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Reviews of The Greenhouse Arusha Hostel

PO Box 14888, Arusha, Tanzania

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 91%

Location 59%

Safety 96%

Staff 99%

Value 89%

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 11:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Arusha?

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Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 86%

Facilities 91%

Location 59%

Safety 96%

Staff 99%

Value 89%

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89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Mar 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The staff was very friendly and the food was great!

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Feb 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Friendly Staff

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jan 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Friendly and very helpful staff (including escorting to town to learn dala dala system, to change money and travel to staff member's Masaai village), people from around the world, trusting atmosphere, gated from surrounding community, locked safe in room, wifi, hot water and mosquito nets, dahla dala pickup across the street, a bit of reprieve from town bustle.

Disliked: distance from town down a long bumpy dirt road limited my flexibility since walking and evening dala dala rides aren't wise options.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Friendly and very helpful staff (including escorting to town to learn dala dala system, to change money and travel to staff member's Masaai village), people from around the world, trusting atmosphere, gated from surrounding community, locked safe in room, wifi, hot water and mosquito nets, dahla dala pickup across the street, a bit of reprieve from town bustle.

Disliked: Out of town on bumpy dirt road so walking and evening outing options limited for safety and distance.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Friendly and very helpful staff (including escorting to town to learn dala dala system, to change money and travel to staff member's Masaai village), people from around the world, trusting atmosphere, gated from surrounding community, locked safe in room, wifi, hot water and mosquito nets, dahla dala pickup across the street, a bit of reprieve from town bustle.

Disliked: Distance from town down bumpy dirt road and safety (I was warned) for walking and night dala dala travel limited flexibility should I have wanted to go out.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 20%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: it's like home. friendly and comfortable. good dinner and helpful staff

Disliked: location.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: The Greenhouse is a great hostel with a homey feel. The staff is really friendly. Benson, the owner, is really amazing and helpful. I really got good value for my money, as the price included 3 meals a day. It is also possible to book tour (safari, Kilimandjaro, day trips etc.) here for good prices. The volunteer program is also very interesting and gives the opportunity to get an even more local experience.

Disliked: It is not directly in the center of Arusha, but it's in a quiet area and a just short bus ride away from town.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Liked: The Greenhouse is a very good place to stay. It`s cheap, ecological friendly and the staff is very welcoming. This house is cleaned every day and blankets are also changed regularly. Even though, it`s not in the town centre, the centre is still easy reachable in about 30min by local minibuses, due to road construction which will soon be done. I couldn`t imagine better staff than here: if needed, they help you with anything. Three meals a day are included in the price and the vegetarian, local food you get here is very tasty! A big TV screen is available if you wish to watch. Water, hard and soft drinks and some snacks are available here and have to be paid additionally. Benson, the boss and owner of the Greenhouse is a very reliable person and at weekends, he takes you sometimes even out to bars and clubs with his car for free. If you wish to volunteer, you can join his project which supplies schools with vegetable gardens and trees. The guests who stay here are all in all very respectful people. I`ve never seen someone consuming drugs or dressing inappropriate here. Most of them are young people from Western countries. I recommend the Greenhouse to Tourists, Volunteers, Students and other guests, who are looking for a true local experience.

Disliked: The internet is sometimes slow.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Benson has a real determination to provide what travellers need. The staff go above and beyond to help you, the hostel is very comfortable and homely. It is spotlessly clean and the food is delicious. Although the hostel is a little outside of the centre of Arusha, the dalladalla ride into town is an amazing experience.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Benson and the other staff were really helpful. The hostel is like staying in someone's home - I wasn't expecting this, but it was nice.

Customer would recommend this property

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