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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."

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Nyumbani Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great 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!

- 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.

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.

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!

- 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.

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 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2022
    If you are looking for a good place to stay while in Arusha look no further! I promise you won't be disappointed with staying here. The moment you walk in you will greeted with a happy welcome and a tour of the beautiful facility. The offer a free breakfast and a different delicious dinner each night for a small fee. The rooms were really nice but the pool area and rooftop were AMAZING!! They offer different tours/activities during the day. Truly amazing experience and would highly recommend! =)
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2022
    Very nice and helpful staff. The hostel has great potential, nice rooftop and pool. There wasn’t too many people when I was there but that’s just bad timing. If you stay for a bit you’re bound to meet some cool travelers doing the Serengeti or Kilimanjaro.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    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


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


    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


    07 Jan 2022
    Nyumbani is a big and very nice hostel with a beautiful pool area, e cool rooftop bar and very helpful and lovely people running it! Glory organised my 5 day safari - I got such a fun group to join, it was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for everything, Glory and team!
    Switzerland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    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
  • 9.1


    15 Feb 2022
    It was very clean and the shower had enough water. The stuff was very friendly and helpful. You can eat dinner there if you want. And the rooftop bar was very nice. And they also have a great pool.
    Switzerland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    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
  • 3.4


    19 Jan 2022
    Not going to lie, what attracted me to book this spot was because of the photos and the lack of terrible reviews (I’m not very picky) However, after spending 3 nights at this hostel, I’d have to say I’m left with a very sour taste in my mouth. Not only were the staff rude and dismissive, they also lost items that we paid for them to clean, and double-booked our room, forcing us to change rooms after we had already been there 2 nights. Overall, stingy vibes and too much $ for experience we had.
    Canada, Female, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi