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White House of Tanzania

Arusha 7370 Tanzania
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#2 of 306 Speciality lodging in Arusha
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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 cook local Tanzanian and European food.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Game room
Horseback riding
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Mosquito net
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
On-demand films
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Danish, Swahili
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Liam Prophet wrote a review 12 Oct
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I had only been travelling by myself for 1 week before getting here. And was amazed about the warm welcome and happy faces when getting here. The food for breakfast, lunch and dinner were all amazing and they would swap it up every night, even doing an amazing bbq one of the nights I was staying there. I read a lot and the swinging beds were prefect to relax on and am English so the pool table was an added bonus. Julieth was a great host and helped me plan my next trip, took me out to clubs and was just simply an amazing person (even if she did beat me at every card game we played). What JR, Cathrine (his wife) and julieth have created here is an amazing stay for any traveller and I highly recommend to anyone. Oh and can't forget there lovely dog albi who was a bundle of energy and loved your company, spent the most time with him whilst being here and reminded me of my own dog I have left at home.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Vicinator98 wrote a review Sep 2021
Mainz, Germany6 contributions2 helpful votes
There are no words to describe this wonderful piece of paradise ! I stayed here for one month and absolutely enjoyed every second. Juliet, the manager, tries to do everything she can to make their guests happy. The food is gorgeous (I had breakfast and dinner), because the chefs are just genius and loveable. The garden including a pool table and a cute little bar with great cocktails is a perfect place to relax. Even the dorms and the bathrooms are very comfortable and clean. If I could, I would give a 15 star review. I have no single complaint. This is the best hostel, I have ever visited. By far !
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Camilla | Paper Pelicans wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom16 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the best hostels I've been to! Had such a good stay at White House, I actually came back to stay after going on my safari. All the staff are so nice and welcoming, they have free breakfast, and offer dinner or lunch for $3. The food was ALWAYS delicious and something different everyday. The only thing is that you're not allowed to cook like you usually do in a hostel, but this is because they have their own chefs who cook delicious food so that's fair enough :) just don't go out and buy groceries if you intend to cook. I stayed in 2 different rooms and both were spacious enough to store your luggage and had hot water, the rooms were cleaned everyday and everything was very well maintained. The beds are also very comfortable. There is also the cutest house dog, so if you don't like dogs then they're happy to leave him in a room during your stay, but he's so friendly how can anyone not like him! It's also very close to the centre, you can take a local bus for 400 shillings or the hostel also offer transportation. They also organise tours aswell so there's no need to book anything in advance if you can't find a tour company. Overall I had a great stay and it really feels like home, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a stay in Arusha!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
SLE0709 wrote a review Aug 2021
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions
We spent one night here, in a private room with its own bathroom. Our stay was pleasant on every level. I was particularly impressed by the delicious home cooked meals. Dinner included several dishes, and you could tell they were made with care. Breakfast was very tasty, with generous portions. The grounds were beautiful--a nice, relaxing place to chill out with a couple beers. I was a first time international traveller and was a bit nervous about staying in a hostel. But everything was clean, they had hot water, the staff was helpful, and we felt safe on the premises.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Angelina P wrote a review Aug 2021
Dornbirn, Austria29 contributions6 helpful votes
It‘s a really cool place! Nice house, just young people a nice garden with bar and lovely staff! it‘s a bit outside of the centre so you should take a cab whenever it get‘s dark to get there - just to be safe!! the owner is really friendly and helps you with everything! the rooms are clean with a really big bed!! thank you we recommend this place!! see you soon!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$27 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
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Frequently Asked Questions about White House of Tanzania
Which popular attractions are close to White House of Tanzania?
Nearby attractions include Shanga & Shanga Foundation (5.7 km), The Tanzanite Experience (1.6 km), and The School of St Jude (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at White House of Tanzania?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at White House of Tanzania?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at White House of Tanzania?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to White House of Tanzania?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Georges Tavern, and Khan's BBQ.
Does White House of Tanzania have an airport shuttle?
Yes, White House of Tanzania offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at White House of Tanzania?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Danish, and Swahili.