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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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.


The Slow Leopard Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In 2014, the Slow Leopard was opened as a little sports bar dishing up a couple of different burgers. By 2017 it has become one of Dar es Salaam premiere bars and definitely the number one spot for burgers! Late in 2016 we opened the upstairs guesthouse with a double room as well as a 6 bed dormitory available for travelers looking for a place to crash at a reasonable budget.

Supremely located in the leafy suburb of Masaki, the Slow Leopard Dar is just minutes away from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. From Masaki, it is a short trip to the city, the ferry to Zanzibar or even the islands of Bongoyo or Mbuya. Our bar downstairs is a favourite local spot, dishing up our famous burgers and cold drinks with plenty of live sport available.

So whatever your reason for being in Dar es Salaam, whether it be work, travel or catching up with friends, you can count on a clean and comfy bed in an air conditioned room and a cold drink at The Slow Leopard.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Check in from 11:00 to 23:00
Check out before 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

Reception 10am-11pm.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Guests must be over 18 years of age. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2022
    Great place to stay. Good breakfast, great staff, restaurant/bar area that hosts different events and attracts some locals. Dorm room was good with a big locker and charging socket. They also give you a towel which is helpful. Location is in Oyster Bay, so a bit far from the centre of town but near Coco Beach. I don't think you need to stay in the centre of town - you can just take Bolts around which are v cheap.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 May 2022
    Well managed hostel.
    Kenya, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    01 May 2022
    Only good things to say about the slow leopard. It’s not particularly cheap but you get what you pay for. Staff are exceptionally helpful the place is super clean and the foods good. Definitely recommend staying here.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Mar 2022
    Best hostel in Dar, nothing to be added, looking forward to come back as always :)
    Serbia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Mar 2022
    Hostel in Dar es Salaam means for me only one place, the Slow leopard!
    Serbia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    03 Jul 2022
    Nice place, great owner. Dorms a little hot at night. Great restaurant and bar.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2022
    Excellent, friendly staff. Really awesome outdoor area. Great for meeting people. Food and drinks at the bar were really good as well. It was a bit quiet while I was there (I know things are still recovering). Curious how it would be when things are full up. Neighborhood is decent. plenty of bars and restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk and the area is also considered pretty safe I think. More of the upscale part of DAR
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 Feb 2022
    Place is a good vibe. Nice place to spend a couple days in dar. Safe area and decent rooms with ac. We left very early one day and the staff was nice enough to leave us our included breakfast in the fridge for us to grab in the morning.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    22 Jul 2022
    The common area is beautiful and a good place to chill. After a long day of traveling I immediately felt the good atmosphere of the hostel and my mood was instantly better. The staff was lovely and very helpful. The beds in the dorm were also comfortable, though it was a 10 bed room, it felt like enough space for everyone. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the smell in the room. I can't put my hand on it where it came from but I got a headache from the smell.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Feb 2022
    Around the area you have a lot of shops and restaurants. And the bar in the hostel is great. But in the 10bed doorm it's so hot to stay, in the other rooms it's better. The stuff was sometime not really motivated to help you.
    Switzerland, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi