Affordable Hostels in Arusha, Tanzania

Arusha is a city in East Africa’s Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. Arusha is Tanzania’s gateway to the northern circuit of stellar national parks and the starting point of many a memorable safari, and to Africa’s highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains. It’s also a large, sprawling city with all the contradictions that brings. The town offers a nice break from the rigors of life on the African road – it has excellent places to stay and eat and, it’s lush and green and enjoys a temperate climate throughout the year, thanks to its altitude and its location near the foot of Mt Meru, and these hostels provide an excellent base for exploring the area.
How much do hostels in Arusha cost?
Average Dorm Price $16 ($10 to $23)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $32 ($15 to $49)
Dorm Bed: $13.00
Private Room: $11.00
Overall Rating: 89%
The Greenhouse Hostel can accommodate up to 22 people. There are three dorm rooms; one eight bed dorm and two four bed dorms, each with en-suite facilities. There is also a private room for two people with shared bathroom facilities including hot showers and western toilets. Room prices include two basic meals a day, a mix of African and Western dishes, and free Wi-Fi. Pick up from town for free bus station, shuttle station, and from any accommodation in town. The lounge area is comfortable and homely. The outdoor terrace has a self-service bar, TV, DVD player and games including darts and a pool table. There are bicycles available to hire with the first hour free of charge. The garden area has space available for camping guests. The property only accepts cash payment. Parking and linens are free with your stay.

PO Box 14888 , Arusha, Tanzania,
Private Room: $18.00
Overall Rating: 83%
The White House offers various room options for every traveler's need, as well as three meals every day cooked by a local chef, who both cooks local Tanzanian food and European food. The house has a common area, where guests can relax. The White House is located in Arusha, only 15 minutes' walk from Clock tower, where you will find cafes, small shops, and more than one bank, where money can be withdrawn all hours of the day. They offer single rooms, shared rooms with bunk beds, and couples room with a double bed. The rooms are big, and also contain closets or shelves for you to put your clothes on. The toilet facilities in The White House are of European standard, and the showers and toilets are only a few seconds of walk from every room. The property only accepts cash payment. Wi-Fi is free with your stay and airport transfer is available on request.

P.O. Box 7370 , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $15.00
Private Room: $17.50
Overall Rating: 92%
Wakawaka hostel proudly boasts a Tanzanian design and a friendly, relaxing vibe. Their trendy lounge provides the ideal surroundings to chill or socialize and meet other guests. The kitchen includes breakfast and offers lunch and dinner for an unbeatable price and tempting traditional African foods each day. You can also feel free to cook your own special dish in the well-equipped guest kitchen. If you are looking for more liquid entertainment, they also have one of the cheapest bars in town, located right here in the lounge area. The property is located in the new part of Arusha town less than 1 km away from downtown. The location is outstanding for local hotspots, whether it's busy nightlife, shopping, great restaurants, culture museums, galleries, theaters, and more. It is also very close to all types of public transportation. Guests can enjoy playing pool or other games with your new friends at the property. Many of the rooms feature private bathrooms with showers and bath tubs, and every room has a massive locker/closet with keys. The property only accepts cash payment. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and linens are included with your stay and towels are available for hire.

PO Box 13618 , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $22.50
Private Room: $23.16
Overall Rating: 89%
Nyumbani provides a home-like-atmosphere with affordable accommodations in 4 bed dorms as well as private rooms. Breakfast and dinner are included with your stay and they offer western and Tanzanian style cuisine choices. The property also offers hot showers, a water filter, fridge, possibility to use the kitchen, and discounts on long term stays. They can also organize safaris, mountain climbs, or day trips in and around Arusha according your personal wishes and budget. Nyumbani Hostel is located in an area called Mianzini, a little bit north of the Arusha City Center. It’s a local but very safe area. Within a 10 minute walk, you can reach the main road and, within 20 minutes, you are in the City Center by foot. There are a lot of shops and local restaurants around where you can buy whatever needed. Busses are available in a short walking distance at the main road. The hostel only accepts cash payment. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and linens are included with your stay, and towels are available for hire.

Mianzini Road P.O. Box 10147 , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $21.69
Private Room: $20.48
Overall Rating: 97%
The Runako Lodge is a western style house, ideally located in a safe neighborhood close to Arusha center. Runako Lodge is perfect for budget and long stay travelers. They are located near Morovian Daladala station about 300 meters from Namanga/Arusha Road. Runako Lodge is a lovely house with different accommodation types, from private to shared rooms, depending on your choice and budget. Some rooms have a private, some a shared bathroom. They provide build in cupboards, linen, and mosquito nets. You can relax in the lounge with views of the garden, books, magazines, and TV. In the dining area meals are served. The facility offers a Wi-Fi hotspot to use with your own personal laptops/tablets/iPads as well as a fully equipped kitchen. They accept only cash payments. Free airport transfer, breakfast, parking, linens, and towels are all included with your stay and Bicycles are available for hire.

P.O Box 11280 Moravian Area near Mianzini traffic lights , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $10.00
Private Room: $10.00
Overall Rating: 83%
Lionsgate Hostel is located close to Arusha city center and offers full board accommodation, clean rooms, free 4G Wi-Fi, hot shower, swimming pool, garden, terrace, min-mar, outside kitchen, fire place, BBQ grill, smoking area, dinning place, lounge, cable TV and stereo music and more. They also offer Safaris, Volunteering Opportunities, Day trips, and Mountain Climbing. They are located at Ngusero, Sombetini in Arusha City near to Good Hope Orphanage School. It's about 3km From Arusha Town. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. They offer a range of rooms that feature: daily housekeeping, mosquito nets, bedding, hot water, sink, bath tub, electrical outlets, towel, standard sit down toilet, and shower. They only accept cash payment. Breakfast and Lunch are included with your stay.

P.O. Box 16245 Ngusero, Sombetini , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $20.00
Private Room: $12.50
Mazzola Backpackers is located in the Mianzini neighborhood, a 15-minute walking distance to downtown Arusha. It is located on the slopes of the magnificent Mt. Meru with large beautiful gardens and outdoor sitting areas. Stay in one of the 4-bed dorms or in a double room for more privacy. All rooms are decorated in lovely colors and comfortable furniture. It is conveniently located with only a short walk to downtown Arusha where there are plenty of places to eat, hang out, and shop. The city market is also conveniently located in downtown Arusha where guests can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and a variety of cultural carvings and artwork. The facility offers a kitchen for guests to prepare their own food or the on site chef will be happy to prepare it for you for a small fee. The property accepts only cash payment. Free parking, linen, and towels are included with your stay.

12673 Arusha Mianzini area , Arusha, Tanzania,
Dorm Bed: $16.45
Private Room: $7.48
Overall Rating: 89%
Villa Poa offers high-quality accommodation in a beautiful and nicely located area (Njiro). The hostel offers free Wi-Fi and offer sim-cards and will even help you set up your Tanzanian phone number, Swahili language courses, cultural immersions, research assistance and training, as well as volunteering programs and training. Airport pick-ups and drop offs can also be arranged. They also offer easily accessible low-cost transport to the town center, nearby supermarkets, and restaurants or any other destination. Villa Poa is the home of Greg Adventures safari company and they will be happy to help you plan your perfect safari, trip to waterfalls and hot springs, or even to Zanzibar. The house is located in the neighborhood of Njiro, at only 10 minutes from the town center. The neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, and very green. Around the corner, you experience the local Swahili life, in a small shopping street that provides all basic necessities, such as fruit and vegetables, drinks, a hairdresser, printshop, small bars and restaurants, and more. At Villa Poa they offer a range of rooms – private double, twin or shared dormitories. All are comfortably furnished. Some have a lovely view to the garden. They also provide tents with camping matrasses, pillows and sleeping bags. Only cash payments are accepter. Free breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi, linen, and towels are included with your stay.

Themi Mash Njiro Plot No. 376 , Arusha, Tanzania,
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