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Arusha Backpackers Hotel

Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
Arusha Backpackers Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and two friends stayed in a shared dorm before climbing Meru. The room was barely big enough for one bed, let alone two bunks. We also didn't feel our bags were safe in the rooms. The staff were welcoming and friendly, and the roof bar / restaurant was a lovely place to sit. However, there are better (and cheaper... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Reasonably well located and a warm welcome from staff. Rooms tiny, just space to move around in the dorms. Road fairly noisy below. Dubious security with lots of cleaning staff in and about all day. Good bar area upstairs to relax but you are not allowed to bring up non resident guests or eat/drink your own food in any communal... More 

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Mtunzini, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We spent a night here before heading out on safari. The rooms are a bit dark (we rejected the first one offered in favour of one that actually had a window), but are alright for the price. Unfortunately, our opinion of the hotel was drastically lowered by their terrible recommendation of a safari company that they "always use, and is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

For the money conscious traveller this place is great. Central location, close to bus stop, shops etc. The hostel isn't anything fancy but its safe, clean and comfortable. The staff here have been fantastic, especially Ann, she has been amazing - super friendly, kind and helpful answering our million and one questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Had a great stay at arusha backpackers! It's located near the local marked and coffe shops. They clean the toilets several times a day, so it's always clean! The staff is absolutely amazing, and treated us like family! One of us had birthday while we were there, and the whole staff through a birthdayparty for her in the bar! Thank... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a good packpacker hostel with rooftop bar and restaurant. The price was very reasonable. There is a mix of rooms and dormitories. I'm not sure if any have en-suite but I doubt it. There is a central area with showers, washand basins and toilets. Rooms have a fan. Everything was clean. The one drawback was that none of... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Arusha can run you money. The place is full of hostlers and be extremely cautious in the markets and bus stations. The histel is expensive for east Africa. Free breakfast abd wifu a definite plus. Their restaurant is high. Western toilets abd showers. Aand Arusha is a nice jumping of point for the northern parks

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

As Arusha is a very expensive place in Tanzania this is a very good deal to stay. We stayed there 2 nights in a double room with shared bathroom for 20 USD/night. The facilities are clean, showers provide hot water. At the roof top is a restaurant which is a little bit expensive but the food is very good. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The rooms are like cell blocks but beside that Arusha backpackers is a nice and cozy hostel! It has a cozy atmosphere. Especially the rooftop (with wifi if you're lucky) is a nice place to hangout. Booked the double room for 22 dollars. Really enjoyed it!

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The backpackers hotel looks dirty and uninviting, but our stays (before and after our safari) were pleasant enough. Although it was very noisy during the day and the early morning, we enjoyed being located on the main road, and felt safe enough walking to restaurants, ATMs, the bus station, etc. The dorms we stayed in were really small but clean... More 

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