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BackPacker 16

Tecom, Al Barsha 1st Floor, Capitol Tower, Dubai 66666 United Arab Emirates
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#41 of 593 Speciality lodging in Dubai
Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Backpacker 16 Accommodation is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Dubai. Backpacker 16 Hostel is good for big groups, solo adventurers, business travelers and couples. Our hostel has a manager on due who can be contacted 24/7. From here, you can enjoy easy visit most popular places in Dubai. Our hostel placed near Dubai Marina - one of the greatest area in the country. A lot of skyscrapers, big public beach, bay and yachts, plenty of restaurants, cafes and attractions - all of this only in 15 minutes from our hostel! Five minutes by walk to reach Dubai Internet City metro station (0.6 kilometers/ 0,37 miles). Also our hostel is close to hand made Palm Island, Burj Khalifa (highest building in the world) and safari pick up location. ou can spend time in swimming pool on the rooftop, GYM and common sitting room.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Rooftop pool
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Tecom, Al Barsha 1st Floor, Capitol Tower, Dubai 66666 United Arab Emirates
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Dubai Internet CityDubai Metro7 min
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Paige with an i wrote a review Dec 2019
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
I will continue to use Backpacker 16 for every budget Dubai visit I make. I have yet to find availability in the female dorms but was surprised at how comfortable and neat it was in the mixed-gender dorm. I never felt unsafe or uncomfortable, and the bunks can close up to make it private. The staff was very friendly every time and very welcoming. They have my vote!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Maitreyi M wrote a review Apr 2019
26 contributions4 helpful votes
Very friendly to your wallet! Easy transport with metro, shops and restaurants nearby...also esy to grab taxi if needed. Clean rooms..only I wish number of rest rooms were more. It could be difficult to access restroom given number of guests they have...time to time..
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Date of stay: February 2019
Amber Cee wrote a review Apr 2019
Cairns, Australia297 contributions50 helpful votes
I stayed here for 3 days, 2nights and really enjoyed it. I got there 6 hours before checking and was super jet lagged, the bed was ready so they let me check in early which was lovely of them. All the staff were so nice and gave me a list of things to do. It's very close to Internet City train station, about a 10min walk at most with a bag. Big bathrooms, rooms a good size and the beds all have a light and PowerPoint with usb plug in, a shelf and a locker for use that has a key and a curtain for each bed. I'd definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Cindy Soka wrote a review Feb 2019
Melbourne, Australia352 contributions99 helpful votes
I am currently backpacking South East Asia, but Dubai was my first stop. Accommodation is expensive in this part of the world, but finding an affordable hostel was easy. At the time, I thought all hostels are little hut bungalows by the beach (blame mu enthusiasm for Bali Instagram posts), so I was shocked to find it was on one floor of a 14 story building. The hostel is located in a red light district. You won’t see any uncouth activities going on, but I saw loads of passport photo sized pictures of women advertising themselves and signs saying “no loitering”. I arrived quite late at night but there were staff there to check me in. You are given a security card to open your room. The bed was comfortable and I had a privacy curtain. I was given a small locker to keep my valuables in. I kept my backpack under my bed. The hostel serves a VERY nice breakfast. So nice that it skewed my later expectations of hostel breakfasts. Think: sausage omelettes, toast with loads of spreads, fruit, juices and hot drinks. You have to pay extra for breakfast though. The showers could be improved: there is a bathtub come shower that was very dirty but it’s ok if you have flip flops. The social aspect was very good. I met a lot of people on the first night who I still talk to. There are always people going out at night to the nearby bars and clubs. Everyday is ladies night in Dubai. Overall it was not a bad baptism to backpacking or to dorms.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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The British Asian Backpacker wrote a review Feb 2019
Accrington, United Kingdom117 contributions39 helpful votes
This was the first hostel I had ever visited. I was expecting the worst i.e. beds riddled with bedbugs, dirty toilets/showers, noisy dorms etc. I was pleasantly surprised. The hostel was split across a number of rooms on the first floor of the tower. There were a number of dorms and a common area. Each dorm was organised into single capsules. The beds were comfortable and had privacy curtains. Each capsule had a charging station and a night light. The common room was in a different room. It had a well-equipped kitchen, sufficient seating area and a balcony. The breakfast on offer each day was plentiful but cost 20 AED (£5) each day. The greatest thing about the hostel was the people. The staff working there were friendly and helpful. They assisted me in organising tours and providing directions. They were always around for a nice chat. The people staying at the hostel were great too. On the first night, I made friends that I still talk to now. The only negative thing I have to say is the bath tub in the shared toilets needed a regular clean. It's not such a big deal if you have flip flops though. All in all, Backpacker 16 was great and I would definitely visit again if ever in Dubai!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$19 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of DubaiDubaiAl Barsha / Al Barsha Heights (Tecom)
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Frequently Asked Questions about BackPacker 16
Which popular attractions are close to BackPacker 16?
Nearby attractions include History Of Cinema Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at BackPacker 16?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
What food & drink options are available at BackPacker 16?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BackPacker 16?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BackPacker 16?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toshi, Nelson's, and Prego's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BackPacker 16?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at BackPacker 16?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to BackPacker 16?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jumeirah Archaeological Site (5.3 km).