All Hostels in Dar es Salam

Welcome to your detailed guide for Dar es Salam hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Dar es Salam, Tanzanie. Compare prices for Dar es Salam hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Dar es Salam 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 Salam, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Dar es Salam


(Blue Sharks is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Dar es Salam


(The Slow Leopard Hostel is the best rated)

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Hostels in Dar es Salam for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Get to know Dar es Salam (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

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Bagamoyo Bagamoyo (59 Km / 36 mi.)
Jambiani Jambiani (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Paje Paje (68 Km / 43 mi.)
Bwejuu Bwejuu (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Zanzibar Zanzibar (74 Km / 46 mi.)

FAQ about Dar es Salam Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Dar es Salam. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Dar es Salam. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Dar es Salam Hostels

A hostel in Dar es Salam costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Dar es Salam with private rooms costs on average $30. shows all 12 Hostels in Dar es Salam. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 12 hostels in Dar es Salam, Tanzanie. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Dar es Salam such as

  • 19 hotels
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  • 1 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Dar es Salam.

The Slow Leopard Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Dar es Salam.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Dar es Salam - 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 Dar es Salam. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Dar es Salam. 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!

I am Tanzanian and have lived in Dar es Salaam for most my life except for some eight years I spent in the US. Life in Dar is better described in person. Each person with their own unique experiences (not always positive) but with one common thread; there is something magical about Dar that keeps you coming back for more.


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Your Packing List for Dar es Salam

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Dar es Salam and Tanzanie.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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.

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Your Packing List for Dar es Salam