Sleeping in Airports

Algiers Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Algiers Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The only place you are likely to fall asleep in Hassi Messaoud airport is in the international departures lounge, but that is assuming you find a plastic seat that is actually bolted to its base. – Gus

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Houari Boumediene Airport.

What to Expect

  • A modern mid-size international airport with three terminals (Terminals 1, 2 and 3)
  • Several reviewers described this airport as comparable or better than some US or European airports in the quality of the airport’s amenities and the efficiency of its processes (check-in, security checkpoints, etc.). Comfortable seating is available throughout and you don’t have to walk far to reach any of the gates.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Although no reviewers mentioned a specific spot for sleeping, those who did remarked at how safe they felt in the airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Air Algerie Salon Premiere ClasseAccess information is currently unavailable.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping at the Algiers Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

At Airport Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport
Opening in late 2018 – The 326-room hotel will be situated directly opposite the airport’s new terminal and will be the only terminal-linked hotel.

Near Airport Mercure Alger Aéroport
(5 minutes from the airport) Free 24-hour airport shuttle to/from domestic & international terminals departs every hour. » Check Rates

Near Airport Ibis Alger Aéroport
(3 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle departs daily, every hour from 7:00AM to 10:00PM. Located across from taxi stands. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Algiers Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Algiers Airport for a fee.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Children’s Play Areas – Not available.

Currency Exchange – Bank of Algeria. Location: unknown. Hours: unknown.

Food & Drinks – Yes

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – While we have no official info regarding mobile charging availability, a reader tells us that he recalls there being charging ports on pillars in the terminal and in the Cafes.

Pharmacy – Yes (Terminal 2)

Prayer Room – Yes (Terminal 2)

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of March 2018, Algiers airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algerie • Air France • Royal Air Maroc • EgyptAir • Turkish Airlines • Saudia • Tunisair • Lufthansa • Emirates • Royal Jordanian • Air Canada • Alitalia • British Airways • Qatar Airways.



A local bus links the airport with the city center, running in 30-minute intervals. Tickets are sold on board the bus.

Car Rentals

Rapide Car has a desk at the airport.


Taxis are readily available for hire outside of Hall 2. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.