Hostels in Harare, Zimbabwe

2 hostels available. Prices start from $6 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Harare

Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Like the rest of the neighborhood, the hostel is walled in with a gate and a guard. There aren't many signs to help direct guests to the hostel, so unless you're taking a taxi you might have to … More
#1 Top Rated
"…The Location In a secure compound on the corner of Fife Avenue and Ninth Street, the lodge is a twenty-minute walk from Harare city centre and local minibuses ("combis") pass along Herbert … More

Hotels in Harare

"…General: Reception from 08.00 to 22.00 No special conditions" …"Harare (HRE) is located 12 km from the city center and getting to Harare typically takes around 12 min. The recommended … More

Guest Houses in Harare

Simba Harare

Free Breakfast
"Backpackers paradise - Paradise for backpackers on the way to northern gameparks, kariba or Zambia. Placed at the gateway to north. Having six rooms to the pool, with own bath and toilet, wifi and … More

Hostels in Harare, Zimbabwe

2 hostels available. Prices start from $13 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Harare (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 Harare.

Harare is the first stop for many in their Zimbabwe journeys. Unfortunately, Harare has garnered something of a bad reputation, leading many travelers to simply use this city as a transit point. However, the truth is that Harare is one of Southern Africa’s prettiest and comfortable capital cities, enjoying beautiful gardens and broad avenues. Given that most sights are located within central Harare, you will want your Harare hostel to be close to the centre of town yet still within a safe neighbourhood.

Those who appreciate contemporary history and politics will thoroughly enjoy Harare. The stark obelisk of the National Heroes Acre evokes Cold War Africa, with the adjacent museum providing a poignant memorial to those who died in the resistance movement. As one of the city’s main sights outside of the centre, make sure to ask your Harare hostel for the most convenient way of reaching the sight. This theme of African awakening is echoed in many of the street names in central Harare, including Samora Machel Avenue and Julius Nyerere Way, and of course Robert Mugabe Road. For many, a visit to Harare is like being transported to the era of African independence.

Harare also serves as something of a regional art capital. A must-see is the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, just southeast of the Harare Gardens. This gallery combines both African and contemporary Zimbabwean art, as well as some more stately crafts. In late April/early May, Harare hosts the Harare International Festival of Arts, one of the region’s largest international art festivals. For those who prefer to take something home, Harare has numerous arts and crafts galleries throughout town, exhibiting (and selling) Zimbabwean and African crafts, antiques, masks, drums, and paintings.

We recommend speaking to your Harare hostel about your further travel in Zimbabwe, in order to receive the most up-to-date information on everything from Hwange National Park, Great Zimbabwe, to the majestic Victoria Falls. Harare dorms are usually available throughout the year. However, if you’re traveling during South African holidays, book in advance.

Written by local enthusiast for Harare hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Harare hostels @dhersz

Harare 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 Harare, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $14
Average private room price $28
Cheapest Hostel in Harare It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale with $14
Party hostels in Harare It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge Avondale (1 in total)
Most Harare hostels are located in Avondale
Average rating of all hostels 7.6

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