Q-Bar & Guest House

3.0 star property
Pet-friendly Dar es Salaam guesthouse with restaurant, connected to a shopping center

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Q-Bar & Guest House

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In-room safe, desk, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
Interior detail
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local and international cuisine
Bar (on property)
Slippers, towels

Overview of Q-Bar & Guest House

7,6 out of 10 Good
7,6/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Airport transfer
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Plot 1 Ali Bin Said Road, Dar es Salaam, 4595
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front-desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)

Room options

Executive Room

  • 42 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Room

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Superior Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed OR 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Room

  • 31 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Oyster Bay
  • Kariakoo Market - 8 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 34 min drive
  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 16 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Shooters Grill - 1 min walk
  • Zuane - 7 min walk
  • Addis In Dar - 3 min drive
  • Great Wall Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Cape Town Fish Market - 18 min walk

About this property

Q-Bar & Guest House

Q-Bar & Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 19 per vehicle one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Q-Bar, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge and a terrace.


English, Swahili, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets stay free
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Mobile key entry

Special features


Q-Bar - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 19 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Q-Bar Guest House Guesthouse Dar es Salaam
Q-Bar Guest House Guesthouse
Q-Bar Guest House Dar es Salaam
Q-Bar Guest House
q Bar Hotel
q-Bar And Guest House
q-Bar & Guest House Hotel Dar Es Salaam
Q-Bar & Guest House Guesthouse
Q-Bar & Guest House Dar es Salaam
Q-Bar & Guest House Guesthouse Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Does Q-Bar & Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Q-Bar & Guest House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Q-Bar & Guest House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Q-Bar & Guest House?
Yes, pets stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Q-Bar & Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Q-Bar & Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 19 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Q-Bar & Guest House?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Q-Bar & Guest House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Sea Cliff Casino (5-min drive) and Le Grande Casino (7-min drive) are both nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Q-Bar & Guest House?
Yes, Q-Bar offers local and international cuisine.
What's the area around Q-Bar & Guest House like?
Q-Bar & Guest House is a short 19-minute walk from Coco Beach and 17 minutes' walk from Nyumba ya Sanaa.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Please Don't Stay Here
I wasn't given the room I booked. The pictures on this app don't represent what they offer. Wi-Fi didn't work. The bar plays loud music at night. I was accused of having extra people in my room when I didn't. It seems that the bar is where men are trying to hook up with women for hire.
3-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Can be good for the price
Before our trip we ordered middle class rooms. But we got little lesser rooms for the the first night and then upgrade to the best vip rooms for the rest of our stay. The location is good, televisions are not. Don't get the cheapest room option. Upper rooms are better. There is a bar downstairs and it can cause some noise in late evenings. The customers are mostly single men. Do your homework for less surprises.
6-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Bradley, 6-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

You definitely get what you pay for! I had to switch out of 3 bedrooms cause they either had mold or just plain smelled. Finally the fourth bedroom I was placed in was relatively clean and nice. The receptionist was very helpful and understanding. The location was perfect for me which is why I didn’t want to leave.
Donna, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great, walkable location in the Oyster Bay/Masaki Peninsula area. Our room was well kept and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is good and the surrounding area is pleasant.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Avoid for business trip, perhaps ok for a backpack
As you may guess from the name, this place is first a bar, and then, way after, perhaps a hotel. Your room is basically just above the bar, so sleeping without earplugs before 1am on a Saturday will be complicated. The staff doesn't speak English, or not at all which is unprofessional for a capital city hotel. Hence every communication is hard. The double bed is actually two single beds next to each other, which of course is uncomfortable if you would like to sleep in the middle of your bed. Even the sheets are for 2 single beds. The shower is not separated from the bathroom, so when you have a shower, the entire bathroom is wet. The WiFi was either not working at all, or not sufficient to be used in the room. But perhaps most annoyingly was the fact that the bar is full of prostitutes waving to you as you go upstairs to your room. Also quite difficult to feel home in that context. Unless you're a prostitute ? Room size was good, as well as the AC, breakfast was ok but starting too late at 8am. Poor value for money in general, 50$ a night in my case.
Pierre, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great location, practical hotel
Lovely large room with fridge and table areas. En-suite was functional but not overly pleasant. Some music could be heard from bar downstairs. Good location with shops and beach nearby. Expensive but good airport transfer. Safe place with nice staff.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

the staff is always friendly and willing to help, just ask and they try immediately.
markus, 3-night trip with friends
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