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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

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The Greenhouse Arusha Tanzania

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Greenhouse Hostel can accommodate up to 22 people. There are three dorm rooms; one eight bed dorm and two four bed dorms, each with en-suite facilities. There is also a private room for two people with shared bathroom facilities including hot showers and western toilets. Room prices include breakfast and free Wi-Fi. Pick up from town for free bus station, shuttle station and from any accommodation in town.

The lounge area is comfortable and homely with free Wi-Fi access. The outdoor terrace has a self-service bar, TV, DVD player and games including darts and a pool table. There are bicycles available to hire with the first hour free of charge. The garden area has space available for camping guests.

The Greenhouse Hostel is run by non-profit organisation The Green Living Planet that provides short and long term volunteering opportunities.

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival

Check In: 11.00 am
Check Out:From 9.00 am to 10.00 am

Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash only! (USD or Tanzanian shilling)

Tow meals a day are included.
Taxes are included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2021
    This is the best hostel in Arusha! You will feel at home as soon as you arrive. Benson went above and beyond to help out my friend and I with every unexpected problem that came up, he even picked up my suitcase at the airport after it was lost and drove hours to the Serengeti to bring it to me. Definitely stay here if you’re in Arusha, you will love it!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    21 Mar 2022
    The Greenhouse is an exceptional place for backpackers. The host, Benson, emailed me in the days leading to my stay to make sure I would arrive well to the Greenhouse. Few hosts go out of their way to personally make sure all is well. He offered to arrange my day trip to Ngorongoro and he arranged my trip to Dar. The night I got to Arusha, we even went out for a few beers. His staff are extremely friendly, especially Flora who as warm, hospitable and available. Stay here don't think twice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jan 2022
    Amazing place to stay with great staff and guests...quick ride to the centre but in the real part of arusha. Everyone makes you feel at home and part of the family...
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Oct 2021
    Benson was a really kind host that was very helpful when we were planning the remainder of our trip. The food, both dinner and breakfast were great, and he allowed us to do our washing, providing all that was needed. Great atmosphere and location, only a tuck-tuck away from the city center. Thanks!
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2022
    Had a great time in Arusha thanks to Benson. He was really helpful, helping me book my safari and plan my trip in Tanzania and showed me around Arusha
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2022
    Even though the location is not in the center, it was a really great hostel. Benson helped us a lot with organising our 4 day Safari and our airport transfers. Salesia was also really kind and friendly and prepared some amazing dinners for us! We felt really relaxed and good there, 10/10 would go again.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jan 2022
    Cosy common area with sofas to chat/have a drink. The staff is welcoming and very helpful, I felt at home and surrounded by friends right away:) Looking forward to come back!
    Italy, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    13 Nov 2021
    Super endroit, les hôtes sont très arrangeant et aide beaucoup sur tout. Je recommande.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    18 Apr 2022
    I had a really amazing time during my two stays at the Greenhouse! Although it was a little bit quiet, due to it being the low season and tourism still recovering from the pandemic, I have no reservations recommending the Greenhouse as somewhere to stay. Flora, Amina and Benson have created a truly chill space, perfect for unwinding in after safari or a Meru/Kili expedition. Overall, if you want a hostel that’s relaxed, has great staff and is reasonably priced, then the Greenhouse is for you!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Oct 2021
    I only stayed here for two nights, before and after safari, but the host Benson made sure everything was organized for my stay. He arranged free pick up from the city centre when I arrived and drove me to the airport. He also let me keep my bag there while I was gone. Dinner was provided both nights and the food was amazing. There is wifi, hot water, and a towel provided. It’s a short tuktuk ride to the city centre and away from the noise at night. Great stay here!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's