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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.
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  • 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 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Business Trip 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.


The Greenhouse

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 two basic meals a day, a mix of African and Western dishes, 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 9.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jul 2019
    I had a great time at Greenhouse hostel. Benson was amazing, he helped me organise an incredible safari for a reasonable price. He asked me what I was looking for and phoned different companies to get the best possible deal. The hostel has a nice atmosphere, everyone is very friendly and they have volunteers who are kind and interesting to talk to. Also you get breakfast and dinner!!!!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Jun 2019
    We had great time staying here, we have been able to arrange our safari with Benson for good price with great guides. I will recommend this place to anyone who goes to Arusha if you are on budget and you would like to meet other backpackers too.
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2018
    Great hosts, I really love this place. Nice and clean with very helpful staff. They also arrange safaris as well as Kilimanjaro climb for good prices. I recommend this place if you're looking for an affordable hostel in Arusha and if you are looking forward to meeting new people too.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2018
    I had an excellent stay at The Greenhouse. All commodities. Clean, safe and confortable. Breakfast was very good and dinner too. All the staff are exceptional and friendly helpful. Thanks for the great experience.
    Spain, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2019
    Thank you Benson and everyone at the Hostel for another lovely stay! My third visit to the greenhouse, and I always look forward to my time there. Lovely people, good rooms and facilities, and great dinners! Can highly recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2018
    Nice hostel with great staff, very clean and good facilities. Is out of busy town which is good and if you want a place to relax i will recommend this one. They can help you with safaris and mountain climbing too.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Nov 2018
    This is a budget hostel. The staff are welcoming and accommodating. Rooms are clean and hot water is available. The location is close to central and easy to walk around. The hostel itself is safe. The atmosphere was pretty dull though (or perhaps I was unlucky there were not many people there during my stay). I'd recommend this place for a short 2-3 nights or even long stay
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    30 Jul 2019
    Benson and the lovely ladies running this hostel are incredible people!!! They are so welcoming and make sure you have an amazing holiday. Benson will sort out all your tours. The breakfast and dinner is a lovely addition to the stay. Highly recommend when coming to Arusha! Location is a little out of the way but Benson will usually be heading somewhere and can take you or organize a cheap taxi. Love this place!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Mar 2019
    Benson was a great host, helpful and funny and was kind enough to give us a lift to the airport. The atmosphere was pretty quiet but its perfect for what we needed. When I'm back in arusha I will definitely be staying here again
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Jul 2019
    this was a good place to stay for one night while traveling from Dar to Tarangire National Park. Meals are simple but included, so that's great. The layout of the hostel was conducive to conversation and interaction with other people staying in the hostel. I had planned to have the hostel staff pick me up at the bus station when I arrived in Arusha but no one answered when I called so I took a taxi.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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