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Nyumbani Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In Swahili "Nyumbani" means "Home," and that's exactly what we are providing here in Arusha.

Not only can you enjoy a stay in a relaxed, cozy environment, we can also organize safaris, mountain climbs or day trips in and around Arusha according your personal wishes and budget. Just let us know!

THE NYUMBANI HOSTEL:
- FREE breakfast (Tanzanian & Western style)
- Dinner Available for 5â'¬/$6USD/10.000TSh
- Hot shower, western toilets, free filtered water, fridge, kitchen available
- Wifi
- Swimming pool and rooftop with bar
- Discount on long term stays
- 24/7 support
- Airport pickup (Arusha and Kilimanjaro airports)
- Tanzania SIM cards (for unlocked phones)
- Help with the organization of safaris, mountain climbs & day trips & much more!

We are also a leading figure in the community and volunteer work here in and around Arusha, with 14 community outreach projects currently in place. There are numerous opportunities for you to become a volunteer yourself, or even intern, allowing you to discover more of Tanzania and make an impact at the same time.

OUR STAFF:
Tizia and Tini, the German-Tanzanian couple that founded Nyumban Hostel are passionate about tourism, wildlife and culture. Tini was born and raised in Arusha and is a professional tour guide. Tizia has a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology and almost a decade living experience in Tanzania. Together they created 'Nyumbani Hostel' as a meeting place for backpackers, volunteers, tourists and travelers.

Glory, our on-site manager will make sure your stay with us will be an unforgettable experience!

Our staff, including the wonderful Mamas, will be there for you day in and day out, assisting with washing your clothes and helping you with anything needed. Our chef Gilbart is preparing delicious breakfast and dinner.

LOCATION:
Our Nyumbani Hostel is located in an area called Sakina, a little West of the Arusha City Centre. It's a local but very safe area. Within 1 minute walking you can reach the main road and within 25 minutes you are in the City Centre by foot.
There are a lot of shops and local restaurants around where you can buy whatever is needed; taxis and motorbikes can pick you up from the hostel. Buses are available in a short walking distance at the main road. Public transport is a super fun experience in Tanzania!

POLICIES & CONDITIONS:
- Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
- Payment upon arrival in cash (USD or Tanzanian Shilling).
- Taxes included.
- FREE breakfast (Tanzanian & Western style)
- Dinner Available For 5â'¬/$6USD/10.000TSh
- No curfew
- Pet friendly
- Baggage storage
- Family friendly
- Check-in 12pm and check-out 10 am, but on request and due to availability usually flexible.
Please let us know your time of arrival, so that we are able to prepare everything for you.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Since we are a family-run hostel, we do not have a reception. One of our staff members is always around to welcome you and to answer all your questions. We have two lovely, friendly dogs which is part of the Hostel, and our family, providing us with love but also extra security at the compound at night, together with our night guard. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Oct 2021
    This is one of the better hostels I have stayed at, and certainly the best in Arusha. First off, they have a SWIMMING POOL! Which, is new and super clean. Nice way to come home from a long day in the heat. Also, staff is super nice and have been great about helping get me to the places I want to go. They are helpful, without being pushy. The free breakfast and dinners were solid, and the rooftop bar has a good sunset view. All and all, this is place I really like staying at, would return.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Sep 2021
    Diamond Place. Just amazing. Simple
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2021
    A huge spacious place with a lovely warm atmosphere and great food. Only a few people staying there when I stayed as they had recently moved to a bigger building, but I enjoyed my stay immensely and will be back next time I pass through Arusha. Great price and with communal meals included.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    09 Jan 2021
    I only stayed one night, but thoroughly enjoyed staying there in a very spacious, clean room. The common areas were great, from the shared bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining room. I was welcomed to have dinner with other guests and staff, and for breakfast I was able to use the kitchen and a items left for public use. I could have stayed there for weeks surely, had it not been for the Safari I had planned out the next day.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Dec 2020
    On the outskirts of a rush a the hostel gives you a glimpse into rural life. Rosters, goats, surrounded by locals, it's a 20 minute walk the junction where there's shops and a supermarket. You can also find dalada and pikipiki to take you to downtown Arusha. There's a great mama cook on site, cooking up delicious foods. Relax on the porch or in the garden. 4 dogs guard the property and are up for lots of cuddles. It's a very quiet and calming, relaxing place to stay.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Mar 2020
    This is a wonderful place to saty! The hostel is some distance from the centre of town, which was perfect for me. There seemed to be security lockers but I forgot to aks about that. Otherwise the hostel has a closed gate with security gards or staff 24h. The hostel was very cosy, clean, comfortable, with nice sitting areas and OK internet. There is a nice kitchen and breakfast and dinner is included in the price. The staff is really welcoming, helpful and nice. I'll stay here again!
    Sweden, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Dec 2019
    This should be your place to stay if you are going to climb mountains around or take a safari trip. Girls that works there will organise everything for you. Hostel itself is very clean, everything you need just ask staff. And in the end of the day you even will be treated with dinner! Thank you very much!!
    Ukraine, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Sep 2019
    Breakfast and dinner provided, staff very nice. Hard to find due to lack of signs but that is for the guests' safety
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Jan 2020
    Great hostel. Very friendly and helpful staff, security is excellent and evening meal which is included in the price was fine. My only comment I thought that one of the trips we booked from the hostel to the hot springs, was overpriced. However I would recommend this hostel.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    04 Dec 2021
    The hostel is clean and big, with a rooftop bar and meals provided. However the location is really terrible, super far from the city center, there are no restaurants or stores nearby, anytime you want to leave you need to plan. The atmosphere is very dead. Also the staff have no consideration for mosquitos leaving windows open 24 hours with no window screen cover, they refuse to close them. They think fresh air means air+mosquitos. this place also has blackouts daily up to 3 hours and bad wifi.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


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