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Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Nyumbani Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

8.7
Fabulous
73 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

In Swahili "Nyumbani" means "Home," and that's exactly what we are providing here in Arusha.

Not only can you enjoy a stay in a relaxed, cozy environment, we can also organize safaris, mountain climbs or day trips in and around Arusha according your personal wishes and budget. Just let us know!

THE NYUMBANI HOSTEL:
- FREE breakfast (Tanzanian & Western style)
- Dinner Available for 5?/$6USD/10.000TSh
- Hot shower, western toilets, free filtered water, fridge, kitchen available
- Wifi
- Swimming pool and rooftop with bar
- Discount on long term stays
- 24/7 support
- Airport pickup (Arusha and Kilimanjaro airports)
- Tanzania SIM cards (for unlocked phones)
- Help with the organization of safaris, mountain climbs & day trips & much more!

We are also a leading figure in the community and volunteer work here in and around Arusha, with 14 community outreach projects currently in place. There are numerous opportunities for you to become a volunteer yourself, or even intern, allowing you to discover more of Tanzania and make an impact at the same time.

OUR STAFF:
Tizia and Tini, the German-Tanzanian couple that founded Nyumban Hostel are passionate about tourism, wildlife and culture. Tini was born and raised in Arusha and is a professional tour guide. Tizia has a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology and almost a decade living experience in Tanzania. Together they created 'Nyumbani Hostel' as a meeting place for backpackers, volunteers, tourists and travelers.

Glory, our on-site manager will make sure your stay with us will be an unforgettable experience!

Our staff, including the wonderful Mamas, will be there for you day in and day out, assisting with washing your clothes and helping you with anything needed. Our chef Gilbart is preparing delicious breakfast and dinner.

LOCATION:
Our Nyumbani Hostel is located in an area called Sakina, a little West of the Arusha City Centre. It's a local but very safe area. Within 1 minute walking you can reach the main road and within 25 minutes you are in the City Centre by foot.
There are a lot of shops and local restaurants around where you can buy whatever is needed; taxis and motorbikes can pick you up from the hostel. Buses are available in a short walking distance at the main road. Public transport is a super fun experience in Tanzania!

POLICIES & CONDITIONS:
- Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
- Payment upon arrival in cash (USD or Tanzanian Shilling).
- Taxes included.
- FREE breakfast (Tanzanian & Western style)
- Dinner Available For 5?/$6USD/10.000TSh
- No curfew
- Pet friendly
- Baggage storage
- Family friendly
- Check-in 12pm and check-out 10 am, but on request and due to availability usually flexible.
Please let us know your time of arrival, so that we are able to prepare everything for you.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Since we are a family-run hostel, we do not have a reception. One of our staff members is always around to welcome you and to answer all your questions. We have two lovely, friendly dogs which is part of the Hostel, and our family, providing us with love but also extra security at the compound at night, together with our night guard.

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
73 Total Reviews
  • Security
    10
  • Location
    7.4
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    7.7
  • Cleanliness
    9.4
  • Value for Money
    8.6
  • Facilities
    9.1

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Latest Reviews

9.7
Superb
Oct 21, 2022
Stayed 3N post Kilimanjaro climb & recommend, would return. A simple, spacious hostel/guesthouse with big rooms, dining areas & communal kitchen, lovely pool, rooftop bar, onsite spa (Liz is AMAZING at massage & facial) & free drinking water. Glory & Tizia incredibly responsive & helpful via whatsapp, lovely staff & Maga (chef) serves family style dinner & breakfast. Booked Duluti, Chemka & Tarangire day trips and airport transfer through them. Lots of volunteers there ~3 months, friends to make
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
Oct 03, 2022
We loved our stay at Nyumbani! Amazing bed and shower! The breakfast was great and having free filtered water was a bonus! Would definitely stay here again!
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Female, 31-40
10
Superb
Aug 28, 2022
Great place to stay! Lots of volunteers and travelers to meet. Great rooftop hangout spot.
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Male, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Cots Available
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi