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    Maktaba Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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    Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

    The point in the map of TripAdvisor is wrong also the first photo. It shows the YWCA which is nearby. YWCA is in Ghana Street. The hostel is simple but clean and safe. the receptionists can are friendly and take care of their hosts. Breakfast...More

    Thank Johanna F
    Reviewed 3 December 2016

    I stayed in YWCA and the Safari Inn, which are both mentioned in Lonely Planet, and YWCA is definitely the better option! It's cheap, clean, quiet and in a convenient location: it's right beside the minibus-station "new posta", next to kisutu street aka little india...More

    Thank obi81
    Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

    The staff here is great, helpful and welcoming. Rooms are quite basic, but clean, have mosquito nets and a ceiling fan. Showers are cold, but are clean and work well. Area is convenient, walkable distance from the ferry and different neighborhoods to eat.

    1  Thank Tilly M
    Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

    The hostel itself is reasonably good for what you pay for, clean room, mosquito nets but you're not in a very good part of town. We were mugged in a taxi right around the corner and these are becoming more and more common. I would...More

    Thank keetac
    Reviewed 16 January 2016

    Basic yes. Clean yes. Great location. Yes. Safe. Yes. The YWCA was a great place to stay if you can live without the luxuries of expensive hotels. We ended up coming through Dar 3 times during the time in Tanzania and all three times stayed...More

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    • Dar Es Salaam Region >
    • Dar es Salaam
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    "Wifi is available in the courtyard. Look for the double green doors and sit near to them. Wifi doesn't..."
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    "Family dorms are the cheapest. All rooms share communal loos."
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    "Try to get a room away from the street - its noisy"
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    "Stayed on numerous floors all more or less the same - try getting a room at the front - furthest from the..."
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