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“Cheap and good location”
8 Mar 2017
“YWCA”
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Maktaba Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
11.7 km to Dar Es Salaam Intl Airport
41 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good location and cheap hostel in the city center but very weak WiFi, and very light breakfast just tea 2 toasts and one boiled egg. The hostel is close to the BRT and the ferry to Zanzibar, less than 10mn walk.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 852st_phanr
Reviewed March 8, 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

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank johannaf707
Reviewed December 3, 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

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank obi81
Reviewed June 17, 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.

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Tilly M
Reviewed May 14, 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

Date of stay: May 2016
Thank keetac
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10
Location
Tanzania > 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..."
jsearle99
Oct. 20, 2014
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"Family dorms are the cheapest. All rooms share communal loos."
MmMmMmM186299
Mar. 31, 2013
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"Try to get a room away from the street - its noisy"
yalayalay
Jun. 23, 2012
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"Stayed on numerous floors all more or less the same - try getting a room at the front - furthest from the..."
PopiB
Jul. 8, 2011
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