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Sakina Bamakambi Road 1, Arusha 255 Tanzania
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#2 of 344 Specialty lodging in Arusha
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.5
Service
4.7
Value
4.9
Travelers' Choice
You’re looking for a cosy and affordable accommodation in Arusha? You like a home-like atmosphere? Do you want to experience local life? Then welcome to Nyumbani Hostel! ‘Nyumbani’ in Swahili means ‘Home’, and that’s exactly what we are providing here in Arusha. During your stay in our hostel you can not only enjoy our delicious local/western-style breakfast buffet but also relax at our pool or enjoy a treatment in our spa. In the afternoon you can have a cold drink from our rooftop bar while enjoying the amazing sunset. If you’re up for some day trips around Arusha like visit of Maasai village, the Chemka hot springs or a coffee plantation let us know and we will organise everything for you! Looking for more sportive challenges?! We also organise mountain climbs (e.g. Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru). And if you like to discover the wildlife of Tanzania, we can organise a safari for you, according to your personal wishes and budget. The Nyumbani Hostel at a glance: • Affordable accommodation in 4-bed-dorm/ 6 bed dorms as well as private rooms • Breakfast included (Tanzanian & Western style) • free WiFi • free towel and bed sheets • hot shower, water filter, fridge, kitchen available • pool • spa • library • boardgames • rooftop bar • Discount on long term stays • 24/7 support • Help with the organization of safaris, mountain climbs & day trips & much more! • family-at-home-feeling inclusive!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Infirmary
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili
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Lilly N wrote a review Sep 23
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Great place to stay. Will definitely be back next time we’re in Arusha. Has everything you would want from a hostel: clean, safe, nice people, quiet. We stayed in a private room for 6 nights total. The owner/manager were very flexible with us changing our dates when our flight was delayed and our plans changed. When there was an issue and they accidentally overbooked our room, they offered an alternative and a discount, which we appreciated. When my partner was ill, the staff were really helpful and I felt if there had been an emergency we would have been in good hands. They also offer dinner every evening for 12,000 Tsh per person, we had it a few times and it was great. Breakfast usually consisted of omelettes, fruits, pancakes, yams etc. They have drinking water, towels, lockers, communal fridge and kitchen, and they can help organise tours to local places as well. It’s not too far away from the centre of Arusha: you can get there on a daladala for about 800Tsh i believe (?) or a taxi for 5,000-10,000Tsh (you can either ask them to recommend a taxi or use the InDriver app). There’s also an ATM and supermarket within walking distance from the hostel. Overall this place is great, would recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alena B wrote a review Sep 16
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Good Hostel but a little extensive. Nice people and owner. A lot of options and safaris at which you can participate. The pool is very nice. Also the bathrooms are very good and nice. Nice that you can have dinner.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Isabel H wrote a review Sep 16
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We stayed one night, it is all nice and clean. The Owner is friendly. One free beer or shot if you write a review. But there is also a pool and a rooftoo bar. Very great. Pole pole. Karibu sana. Kwaheri!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Bente W wrote a review Sep 3
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I stayed in the Nyumbani hostel for two weeks for volunteering. It felt like home to me: the people were amazing, the staff was super courteous and the food was good too. The atmosphere was super welcoming and it was also super clean. Also, you were able to book tours, trips and safari from the hostel which were really nice as well. I would love to come back sometimes. (: Asante sana
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Emily S wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful place for first time visitors to Tanzania! All the staff and the guests are super friendly-- great place to make new friends or get awesome hookups for safaris, day trips, and activities. There's yoga, live music, and other things which are great if you're staying longer and are wanting to build community. Plus there's dinners and breakfasts where you can join with everyone else at the hotel-- you wash your own dishes after sharing a delicious meal. This is definitely a great place to make you feel at home and connect you to other travelers. The accommodations are very clean, but above all, the staff will take great care of you!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Theresa L wrote a review Jul 2022
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I've spent two months in Nyumbani Hostel as a Volunteer and it felt like home from the very beginning. All the staff is so kind and everyone is taking care. The rooms and bathrooms are really clean. There are many quiet spots arround the hostel where you can relax. But if you want to meet other people you just join breakfast or dinner and you will meet a lot of other travellers and volunteers. My favorite spot was the bar at the rooftop. It's a really nice place to enjoy some good drinks, the sunset, and good conversations. It is really hard to say goodbye to all these amazing people who are working here.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Mohamed Ismail wrote a review Jul 2022
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If you are looking for an oasis in Arusha, Nyumbani Hostel is the closest thing you will get. The amenities are fabolous, the people working here are wonderful and the food here is superb. You cant ask for for more. The people in the hostel also arrange activities, like daily trips and they can also help to arrange for safaries. My favourite thing about the hostel was the breakfast, it was really good and it also made it possible for being social with the other guests and, which made making friends easier. Moreover, the breakfast is included. So if you are looking for a place to stay in Arusha, I would urge you to book your accomodation at Nyumbani Hostel, you will not regret that decision.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Konstantin K wrote a review May 2022
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Pretty nice hostel with a very nice pool and clean rooms. The food was good and they arranged a transport to the airport for us. The owner of the Hostel Tizia answered all questions ahead of our travel. We could recommend the hostel to everyone.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Nadine K wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Room was spacious and clean. We really enjoyed the rooftop bar for a cold beer at sunset. Dinner was tasty and included healthy choices. The hostel owner was really kind and arranged airport transfer for us. We enjoyed the short stay after our safari.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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LouravanA wrote a review May 2022
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Had a really nice time!! Music was nice, enough drinks, a really good host. You can see the starts, dance, listen too music, dart! So go with your friends and chill. It feels like a good place with a nice vibe.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nyumbani Hostel Arusha
Which popular attractions are close to Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Nearby attractions include Shanga & Shanga Foundation (1.7 miles), The Tanzanite Experience (2.1 miles), and Cultural Heritage Centre (1.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a dining area, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Five Chutneys, and Georges Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Nyumbani Hostel Arusha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nyumbani Hostel Arusha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Nyumbani Hostel Arusha have airport transportation?
Yes, Nyumbani Hostel Arusha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nyumbani Hostel Arusha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swahili.