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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Cheap beers. But definitely not a place to sleep. Get really loud at nights and not a place to sleep and rest. But for beers it's a okey place. 24000 for a keg of beer. If u want to get drunk for as little money as possible this is a okey place to go. Didn't eat

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Q-Bar, Manager at Q-Bar & Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are not sure if you stayed with us but we have now closed in the bar so hopefully you will try when in Dar es Salaam next. The Live music is now inside. We also hope you will try eating next time, Chef Willex is well known for...

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I echo many of the complaints people have written in their review. I stayed here for one night, though I was planning on staying more. I agree with others that it should be clear there is music playing and you can not sleep until late in the early hours of the morning. They should turn it into a hostel/backpackers place...

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Q-Bar, Manager at Q-Bar & Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We have a very well known band, Banana Zorro and The B-Band, who play every Thursday until 1am. On Friday's we have a band called Bora Bora who also play until 1am. Saturday's we have a resident DJ who plays until 2am. Since June 1st we have also closed in the bar, all the...

London
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I arrived at 10pm in a Saturday night. Had to make my way through a loud bar full of prostitutes to reception...where I then had to wait around for someone to come and show me to my room. Room 5...ground floor (of the guest house) with a window into the terrace section of the bar (complete with prostitute dancing outside)....

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Kenya
Reviewed 23 January 2016

The q-bar downstairs is a lively sports bar, with good bar food. The guesthouse is separate, with its own reception and good security. The more expensive rooms are huge, with nice beds, big desks with enough plugs for all your gadgets, whatever the plug. Wifi is reliable, though not super fast as in all of Dar es Salaam. Floors are...

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Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

During my visit to Dar El salam I went to stay in many hotels but I found most of them concerning a budget traveler like me expensive and besides it was also dated old hotels except that one its located in a nice place ...downstairs you can enjoy your drink with nice food especially meat grilled steak with reasonable prices...

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Reviewed 30 May 2015

I knew the QBar 15 years ago when I lived in Dar and it has not changed one bit, except that the loud music seems to be every night now instead of just at the weekends - my mistake. I stayed recently for three nights as I did not want to spend much and I knew the rooms were pretty...

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Q-Bar, Manager at Q-Bar & Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We did have new management from early 2015 to June 2015 and we did have a great deal of issues at this time. One was them playing music every night. We took back the management at the end of June and have since tried to make changes. New beds...

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Overall good experience. It's quite a famous place in Dar - and the reaction local friends had was a mix of giggles and awe --- "you're staying AT the Q bar?? That's awesome!" When we arrived the room they had booked for us (a couple) had two single beds and a bathroom shared with the entire room including the backpackers...

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Q-Bar, Manager at Q-Bar & Guest House, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review and great that you would stay here again next time you are in Dar es Salaam. If you were not informed that the Budget room has a shared bathroom we appologise. We have one Budget room and one 8 bed Backpacker room who share a bathroom. All other rooms have en-suite. The Breakfast team...

Reviewed 9 April 2015

it should be noted that this place no longer blasts loud music Thu-Sat - it's now everyday. Stayed here for 2 weeks and they blasted the same CD till 3-4am every single day. felt like i was preparing for a role in The Shining sequel. Good luck.

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Boston
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Yeah yeah, everybody will mention the hookers downstairs. The bottom line is that this really has no impact on the quality of the guesthouse. We stayed here two nights and thought it was a solid budget option in this part of Dar. The place is clean and in a pretty good area. The food at the bar downstairs is tasty...

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Mwanza, Tanzania
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Q-Bar is a hard spot to review, because if I would have stayed there Sunday through Wednesday, I'm sure I would have a very different opinion of the place. As such, we stayed on a Saturday, and I just can't bear to give it anything but a terrible review. The service was incredibly poor. We waited at the reception desk...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A small hotel on the Msasani Peninsular. Only 10 km from the city centre, a ten minute walk to Coco Beach and right behind the famous Tinga Tinga market. There is now an inside and outside area for the bar and restaurant. You can choose to sit under the stars or if it is too hot you can cool of in the Air-conditioned lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Q-Bar & Guest House

Address: 1 Haile Selassie Rd | Plot 1, Dar es Salaam 4595, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $21 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Do not stay in the bigger rooms facing the entrance of the hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles myjourney16, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The big rooms are away from the bar. The cheap rooms are for those who want to enjoy the bar, with live music up to 1AM in the weekends.”
 of 5 bubbles DaktariMzungu, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“they are all noisy - take ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles bwanajimbo, 30 May 2015 | Read review
“If you want WIFI ask for a room that the WIFI signal can reach. Ask for a room away from the bar for less noise. Room #12 is ok for that. Check of the AC is working in your room before committing to it.”
 of 5 bubbles SophieTremblay17, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The farther up you are, the better it might be.”
 of 5 bubbles Supaimorani, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
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