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Hotel between bus from Arusha and ferry to Zanzibar?

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Hotel between bus from Arusha and ferry to Zanzibar?

Hi there

Planning to come into Dar by bus from Arusha and then out the next day by ferry to Zanzibar. Can anyone suggest a safe hotel that makes sense for both? Also, is it ok to leave luggage with a hotel in Dar if we're going to stay there on our way back from Zanzibar? Sorry to be a little paranoid - some of the reviews on here are a little scary!

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Hotel between bus from Arusha and ferry to Zanzibar?

Hotels in Dar are plentiful and are at all price points. Probably the closest hotel to the ferry docks is the New Africa (will still need a taxi) I've stayed there for $100 but had to negotiate to get that rate, most likely will be in the $150 range. The Holiday Inn is close by at the same price range. The Harbor View is probably a little less and is also in the same neighborhood.

I stay at the Econolodge for about $30, safe, a little shabby on the edges, hot water showers, clean linens, etc. It's located on Libya street near Morogoro Road. There also the Safari Inn and the Jambo Inn in the same area. The Peacock Hotel is close-by here at a higher price. A taxi ride from here will probably cost you in the $5 range to the ferry docks, unless you are a good negotiator.

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2. Re: Hotel between bus from Arusha and ferry to Zanzibar?

Some of these hotels will allow you to leave your luggage there. They will typically give you a receipt for the luggage and leave it in a strong room, which is locked.

3. Re: Hotel between bus from Arusha and ferry to Zanzibar?

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