Backpackers Guide to Dubai 101

Dubai
Backpacking in Dubai??? Well my friend it can be done in as easy as 1,2,3… Here’s My Guide Dubai’s coin-savvy, top 5 accommodation for backpackers.  But first off, do you have your visa in check? Great!! Because without it, the Dubai dream goes out the window. For those who don't require a visa.... as we were!!

So first thing you need to do is find a place to stay, and you can easily do this by booking way ahead of time. There are quite a number of places who accept walk-ins as well, that's if you are the trial and error kind of person. Before getting to Dubai, ensure that you have converted your currency into the dollar currency, which is widely accepted all over the UAE. For those who use euros it's fine as well. We suggest that you have dollars though, because its conversion rate is always constant at 3.65 to dirhams (which is the currency used in UAE). As for the Euros they vary between 4 – 4.4.

Circling back to the accommodation, you would be looking at a hostel, nothing too fancy although we do have fancy hostels, but the goal is to do more stuff in Dubai, right?
 
Here are the top five hostels you can stay at, and they all have good reviews from previous clients, additionally they rate highest in the Hostel World.
 

Domme

Webpage: http://the-domme-hostel.business.site
Contact: 04 299 9496 OR 050 536 0369
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival
Location: 28b 23c St – Dubai
Price Range: 90 – 100 AED (Payment on arrival by cash)
 

Backpacker Hostel

Webpage: https://www.backpackerhosteldubai.com
Contact: 056 649 7833, backpackerdubai@gmail.com
Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Location: Al karama 
Price Range: 60 – 110 AED (Payment on arrival by cash)
 

Backpacker 16 Hostel

Webpage: https://www.backpackerhosteldubai.com
Contact: 056 647 2050, hosteldubai16@gmail.com
Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash only
Location: Tecom 
Price Range: 70 – 110 AED (Payment on arrival by cash)
 

U.A.E Youth Hostel

Webpage: http://www.uaeyha.com
Contact: 04 298 8151/ 04 298 8161, uaeyha@emirates.net.ae
Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival
Location: Al Qusais
Price Range: 100 – 310 AED 
 

At The Top Hostel

Webpage: https://www.topdubaihostel.com
Contact: 056 647 2024
Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Chargeable early check-in / late checkout
Location: Dubai Marina 
Price Range: 250 – 400 AED breakfast included 
 
Other Accomodations that would be backpacker friendly include Citymax hotels, Byblos and easyHotels. If you book them via hostels.com or hostelworld.com, they will give you a rate much lower than booking.com like upto 65% lower. Check back in for the backpackers Dubai guide 102. We’ll cover restaurants, cafes and places to visit that are budget friendly.

Catch you later 😊!