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“$10 Dorm Room which includes breakfast”

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Arusha Backpackers Hotel
Ranked #60 of 170 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“$10 Dorm Room which includes breakfast”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

Very nice backpackers joint, clean and large dorm rooms. Included breakfast, great option for the budgeter.

Right in the centre of Arusha, with many attractions near by. Try getting a daladala to Tengeru and trying the Tengeru cultural program (around the $35 mark).

Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Arusha backpackers hotel is an Average place to stay if youre a budget traveler, its cozy and central, yet clean. I stayed there for five days. The receptionist was very cool her name is Shiko. Also when we went to a safari we left our luggages at the hotel. Recommended if ure a budget traveler.

Stayed August 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had a double room and stayed for two nights. It was a good place with hot water and free breakfast. Seka at the front desk was very helpful with arranging our plans during our time there. We had no clue what we were going to so and he found a good mountain biking trip for us to do.

The Internet was down a lot and they didn't have fruit with breakfast the second morning but otherwise we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Good quality for the price. The food took a long time to arrive but accommodation was clean and sanitary. Prices are ideal for the quality. If you're looking for a cheap place to stay before a trek this is definitely the place for you.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Ghent, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap hotel with good accomodations, this is the place to be!
for only 10dollars a night you get a dormitory and a really good breakfast. There were even hot showers! (Hot showers are really hard to find in Tanzania)
But be aware of the staff. They seem really friendly in the beginnin, but you have to be aware that they will try to ripp you off. The receptionist tried to arrange a taxi for us wich costed four times the normal price! So for every traveller who wants to go to the airport by taxi: don't pay more than 20 dollars for a cab.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We stayed in a small room (without mosquito net) with a shared bathroom. The water was only hot sometimes, but the bathroom was clean. The staff was friendly and the room quite cheap. The best thing about this place is definitely a nice restaurant on the roof with good food, wi-fi connection and a nice atmosphere. It's very loud, but I think that comes with the location.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

This place is perfectly fine for one night.

The rooms are a bit noisy but comfortable enough. The shared bathrooms are far from the cleanest but OK.

Dickson who checked me in was lovely and woke me up the next morning to make sure I didn't miss my bus.

There is a bar/restaurant with free wifi on the roof. Overall not the best place you will ever stay but probably not the worst either.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Arusha Backpackers Hotel
Address: Sokoine Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #60 of 170 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Arusha Backpackers Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 67
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