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Wakawaka Hostel

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 9.8

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2021
    Wakawaka is absolutely the best place to stay in Arusha! Location is perfect, staff is friendly and the dogs were so cute.. i totally recommend!
    Czech Republic, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2021
    Wakawaka is a lovely hostel! It was quiet and comfortable. David was able to pick me up and very hospitable as I lost my phone and felt a bit sick. The food that was made by the staff was amazing. Very close to the clock tower and a lot of activities provided I wish I could have taken part in. Stay here if you’re in Arusha!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 May 2021
    Fabulous place to be where you learn the way of Tanzania living immediately, it's "Pole Pole"...means "easy easy". Love it! That Wakawaka I was staying is near Massai market which belongs to one this review is given. Outstanding staff, they so much care about your specific needs. BTW, they arrange fantastic Safari for you guys. Great atmosphere. Once I am back in Arusha, this will be my place to be, for sure. Thanks to my friend David from Wakawaka.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 Jan 2020
    Rooms were cleaned daily, fresh towels and a lovely breakfast. Location is wonderful, near the clock tower (centre of Arusha). They have an airport pick-up service, even if you arrive in the middle of the night like us. They also arranged a safari for us and a full-day tour to waterfalls. It was wonderful! Not to mention the staff were amazing! They were very friendly, polite and helpful spoke English. They were so kind, they really made staying there a pleasure. Like a family! Asante sana!
    Spain, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2020
    David and Yusuf were awesome. David was super helpful in making our other plans. The room was great. Hostel is centrally located. Would recommend! Would stay again!!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Jan 2020
    I stayed at the Wakawaka (both places) several times over my 3 months that I was in Tanzania. Sometimes I stayed in the dorms, other times I traveled with a friend and we had a bigger and more comfortable room. I really liked the place. The one down by the river with the pool table was so calming and soothing especially early in the morning and they had the absolute best avocados! The rooms are clean and everybody is laid back. Nice breakfasts and very enjoyable.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    16 Dec 2019
    I booked one night in a dorm. They kindly put me in the double bedroom (giant, comfy bed) and super quiet. The receptionists are lovely and helpful and the owner (or manager) came to chat me up and offered help as well. I felt so welcomed, I wished I did stay instead of heading to the Wildberry hostel and their awful rooms.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2020
    A bit difficult to find using Google Maps, but located in a nice area - however still far from the bus station. Good breakfast, but the restriction of using the kitchen is a bit annoying, not in the hostel spirit. The light in the bathroom didn't work at all + more pegs would be nice. There was only 1 socket in a room with 4 beds. The staff were fairly helpful.
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Nov 2019
    Handy to the clock tower, Arusha is an interesting town. I did enjoy drinking coffee early in the morning and listening to the river near the hostel. A great view of Mt. menu from the balcony too!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 May 2021
    Stayed at Wakawaka hostel after climbing Kilimanjaro. The location in the description was wrong, they have moved locations a few streets due to covid. Arrived with no electricity, which I guess is not uncommon for the area. It turned back on within an hour. Staff member who checked us in was okay. Facility would not allow our tour guide to enter for a pre safari meeting, unsure of the reasoning for this. Free breakfast was simple but a nice extra. There are two dogs at the property.
    USA, Female, 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