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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Gasper and his staff is super friendly and we had a good time at the ujamaa hostel. The rooms and toilets are clean, the food is ok and the prices are reasonable. We also did the hot springs tour, which was very cool. There is also a shopping center with ATM and grocery store and free wifi nearby. So if...

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1Thank Mareike K
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this place. Rooms have good beds with proper nets, the shower and bathroom are clean and there is hot water (when the power is on, though there is a generator as well). Basic breakfast and dinner are provided and there is a shoping center a 5 minute walk away with restaurants. The best part are...

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Thank Conor M
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I stayed two months at Ujamaa Hostel during the fall 2014 and had both good and less good experiences. The good experiences: - Gasper, the hostel owner, was a big help in the beginning for a young woman (20 years old) travelling on her own. He took care of me, told me hundreds of times places to watch out and...

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11Thank AgnesNormark
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Highly recommended, great social atmosphere, very friendly staff, nice location. It felt like home, you'll definitely have a good time here. Ujamaa seems to attract a nice collection of travelers and volunteers always someone to have a couple beers and interesting conversation with. A private room is available but their common area and backyard is very relaxing. You don't spent...

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2Thank Roxyvantuyl
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

First things first: All things are there: Mosquito nets, good service by the nice owners and decent food/ breakfast. There may be power cuts once in a while as Arusha is close to Mt Meru which brings quite some downpoors in the rainy season and Tanzanian electricity grids can't handle this. They got a generator, however, so you'll only got...

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Newmarket, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2015

By far one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! Ujama Hostel offers great quality for the price. Doubtful you could find anything cheaper in the area and if you did you certainly wouldn't get the quality that Ujamaa has to offer: super friendly and helpful staff, very safe, clean, comfy, spacious, delicious meals, great outdoor area, and...

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2Thank AD4444
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I was here last summer in around end of August. I found this place a little bit pricey for its place ($20/night) but I'm probably silly because they actually provide breakfast and dinner and those were delicious Tanzanian food. Free laundry too which was a plus. The bed was alright, equipped with mosquito net. So, the price is so worth...

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1Thank Afifuze
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I liked the place very much! The staff was friendly and very caring and the dorm was nice and clean. The price included breakfast and dinner but sometimes the friendly staff gave me some extra food if I was hungry during the day. Staff is both local and international so living in the city was really easy. They helped as...

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1Thank KimOfFinland
Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

I surely recommend this place. Gasper the manager is the nicest person you will ever meet and so is his brother Evans and especially Micheal the driver who would take us anywhere and pick us up again at any given time. All of them are helpful especially for me and my teenage friend who ran in to a lot of...

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Skovde, Sweden
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Great place near the complex, with cinema and restaurants. It is near Arusha town also. The hostel has the best typical Tanzania food from the mamas. And the hostel aslo have super cute turtles in the garden!

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ujamaa Hostel is for volunteers and travellers and is located in Arusha, Tanzania. We provide fun, safe, affordable accommodation where you can meet like-minded people, check out the Tanzanian culture and spend time volunteering in the local community if you want to. We welcome short-term visitors and travellers to the hostel for 1 night or more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ujamaa Hostel

Address: Njiro Block A, Plot 24, Arusha 1661, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $57 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are pretty much the same - bunk beds and a wardrobe”
Viktorija-Justina, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great!”
AD4444, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you prefer privace, get the private double room.”
kimwO399MM, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All rooms holds good standard, the double room is probably better for couples.”
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SimoneKarlsson, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
“If you're going as a couple, i would definitely pay more and get the double room”
L2463CPalexr, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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