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The Greenhouse Arusha Tanzania

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 10.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2021
    I came to Arusha anticipating a short stay, maybe two days or so. Instead, I stayed at the Greenhouse for a month. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Breakfasts are delicious and there is a big family-style dinner served nightly that was always amazing. What truly makes the place special is the host. Benson truly makes you feel at home, always willing to lend a hand, show you his favorite Arusha locations or hang out and play Uno. The Greenhouse truly is a special place, I will be back!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2021
    This hostel is an amazing hidden treasure, I planned on just passing through Arusha and staying 3 nights, which turned into 3 weeks because of the amazing staff, the guests that ended up extending again and again as I did and most of all the owner is an absolute legend, best host of any hostel I've ever stayed at, made everyone feel at home, willing to help with anything you need and always a good time to hang out with. This hostel is one of a kind, don't miss out! Miss this place already
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jan 2021
    I would recommend this hostel to anyone. The owner is very accommodating. He and his staff really make you feel at home. Everything we asked for was 'no problem.' My son and I stayed there for 4 nights. Each morning there was food prepared for us and in the evening they would also make us a nice dinner. All included in the the very reasonable daily rate. Owner would always ask if we needed help with our daily activities or a ride into town. Super friendly and super accommodating.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2020
    Best Place in Arusha! The Stuff is super nice, Food is great and Benson will help you to organise everything you want! I really enjoyed my time there. GO SIMBAA!
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Oct 2020
    Very beautiful place to be so chill, Benson as a host was amazing, he even prepare dinner and breakfast for me, anything wasn’t problem for him, highly recommended to stay, pretty sure you will have lots of fun at the hostel, well done!
    Czech Republic, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Jan 2021
    Great place and service! Friendly staff and good food.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Nov 2020
    Benson is a great host. He was helping me on anything I asked. It's difficult time to travel during the Covid and I am happy I choosed greenhouse hostel.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    21 Jan 2020
    My stay in the Greenhouse was the perfect start of my Tanzania trip. Bensu was a great host, he picked me up from the airport and directly arranged a 4-day safari for me for the day after. Once I got back, he took us out to his bar and other local bars, the day after he and his friends invited us to join to the Hot Springs. The included dinner is very nice, the breakfast is okay!
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2019
    This hostel and its staff are outstanding! Extremely clean, really nice local meals included for breakfast/dinner, and the operator and local specialist are amazing. The local specialist is able to help book treks to Kilimanjaro, safaris to Serengeti/Ngorogoro/etc, or trips to Zanzibar. Make sure you or your taxi follow the instructions on the website, you’ll see a small greenhouse hostel sign on the left of the road. Dala dala to city center are 400 shillings to go to market or ATM, etc.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    02 Feb 2020
    Would not recommend staying here to anyone.
    USA, Male, 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