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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 9.3

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2019
    Nothing to complain about. Wished there were other travelers there, but we were outside of the tourist season. Would stay here again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    31 Oct 2019
    Friendly staff, clean rooms and good breakfast
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Jul 2019
    We had a great stay. Very clean and safe, and the staff was really helpful. In particular the owner David helped us a lot in giving directions and tips, in terms of safari, transportation and night life. He even drive us around if we needed! Highly recommend.
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 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+
  • 9.1


    09 Sep 2019
    Highly recommended! The manager, David, is really friendly and helps with organizing tours, safaris and even dinner in the city. The food in the hostel itself is also really nice. The house is really safe and clean with a relaxed outdoor area to chill or play pool. The only negative point was the shower who hadn‘t that much water pressure but I guess while in the countryside in Tanzania, that‘s what you get ;-) Beds were comfy, mosquito-nets are provided and wifi is free - all super nice!
    Switzerland, Male, 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
  • 8.3


    05 Aug 2019
    All the staff were very helpful and it has good installations. They can help you to get a safari or anything you need.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    01 Sep 2019
    The hostel is fairly isolated. It's hard to meet people at the hostel as well. I wouldn't really recommend staying here more than a night or two. The staff is really helpful. They offer airport transfers and meals. The meals are phenomenal as well. David and his staff are great. Biggest challenge is simply the location of the hostel as it's about 1km from town and it's fairly quiet
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    This is quite a small hostel - there was only one other person there both nights I stayed. The hosts were great, even giving us a ride to the airport, storing our bags when we went on a hiking trip and the breakfast was delicious. The rooms themselves were comfy and clean, though there were a few cockroaches running around the kitchen, including in the toaster and the bread put out for breakfast...
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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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