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White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam
The price is $119 per night
3.9/5Good! (70 reviews)

"Pros: Great location, good view from room. Facility is very nice. Food was good. Cons: Issues with the room. Toilet not flushing well, air conditioner had problems. Holes in mosquito net."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
Hotel Nikko Tower
3.5 out of 5
Plot 1485/148, Aggrey/Jamhuri Street, Dar es Salaam
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3.7/5Good! (101 reviews)
One of the best in Dar

"This is a quiet hotel with clean comfortable rooms in the downtown, close to the airport, with a great restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

Hotel Nikko Tower
Hotel Sapphire
3 out of 5
Plot No 4 Mtendeni Street, Dar es Salaam
The price is $57 per night
3.6/5Good! (52 reviews)

"Have stayed before and enjoyed it"…"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Hotel Sapphire
Iris Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Livingstone corner Amani Streets, Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam
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3.5/5Good! (68 reviews)

"It was a prison for 3 days. Reception was disorganised for they could not even agree that I had paid. No internet, hard water, workers not truthful"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Iris Hotel
Tiffany Diamond Hotels
3.5 out of 5
No.810/75 Indira Gandhi St/Morogoro Rd, House No.22, Dar es Salaam
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3.5/5Good! (60 reviews)
Nice Hotel in town

"Lovely location for town shopping and great service and staff are friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

Tiffany Diamond Hotels
Sleep Inn Hotel Kariakoo
3.5 out of 5
Mahiwa Street, Dar es Salaam
The price is $44 per night
3.3/5 (30 reviews)

"Room was so small bathroom door was not getting lock bad smell in room and bed."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Sleep Inn Hotel Kariakoo
Transit Motel Airport
3 out of 5
Plot 4, Block D, Off Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam
The price is $36 per night
3.2/5 (239 reviews)

"Very Close to the Airport, 5 Minute Drive.The front desk can send a driver to pick u up from the terminal for 5USD."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Uhuru Monument, St Joseph's Cathedral, and Atiman House.

When it comes to affordable places to stay in Dar es Salaam, the area has hotels that won't break the bank. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:

Tiffany Diamond Hotels - 3.5-star family-friendly hotel. You'll find free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property.

Tanzanite Executive Suites - Customers like this 3-star aparthotel for its clean rooms and good location. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free valet parking.

Transit Motel Airport - At this 3-star family-friendly hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the proximity to the airport and central location.

Iris Hotel - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to the airport and overall value. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Dar es Salaam

Haven't picked your travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: March, February, December, and January, with an average temperature of 88°F
  • Coldest months: August, July, September, and June, with an average temperature of 66°F
  • Rainiest months: April, May, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 0.26 inches
  • Driest months: August, July, September, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.05 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Dar es Salaam

You don't have to spend a lot to take advantage of things to see and do in Dar es Salaam. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with activities that cost little or nothing at all. Check out the local culture at National Museum of Tanzania and Little Theatre, or visit other spots like Nyumba ya Sanaa.

Travelers also like Dar es Salaam for its:
  • Biking
  • Seafood
  • Boating
  • Breweries
  • Skyscrapers

Getting Around Dar es Salaam

The most convenient airport is in Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.), situated 6.1 mi (9.8 km) away from the city center. However, if that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), which is 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop aboard a train at Dar Es Salaam Central Station. You can cross the water in a ferry from the local port.

Frequently asked questions

What is Dar es Salaam like for travelers on a budget?
Dar es Salaam has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Zanzibar Ferry Terminal, Kariakoo Market, and Port of Dar es Salaam.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Dar es Salaam?
Based on reviews, Transit Motel Airport is a popular 3-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options for your budget-friendly stay include Sleep Inn Hotel Kariakoo and White Sands Resort & Conference Centre.
What's the weather like in Dar es Salaam?
The hottest months are usually February and March with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 75°F. Average annual rainfall for Dar es Salaam is 36 inches.
What is there to see and do in Dar es Salaam?
You won’t have to spend a lot to find places to visit in Dar es Salaam. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with sights that cost little or nothing at all. If you’re looking to enjoy the area’s natural beauty, you can get outdoors at Pugu Hills Nature Centre, Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens, or Mbezi Beach.
What's the best way to get around Dar es Salaam?
The nearest airport is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the center in Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.). However, if that doesn’t suit your budget, you can look into flights to Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), which is 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away. To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Dar Es Salaam Central Station. You can take a ferry to see more of the region.

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