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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 24 February 2014

It was a wonderful place to stay. Very clean. It was in a very safe neighborhood. I would surely love to stay in the hostel when I go back. Also everyone were very friendly. The best thing I loved about the place was turtles roaming around the backyard :)

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I stayed at Ujamaa on my first ever adventure in Africa back in 2008. I was lucky enough to be one of the first guests there and have only fantastic things to say about it! the accommodation was clean, comfortable, safe and homely. the food was fabulous and tasty, even catering to vegetarian guests and all the staff incredibly lovely...

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

This was my first visit to Africa and the accommodations we had prior to this stay were a bit tough to deal with. No running water, dirty facilities, etc. But coming here was awesome!! An incredible value and the facilities are so tidy and well kept. They serve breakfast and dinner, which is always delicious, and they have laundry and...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 9 February 2014

If you are looking into volunteering in Africa, more specifically in Arusha, I would highly recommend Ujaama! I was there for about a month. The price you pay is fair for what you get. You get two meals a day (which btw are DELICIOUS) and very fulling, there is always plenty of food for everyone, and that even cook for...

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Alexandria, Egypt
Reviewed 7 February 2014

I really felt like home from the first moment I stepped in Ujamaa hostel! As a female solo traveler, I was looking for a cheap,safe and clean base in Arusha to stay in before and after the safari trip and kilimanjaro hike, and Ujamaa Hostel was more than a perfect choice for me. It's so cozy and comfortable. I stayed...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Do not waste your money on a hotel. I stayed at the hostel for about two weeks with a group of almost twenty people and I can truly say we could not have picked a better spot. Prime location, excellent value (especially considering everything offered), and most of all an incredible atmosphere that really just feels like home. Free washing,...

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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 5 February 2014

I stayed in Ujamaa Hostel for 3 weeks in Nov-Dec 2011 (not 2013, but since it doesn't allow me to select 2011 this is the way I would like to share my review). My brother stayed at that place long time before and long time after, as he volunteered for longer period and I came to visit him). This place...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Ujamaa hostel is your home away from home. Not only is it clean, conveniently located, spacious, and comfortable, the staff are so welcoming and accommodating. The volunteer projects make it easy to find the placement which suits you best without having to pay big prices. I had planned to stay at the hostel for a week but ended up extending...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2014

This hostel was exactly what we were looking for when we were organising our trip to Tanzania. The hostel is located in a very convenient area of town and had all the facilities we needed whilst staying in Arusha. It was very good value seeing as you got amazing breakfasts and dinners included, as well as free washing. All the...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2014

My time at Ujamaa was great. There is a real feeling of family, those that you stay with become your closest friends and the atmosphere is chilled and welcoming. The facilities were great including living area with endless DVDs, books and games. Although water and power go out occasionally the generator saves you from darkness! The hostel is in walking...

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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: ₹ 2,935 - ₹ 3,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles AD4444, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you prefer privace, get the private double room.”
 of 5 bubbles kimwO399MM, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“All rooms holds good standard, the double room is probably better for couples.”
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 of 5 bubbles SimoneKarlsson, 8 Sep 2014 | Read review
“If you're going as a couple, i would definitely pay more and get the double room”
 of 5 bubbles L2463CPalexr, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Dorms are spacious; nice bunk beds with mosquito nets, closets and drawers to lock valuables.”
 of 5 bubbles 694rl, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
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