Sleeping in Airports

Hargeisa Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Hargeisa 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 airport has been recently upgraded and is more comfortable than most African airports I’ve visited. – a guest traveller

HGA Airport Overview

hargeisa airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Hargeisa International Airport (code: HGA).

What to Expect

  • There is only one gate and one food vendor past security who sells small items at a premium.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi below.

Sleeping in Hargeisa Airport

  • At the gate, there are rows of metal chairs with padding.
  • There are no hotels or sleep facilities at the airport. For nearby hotels, see Airport Hotels below or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Hargeisa Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Hargeisa Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Hargeisa, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm details on the airport’s VIP lounge. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Hargeisa Egal Airport. Connect to the “Telesom” or “Somtel” network.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – See Banking Services below.

Banking Services – There is a bank in the airport, an ATM machine may be available (but this is unconfirmed). Location and hours are not known.

Currency Exchange – Available.

Duty Free & Shopping – A gift shop is available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. The selection is limited to a cafe. Location and hours are unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Medical Services – – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update the airport guide.

Prayer Rooms – Available.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport closes at night, at the time of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update the airport guide.

Airlines

Hargeisa airport is served by the following airlines: African Express Airways • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • flydubai • Jubba Airways • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rental

Shaybe Car Hire has an office onsite. At the time of this update, no further details are known.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels that provided an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Shared-Ride Vehicles

Shared-ride vehicles and minibuses are readily available.

Last updated: 2022-03-01

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.