Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Slow Leopard Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

222 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

In 2014, the Slow Leopard was opened as a little sports bar dishing up a couple of different burgers. By 2017 it has become one of Dar es Salaam premiere bars and definitely the number one spot for burgers! Late in 2016 we opened the upstairs guesthouse with a double room as well as a 6 bed dormitory available for travelers looking for a place to crash at a reasonable budget.

Supremely located in the leafy suburb of Masaki, the Slow Leopard Dar is just minutes away from shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. From Masaki, it is a short trip to the city, the ferry to Zanzibar or even the islands of Bongoyo or Mbuya. Our bar downstairs is a favourite local spot, dishing up our famous burgers and cold drinks with plenty of live sport available.

So whatever your reason for being in Dar es Salaam, whether it be work, travel or catching up with friends, you can count on a clean and comfy bed in an air conditioned room and a cold drink at The Slow Leopard.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Check in from 11:00 to 23:00
Check out before 11:00

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

Reception 10am-11pm.
No curfew.
Non smoking.
Guests must be over 18 years of age.

Reviews & Ratings

222 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Nov 26, 2022
We were at the slow leopard for 3 days and had a great time there! Staff was super helpful with everything and they gave us really good tips for where to buy SIM card and other restaurant in the city Senter. It was nice and clean! I just wish they had a fridge we could use for cold water/store food. Would definitely recommend this!
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Female, 25-30
Oct 17, 2022
Beautiful hostel in Dar es Salaam's poshest area. The hostel itself is absolutely beautiful and has a nice, easy-going atmosphere. The staff was also very friendly! You can however definitely tell that this place started out as a restaurant/bar. There's no kitchen or laundry for guests and the lobby is basically right inside the restaurant. The food is delicious but a bit expensive. I would definitely recommend the hostel but might consider staying closer to the center next time
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Female, 18-24
Oct 16, 2022
Overall great place with room for improvement. It is just bizarre that men and women share the same washroom. Also didn’t like the beds had bugs in them. The tiny bugs almost looked like bed bugs. This led to us leaving rather than booking an extra night.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Card Phones
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi