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Band Street, P.O.BOX 21113, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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66%

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65 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 46%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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74%

Best value in Dar. Great rate, good fan in the room during summer. Location is perfect, downtown, near ferry, restaurants, other shopping. This is a hotel though, not a hostel. Has a common room with a TV, but no hostel atmosphere. Breakfast was okay. Shower was only a trickle, but the rest of the room was adequate. If you are on a budget this is the best value. Try the Indian restaurants several blocks down Libya Street.


63%

Very simple but clean rooms (although we had a few cockroaches). It is a place to sleep and a good base for discovering Daressalaam, but not more - the hostel is located in the city centre, but in the evening the road and the people there become a bit creepy. The sitting room ist not very cosy, but there ist free wifi and they also sell drinks. Via email we booked a transfer from the airport to the hostel, unfortunately there was noone there when we arrived... So you should always double-check!

  • 1st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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100%

It was convinient and the people there were really friendly! I had an amazing stay there.


51%

Be very careful when paying for this hostel. The staff tried to charge me $10 more per night. They argued with me until I produced the receipt from Hostelworld showing how much I owed. No doubt they try and con many foreign visitors out of money so make sure you know exactly how much you owe before you arrive. Their taxi service to the airport is very overpriced and can be found much cheaper locally. The area is very unpleasant but only 15 mins from airport. The rooms are very basic but cheap.


66%

The place is ugly but I think that's more just that the whole city is ugly. For a cheap hotel it's what you'd expect. Close to ferry and they store your luggage for you. Though when I came to pick it up the guy at the desk looked at me cluelessly and didn't know about bag storage so he made me panick. I waited an hr for the manager and luckily he had it. Breakfast is gross just toast.


89%

The rooms were very humid, but otherwise everything was great, especially the candy bars in the lobby

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Decent place to stay for one night with a hot shower. However, wifi was really slow.


74%

Good value for money. The staff helped us giving us directions and also got us the ferry tickets for Zanzibar with no extra charge. No wi-fi but there is one pc with internet in the lobby. Essential rooms for a cheap stay. Recommended.


77%

Good for one or two nights, like while waiting for a ferry. Right in the City Center.


46%

Our room was full of mold, staff was impolite and tried to cheat too much money from us and breakfast was bad.

  • 2nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Love to be in the heart of bustling town like this, great restaurants and chai shops round the corner, Kariakoo markets fantastic, learn some swahili and enjoy!

  • 25th Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

The room is very small and not nearly modern, BUT : Internet access in lobby, hot shower and toilet and self regulated air conditioner in the room, window with good lockers (you can open and close yourself ), toilet paper and soup, not bad bed clothes and towels, small table with the mirror and chair – very good package for this money! In addition: located in the walking distance from Dar Es Salaam Ferry Terminal from Zanzibar ( 15 min), in the quit and safety place (inside the area with gate!).


80%

other then being a little hard to find everything was great! thanks!

  • 16th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

Friendly peple, very helpful. A good place for budget travellers who start their Tanzania experience. Thank you!


80%

The location is great and the staff very friendly. Thank you!


66%

I was staying in an individual room. It was small, but enough for me. There was a mosquito net in the window, so I had no problems with mosquitos at all. The ac was broken, but the fan was enough to keep the room fresh. The room was clean and the sheets as well. You have the impression everything looks very poor, you just have to get used to that in Dar. It is located in the very center of the city. The neighborhood is poor, so it can impress you if you've never been to Dar before.

  • 22nd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

Really scary place for a westerner

Owner Comment (Hide)
Can you be specific on what scared you? The hotel is in existance for the last 15years, and enjoys a regular clientele. It would be worth noting your fears.

69%

simple and basic hostel, suitable for backpackers who are not very demanding.


20%

The hostel wasn't good for the price. It is definitively too expensive for the service provided! The breakfast wasn't so good. Moreover, the owners are really unpleasant. I don't recommend this hostel.

  • 28th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

A clean and basic hotel. Ok to get a nights sleep but nothing to write home about.


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