Hostels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

3 hostels available. Prices start from $11.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Dar es Salaam

Gallivanters Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Whether you're here to explore the natural beauty of Tanzania, embark on a safari adventure, or soak up the vibrant culture of Dar Es Salaam, Gallivanters Hostel is the perfect base for your … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check in from 11:00 to 23:00 Check out before 11:00 Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included. … More

JJ&JE Family House


Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel
"…All rooms are en suite. Located at Kipawa only 2.5 km from the J.K.Nyerere International Airport the Homestay offers affordable accommodation to a number of tourists travellers, students, … More

Hotels in Dar es Salaam

"…Breakfast not included for dorms, can be added upon request. Breakfast included for private rooms. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew. Child friendly. No children under 16 years in … More
"…The airport is also easily accessible through the Nyerere bridge and we are of course happy to organize airport transfers or any other safaris or activities for you. Mikadi Beach Camp & … More

Kituri Royal Annex


Free Breakfast
"…In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 07:00 am to 6:00 pm . Check out before 10:00 am . Payment upon arrival by cash (We … More
"…This established landmark encompasses a fully integrated business hotel,with spacious executive and family suites,offering the very highest level of service and elegance combined with panoramic … More
"…* 24-Hour Front Desk * Dinner * Doctor On Call * Elevators * Fitness center * Free Parking * Health Club * Laundry Service * Lounge * Lunch * Meeting Facilities * Non-Smoking Rooms * News Stand * … More
"…* Bar * Barbeque Grills * Breakfast * Breakfast in room * Business Center * Business Services * Car rental desk * Car Rental Desk * Coffee shop * Coffee Shop * Computer/Business center * … More
"…Exceptionally spacious rooms with up to five beds include free WiFi, AC, hot water showers and Nice staff. Additional amenities include a conference hall, a ground floor dining room with an … More
"…Disabled Rooms AREA ATTRACTIONS: National museum Museum 900 metres JMall Shopping center 60 metres Askari monument Independence Historical monument 300 metres Indian Ocean Ocean 250 metres … More
"…Casino & Disco-tech (within the compound) Buffet breakfast Concierge desk Evening turndown service Foreign exchange Housekeeping service daily Newspaper delivered to room (on request) Newspaper … More

Expressions House


Free Breakfast
"…Breakfast not included General: 24 hours reception. No special conditions" …"By taxi from the airport." …Mbezi Makonde Dar es Salaam More

Guest Houses in Dar es Salaam

Transit Motel Airport

Karakata, Airport
Free Breakfast
"Really good rooms, convenient for late arrivals/early depatures - Clean and tidy, bar inside, friendly staff. Good services, excellent location - close to airport, which is ideal for early … More

Lantana Hotel


Free Breakfast
"…This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew. Child friendly. All children are welcome. Pets are … More

Campsites in Dar es Salaam

Hostels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

3 hostels available. Prices start from $23.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Dar es Salaam (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. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dar es Salaam.

Warm blue water, easygoing people and warm weather always make for a great vacation and escape from the hassles of everyday life -- all three come in abundance in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It is somewhat of an anomaly in today’s world, largely untouched compared to the U.S. and Europe, and rich with natural resources and beauty. Travel north from your Dar es Salaam hostel and climb Kilimanjaro or go on a safari through the Ngorogoro Crater, both of which actually call Tanzania home (a common misconception is that these are located in Kenya).

As this is a former German colony, you'll note that the Germans left behind one of their famous trademarks -- how to brew beer. Nothing is better on a hot day than a bottle of Serengeti or Safari lager, and the best thing is that a bottle is half a liter as opposed to the normal sizes you find in the U.S. and Europe.

Without a doubt if you are traveling through the country you will need to land in Dar es Salaam, which means “haven of peace.” Lined by the Indian Ocean, Dar boasts great Indian and local cuisine, or chakula in Swahili. And local giant Azam boasts the best ice cream you'll ever have, which is perfect, considering the intense heat you will encounter.

Although there is not much to see in Dar, there are a couple of islands that have been designated natural reserves that are only a few minutes away by car. First is Bongoyo Island, which lies off the Msani Peninsula. Often referred to simply as “Peninsula,” the area is home to many of the nightspots and upscale residences, with the area serving as a home to many foreign ambassadors.

You can take a ferry from Slipway to the island, where you will be greeted by sandy beaches, clear blue water, and fisherman asking you what kind of seafood you would like them to catch for your lunch. There is literally nowhere on the planet that serves seafood that fresh. Of course if you would like to stick to the basics, chicken and chips (or chipsis as they’re called by Tanzanians), are options.

If you’re looking for a similar but less expensive and less crowded experience, a well-known option that is more popular among the non-tourist population is Mbudya. You have to drive about thirty minutes from central Dar, but it is amazing with water that is different shades of blue.

With a renewed focus on tourism, Tanzania’s many sights should only become more elegant, accessible, and widely known. Therefore if you want to take advantage of one of Africa’s best kept secrets, learn some Swahili and start living hakuna matata.

Written by local enthusiast for Dar es Salaam hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Dar es Salaam hostels Jake

Dar es Salaam 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 Dar es Salaam, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 3
Average dorm price $21
Average private room price $44
Cheapest hostel in Dar es Salaam JJ&JE Family House with $50.5
Party hostels in Dar es Salaam Gallivanters Hostel (2 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.6

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