Hostels in Arusha, Tanzania

26 hostels available. Prices start from $3 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Arusha

Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller
"…Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew." …"The Arusha Airport is 19 km away." …Tengeru More
from $5.18

Wakawaka Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…You can also feel free to cook your own special dish in our well-equipped guest kitchen. The kitchen is free to use, however, we do charge a small fee for use of the cook top to cover the cost of … More
from $7.04

Osotwa Maasai Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller
"…This charming accommodation offers peace, relaxation, and fond memories. You can feel safe in our cozy and beautiful surroundings. Our hostel is located in Sakina, Arusha, and with our central … More
from $6.75

Mambo Arusha Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…•Mosquito nets on every bed •Free laundry service (except for underwear!) •Hot Showers •Towels and Bedding •Common Room with TV and a selection of DVDs • Book swap library • Open … More
from $17.50

Kizumba House


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew." …"The nearest … More
from $20.37

Meru Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Check out from 08:00 to 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: No curfew." …"The Arusha Airport is 11 km away." More
from $6.04

Lost In Africa


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 12:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. 3% service fee if pay with credit card. This property may pre-authorise your … More
from $8.55

Villa Viva Tanzania


Free Breakfast
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"…- Taxes included. - FREE breakfast (Tanzanian & Western style) - Dinner Available For $6USD - No curfew - Pet friendly - Baggage storage - Family friendly … More
from $10.73

Arusha Safari Hostel


Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The hostel offers full board accommodation, Clean Rooms, Free 4G Wi-Fi, Hot Shower, we have Swimming Pool, Garden, Terrace and Lounge (Relaxing Point), Min-Bar, Out Side Kitchen, Fire Place, BBQ … More
from $3.50
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Good experience, conducive environment and warm reception among others - It was such an amazing experience at the White House of Tanzania. Cool environment, warm reception, Nice menu, & cool … More
from $6.83
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…Uhuru monument is 1.3 km from the accommodation, while Old German Boma is 2.2 km away. The nearest airport is Arusha Airport, 7 km from First Point Arusha Hostel. First Point Arusha Hostel - … More
from $4.00

Runako Lodge


Free Breakfast
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"The Runako Lodge is a western style house, ideal located in a safe neighbourhood close to Arusha centre. Runako Lodge is perfect for budget and long stay travellers. We welcome all travelers such … More
from $10.09

Jamvini House


Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
"…Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24 hours reception. No curfew." …"Nested on the base of Meru mountain, 10-15 minutes from Arusha town by motorbike or tuk tuk to Mura via … More
from $3.00
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We can also help you to get a sim card for use when you move from the house. During your stay with us we can help you organize outdoor activities such as safaris, day trips, hiking, climbing, … More
from $10.87
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Nairobi Road SECOND FLOOR More
from $4.08
Adventure Hostels Solo Traveller
Kibanda Maziwa Street More
from $12.50
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Taxes not included - occupancy tax 0.50 USD per person per stay Breakfast not included. General: Reception: from 08:00 to 20:00 No curfew." …"The nearest international airports to Arusha, … More
from $2.80

Njiro Legacy


Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Njiro Legacy Policy and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 … More
from $8.25

Giving Hands


Free Breakfast
"…We have a very big and cozy hostel with a big coordinating garden to enjoy African sunshine, in the middle of palm trees and banana plantations and Mais fields, 5 minutes walking to the bus … More
from $8.50
Party Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit and debit card Taxes included Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No curfew No pets allowed" …"The nearest airport is Arusha Airport … More
from $5.00

Hostels in Arusha, Tanzania

26 hostels available. Prices start from $6.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Arusha (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

Encircled by some of the most enthralling and diverse national parks in Africa is the city of Arusha, Tanzania. The city sits comfortably at the foot of Mount Meru, at an altitude of one thousand three hundred meters, and enjoys lush green surroundings and a pleasant climate throughout the year. The city’s vibrant and welcoming multi-cultured people give you a pleasant break from the otherwise demanding life of the African roads. There are well-maintained hostels in Arusha, Tanzania, for budget travelers and others to have a comfortable stay and enjoy some delicious African cuisine while in the city.

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania, and is a key checkpoint in the quest of enjoying a safari tour in northern Tanzania. The city streets sprawl with tour operators and four-by-fours that can take you to Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Arusha National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy canoeing on the lake in Arusha National Park, and admire its bird life, have a rocky ride on a camel, or take up the challenge of climbing Mount Meru while you are here. If you can afford it, visit Serengeti National Park to access areas seldom visited by man. Be a part of the cultural tours as well, arranged by the Tanzania Tourist Board, to learn about the Maasai and Meru tribes.

On a visit here, stop off at the National Natural History Museum to know more about the city’s history and to study the exhibits on its original inhabitants, plants, and animals. Admire the mesmerizing view of Mount Kilimanjaro on the horizon and visit the coffee plantations around the city to experience the journey of a coffee bean. Explore the local market in the city’s center and purchase traditional cloths and souvenirs and enjoy some Tanzanian cuisine. Don’t miss the barbecue dish of Kuku choma, and Chips mayai, another popular local dish.

The city of Arusha is ready to fulfill your cravings for an African safari and give you an experience of the local culture. The hostels in Arusha, Tanzania offer a comfortable stay, and the well-trained staff will make your holiday a pleasant experience. Book your accommodation well in advance and have a life-changing experience in this city.

Written by local expertz for Arusha

Written by local expertz for Arusha Aaron Barboza

Arusha Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Arusha, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 26
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $43
Cheapest hostel in Arusha Jamvini House with $6
Party hostels in Arusha Wakawaka Hostel (18 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 4.6

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