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Safari Inn

Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ranked #42 of 70 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rooms here aren't great but this is the cheapest accommodation you're gonna find in Dar so keep that in mind. They were clean enough but the mosquito nets weren't great and no hot water. There's free wifi that works from the lounge area but they provide a computer too. I wouldn't go out walking in the area at night, it... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safari inn is located in a perfect location. It isn't the cleanest or safest street but you can walk anywhere! Even walking down the alley to the hotel I normally would feel dirty water drip on me. Gross! Our bathroom was pretty dirty and didn't offer hot water. I had to ask for shower sandals because I wasn't going to... More

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Lourdes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are ok but not perfectly clean..but they're actually handwashing everything. Very poor breakfast, there wasn't event enough butter for the bread but with a little surplus you can have something more. Very slow internet connection. They helped me with the ticket for Zanzibar and they called a taxy for me agreeing the price but once at the harbour the... More

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Boulder,CO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Probably as good as it gets in terms of location to the ferry terminal to go to Zanzibar (10minute walk), but the people at reception seem to loathe life and anything that would be considered working to help a customer. One computer with internet access(free), no wifi. Located right around the corner from a locally famous and delicious BBQ joint.... More

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Tolmin, Slovenia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It's cheap and near the port. Don't expect too much. Wi-Fi would be nice, but you can use the laptop at reception. Good option for one night if you plan for the next day to go on a safari or to Zanzibar. 10min walk from port, the staff is OK and the taxi cost they provide is quite high.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We asked in the reception to organise a taxi for us and it turned out to be a setup! The taxi was fake and needless to say we were robbed. I'm 100% sure that hotel had a hand in this, since the "taxi driver" showed us a piece of paper with our information that we wrote down earlier and left... More

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London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel is a really good stopover option. Comfortable bed. Hot water. Well priced food and drink on site. Rates are fair with a decent breakfast included and an option to upgrade that breakfast for not much extra. WiFi would be nice, but no complaints otherwise.

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Leuven, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I don't think you will find any other similar accommodation (a double with a fan) at 35 000 TZS in Dar es Salaam, but the overall lack of cleanliness was an issue. Hairs on the sheets, blood stain on the sheets, and even though I am living in Africa, these very basic things should even be avoided at the most... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was the cheapest place we could find online. We paid 35,000 and 30,000 for a airport pickup as we arrived late at night. We only stayed for one night but the room was fine, it had a mosquito net, fan and a powerful hot shower. It was only a 15 minute walk to the port for Zanzibar. The area... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I haven't read a lot of reviews of this place but I can guarantee from the rating that some of these people have never been to a hostel in africa before and expected way too much. Amazingly friendly staff, 24 hour security, a little place to buy cold water and chocolate bars in front, reliable taxi drivers, hot shower, clean... More

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Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
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