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Ujamaa Hostel

PO Box 16613, Arusha, Tanzania


  • 73%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

Property Information:

Ujamaa Hostel provides the best quality low cost accommodation in Arusha, Tanzania. It's fun, friendly, safe and affordable, so if you're looking for a break from long travel or the hustle and bustle of African life, why not relax in our large gardens, hang out with other guests and enjoy the TV/DVD collection.

With staff who are always happy to help, large rooms and huge communal areas, how can you go wrong? Plus internet access on site!

Breakfast, Dinner and Laundry are included in the price!
There is also a drinks fridge where you can buy sodas and beers at anytime.

We have 4 dorm rooms with 20 beds in total as well as 1 double room. Each bed has a lockable draw for valuables and a cupboard/shelf for clothes etc.

All linen is provided with mosquito nets on each bed.
Please bring your own towel.
We provide 24hr access and security.

The hostel is located a 5min walk from the Cinema Complex which has restaurants, movies, ATMs, a western supermarket, bars, gym and other shops. Just a 10min bus ride to the centre of town where you have access to internet, supermarkets, post office, restaurants and bars.

If you want to give back to the community while you stay in Tanzania, you can join one of our volunteer programs and have the chance to make a real difference in the lives of local people. (Volunteer Visa required costs excluded)

To confirm your booking we require full payment upfront via PayPal (we will email you in regards to this). Should you need to cancel your booking, we take the first night as a non-refundable deposit and refund 50% of the balance.

If you do pay in cash, please ensure US Dollar notes are from 2003 or later or they will not be accepted.

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  • Latest Review

    Single room not lockable. No light in toilet or shower - reported the first day but not fixed though I was there many nights. Shower did not work - I had to go to main house to shower. I paid double for single room but this was located in a separate building with dining room - very noisy as adjacent generator being on all evening - one night until 0400. Staff hung out there to watch TV and talk (loudly) - not relaxing or private. Breakfast two mornings was 1 piece of watermelon only.
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      Anonymous, New Zealand, Female, 41+
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Hostel Awards

  • 2013 1st Best Hostel by Country Tanzania

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  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Ujamaa Hostel Located at PO Box 16613, , Arusha.
Ujamaa Hostel
Arusha 16613 PO Box 16613
73% 51
-3.4089843 36.7030262
Ujamaa Hostel
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