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.

Where to Sleep

  • 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

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hargeisa Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Ambassador Hotel Hargeisa – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available but must be arranged at time of booking your room. » Check Rates
  • Damal Hotel Hargeisa – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels in Hargeisa on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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.

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.


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

Some area hotels offer shuttle service to and from the airport. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details.

Shared-Ride Vehicles

Shared-ride vehicles and minibuses are readily available.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

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.