Hostels in Dakar, Sénégal

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Get to know Dakar (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Dakar here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

FAQ about Dakar Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dakar. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dakar. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 5 Hostels in Dakar. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Ker Jahkarlo is the best rated hostel in Dakar for female solo travellers. compares prices for 5 hostels in Dakar, Sénégal. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Dakar such as
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Your Packing List for Dakar

Your Packing List for Dakar

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dakar and Sénégal.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Dakar 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 Dakar, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$11 Cheapest hostel in Dakar
Dakar International House is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Dakar
Annexe Kingz Plaza is the best rated
3.5 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Travel Tips for Dakar - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Dakar. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dakar. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

Dakar is pretty cool -- I think we all enjoyed it when we were there.


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