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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I have backpacked quite a lot and dont mind a budget place but I would avoid sleeping here. The sheets were dirty, sockets dont work in the rooms and the room was very damp. The staff said that it would be 'fixed' tomorrow but apparently that had already been the case for 2 weeks. The restaurant is overpriced and not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Arusha Backpackers a couple of days which I enjoyed really much. The douches are warm. The toilettes clean. And the people are very kind and always prepared to help you. The break fast is also nice with enough different choices of food. Meeting people here is really easy which was nice for me since I travelled alone.... More 

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Mbeya, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Definitely a budget place. The rooms are clean, but very small. Food is o.k., sleeping is bit restless with the street noise, but the roof restaurant is nice, comfortable and a great place to hang out.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

i was in Arusha Tanzania to avoid spending NYE going into 2016 in Kenya i dread that experience,the beddings were clean,room was always tidy after house keeping as it should be,i say this because some of the extras that Arusha backapackers have,like the wifi and the chill out lounge served their purpose pretty well some establishment would try and maximize... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

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 January 31, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 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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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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