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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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The Slow Leopard Hostel

Book more than 14 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 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2020
    I loved the location, the food which was super clean and just overall great, all member of the staff were very nice and the hostel was very clean. There are some highly points to concider that might affect, you, future guest. The hostel was mostly empty when I stayed due to covid. So I can see how the 5 people dorm I stayed in would get a bit crampped. Anyway, I had a blast there
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2020
    Henry, Eddie and the entire Slow Leopard staff are an absolute delight. The location is perfect for enjoying all that Masaki nightlife has to offer. Thursday night there is live music and the party comes to you! I will sorely miss starting my day with the complimentary breakfast of eggs Sunnyside up on toast with avocado and tomato. The coffee is strong and hot. Masai tribesman guard the place at night so it's super safe. You would be a fool not to stay here.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2020
    Really enjoyed my stay here. The owner, and all the staff were extremely accommodating and tried to help me out with whatever I wanted to do. The bar downstairs is a great place to meet people and the burgers there are incredible.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2020
    Great place and very helpful staff
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2020
    Fantastic place for me to start my 7th African Adventure, so you know I have been in many hostels on the continent. Staff was amazingly helpful. Though they do not have a 'travel desk' The owner, provided excellent map of Dar that gives one plenty of information about the city and he had ideas for my next adventure and how to make it happen. Aziza, one of the staff, went above and beyond the call to help me get to the National Museum.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    29 Feb 2020
    decent place with good facilities. the bar area gets busy and can be fun
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Mar 2020
    My first time in Tanzania, or anywhere in Africa for that matter. The Slow Leopard was a great place to start! Friendly staff, free breakfast, great beer, and an amazing place to meet other travelers and locals alike. The surrounding area was lovely, very safe, and it’s just a short walk to Slipway Mall. The showers were nice, but only one of them locked, wasn’t ever an issue though. The lockers in the room were unable to lock with the padlock I had. Overall, loved it. I was very sad to leave.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jan 2020
    Upon booking and arriving I was impressed with the facilities. The lobby, garden, and barbwere all beautiful. While being led to our room we passed a pile of feces (possibly from the dog) in the hallway. We then came into our room, which was spacious and comfortable with air conditioning, but with an open window and full of mosquitos. We left and returned later and the feces was still there. We woke and could smell it in our room. We mentioned it during breakfast and they cleaned it immediately
    USA, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.3


    27 Feb 2020
    Chilled during the day and very lively at night. Very lovely and welcoming staff. No tour desk but staff are very helpful in how to get around town etc. The 10 bed dorm was spacious. Decent sized lockers for each bed and bedside lighting/charging point. The dorm is directly behind the bar area can be a little noisy at night. Shower was hot but the shower heads aren't very good (water coming out everywhere). Clean facilities, good location, AC in the dorm and decent Wi-Fi. Would stay again :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Jan 2020
    It was nice, near a bunch of beach resorts. Not my usual vibe, but it was a nice place to decompress at the end of my trip. The staff was very friendly as well. It's a bit of a trek to the typical attractions in Dar, but felt very secure.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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