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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

... we stayed 5 nights and had some negative experiences: - the beds didn't have mosquitos nets (even though they were claiming that there are no mosquitoes we were bitting several times during night), - the waiter was sneezing and blowing his nose while serving the cutlery and food (really disgusting!!), - the guy at the reception didn't have a...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is what the name implies a backpackers hotel to crash for a night or two, inexpensively, while passing by. With Wi-fi and breakfast included it's a bargain. Bathrooms are shared but decent and clean with soap and towels provided. It's located approx. 8 min walking from the main bus station in Arusha, on a busy road full of life...

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Vaxjo, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice hostel with friendly staff. They have good openingshours. We came very late at night but still they were open and checked us in. The rooms were really small but the shared bathrooms were very nice and clean. You can also store your bags if you are going to a safari for free which is a good...

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Thank Frej&Karin S
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a very good budget accommodation in the center of Arusha. The special private rooms are tiny so it's not comfortable for long term stay, but for the price they are perfect for a couple of nights. The place is clean and staff professional. The restaurant is expensive, so I didn't try the food, I just went to the...

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Small, but clean rooms in a convenient location. Breakfast is basic too. Balcony rooms tend to get noisy in the mornings. They can hook you up with budget safari operators. Place was busy with other travelers if you are looking to team up. If you are a backpacker on a budget, this place works fine.

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Reviewed September 14, 2016

The rooms were clean but basic, no frills, not ensuite. The bathrooms although clean, could do with some new taps and such. All in all a nice place to stay on a budget. Service is good and safe parking is available.

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Thank Hafeez K
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed August 31, 2016

the backpackers Hotel is a clean Hotel with fair Prices. the Food in the Roof Restaurant ist delicious. for us it doesn`t matter that the bathroom was not en Suite. we loved especially the hot shower after the Safari trip. we would come again.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights at the Arusha backpackers in a private double room. The room was up two flights of steep stairs and had a large window onto a shared balcony. The room was small but functional with a reasonably comfortable small double bed. Towels and bedding was included and seemed clean. It did feel a by like a...

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Newport, Rhode Island
Reviewed July 25, 2016

After staying at another hostel a little outside of town, it was nice to move to the Arusha backpackers. The rooms were basic but clean and affordable. It was nice to be able to go up to the rooftop bar and restaurant. The food was good and the beers were cold! Also some great people watching from up there. We...

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Westborough, Massachusetts
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We came to this hotel many years ago and returned because we were looking for a low budget hotel option. This hotel is located on the main road of Arusha, making shops, the bus station, and restaurants accessible. The rooms were very basic; they had outlets with working electricity, a desk, and a bed. No mosquito nets, but there were...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Arusha Backpackers Hotel

Address: Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 67
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“The cheapest rooms for 8 dollars are really tiny. They are great for budget travelers if you are staying only a few nights.”
 of 5 bubbles davidpH9120OX, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a balcony are nice, but can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Lifesaver82-11-04, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“whatever you do get a room with a view,any view meaning a window at least will do,otherwise you will feel like you are in a jail cell.”
 of 5 bubbles 987albertj, Mar 11, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are accessible only by stairs”
 of 5 bubbles AdjS_12, Feb 4, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in two different dorms, and 217 was better than 221”
 of 5 bubbles CayleyJM, Nov 18, 2014 | Read review
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