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Arusha Backpackers Hotel

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Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
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Arusha Backpackers Hotel
Ranked #38 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Worth the $10 for a dorm room and breakfast. Dorms are in rooms of four so if there are four of you make sure you get one to yourself. Was dubious as to how clean my sheets were and the room was very noisy, horns beeping all night so make sure you take earplugs! Feels safe and there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a good deal for what you get; double rooms for $22 a night, regularly cleaned showers and simple breakfast. It has a nice bar / restaurant with views of Mt Meru and food is basic but cheap. You need to bring some earplugs though as noise from the street or other guests can be considerable. The receptionist is... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Arusha Backpackers! We felt the place safe, and the staff was very friendly the shared bathroom was very clean, and we had very warm showers!!! The only (but big) inconvenient were a couple of bed bugs we saw in our room!! We were lucky enough to spot them before we went to bed, so during... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I spent here a couple years ago and it was Ok for the low rates. Accommodation can be very expensive in Arusha due to the constant presence of Tourists and International themed conferences. There are hot showers, the breakfast is good and you can never go wrong with the beer in the bar. The noise in the morning in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The rooms were tiny but cheap for a single (shared bathroom), but considering the cost of living in Tanzania I still think it should be less for a dorm ($11). People are living on higher wages in China and South America, yet you can get a dorm for less than $8 They were also calculating the exchange rate every day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Crossing through Namanga from Kenya, There was no cute place to stay at Namanga, so we decided to go to Arusha. The reception at the hotel was nice. The really close proximity to the bus park gives a great peace of mind. Choose rooms on higher floors to avoid the street noise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very nice backpackers joint, clean and large dorm rooms. Included breakfast, great option for the budgeter. Right in the centre of Arusha, with many attractions near by. Try getting a daladala to Tengeru and trying the Tengeru cultural program (around the $35 mark).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Arusha backpackers hotel is an Average place to stay if youre a budget traveler, its cozy and central, yet clean. I stayed there for five days. The receptionist was very cool her name is Shiko. Also when we went to a safari we left our luggages at the hotel. Recommended if ure a budget traveler.

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Address: Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 67

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