Hostels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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

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

FAQ about Dar es Salaam Hostels

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

A hostel in Dar es Salaam costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Dar es Salaam with private rooms costs on average $42. shows all 7 Hostels in Dar es Salaam. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
JJ&JE Family House is the best hostel in Dar es Salaam for families. compares prices for 7 hostels in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Dar es Salaam such as
  • 21 hotels
  • 14 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Dar es Salaam.

Your Packing List for Dar es Salaam

Your Packing List for Dar es Salaam

Pack smart, not hard

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

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

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.
7 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$42 Average private room price
$15 Cheapest hostel in Dar es Salaam
The Slow Leopard Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Dar es Salaam
Blue Sharks is the best rated
5.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Bagamoyo (59 Km / 36 mi.)
Paje (68 Km / 43 mi.)
Zanzibar (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Stone Town (74 Km / 46 mi.)

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