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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Instead of doing volunteering with big organisations and pay a lot of money, volunteering through Ujamaa is a great option! The hostel cooperates with several projects and you can decide which one that suits you. This is the place to go if you feel that you really want to make an impact, here you will be needed! Just remember that...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Rooms: are ok, mine was very dark and with no wardrobe but others had it. Since the hostel wasn't busy at all I had a room all for myself without having to pay for a private room which is a double price. Food : dinner was absolutely great every night, however breakfast definitely needs improving. Eggs and pancakes are fine...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Such a relief to find this hostel in Arusha. So friendly, free laundry, great food, lovely garden to chill out in the evening. Always a good sign when there's an honesty bar with chilled drinks.. Good collection of DVDs. Really sorted us out after our safari. Thank you. Hot showers too!

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I can't imagine a better way to experience Arusha than with Gasper, Evance, Jenni, and all the other staff and volunteers at Ujamaa Hostel. During my 2 week stay, I felt safe, comfortable, and among friends the whole time. Even though I came to Arusha already partnered with a volunteer organization, Ujamaa helped me find even more opportunities to work...

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

Gasper was very accommodating and very good communicator .He assisted my friend and I to arrange our travel to Arusha and assisted us with our project . He always responded to all my questions before arriving and assured us that we are in good hands. We came a little after dinner from long journey on the bus, 12 hours from...

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Australia
Reviewed April 14, 2016

I stayed here for 3 weeks to volunteer. Firstly the accommodation is ok. You get what you pay for. The dorms were comfortable enough. The staff are welcoming and try to accommodate all your needs. I was though, disappointed in their lack of information/involvement in the volunteer program. This is the reason I went to Arusha and stayed at Ujamaa....

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed February 10, 2016

I only stayed at Ujamaa for one night and I arrived late and I was leaving early in the morning. Although I would not be staying for very long the very very friendly staff were very keen to show me around and help me with anything I needed. I came after dinner, but as I was very hungry from a...

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Texas
Reviewed January 14, 2016

I stayed here with my husband and 2 kids in December. We stayed one night before heading out on safari. Gasper, the owner, was wonderful. He answered all my questions before we arrived. We arrived early in the morning and they were very accommodating - gave us a place to lie down while we waited for our room to be...

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed December 18, 2015

I had a great experience here. Gasper (owner) is a great guy and helped me get a great deal on a weekend safari at half the price that most companies were offering. The hostel itself is small but cozy and the staff are all very nice. Basic but decent food served for breakfast and dinner (you're on your own for...

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Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

My Dad and I stayed for five nights at Ujamaa Hostel with mixed results. The positive: - Really lovely staff who were helpful and kind - Situated next to an amazing western-style mall with a theatre and great shopping - Clean dorm rooms - Tasty dinner (free with the stay) - Great other guests and social atmosphere Room for improvement:...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ujamaa Hostel is for volunteers and travellers and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide fun, safe, affordable accommodation where you can meet like-minded people, check out the Tanzanian culture and spend time volunteering in the local community if you want to. We welcome short-term visitors and travellers to the hostel for 1 night or more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ujamaa Hostel

Address: Njiro Block A, Plot 24, Arusha 1661, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $43 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are pretty much the same - bunk beds and a wardrobe”
 of 5 bubbles Viktorija-Justina, Feb 6, 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles AD4444, Mar 4, 2015 | Read review
“If you prefer privace, get the private double room.”
 of 5 bubbles kimwO399MM, Dec 10, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms holds good standard, the double room is probably better for couples.”
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 of 5 bubbles SimoneKarlsson, Sep 8, 2014 | Read review
“If you're going as a couple, i would definitely pay more and get the double room”
 of 5 bubbles L2463CPalexr, Sep 2, 2014 | Read review
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