The Slow Leopard
Chole Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Review β„–1

Perfect place to arrive in Tanzania. You dont get overwhelmed by the culture so fast because its quite western here. Many travelers who are about to leave soon, who can help you with ideas and plans. Henry the owner is also really nice, he helped me get my bicycle and a sim card. I will go there again.I stayed in the 10person dorm. You have private bunks with a small locker and a power outlet each. I think its totally fine. The outside area is also really nice. Wifi is working πŸ‘

Review β„–2

Best Hostel in Dar. 30,000Tsh per night in the dorm. Air conditioning. Cool expat locals frequent the bar for european sports shows.

Review β„–3

My friend and I stayed 3 nights at the slow leopard hostel. Henry and all of the staff are so kind and hospitable. The service at the bar is quick and their food is yummy. The Friday night amapiano music was so great to experience. My friend and I were looking for a nice hostel to have a restful stay and slow leopard met all of our needs for these criteria.Henry also helped us have a great experience on an improvised safari during busy Christmas times. He recommended us to his friend Abeid who runs safari tours. We went to Mikumi and had the best safari experience and hike to the beautiful waterfall of Udzungwa. We saw 8 lions with our guide which was unheard of. I honestly couldn’t have imagined a more professional guide than Abeid. He made sure we had everything organized from the moment we met him until the time we left Mikumi. It’s important to have trustworthy people as your tour guides and I think Henry made sure this would be the case for us. I am glad our β€œwinging it” trip ended up at slow leopard and meeting our guide turned new friend Abeid. ⭐️⭐️🌟🌟🌟

Review β„–4

Pleasant little bar....a little quiet but was a Tuesday service and cold beer. Not much to dislike....although be prepared for mosquitoes.

Review β„–5

Nice tram, nice ambiance, as a downside was projector which was nit focused so we watched blurry Rugby game :(

Review β„–6

Very cool Vibe and setting. Nice music and good burgers. Definitely one of my favourite bars also right nextdoor to another good bar go check them out!

Review β„–7

Nice staff. Good atmosphere. Alot of restaurants near by. Found the wifi not the best upstairs at times. Met the owner he was very helpful. Would stay here again

Review β„–8

Great sliders and also poke bowls. Shows the sport and has a good vibe.

Review β„–9

Good place to meet fellow travelers and get situated before exploring the rest of Tanzania. Bar and restaurant downstairs and also good, though a bit pricey compared with other spots nearby. I happened to be there during a South Africa vs English-Irish lions rugby match and the atmosphere was lit

Review β„–10

Good popular bar, with a garden area with seating as well. Popular for watching sport and meeting up. Accommodation is available but I havent seen it. Staff are competent and prices are good.

Review β„–11

Staff here are incredible. Felt very safe. Ladies at the bar were so protective of me during my stay. Massai at the front were very vigilant and careful not to let in strange sorts at night. Lovely bar downstairs with great vibes. Met lots of travellers during my stay. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back! I’m forever grateful

Review β„–12

Ordered pickles. Got one pickle. Service was not top notch. Could improve

Review β„–13

Definitely the best burguer I had in Tanzania. Nice place

Review β„–14

Stayed for one night on our way to Zanzibar and had a lovely time. Great service and good burgers!

Review β„–15

Really nice place! Cool bar, cozy rooms and very friendly owner!

Review β„–16

Nice play to watch premier league games and having a drink. They offer also burgers but they are not perfect tbh.

Review β„–17

Friendly staff, fun vibe, great food and drinks, good location, what more can you ask for!

Review β„–18

Stayed at Leopard many times during my Tanzania adventures. Was warmly welcomed each & every-time! Staff were super friendly & hospitable, lots of cool fellow travellers to meet. Nice bar area & selections of food / drinks. Fast & stable (for Dar) wifi. Room met my needs, somewhere to sleep & warm showers all at a reasonable price. My go to place in Dar πŸ˜ƒ

Review β„–19

Lovely place, great vibe! We went after a friend raved about the burgers, tried their classic beef burger...was a little dry but delicious! Sadly the service was so very slow, they had only two servers for the whole crowd!

Review β„–20

Slow is a staple in Masaki. Cool vibe, good food and beer (can even get draft beer there) and a place where youll meet a whole range of people (likely to be mostly expats). They often have parties, events and live music. If youre a sports fan, this may be the place to watch games. If you are not a football/rugby etc fan (like me) it can get loud, crowded and rowdy, so just keep that in mind. Otherwise totally worth checking out.

Review β„–21

The Hostel itself is a very nice place to sleep and spend some time in.The restaurant is very well designed and the whole hostel has a very relaxing, pleasant atmosphere.But most of all I would like to mention how awesome the two owners of the hostel were. I arrived there by myself and I wasnt sure, how I could an adequat covid-test to fly back to my homecountry. When the owners found out about my problem, they immediately offerd to help me, called the office of my airline with me and told me where I can visit them. In general they were very friendly, laid back and made me feel safe and welcome at their hostel. I can only recommend this place!

Review β„–22

Burger is super. Beef patty is original and savory. I love it because it is not salty, not greasy, not a kik, but delicious.When you visit on weekdays from 5pm to 7pm, it’s β€˜Happy hour’ time when the drinks are discounted. Also, as you order any burger, the draught beer(500ml) is served as only TZS 1,000.You can order the burger composed of ingredients which you choosed. If you can’t decide what you eat, I recommend β€˜Classic burger’.

Review β„–23

The ambiance , the price is reasonable , a wide range of drinks to choose from including my hot beverages. Great music. Kids are enjoying it as well( Id love to come with my kids)

Review β„–24

Chilled and great service! Amazing food and drinks. Very homey. :)

Review β„–25

Best bit about this place is the Liquid Alchemistic man Mikey, best mixologist anywhere and makes the Slow such an awesome joint. The live music on Thursdays is the best part of the week. The Sunday Retox brunch is a great way to finish the weekend and start your week. Check it out, you wont regret it. Plus the crowd is dope!!

Review β„–26

The slow leopard has a very welcoming and generous hospitality, i liked it😎

Review β„–27

Slow Leopard offer affordable accommodation. But they have one of the best sports bar showing all the sports. You can either go there for a drink or a bite if you wish. I was impressed that the chef worked up an all chicken-no-ham sandwich at my request. The sandwich was as good as it gets with a blend of veggies, chicken and sauces. A friendly and live atmosphere and good place to meet new people. Highly recommended if youre feeling bored and looking for a quick meal and dont mind the noise.

Review β„–28

Nice relaxing place, great cocktails. Only issue, which is easily overcome is mosquitos. However, the bar puts mosquito repellent on the tables so no problem.

Review β„–29

For all the epic and Rugby lovers, the slow leopards is the place to be

Review β„–30

My favorite place in Dar for chilling, working, parting as well

Review β„–31

I loved my short stay here! It is in a very good location, around many many restaurants. The rooms are very nice, new and clean. The A/C works perfect and so does the Wifi! The bathrooms are very clean.The staff is super kind and helpful.They have a great bar with live music and it looked super fun (but I was exhausted so didn’t get to experience it). I’m sure it would have been a great place to meet people.I really recommend it!

Review β„–32

Very popular backpackers in Dar. Nice clean rooms. Another shared toilet upstairs woud have been an advantage.. Showers with good water pressure. Really good homemade food, and the coffee us great. A good selection and choice for breakfast. Pass by here for their live music nights and rocking weekends.If going to Dar book early as the place gets pretty busy.Will definitely be returning to this vibrant place.

Review β„–33

Everything about this place is great EXCEPT the wifi. I hope the management sees this. They should not be using Jameson for their wifi. Just get your own router! It didn’t work at all and was so frustrating.

Review β„–34

Great place for lunch. The burger is pretty good so I agree with prior reviews.

Review β„–35

Good festive pub. Didnt try the food

Review β„–36

We (couple on a year trip) stayed at the Slow Leopard for 4 days. The hostel had great facilities with a comfy area, well stocked bar, clean rooms and beds, great food from the kitchen (fish curry a must try) and friendly staff. Hostel is situated in a nice area with cafes and restaurants close by to mix things up. One of the owners (Henry) was always available to provide help and advice, both locally and around the African region in general. The hostel was a good base to head out during the day to explore Dar’s markets and bustling streets. We would highly recommend to anyone passing through πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

Review β„–37

Its a good place for relaxation

Review β„–38

Perfect place and good boss. First time I go. Some body told me.. it was full and boss help us for enjoy . Thanks. Every weekend we will there.

Review β„–39

Great place, backyard had a chilled vibe. I went on Thursday for their slow sessions, the live band was great! I really enjoyed.

Review β„–40

Good services, affordable food.

Review β„–41

This is a great place to stay when I Cape Town. The slow leopard hostel area is small but very well done with nice comfortable beds, air conditioning & lockers. They also had the best showers that I have had in Tanzania yet, super hot.As the for place itself, it’s centred around the bar and restaurant area that has live music throughout the week. When we arrived this place was packed with locals & expats alike so if your looking for a lively place to stay then this place has you covered.It’s located in the more affluent area of town where you can find nice cafes a cool bakery and all the other things you need as a traveller.

Review β„–42

Watched England vs France Rugby last next... Brilliant venue, atmosphere and food. Highly recommended

Review β„–43

One of my favorite places to hangout during the day.You can meet lots of outsiders and experience fine architecture. Great ambience.Amazing food at decent enough prices.You could literally come chill for an entire day, maybe watch a game and drink couple of beers.Take extra precaution once dark cause theres a lot of mosquitoes.

Review β„–44

Ive been here a few times and always have fun, the decor is laid back and relaxed. Great place to catch some live music, watch the world cup, etcetera. I dont usually write reviews, but today I went back because my wallet had fallen out of my purse on my way out the door at some point. The staff is so honest here, all my cash and cards were still in there and they had it locked in a safe until I realize it was missing and returned for it. Truly a great place with great and honest staff!! Thank you Slow Leopard! Our favorite place to chill in Dar hands down.

Review β„–45

Very nice place, clean, breakfast is super, Diana welcome you always in the best way, all people are very kind, I booked for 3 nights but I extended 2 nigthts just to relax, I reccomend this hostel.

Review β„–46

The bar and restaurant are a nice place to stay with friendly people and delicious food. The private room was not what i expected. To noisy and to light at night. Also the bed was a bit small and to short for me. The clean restroom with good shower was not en-suite. Not worth the 50 USD i paid.

Review β„–47

Good value for money! The rooms/beds are good and clean. All rooms have AC and some beds even a mosquito net. Good location / close to the Slipway pier. Burgers are awesome!

Review β„–48

Cool place to meet other travellers/expats with comfy beds and restaurant that has many options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rooms are a bit overpriced for staying in a 10 bed mixed dorm. There is air conditioning in the dorm and 2 bathrooms. However, there are no mosquito nets and loads of mosquitos.

Review β„–49

Actually the place is really good, fantastic and so fun. When in, individuals can enjoy delicious food and soft drinks. No limitation of time so any one can enjoy his or her time the this place.πŸ™πŸ™

Review β„–50

I had a Fantastic 2 nights staying at the slow leopard in Dar! The staff were super friendly and helpful, a good vibe and fun space! Lots of tips on cool things to do in Dar, and dorm rooms really well designed for privacy and comfort. Asanti Slow Leopard! x

Review β„–51

I will come here every time I go to Dar! Its a very pleasant and laid back restaurant with some seriously good food. Im already craving the chicken bacon sandwich again! Its almost worth it to come into Dar just to eat here... almost. I also stayed the night in the associated hostel and had a very pleasant stay.

Review β„–52

A well run ex pat bar. Friendly cool atmosphere. Servers are on the ball usually. Food is decent, maybe a bit pricey but so is their rent probably. Could do with a few more Tanzanian punters but thats no one’s fault. Rugby on tv gets priority.

Review β„–53

A place for good culture music

Review β„–54

Nice pub. The crowd here is overwhelmingly white tourists and expats but welcoming nonetheless with good vibes. Great for catching a game of football or rugby with its simple and minimalist decor.

Review β„–55

Nice spot, very small. Large Expat community. They do show large sports events, which is nice. Decent beers at a decent price. I can not say anything about the food, as I have never eaten there.

Review β„–56

Read this before staying at the hostel...I had higher hopes for the Slow Leopard after hearing that it’s the go-to hostel in Dar! I realize now that it’s mainly a sports bar that happened to have a few nice spare rooms (one by the garden and one upstairs) so they furnished them with wooden bunk beds and created a hostel. The bartenders are the hostel staff, so they’re not the most attentive (because they’re working two jobs) but are overall quite kind. The free breakfast is pretty nice (you can order one of 3 things off a special menu) and is vegetarian friendly... but overall their food menu is unusually expensive and only has meaty fast food dishes (with the exception of a veggie burger and salad.) The bar makes most It’s money on drinks, which are quite a pricier than other places, so they don’t seem to put much love/effort into the food.So yes, maybe it’s the best option in Dar for hostels BUT aside from its friendly staff and nice beds, I can not recommend the Slow Leopard.

Review β„–57

Another hidden gem. Its very easy to pass. I didnt know it existed but its great for going to watch a match. Having a drink. Their food is also good. Not a very diverse crowd. Alot of expats. Good place to do some networking though. Its ambiance is very relaxing. Its hidden but once you find it. You will keep going back.

Review β„–58

Nice pub great burgers. Although a very expat crowd - if thats what youre looking for youll enjoy. If you want local flavor youre in the wrong place.

Review β„–59

Good dorm beds, very comfortable. The prize includes breakfast which is very nice. The staff is also very nice. In the evening the bar is often crowded. Just the wifi should be improved.

Review β„–60

Best hostel in Dars expat area! Henry and Eddie created a wonderful small and cozy place for delicious food and some good nights in their freshly renovated dorm or double room. We really appreciated the welcoming atmosphere and all the handy advices we got. Thanks guys, well be back!

Review β„–61

We arrived late and although we wrote an email in advance, the check in was a disaster. We were given two beds, and the beds didnt have bed sheets. I told the guy and he didnt know were to find some. He tried communicating with his boss but no one was answering. I told him it would be unhygienic to sleep without the bed sheets. At the end I was happy because he gave us another room that was good but it took almost 40 minutes.On the up side the breakfast was really good and the bar looks cool.

Review β„–62

Good clean rooms, tasty food at the restaurant, bands on Thursdays and lots of spots to hang out nearby. Good place to spend a few nights in dar if youre travelling through

Review β„–63

Always a great experience at the Slow. Friendly service, yummy food and just a really good place to socialize and watch a game of rugby (unless England are losing of course)

Review β„–64

I took a beer and a rice bowl (with white sauce), before yesterday night (2th February). Unfortunately was a food poison and its my second full day that I am so sick. Recovery is in progress with medicine.

Review β„–65

Great service, best place to socialise. Its a bit of everything on one spot and never too much.

Review β„–66

Went on a Saturday and the night life was just slow. Looked and felt like a white only hang outπŸ˜…

Review β„–67

Great ambience. Good food and affordable prices. Live music plays on certain days. The 10,000 shilling cover charge is overkill. Not too bad overall.

Review β„–68

Best place for a burger and beer on the peninsula. Cozy covered outdoor space with comfy seeting. They have live music and show the games on certain nights too. Love this place.

Review β„–69

Loved the included breakfast and AC in our room. We had to leave super early for a flight and they made us ready-packed food!

Review β„–70

I came back to the place after 2 years and to be honest I was disappointed. The service was very slow and disappointing. The bathroom look rundown. The lady serving us even after repeating the order twice got it wrong, took the food and still mixed it up. Made a pregnant women wait for her food for over an hour. When we asked to speak to the manager she rudely said the manager has traveled. Intially said the nachos are over and would need to wait an hour before them. There was no avacado left (which was one of the ingredients in the burger) and didnt inform us that it was over. Finally to calm us down agreed to give us a discount which much to our suprise was just 2% of the entire order. They also didnt issue a TRA receipt and just gave the reason that the machine doesnt work. With this sort of service I would not go again.#dissapointed #burgers #nachos #bigscreen

Review β„–71

Great breakfast and really sociable place! Thursday nights at the hostel are fun

Review β„–72

This has been the nicest hostel Ive stayed at in Tanzania. The owners are extremely nice and knowledgeable and pointed me towards some lesser known places that have been some of my highlights on this trip. The bar and restaurant has an awesome vibe with amazing burgers! Real coffee for breakfast!! And also amazing other food for breakfast as well. Air-conditioning in the rooms are so nice. Thursday has amazing live music!

Review β„–73

Nice hostels.

Review β„–74

On Thursdays, you will have the best live music and youll have the chance to intermingle with people from different cultures.

Review β„–75

Nice. Good

Review β„–76

The place has a nice vibe and great live music on Thursdays. A great mix of locals and expats.

Review β„–77

Good burgers! Intimate venue. Gets packed during rugby matches, good live music performance nights.

Review β„–78

Nice little bar to watch sports events. Can be crowded sometimes. Food is decent and not at all expensive. Best expresso in town

Review β„–79

Awesome location, Great food and bar, clean showers and rooms and super friendly and helpful staff

Review β„–80

Place was amazing, customer service was great (Eunice) and the food was amazing as well. 5 star!!!

Review β„–81

This was my second time here, loved the burger. I came here for Mad Ice it was amazing. A small place but the ambience is nice

Review β„–82

Cool cozy place to stay in DAR! The owner really helped us out with transportation to Arusha. Take a good look for the sign of the hostel since it is almost invisible.

Review β„–83

Good vibe, live band on Thursday and promotion of local talent through music and art.

Review β„–84

Great place to watch Rugby with a good crowd! Southern hemisphere team games take priority in this bar usually.

Review β„–85

Great burgers, loud music, expat crowd. Could do with a bit more space around the tables as it can become very crowded and difficult to get to the bar.

Review β„–86

Lovely atmosphere and great travel tips and advice from the team! Made our first Tanzania trip so much better.

Review β„–87

Poor ventilation despite being an outdoor venue.

Review β„–88

Quiet during the day... nice live shows on Thursday nights, awesome crowd and good music

Review β„–89

Great crowd and music. Cosy and laid back. Didnt try their food though. Parking sucks here

Review β„–90

Decent pub with good burgers and salads. If you want to watch sports, especially rugby, this is the place.

Review β„–91

Best hostel to stay in Dar by far with a good atmosphere and great restaurant/bar. Right next to Slipway and highly recommend for your stay while in Dar.

Review β„–92

Great venue and good Hamburgers

Review β„–93

A good place on Thursdays for drinks and music with friends. Food choices are basics for a bar.

Review β„–94

Great place to meet and chill. Good food!

Review β„–95

Relaxed friendly atmosphere, good food and music nights are fun, TV sports shown aswell.

Review β„–96

Because its a nice place with a good hospitality and nice environment..

Review β„–97

Great burgers and excellent outdoor bar area. Awesome spot for watching sports.

Review β„–98

Nice garden, Quite place to chill. Great food, the kings of burgers in Dar city and nice sports bar

Review β„–99

A good place to have food and drinks with friend and family

Review β„–100

The food was excellent. Id highly recommend the nachos. A little difficult to find because there is no visible sign from the street.

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  • Address:Chole Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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  • Phone:+255 744 928 481
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