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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Nyumbani Hostel

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for cosy and affordable accommodation in Arusha? Do you prefer to stay in a home-like atmosphere? Do you want to experience local life?

Then welcome to Nyumbani Hostel!

‘Nyumbani’ in Swahili means ‘Home’, and that’s exactly what we are providing here in Arusha.

Not only can you enjoy a stay in a relaxed, cosy 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 at a glance:

•Affordable accommodation in 4-bed-dorms as well as private rooms
•Breakfast and dinner included (Tanzanian & Western style)
•Shower, water filter, fridge, kitchen available
•Discount on long term stays
•24/7 support
•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.

The Nyumbani hostel is:

Tizia and Tini, a German-Tanzanian couple, 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 more than five years living experience in Tanzania. Together they created 'Nyumbani Hostel' as a meeting place for backpackers, volunteers, tourists and travellers.

Theresia (you can call her Teddy!), 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, preparing delicious dinners and helping you with anything needed.

Our Nyumbani Hostel is located in an area called Mianzini, a little North of the Arusha City Centre. It's a local but very safe area. Within 10 minutes walking you can reach the main road and within 20 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!

Nyumbani Hostel Policies & Conditions:

- Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
- Payment upon arrival in cash (USD, Euro, Pound, Tanzanian Shilling).
- Taxes included.
- Breakfast and Dinner included.
- No curfew
- Pet friendly
- Family friendly
- Check in and Check Out is flexible. Please let us know your time of arrival, so that
we are able to prepare everything for you.

Some more general information:

Since we are a small family 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 are 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 Ernest. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 7.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Dec 2018
    I felt absolutely comfortable during my stay at Nyumbani Hostel. After a warm welcome the staff explained me everything about the hostel. Trips and Safaris were organized very quickly and I missed nothing. Breakfast and Dinner were super delicious and I liked the atmosphere. The room was clean and cosy and I enjoyed the hot shower after after a long day. Long story short, the staff at Nyumbani is very attentive and every question was welcome. I will definitely come back.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Aug 2018
    We only stayed one night but wish it was more. Staff so helpful and lovely food provided. Rooms clean and well organised. Would love to visit again!
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    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


    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


    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
  • 9.1


    09 Jul 2018
    A wonderful place to stay! It is a bit out of the centre in a nice and quiet environment. The owners are terrific people who will do anything to accommodate you and make sure that you get the most out of your stay. The service is great with good meals, hot showers and good guides.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Jun 2018
    Great experience, staff and other guests were great!
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    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+
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2017
    This was a great hostel to stay in as the staff are warm and welcoming. The dinner is fantastic, but the breakfast is just make-your-own bread and margarine and instant coffee, so I would suggest bringing your own if you like anything more than that. I was picked up at the airport and was thankful to be driven in as I think it would be very hard to find alone. Thanks Nyumbani! It was a lovely stay!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    09 Jul 2018
    We arrived in Arusha and were picked up by our tour guide and got in a taxi. Both were local and unsure where the hostel was. After driving around the area, the taxi driver asked people on the street listed as the address. He and our tour company leader said not to walk outside the car as the area is extremely unsafe. Eventually a local informed us the road was closed and apparently had been for a long time. We never found the hostel and the area is unsafe. Disappointed with the advertising.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi