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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very cosy and nice rooms, you can cool yourself from the outside hotiness of the city (it is extreme). The staff is okey, central location close to the bus station and the sea. It is safe and there is luggage storage so you can leave your backpacks for sony time in case u need.

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Bragado, Argentina
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

It is good hotel just for waiting a fly or a transfer. Outside is not so good neighbourhood, it is not recomendable got outside before at night (also in all Dar es Salaam). The price is good. for stay just for little days is confortable but not the best. The staff is very kind.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

It offers nothing very special, but does have clean, cheap rooms including breakfast and wifi that is actually working (at the time of writing ;)) and friendly staff that communicates in English easily. Also there is a restaurant just around the corner (chef's pride) where you can have food all day, including a quick, good dinner for late arrivals that...

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Woonona, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Stayed here for one night on transit between Zanzibar and Arusha. Close to ferry terminal. Staff were friendly and helped us organise a bus to arusha at the bus terminal around the corner, as well as escorting us there at 4.45am which was nice, which meant we didn't need to go to the dodgy major bus terminal. Air Con couldn't...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having you. Apologies for the A/C issue. Each A/C is controlled with in-room remote and temperature can be adjusted by the guest. Perhaps the guest was not aware. We will make sure to inform our guests at checkin. Thank you for taking the time to write a...

Reviewed 30 December 2016

Offer simple en suite single and double rooms at a cheap price. The location is great. The value for the price is good. My room was a little stuffy and the toilet was damp but clean. I am not sure if my room was a smoking room. If it was, I was not informed of it. A note to improve:...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. All our rooms are non smoking; however, guests break the rules on occasion, and sanitizing the room becomes quite a challenge. We are more than happy to relocate the guests in such situations. Regarding the breakfast, please note that, given our mixed clientele, balancing the tastes of local versus international guests becomes quite a challenge,...

Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I think the idea behind the Safari inn was to build it in one of the worst neighborhood in Dar. Anyway, the place has a badadministration (we've had problems with our rooms and with the reception) and also offers one of the worst breakfast in Tanzania. The rooms are clean and the price is low, which compensate for the brutal...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

It's unfortunate that the guests, whose group occupied 2 rooms, are selective in their facts. In an attempt to delay their 11am checkout time, they called the front desk just prior to claim they were "undecided" about staying 1 more night. Given booking requests from other arrivals for the same rooms, this created a challenge for the staff and guests...

Dodoma Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have been there for 2times this year in February about December it's one of the best hotel stuff a friend especially receptionist guy he is the best for me he takes me as a bro and he makes me always happy and breakfast is fantastic for to absolutely waitress

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Thank you kindly. Very much enjoyed having you. Happy Travels!

Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here for 3 nights recently with friends having stayed here before. A very well managed budget hotel in a central location for Kariakoo and the ferry. Rooms are basic but clean and have AC or Fan and hot water. Wifi only works at reception and there are no TVs in rooms. The area is busy but safe and is...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cheap hotel, you get what you pay for. Main redeeming feature is proximity to Zanzibar ferry terminal. Stayed for 1 night before going to Zanzibar and did not want to stay longer. Basic lodgings, although I will admit clean. The air con did work so that was a bonus. Customer service severely lacking. Prices on hostelworld are USD but at...

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Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rooms are small and not too clean, but just about manageable. The breakfast was also disappointing and very minimal. Rooms have mosquito nets but some have large holes in so they're rather useless. Whilst the hotel itself is generally quite clean, you have to walk through a rather filthy alley way to get to it, which may not be the...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

I am sorry to differ with the guest. We are very religious about cleanliness and are quick to correct any deficiencies. Our hotel is very old but we work very hard to make sure guests dont feel that way. Re: Alley access to our front entrance, you are right. Unfortunately, due to encroachment of developers, our access to the street...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $16 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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“Take the room with air condition, it is a hot city”
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“A/C advised!”
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“Ask for a room with external windows as they are generally quieter and less stuffy”
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