for guests including laundry service and luggage storage.

There are female only and male only dorms available. Each dorm has six or ten bunk beds and the rooms are kept clean and comfortable. Some dorms have attached bathrooms while others have shared bathrooms.

This is one of the larger and more social hostels in Dubai. If you're hoping to meet other travelers in a more traditional hostel setting, then this may be one of your best options.
Sheikh Hamdan Colony, BuildingG3,3rd floor,unit302 Al Karama area , Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

A good hostel for students and backpackers.

Overall Rating: 52%
Central Hostel Dubai is located close to Burjuman station and is near many different cafes and restaurants. It's about a five minute walk to Burjuman Mall and is close to a variety of different sights and attractions. By train you can access Burj Khalifa, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, The Creek, Gold and Spice souks. There's a balcony that offers a great view of the surrounding area as well.

The hostel has a variety of amenities for guests such as free luggage storage if you arrive early. There's an additional fee for luggage storage after you check out. They can help you organize desert safari tours and the staff can provide any travel information that you might need. There's also parking available if you have a car.

The hostel has three dorms that have comfortable bunk beds. One room is female only, one is male only, and the other is co-ed. The female and co-ed dorms sleep up to six people and the male dorm sleeps up to ten.
Burjuman, 12 B street, building G3, unit 302 , Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and female travellers.

Dorm Bed: $34.45
Overall Rating: 83%
Dubai City Hostel is a popular place to stay for backpackers and solo travellers to Dubai. It has a large dorm that is furnished with comfortable beds. Each bed has its own lamp and power outlet. There are also security lockers available.

The hostel is located in an apartment building, so it does not have the vibe of a typical hostel. It's about ten minutes from the airport and five minutes from Mamzar Beach Park and there are many restaurants and cafes within walking distance. The Stadium Metro Station is close by and from there you can access most of the city's top tourist sights and attractions.

The hostel has some great amenities available for guests including free wi-fi throughout and access to a large swimming pool and a gym. They can also help you with any desert safari or city wide tours that you might want to arrange. If you'd like to prepare your own food, there's a grocery store located in the same building.
Amman Road Al Maaref Private School Bus Stop , Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

A good hostel for students, backpackers, and female travellers.

Dorm Bed: $27.00
Overall Rating: 77%
The Domme is another hostel option for backpackers to Dubai. It's located just a few minutes from several metro stations and the city's most popular tourist attractions are easily accessible. The hostel has free wi-fi throughout its rooms and 24 hour a day security. The rooms are cleaned daily, and it is wheelchair accessible.

The staff here are friendly and welcoming. They can help you with any travel arrangements that you might need. They can also recommend restaurants and entertainment venues that are nearby.

In the surrounding area you'll find plenty of restaurants, although the hostel itself is actually about 8 kilometers from the city center. There are two rooms available that are large and brightly decorated. Dorms are split by gender and there is an eight bed female room and a twelve bed male room available. This hostel is also located in an apartment building, so it can be a bit difficult to find.
332, Al Zarooni building, Rolla Street , Dubai, United Arab Emirates,

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