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The Greenhouse Reviews

PO Box 14888, Arusha, Tanzania

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91%

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92 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 99%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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74%

The personal and the rooms are great. It's a pity than the location of the hostel is far far away from the center of the town. There are few bathrooms and showers, that could be a problem when the hostel is complete...

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Thanks for your review. Greenhouse is within a city. It’s only 4km from the center means from clock tower. The road leading from the town centre to the hostel is currently being paved. Once complete, it will be quicker to get to town (currently around 15 mins by local bus). Our hostel has enough bathrooms and showers maybe you didn’t ask for more info our big dorm upstairs and private room have their own bathrooms and showers and there are not few bathrooms and showers as you said.

91%

Cool and quirky little spot in the heart of Arusha. The staff were very friendly and helpful, can organize rides/ trips as needed. Everyone is just down to help. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. Dorms were clean and mozzy nets were provided. Bathroom was shared and wifi was decent. Large living room where most people hung out and chatted. Easy to meet folks and make friends. Felt like a co op and people seem to care about working there, good feeling you don't always get.


91%

Great place to stay, wish we could have stayed longer! Super friendly staff and a very welcoming atmosphere! I would definitely stay here again!


100%

I recommend the hostel to those people who look for a familiar place - given the fact that !breakfast, lunch and dinner! is included, you spend a lot of time with other travellers. Amazing how nice the staff is (no exception). The owner called Benson can organize everything for you (starting with safari, coffee tour up to Tanzania jersey or Massai knife). My girlfriend and I had a really great time, thank you!


97%

We found this hostel absolutely amazing. For one of us it was a first hostel experience and it couldn't have been a better one. The staff were very relaxed and friendly and the hostel was complete sanctuary. Facilities were good and also felt like there was a unique personal approach and ethos. The atmosphere was the most amazing bit with all guests hanging out together and making friends. Within hours we felt like a family. We are only sad we stayed one night. Not an opportunity to be missed!!

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This was a great hostel. A little far from the city center, but a cheap and fast ride via dalladalla. Staff is great, facilities are clean. Easy to meet new people. Three meals per day is great. Awesome cats live in the common area. Shower with hot water. Sometimes electricity during the day, but there was always electricity at night. Always wifi available as is run by battery power. Perfect place to stay in Arusha on a budget.


94%

really cool hostel with good vibe. very nice staff und easy going people. even though its not in the center i will definitely stay here the next time and recimmend it to everyone. thanks

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This is my second time staying here and there have been many improvements since my last visit. The hostel now has an outdoor terrace, bicycles for hire, newly painted rooms, new outdoor gardens, private transfer service, security lockers, fans in each room, second shower and toilet outdoors, more volunteering opportunities, improved food menus, improved internet connection, and more. I really recommend this place if you're looking for a place to stay in Arusha.

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Really friendly place and a cool atmosphere. Not central location but benefiting local community .


97%

Amazing place! The staff is really friendly, helpful and welcoming. Feels like home. Nice, clean, safe place with a warm atmosphere. Just a few minutes away from town by local bus. I booked a safari through Benson, the owner, and really got a good price. It's the kind of place that makes you want to stay longer!


91%

This place definitely does the trick in Arusha!! The owner (Benson) was very helpful and all the staff were kind and accomodating. Not directly in town but simple enough to access (cheap) using the dala dalas as explained on their page. They helped me to organize a great safari and get my bus to Dar. Nice people and good food! Come to the Greenhouse ladies and gents!




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