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Featured Hostels in Harare

It's a Small World Backpackers Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
25 Ridge Road, Harare, Harare Province
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Situated in Harare, this hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Avondale Shopping Centre and within 3 mi (5 km) of National Botanic Gardens and University of Zimbabwe. ...

5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Small world was great, staff very helpful. I would thoroughly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

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Meikles Hotel
Meikles Hotel
5 out of 5
Jason Moyo Ave, Harare
per night
Apr 5 - Apr 6
4.2/5Excellent! (206 reviews)

"Better customer service doesn’t exist! The staff are amazing."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Meikles Hotel
Holiday Inn Harare
Holiday Inn Harare
3 out of 5
Samora Machel Ave, Harare
per night
May 2 - May 3
3.8/5Good! (152 reviews)

"The handling of COVID 19 was great,the hotel went out to make sure every one was safe.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Holiday Inn Harare
Cresta Jameson
Cresta Jameson
3 out of 5
21 Samora Machel Avenue/Park Street, Harare
3.5/5Good! (170 reviews)

"Convenient location. The hotel is well looked after"…"

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Cresta Jameson
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Hostels and More in Harare

You might have trouble finding a lot of hostels in Harare, but there are 74 accommodations to pick from, so you still have plenty of other possibilities. With the affordable options here, you can cut down your spending on overnight costs and save more for everything you want to do during your vacation. If you're hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the gardens while you're here.

Wondering where other travelers have booked rooms in Harare? These are some popular options that may have more budget-friendly prices:

Meikles Hotel - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk at this hotel.

Bronte Hotel - Property features at this hotel include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Harare?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically October and November, while July and June are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 80° F and nighttime temperatures average 58° F
  • April-June: 79° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 82° F and nighttime averages are around 46° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 82° F during the day and 58° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.06 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Harare?

Depending on what interests you, you might enjoy these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Harare Gardens
  • National Botanic Gardens
Cultural Attractions
  • National Museum
  • Queen Victoria Museum
  • National Art Gallery
Additional Attractions
  • National Sports Stadium
  • Rufaro Stadium
  • Eastgate Centre

In general, Harare is known for its:

  • Festivals
  • Cafés
  • Parks
  • Museums
  • Wildlife
  • Safari tours
  • Gardens

How to Get to Harare and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Harare (HRE-Harare Intl.), located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Harare?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Harare, there are 185 lodging options here to pick from, including hostels. Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save your budget for exploring. If you’re hoping to enjoy the natural surroundings, you can check out the gardens while you’re here.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget-friendly prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Harare?
While you’re deciding on a place to stay, check out this top Harare hostel: It’s a Small World Backpackers Lodge - Hostel - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and linens.
What's the weather like in Harare?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually October and November with an average temp of 82°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 47°F. Average annual rainfall for Harare is 29.40 inches.
What is there to see and do in Harare?
In general, Harare is known for its festivals, cafés, and parks. Get out into nature with places like Harare Gardens, National Botanic Gardens, and Lake Chivero Recreational Park. Cultural attractions include National Museum, Queen Victoria Museum, and National Art Gallery. Locals like to shop at Eastgate Centre and Sam Levy’s Village.
What's the best way to get around Harare?
You can search for flights to the closest airport in Harare (HRE-Harare Intl.), 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center.

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