Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Runako Lodge is a western style house, ideal located in a safe neighbourhood close to Arusha centre. Runako Lodge is perfect for budget and long stay travellers. We welcome all travelers such as researchers, volunteers, back packers, single and group travellers.

We are located near Morovian Daladala station about 300 meters from Namanga/Arusha Road. We will be happy to assist you with all you wish.

Runako Lodge is a lovely house with different accommodation types, from private to shared rooms, depending on your choice and budget. Some rooms have a private, some a shared bathroom. We provide build in cupboards, linen and mosquito nets. You can relax in our lounge with view of the garden, books, magazines and TV. In our dining area meals are being served. We have a Wi-Fi hotspot to use with your own personal laptops/tablets/iPads as well as a fully equipped kitchen.

Runako Lodge
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in from 10:30 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew.
We are not selling any alcohol. But you may drink your own in your room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2019
    We were warmly welcomed at Runako Lodge. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We felt very safe in this area. We had a triple room with our own bathroom. Everything very clean and tidy. In the evening you could eat in the hostel against payment, that was also very tasty. We are happy to recommend the hostel to others.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Nov 2017
    I stayed at this hostel Oct 29-Nov2/17 and Nov 10/17. I was met at the airport and zipped to the hostel. The beds are comfortable and the whole facility is very clean. I had a great breakfast each day, free Wifi. Hostel is very secure in a walled enclosure. Each room has its own key. Thomas is a fountain of info about banks, ATM's, tours and safaris. Welcoming and very helpful staff. Gorgeous, well kept grounds to relax in. I give this hostel an "A".
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    16 Oct 2016
    For me the hostel was great. It was more like a bed and breakfast than a hostel. I had traveled a very far distance and just needed a place to relax before my climb on Kilimanjaro and this place worked perfect for me! Emilias and the rest of the staff were all very nice and helpful!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2018
    Nice, clean place with really helpful staff and great breakfast!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    29 Jan 2017
    Wilfred is the owner and a great man. I have been traveling alone for 4 months so whenever there is an owner who is so accommodating it makes the experience. The first night we hung out and watched football together. The hostel is a tad out of town, but Wilfred can drive you wherever. He also has connections to safari companies. I got a great rate! I would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Jul 2019
    Friendly and helpful staff! I enjoyed my stay and the rooms were very clean. A variety of choice for the breakfast and the other food was delicious! Big thanks to Thomas for the guiding!
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Oct 2016
    The hostel was nice and you got your own room Andy bathroom for quite cheap. It was a bit far from town however (30 minute walk). The internet was very unreliable but I would suggest getting a SIM card regardless since it's so cheap in Tanzania. My shower worked but another guest said that their have them problems. It was also very quiet which I liked. Most of the staff were very kind and helpful but be careful of Emilias. He was trying to push safaris on me had some very sketchy "friends".
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Feb 2019
    The place is really clean and the staff is amazing. Although the location is bad, the address in google needs to be fixed and the atmosphere was not that good (we were the only guests) I reccomend if you want a silent night and a good breakfast but not if you want to party
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Nov 2016
    Came here to stay for a couple nights before safari. It's not near the city center at all. Wish it would've been closer. Place was clean. No air conditioning so was stuffy and hot. Since it was shoulder season I was the only person staying and felt a little odd. Friendly and helpful. Felt secure. Would recommend for a basic hostel to stay at. Wifi was on and off a bit as was electricity.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    15 Apr 2018
    Too far from town. Way too expensive and inconvenient to leave all the time, which you have to do if you plan on eating anything after breakfast. Says there is a store with snacks...there is make sure you have water or drinks or snacks if you stay here. Bed was decent and always had hot water, but if you plan to relax and sleep...the school with LOUD singing, drumming, and kids screaming ALL DAY, multiple times a day, is not going I allow that to happen. I would not stay here again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Foosball
  • Wi-Fi