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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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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.

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


Wakawaka Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Wakawaka hostel is easy yet cool, proudly showing a Tanzanian design and a friendly, relaxing vibe. Our trendy lounge provides the ideal surroundings to chill or socialize and meet other guests. Our kitchen includes breakfast and offers lunch & dinner for an unbeatable price and tempting traditional African foods each day. You can also feel free to cook your own special dish in our well-equipped guest kitchen. The kitchen is free to use, however, we do charge a small fee for use of the cook top to cover the cost of propane. If you are looking for more liquid entertainment, we have one of the cheapest bars in town, located right here in our lounge area.

We are located in the new part of Arusha town less than 1 km away from downtown. Our location is outstanding for local hotspots, whether its busy nightlife, shopping, great restaurants, all type of culture museums, galleries, theaters, etc. Also very close to all types of public transportation.

Make yourself comfortable and enjoy playing pool or other games with your new friends! So many of our rooms feature private bathrooms with showers and bath tubs. Every room has massive locker/closet and we provide keys for these lockers, also each room has its own private lock. We have full staff daily, maid cleans 7 days a week, laundry services available 7 days a week.

Wakawaka Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash. At arrival you will have to pay with USD or Tanzanian Shillings.

Check in from 11:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Taxes not included - 10.00% government tax.
Breakfast included.

Photo ID is required for all check ins.
Reception is open from 08:00 - 21:00.
No curfew.
we rent towel for 2 usd
Pet friendly. (Upon Request)
Child friendly. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2019
    I loved this accommodation so much that I booked a few more nights and invited my new friend I met while out on safari! Great food, customer service, extremely clean facilities and location. The location of away from the hustle and bustle.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2019
    I stayed here before and after going on safari. It's an extremely well run hostel. The manager, David, and the staff are very helpful, organised and able. It has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable dorm rooms. Good food. I will definitely stay here the next time I go on safari in Tanzania. Top marks!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2019
    A+ also the staff is amazing!
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Mar 2019
    The hostel is friendly and inviting. The common area and atmosphere were conducive to interaction with staff and guests. The owner/manager is present and involved. There is restaurant service onsite with excellent food available on demand. Overall good experience and good value.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Mar 2019
    Hello..the hostel close to clock tower and massai market within walking distance stafe are good very clean and breakfast with fruits.the location is ok little bit dirt road
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Jan 2019
    We were very well looked after by David, Asu and Freddie.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Jun 2019
    David is what made my experience there awesome. He's super helpful and thoughtful. I'd recommend coming here to stay.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    02 Feb 2019
    Lovely hostel with lovely and helpful staff. Perhaps it would be great if each bed had it's own individual light source and mosquito net.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    23 Feb 2019
    Wakawaka was a fun and comfortable place to stay. David was very helpful and nice to chat with and freddy made some really good meals. Also a quick walk to the masaii market. We'd definitely stay again!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Mar 2019
    I was the only guest and Freddie was a really nice guy. Always available for promptly cooking something up. The beds were very comfortable, maybe memory foam. No atmosphere at all as it was off season but I did enjoy the break and being alone
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi