|Low Season||August||cheapest month to stay|
|High Season||June||most expensive time to stay|
|43%||expected price decrease|
|64%||expected price increase|
$27 - $128
|Cheapest day of week||Monday||is the cheapest day of the week to book|
|Highest day of week||Sunday||is the most expensive day of the week to book|
Dakar is the center for Senegal’s cultural, administrative, political, and economic activities. This makes it easy to find cheap hotels in Dakar during your time in Senegal, as there are many hotels in Dakar. The predominant public transport in Dakar is buses. AFTU buses operate most routes in Dakar, with more than 60 routes covered from Bambilor in the north to Dakar Plateau in the south. Most of these buses operate every day, from early in the morning to late at night. The cheapest bus ticket costs around 30 cents, with the departure frequency being anywhere between 15 minutes to two hours depending on your route. Popular taxis include Taxi Dakar and Allo Taxi. They are not metered, so negotiate the fare with the driver beforehand. Water taxis are also available and are faster for inner-city travel than travel on land. The L'Express du Senegal operates between Dakar, Ziguinchor, and Banjul. Water taxis also make frequent journeys between Goree Island and Dakar.
Find cheap hotels in Dakar and be near famous attractions in Senegal’s capital. Beach lovers can escape from the frenetic Dakar streets to the north island of Ile de N’Gor to relax by the beach and enjoy cuisines from the waterside eateries. Delve into African culture and art by touring Musee Theodore Monod museum. Appreciate the carvings, beautiful fabrics, and musical instruments. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city by taking a few minutes’ walk to Mamelles Lighthouse. Visit the neighborhood of Medina for an exciting African shopping experience. Medina has many market stalls and artifacts creatively designed from fabric, wood, and metal. Explore awe-inspiring architecture when you head down to Dakar Railway Station, which also provides a romantic atmosphere for couples.
Dakar hotels put you at the center of the vibrant and lively entertainment and dining scene of Dakar. Enjoy modern and traditional options for dining and entertainment. Restaurants, bars, pubs, and nightclubs are scattered throughout the city. For fine dining and a laid-back vibe, head to Le Patio in Les Almadies, which offers European cuisines. Dakar restaurants also serve fast foods, Italian, Senegalese, Lebanese, Bazilian, and Indian cuisines. Head to the Institute Francais du Senegal cultural center in Rue Joseph Gomis for entertainment with traditional music and dance performances. The nightclubs keep you on the dancefloor all night, while bars provide a chill atmosphere for enjoying your refreshing drinks. Some bars like Phare des Mamelles and Bayekou, which are also restaurants, are set on a hilltop and near the beach, respectively, where you can enjoy good food, refreshing drinks, live music and mesmerizing views. Most of these entertainment and dining options are close to a bus stop, so you can take the AFTU buses to the closest bus stop and walk from there.
Senegal hosts various events and festivals showcasing the Senegalese culture, music, and art. Senegal Independence Day On April 4th is one of the biggest events held in Dakar, with big parades, police forces, and the military matching down Dakar streets. Book hotels in Dakar via momondo and enjoy the parade from your hotel window. The holiday celebrates the day Senegal gained independence from French colonization. Senegal’s largest film festival is held in Dakar every December, where productions can be screened at cultural centers, museums, and restaurants in Dakar. Dakar Biennale is a colorful event held in Dakar every May. It celebrates contemporary artworks and performances from artists from all over Africa. These include artworks like sculptures and paintings and performances like traditional dance and music.
Lowest Vacation Rental Price
5 nights is the typical length of a Dakar vacation rental booking.
Around $69 per night is the typical cost of a vacation apartment in Dakar - note that if you are booking an apartment for a larger group or require more rooms and facilities in your rental, the price will likely be higher.
Dakar vacation rentals are at their cheapest in August. Rental prices can be around 43% lower per night than in the high season.
When looking for vacation apartments in Dakar, recent bookings have shown Île de Gorée to be the most popular place to stay.
There are 1,983 operators available for hotels in Dakar as of September 2023.
Prices for hotels in Dakar refresh daily.