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Reviews of Friendly Gecko

Hostel | P.O. BOX 35936, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 75728

86.4% Overall Rating

3 out of 4 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/09/2012)

Raffael Kellner thinks…

"We were going for the budget experience of sleeping in the tent but with the comfort of the bathroom and social room in the main building. Everything is nice, modern, well-equipped and organized -…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 23.97

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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86.4%

Overall Rating

3 out of 4 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Friendly Gecko'

Atmosphere
100.0%
Location
55.0%
Facilities
85.0%
Cleanliness
95.0%
Staff
100.0%
Value
90.0%
Safety
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good value for money

Disliked: dogs at the property

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Raffael Kellner

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2012 Raffael would recommend this property

Liked: We were going for the budget experience of sleeping in the tent but with the comfort of the bathroom and social room in the main building. Everything is nice, modern, well-equipped and organized - it's kind of obvious that it is a Swiss organization running this guesthouse. I especially liked the large and calm green garden around the house where you can rest in a hammock under the trees. The manager Lauren was incredibly helpful when we had to catch a last minute transportation to the airport - without her help we would have probably missed the flight.

Disliked: It's a bit far away from downtown.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 September 2011

Liked: Friendly relaxed atmosphere, which takes everythings as it is. For example their was no stress during power outages, it was just a reason to get all together and get to know one another under the candle light.

Disliked: The location was a bit of a problem. Dar trafiic is brutal much of the day and Mbezi beach is far from downtown.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

amelie kopp

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2011 amelie would recommend this property

Liked: it is very calm and familiar. the staff is nice and the rooms lively and clean...you will really enjoy your stay, i stayed longer then i planned, because you are out of town in a nice area

Disliked: the city center isnt that easy to reach.

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