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Nairobi, Kenya
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...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2014

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.

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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 4 August 2014

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...

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Thank InezVh
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 31 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...

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London, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank Scal_78
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I stayed in a single room on two different occasions in Arusha. The singles are tiny (they are a bit prison-like) but very clean and still fairly cheerful. The ones on the end have windows, so ask to see a few different ones until you find one you like. The electrical outlets in my rooms didn't work and the hot...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 7 May 2014

If you're looking for a budget and comfortable option Arusha Backpackers will be the best choice! The place is clean, safe, has a nice restaurant, WiFi and it's close (10 min.walk) to the bus station. We spend there only 1 night before our journey to Dar, and the only minus was that they were suppose to prepare us a "breakfast...

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Cheap and very basic rooms (I'm pretty sure some of them are actually cupboards/prison cells). But rooms are for sleeping, so to get some air hang out at the roof top bar! It's a great place to meet people (once they get themselves away from their laptops...) The staff aren't the most enthusiastic but for $20 pp a double I'm...

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Thank Patricia M
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is a great budget backpackers and good place to meet people. I was in Arusha on my own from leave in South Sudan and stayed at the backpackers for a few days after hiking Mt. Meru. I was only supposed to stay two nights but stayed 4 after meeting some great people there. It's a good base for Safari,...

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Slovenia
Reviewed 14 April 2014

The hostel is located on the main road through Arusha center, so it an get a bit noisy in the morning hours, especially because all of the rooms are facing the street. Rooms are very simple, the dorms are ok, but the bunk beds are not very stable, so when the person above you moves a lot, you move too....

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Arusha Backpackers Hotel

Address: Sokoine Road | P. O. Box 15368, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Number of rooms: 67
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“no street front”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Those one with nets”
 of 5 bubbles Huruma, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The cheapest rooms for 8 dollars are really tiny. They are great for budget travelers if you are staying only a few nights.”
 of 5 bubbles davidpH9120OX, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a balcony are nice, but can be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Lifesaver82-11-04, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“whatever you do get a room with a view,any view meaning a window at least will do,otherwise you will feel like you are in a jail cell.”
 of 5 bubbles 987albertj, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
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