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Arusha Backpackers Hotel

Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I imagine if you are travelling by yourself or looking to meet other travellers this would be a good choice, especially if you are very unfamiliar with Tanzania/East Africa. If you are looking for budget accommodation, there are much better options in Arusha. The rooms are clean and the hotel is certainly secure but you can pay much less for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very neat and decent place for backpackers. It's a good place to stay around if you want to travel cheap. Good location, nice rooftop bar and helpfull staff and very nice showers.I liked this place, except for the breakfast. The breakfast was not good at all.

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Thank JDobbelaere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best hot shower so far in Africa at reasonable price, clean room, nice restaurant, free wifi, accept credit card aaand US dollars! Walking distance to a big store has everything- nakumatt, kind of like target in the U.S. I stayed at a lot of hostels/backpacker's places before. Probably top 5 Ask for window side room if you'd like some lights... More 

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Thank Kana G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

If you are a backpacker or one of those Who wants just to find a clean and simple place to sleep, here We are! Rooftop bar very nice , kind staff, hotel in the City center , from the rooftop you can admire the crowded Arusha . Food is simple, cheap and good

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Decent location, on the outskirts of town. However, double room was tiny with nothing but a small bed, small desk and chair. Had the feel of a prison cell. No windows. Reasonable rooftop bar though, and good bread with the breakfast. Moved to another hostel in Arusha - you can find nicer places elsewhere for less money!

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Kristy W
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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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