Best Places for Backpackers in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Enjoy backpacking around Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Top 16 hostels in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

These are the 16 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

1
The Slow Leopard Hostel

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The Slow Leopard Hostel

In 2014, the Slow Leopard was opened as a little sports bar dishing up a couple of different burgers. By 2017 it has become one of Dar es Salaam premiere bars and definitely the number one spot for burgers! Late in 2016 we opened the upstairs guesthouse with a double room as well as a 6 bed dormitor...
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Dar Downtown Suites - Near Airport

85 /100

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Dar Downtown Suites - Near Airport

Dar Downtown Suites opened its doors to the first residents in 2004. Dar Downtown Suites has welcomed guests from across the world - from United States, Canada, Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Australia etc. to name a few. Outdoor patio with tables and chairs as well as a commo...
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3
Rainbow Hotel

83 /100

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Rainbow Hotel

Offering authentic Tanzanian hospitality, Rainbow Hotel commenced its operations on the 7th November 2010, and stands as one of the city's premier hotels for both business and leisure travelers. Located just 500m from the Zanzibar ferry terminal, Rainbow Hotel is centrally located in Dar es Salaam....
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4
JJ&JE Family House

81 /100

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JJ&JE Family House

JJ&JE Family House is a bed-in dorm Home stay. The Homestay is comprised of 3 bedrooms. One bed room is in a small stand-alone house within the compound and the other 2 rooms are located in the main house where the owner also lives. At JJ&JE Homestay we can accommodate a total of twelve (12) at onc...
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5
Stay Inn Hotel

74 /100

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Stay Inn Hotel

Situated in Dar es Salaam central business district, just 20 minutes walk to the city center, Stay Inn Hotel is the best choice for both tourist and business travelers. There is a Restaurant which offers both local and international cuisine. A Buffet breakfast with 8 different varieties is included...
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6
Transit Motel Airport

73 /100

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Transit Motel Airport

Transit Motel Airport offers quality accommodation and services to the travelers who want to stay near the Airport. Transit Motel Airport is situated few minutes walk from Dar Es Salaam's J Nyerere International Airport. This is an ideal location for travelers who want to stay near the Airport -...
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MRC Backpackers

68 /100

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MRC Backpackers

Welcome to MRC Backpackers in Dar es Salaam! We are Kakaa, Kolumba and Aggie. We opened this backpacking accommodation because we love all things spicy in life and want to give tourists visiting Tanzania the best possible stay for the best possible price. We specialize in creating a warm, hospita...
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8
Mayfair Hotel

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Mayfair Hotel

Mayfair Hotel is a perfect stopover for leisure and Corporate Travelers, Government Agencies, Foreign Diplomats and NGO’s. Mayfair Hotel is a 3 Star Hotel, the staff is very cooperative and ever ready to provide best of the services, our front desk office is open 24 Hours so guest can flexible to c...
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9
Transit Motel Ukonga

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Transit Motel Ukonga

Transit Motel Ukonga is located few minutes drive from Dar Es Salaam J Nyerere International Airport. We provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation. Our closeness to Airport makes us ideally for travelers on transit to/from Zanzibar island, Kilimanjaro or Arusha. Also for travelers...
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10
PJ Lodge

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PJ Lodge

PJ Lodge is located at Mbezi Beach in Dar es Salaam, not far from White sands Scuba Diving. The accommodation features a hot tub, laundry facilities and free WiFi access. We are happy to store your luggage and help you with airport transfers. PJ Lodge is 50 meters away from the beach of Indian Oc...
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11
Varlek Hotel

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Varlek Hotel

Varlek Hotel is the ideal location to explore the delights of the city of Dar Es Salaam. Only 20 kilometers from airport and 11 Kilometers from the City Centre. Varlek Hotel is situated off Mwai Kibaki Road (off old bagamoyo road) Mikocheni B, Bima Street. Our Luxury Hotel provides stunning view...
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12
Lantana Hotel

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Lantana Hotel

Lantana Hotel has a quiet location and offers 19 clean and well appointed guest rooms, each with flat Screen TV and DSTV Satellite channels, cubicle shower with 24hr hot water supply, free Wi-Fi, Queen and king sized beds with mosquito net, Telephone, Writing/Dressing Table, clothes wardrobe, free t...
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13
The Daisy Comfort Home

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The Daisy Comfort Home

The Daisy Comfort Home provides accommodation, tour information’s and safaris to Saadani National Park and accommodate them in Saadani Park Hotel. It’s also perfect choice hotel for business and leisure traveler with all major venues and tourist attractions within easy walking distance. The Daisy...
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14
Eazy

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Eazy's Place

Enjoy the real African way of life - Private accommodation for backpackers - Hostel - on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam on the way to Bagamoyo Backpackers, Travellers, Tourists - If you are looking for a place to stay in Dar es Salaam away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, if you are...
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Tanzanite Executive Suites

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Tanzanite Executive Suites

Tanzanite Executive Suites is city lifestyle destination beyond compare.Set in the heart of Dar es salaam and just a short drive away from pristine beaches. This established landmark encompasses a fully integrated business hotel,with spacious executive and family suites,offering the very highest...
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Tiffany Diamond Hotel

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Tiffany Diamond Hotel

Tiffany Diamond Hotel is newly opened 3 star Hotel , located at the heart of Dar es salaam city. The Hotel offer 74 guest rooms with wonderful views of the Indian ocean. All rooms is fitted with all the amenities required by both business man / women and tourist, such as High speed free Wifi, Flat s...
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