Hostels In Dar es Salaam

9 Hostels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Gallivanters Hostel
9.1Superb
(29)
Hostel- 8.3km from city centre
Gallivanters Hostel is located only 30 minutes from the airport and about 25 mins from the city Center. The area is characterized with plenty of modern restaurants and bars.
Privates From
€13.88
Dorms From
€13.15
The Slow Leopard Hostel
8.8Fabulous
(282)
Hostel- 7.73km from city centre
The Slow Leopard Hostel team are ready to share their passion for Tanzania with travellers and visitors from around the world.
Privates From
€14.77
Dorms From
€13.13
JJ&JE Family House
8.8Fabulous
(38)
Hostel- 7.17km from city centre
JJ&JE Family House offers cozy shared and private rooms close to the airport.
Privates From
€2.78
Dorms From
€8.33
Mikadi Beach Camp & Backpackers
7.0Very Good
(6)
Hostel- 5.72km from city centre
Kunduchi Water Park is 27 km from Mikadi Beach Camp & Backpackers, while National Museum and House of Culture is 4.8 km from the property.
Privates From
€11.56
No Dorms Available
Kituri Royal Annex
5.4
(4)
Hostel- 4.59km from city centre
Kituri Royal Annex offers you dorms & private rooms with the best rates!
Privates From
€6.94
No Dorms Available
Saadani Tourist Center - Hostel
0.0
(5)
Hostel- 8.18km from city centre
Saadani Tourist Center - Hostel is a budget hotel ideal for travelers and tourists.
Privates From
€13.88
No Dorms Available
Expressions House
Hostel- 13.98km from city centre
Our house is also conveniently located near vibrant entertainment spots, allowing you to experience the lively nightlife of Dar es Salaam.
Privates From
€6.94
No Dorms Available
Rainbow Hotel
0.0
(18)
Hotel- 1.83km from city centre
Situated in the heart of Dar es-salaam, Rainbow Hotel offers a great location with the Best hotel rates in town.
Privates From
€20.50
No Dorms Available
The Daisy Comfort Home
0.0
(1)
Hotel- 8.16km from city centre
The Daisy Comfort Home is a great solution for both leisure and business guests visiting Dar es Salaam.
Privates From
€13.88
No Dorms Available

About Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam went from rustic fishing village to Tanzania's biggest city in just 100 years. This swelling metropolis swirls with African, Arabic and European influences and everyday life moves to the leisurely rhythm of the Indian Ocean lapping on powder-soft sandy bays. It's these beaches that initially draw visitors to Dar es Salaam but it's the eclectic markets, museums and Taarab, a Swahili music that blends tribal and Arabic styles, that you'll remember.

You can stay in a Dar es Salaam hostel that has a burger bar shaded by palm leaves or hang out by an outdoor pool surrounded by colourful murals. Choose to sleep in a thatched hut or in a suite with your own kitchen. Both dorms and private rooms are available, and you'll have access to free Wi-Fi in most Dar es Salaam hostels. Many also have free breakfast and some organise day trips to sights outside the city.

The old colonial centre of Dar es Salaam is a popular neighbourhood that still has examples of German architecture, conveniently close to the water's edge at Kivukoni Front. A short walk west is the Kariakoo Market, a vast maze of stalls where everything and anything is for sale. For upmarket eateries and nightlife head to Oyster Bay and the Masaki Peninsula – Coco Beach is the place to go for lovers of sun, sand and seafood. On the southwestern edge of Dar es Salaam, you can hike through tropical jungle in the Pugu Hills Forest Reserve.

Sights in this culturally diverse city are varied. On Sundays stop by the Gothic St Joseph's Cathedral to hear the choir sing. To learn about rural Tanzania, the Village Museum has reconstructions of tribal villages and music performances. You can shop for crafts at Mwenge Woodcarver's Market (look out for artisan workshops) or brave the bustle of Kivukoni Fish Market just to see the sheer variety of seafood on offer. Mbudya Island is ideal for a day of white sands and cocktails, while Udzungwa Mountains National Park offers trekking and waterfalls.

Fly to Julius Nyerere International Airport to reach Dar es Salaam. It's then a 40-minute bus ride to the centre. If you're travelling on to a destination in East Africa coaches leave Ubungo Bus Station for Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya), Kampala (Uganda), and Lusaka (Zambia). The bus station is connected to the city centre by the DART Transit System – which is also useful for getting around the city. Ferries for Mbudya Island leave from Dar es Salaam’s harbour.

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