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White House of Tanzania

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great 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15 minutes walk from Clock tower, where you will find cafes, small shops and more than one bank, where money can be withdrawn all hours of the day.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.

General:
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 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Apr 2021
    Great spot with an amazing staff. It is a couple kilometers from the city center so the noise is absolutely not a problem. The hostel itself is very well kept and a great spot to chill on a lazy day. The staff is always eager to help you with whatever you may need. Highly recommend.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Feb 2021
    Very clean, great food, comfortable rooms, and a fantastic atmosphere. Host and staff that will really will go the extra mile for you!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Nov 2020
    Great location with access to bars restaurants, although the food at the hostel was great as well. Staff is super friendly and accommodating, and also fun to hang out with! I will definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    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
  • 9.7

    Superb

    21 Oct 2021
    Wonderful little oasis in the middle of Arusha. We only stayed for one night after our safari but the courtyard is so peaceful and they serve a big family style meal where it is fun to meet and talk with other travelers!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Jan 2021
    Highly recommend this hostel. Juliette the host was fantastic and really helpful. Nice communal dinners too. Only issue is the WiFi wasn't working when we were there but that seemed to be the case with most of Arusha and Juliette even offered to hotspot us off her phone when we really needed it.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Dec 2020
    Fantastic place and the workers are very kind. If I ever go back to Arusha this is where I'll go
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    10 Feb 2021
    The place is very clean and spacious. Staff is nice but I wouldn’t say they go out of their to help or suggest solutions. Their knowledge about typical backpacker questions is quite limited ( bus cost, time. Where to post luggage) which was surprising to me for a hostel. Not flexible at all with breakfast. If you pay for more ppl you will only get your portion and if you happen to be leaving before the breakfast hours nothing will be offered to you. Overall nice place but nothing special.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
General
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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