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Banana Farm Eco Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

If you are looking for a cozy and affordable accommodation to stay while in Arusha Banana Farm Hostel is the right place for you. We offer you a home stay like experience that allows you to experience the daily local way of life of people around us. My hostel is a family owned business on my banana farm and when you stay with us you will have free fresh fruits and vegetables every day for free from our farm. We have a big garden area which is always green throughout the year. We have hammocks set for you to relax at the garden per your wish.

Our Banana Farm Hostel is located in a beautiful village just 20 minutes public bus ride to Arusha city center. It's an ideal escape from the noisy city of Arusha and retreat to the outdoors.
We also organize safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, mountain climbs such as Kilimanjaro and Meru or day trips in and around Arusha based on your budget.

At Banana Farm Hostel we offer you a range of private and shared rooms. Hot showers is available and toilet/shower are private. Daily housekeeping is available and towels, soaps and toiletries are provided for free.

Banana Farm Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash is preferred. Credit card payments will be charged 5% of the total amount.

Check in is flexible.
Check out before 11:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24 hour Reception.
No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2019
    This was one of the best hostels that I have experienced. Godwin was accommodating even months before our arrival by arranging a Kili climb for us with the BEST guides, Peter and Wilson. He even set us up with a Serengeti safari trip upon arrival. They created incredible homemade meals (locally sourced from the farm). Godwin is doing admirable things for his community through the hostel-you truly have to experience it to understand for yourself. Banana Farm was the highlight of Tanzania for me!
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    It's a lovely place in a small village close to Arusha that definitely is worth of staying. The food is delicious and Godwin is an inspiration. I would definitely stay again and again.
    Portugal, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2019
    The staff is what made this place amazing. When I first got picked up at the airport to when I left, they were all so welcoming and kind. Veronica was the best. She cut up fruit for us, she made sure people had breakfast at the time they desired, and she was very patient. The food was amazing. Hand-made bread every day and fresh fruit. Simply the best place I have stayed in the world and I've been to all 7 continents. I want to return here someday! I traveled alone, but did not feel alone.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jan 2020
    We stayed here before and after our safari. We loved the rooms, and the yard has an amazing hangout area with a campfire spot at night. We really enjoyed our the free farm tour and all the meals. Staff are very generous and kind... on New Year’s Eve they provided delicious free meals for the celebration. Best bananas I’ve ever eaten were from this farm. Overall great atmosphere and worth being away from town, very chill place.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    08 Jan 2019
    This place was great! Super nice staff, great huge breakfast, with supper option for $5, usually were given a bowl of fruit during the day. We actually returned back for a 2nd stay here. I would highly recommend taking the tour of the farm. Nice to see a place with such great ethics, everything is self sustainable and considerate of the community. If only the rest of the world could be run like this. If you're lucky enough to stay here you won't regret it.
    Canada, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    13 Nov 2018
    Our stay with Godwin was a-ma-zing! He’s a really cool guy explaining a lot about his small eco farm and all the things he makes and creates himself, very interesting! Home cooked meals were nice and unlimited free bananas (multiple kinds) are always good :)
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Mar 2020
    Wonderful place indeed with friendly staff and great food. We stayed there two nights as nd had a great time. You can have as many bananas as you like. Every dish contains bananas. Loved the banana stew. You also get a tour. Interesting to learn and see how a bio gas system works. It’s a bit far out from Arusha but in a bus or a taxi you can get anywhere. I would come back.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    11 Nov 2019
    Like an Oasis to recover from busy arusha City! Up the Hill away from traffic beautifully located below (outside) arusha np/mt. Meru. You can explore the Area by yourself (waterfall) or Join the Farm tour. They even have their own Biogas from the farm cows! Lots of fruits, evening Snack and delicious Dinner! Felt Like being part of the Family! Garden is very nice with hammocks. Really enjoyed my time Here!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Sep 2019
    The staff was amazing. They cook a daily breakfast, snack and dinner all very delish and inexpensive. It is very remote that not even the taxi knew how to get there but I was just there for my safari which I booked through them. Highly recommend the hostel and the safari through the same owner.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2019
    Really lovely place to stay with great rooms and lovely good. Main downsides were it's a bit far from Arusha for convenience and the shower came and went but not a big deal overall. It's a very good place to chill for a few days.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant