All Hostels in Dar es Salaam

Welcome to your detailed guide for Dar es Salaam 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 Salaam, Tanzânia. Compare prices for Dar es Salaam 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 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.

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Cheapest hostel in Dar es Salaam


(Dar Downtown Suites is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Dar es Salaam


(The Slow Leopard Hostel is the best rated)

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Dar es Salaam 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 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.

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Kibaha Kibaha (39 Km / 25 mi.)
Makunduchi Makunduchi (55 Km / 34 mi.)
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 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?

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FAQ about Dar es Salaam Hostels

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

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

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

Travel Tips for Dar es Salaam - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Dar es Salaam

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

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 Salaam