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White House of Tanzania

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for a cheap and safe place to live with a homey atmosphere? Then The White House is the place for you! Whether you’re travelling alone, in a group or with your special someone, we can provide you with rooms that will fit your situation. If you stay with us you will be provided with three meals every day cooked by our excellent local chef, who both cooks local Tanzanian food and European food – we’re trying not to brag about our chef, but he is amazing! Also, if you have any special circumstances regarding food such as allergies or intolerance, just let us know and we will solve that. The house has a common area, where our guests can relax. For Those who are going to stay 3 month and even more will go to Hot springs or go for water falls for free. if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us – we will try out best to fulfill your wishes. Life is always expensive, but not in Tanzania and especially not in The White House. Karibu Arusha!

The White House is located in Arusha, only 15 minutes walk from Clock tower, where you will find cafes, small shops and more than one bank, where money can be withdrawn all hours of the day. Arusha is a safe area, but of course The White House has strong security so you will be safe during your stay.

We can offer you both single rooms, shared rooms with bunk beds and couples room with a double bed. The rooms are big, and also contain closets or shelves for you to put your clothes on. The toilet facilities in The White House are of European standard, and the showers and toilets are only a few seconds of walk from every room.

White House of Tanzania's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Check in and Check out at any time.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

24hour Reception.
No curfew.
Child friendly.
The kitchen is not to be used by our guests as we provide the three meals everyday. However, special conditions or wishes will of course be considered.
You're not allowed to smoke inside the rooms.
For the safety it's not allowed to leave the house alone at night.

People are not allowed to bring Guests without letting us know.
All the people in the house are advised to buy water instead of drinking from the tab so they will stay healthy and enjoy their stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostel I’ve EVER stayed at!! I found this hostel on hostel world and I booked for 3 nights and stayed for 10. The manager of the hostel JULIETTE is absolutely amazing. She helped me out organising 3 days safari, than went for a party and took care of all of us !!! Hostel itself is very clean and super chill so you feel like at home. The food is absolutely delicious, typical Tanzania cuisin I will highly recommend this hostel for everyone who wants to discover real Tanzania...
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2020
    It’s a very nice and cosy place to unwind for a couple of days. I ended up extending my stay there and had a great time.
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Best hostel we had during our trip! Juliette and the other staff were amazing. They booked our safari, made us great food and went out with us one night. We met a lot of nice people there and had a great time! Very, very clean room and facilities! The only thing is that it‘s located a little bit outside the city centre but you can easily take a Dalla-dalla for 400 TZS to the city centre.
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Dec 2019
    Great Staff. Good food. Beer and water at faire prices.
    Colombia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Nov 2019
    Absolutely great hostel! Junior and Katherine are great hosts and are so knowledgeable and attentive to all of the guests whilst staying! It’s not far from the centre of Arusha at all by dalla dalla and motorbike, but make sure you take Juniors advice of calling him to get directions when you first travel there! Thanks for a very short but great stay!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    This was my second time around staying at the White House of Tanzania and I hated the fact that I had to leave! Such a great hostel and you feel at home instantly. All the staff make you feel at home and personally made me feel like I was a part of the family. Would recommend this place to anyone staying in Arusha! Also the big dog in charge Junior has a safari company which are crazy cheap trips! Hit him up if you're wanting to do safaris or volunteering in Tanzania! I'll be back :)
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Mar 2020
    Amazing hostel, rooms are hotel standard! Food is absolutely excellent and suburb value. Staff were amazing, felt like a family despite only staying for a couple of days. Can’t speak highly enough of the White House in Arusha, great vibes and we would love to go back.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    Very nice place to stay. The owners are amazing, very kind and always want to have a chat with you or want to help you. The rooms are. Quite big and the showers are nice and hot. Breakfast is very tasty. There are a couple of options every morning so enough to choose from. Really recommend this place!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    03 Mar 2020
    It’s a very beautiful and clean hostile with a great staff. The only drawback is that it’s a little bit out of town so you need to take a cab at night into Arusha for local restaurants. During the day you hare to walk 15mins and then take a local bus.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    04 Sep 2019
    The place was beautiful and completely new. A bit far off from the town and they don’t serve the included meals like they used to. Otherwise super nice and clean.
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi