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You are a backpacker and by definition you’re most probably broke, but fear not, you can Book Luxurious Hotels in Dubai without breaking the bank!. Normally you can survive with almost nothing in other countries right? But not in Dubai .This country can have all the glory and be termed the king when it comes to replicas of fake shoes, handbags and even jewelry but when it comes to accommodation, it has no room for you especially if you have that weathered wallet.

For backpackers, especially, it is going to be hard to find cheap accommodation in Dubai that suits your pocket. You might consider camping in the desert but then again, a desert in not just a deserted place in Dubai, unlike other parts of the world, it maybe where the Arabian princes go to relax and hold their bikini parties. There are not plenty of hostels and guest houses and don’t be too shocked to find yourself in a hotel. Nevertheless our top priority is to travel as much and spend the least so here are some options for cheap accommodation in Dubai:

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It is located on 39 al nahda road between lulu hyper market and the al bustan centre. This is one of the pocket friendly places that travelers on a budget can stay for as little as 90 AED ($25) for a shared dormitory or as much as 200AED for a single room. Those travelling in groups will get even more discount i.e. Buffets which are available to groups of 15 people or more. Breakfast is served free of charge, how cool is that!. Check in is 14:00 checking out is before 12:00 and they only accept cash so no need to carry plastic cards around. There is also a safety box available but you have to pay a refundable deposit of $100.the biggest turnoff for the backpackers would probably be the prohibition of alcohol and cigarettes in the rooms, but logically speaking id rather miss a smoke than a night’s sleep.


Recognized as the most known budget hotel in town (around $55 per night), it is located on al Rigga Street next to the metro station. It is located only 2kn from deira city center and 4 km from the Dubai international airport making its location excellent. Each room has either a king size bed or two single rooms with a work desk, table and chair. An LCD screen is also available in every room with satellite channels. The check in time is 14:00 and check out 12:00.other facilities include; swimming pool, safe deposit box and free internet.


It is the Winner of the award of excellence from the sharjah government in the 2 star category. Located only 15 km from the Dubai airport, it is a very good budget hotel. Aside from the rooms being furnished they are all equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning and a mini bar. Other services include free telephone calls within sharjah, free safety deposit boxes and guests can use the nearby beach or swimming pool for only $6.upon request you can receive services like babysitting and doctor on call.


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28 thoughts on “Cheap Hotels in Dubai

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  2. Thanks for this post about cheap-hotels. It would really help especially for the beginners to think. Keep updating us.

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  4. Great post. It’ actually a great and helpful piece of information. I am glad that you shared this helpful information with us.

  5. Hi All,
    This is Anand, a Wanderlove from India. I have been traveling in and around India. This is the first time I’m traveling abroad, and decided that to be Dubai for a week, Dec 5th to 10th. Would like to meet new people and get to learn a lot of things. Let me know if someone can be my host?

    Phone: +91-9790823145

    Thanks in advance

  6. I am looking for 3 night cheapest accommodation in Dubai from 29 December to 1st January. i don’t mind back packer hostels. Many thanks

  7. hi me and my friend will have plan to visit Dubai in the middle month of December, and will stay for 28 days. kindly inform any cheaper accommodation near Karama.

  8. hi l am indian guy we r looking bed space for 10 to 15 day there a.c and kichen must. or any alon land lord lady there. my first choice

  9. Hey guys m an Indian guy coming up on20th July… Please sort me with some budget hostels upto 60-70AED … Sharing wud do.. 10 days … Dhingratextileempire@gmail. Com…. Drop in asap … Cheers . T.c thanks

  10. Which of these places did you stay in? I’m traveling alone and the atmosphere is really important, ie: common areas where I can meet people to do things with. I’m curious if the youth hostel is that type of place? I’ve definitely stayed at some hostels that are not, especially in places where there is not an influx of backpackers.

    This is a bit off topic but wondered how much time you spent in Dubai and did you hit any of the other emirates?


  11. Great post Johnny! When your a traveler sometimes it doesn’t matter if you camp or stay in a luxurious hotel, the best thing is the experience.

    1. thanks ed 🙂 it’s tough to find cheap accommodation in Dubai, even these aren’t that cheap :S

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