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Arusha Backpackers Hotel

Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great budget backpackers and good place to meet people. I was in Arusha on my own from leave in South Sudan and stayed at the backpackers for a few days after hiking Mt. Meru. I was only supposed to stay two nights but stayed 4 after meeting some great people there. It's a good base for Safari,... More

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Slovenia
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel is located on the main road through Arusha center, so it an get a bit noisy in the morning hours, especially because all of the rooms are facing the street. Rooms are very simple, the dorms are ok, but the bunk beds are not very stable, so when the person above you moves a lot, you move too.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Arusha backpackers after completing a climb to kilimanjaro, and it was exactly what i needed after a long exhausting 7 days in the mountain. I had a single room, it was very small with a strong fan which was very useful in the heat of february. The size of the room was not an issue for... More

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Bayonne, France
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I slept in the room number 204. it is really narrow, there is no mosquito-net, the fan is really noisy and the room wasn't very clean, at night you can even see cockroaches walking around... Moreover, I book with the reception a taxi at 2:45 am to go to the airport. The taxi never arrive and i received no help... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Had to chuckle at the previous comments. Yes we sat at the bar and ordered food and guess what. Yes you guessed it, they got the order wrong. But we chilled guys and ate it anyway. and the food and bar area are really nice. Bit difficult finding parking if you riding a vehicle. Otherwise pleasant stay

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Rooms and showers are all quite fine but the rooftop bar is just horrible. Service is bad, waiters don't understand orders. Tried ordering food here about 6 times within 3 days. Out of these 6 there were always multiple things not availible, you always got it atleast 40 minutes late after ordering ( this includes just a mango juice). Tastes... More

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Chengdu
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It's clean and very basic - although it meets all the basic needs, I didn't find any reason to return here or recommend it to others, apart from the price. The rooftop bar was quiet and the service terrible when we were there. Wifi wasn't working, food was really bad. Not the friendly backpackers experience I'm used to. But the... More

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Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

One of my most favorite places to go when in Arusha. literally follows the description of a backpackers. (cheap, basic, and fun). The rooms are small, and there are only communal showers, but that is all you can ask for with such a reasonable price. The main selling point of this backpackers is the bar! It is by far one... More

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Arusha
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Ok the rooms are clean and relatively very affordable but one main feature apart from those mentioned would make me visit again in the near future. The rooftop bar! The view facing the Mount Meru juxtaposes the busy view of the Arusha streets which is amazing especially when you grab a cold Kilimanjaro beer.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Our room was pretty miserable - with a window onto the corridor which made it very dark and quite loud. We stayed here before and after a Safari, and it was a good place to meet other travellers - the rooftop bar was nice. HOWEVER, while on Safari I realised that $200 had gone missing from my money belt (money... More

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Address: Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #35 of 68 Specialty lodging in Arusha

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