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Villa Viva Arusha

Bamakambi Road 1, Arusha 23124 Tanzania
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You’re looking for a cosy and affordable accommodation in Arusha? You like a home-like atmosphere? Do you want to experience local life? Then welcome to Nyumbani Hostel! ‘Nyumbani’ in Swahili means ‘Home’, and that’s exactly what we are providing here in Arusha. During your stay in our hostel you can not only enjoy our delicious local/western-style breakfast buffet but also relax at our pool or enjoy a treatment in our spa. In the afternoon you can have a cold drink from our rooftop bar while enjoying the amazing sunset. If you’re up for some day trips around Arusha like visit of Maasai village, the Chemka hot springs or a coffee plantation let us know and we will organise everything for you! Looking for more sportive challenges?! We also organise mountain climbs (e.g. Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru). And if you like to discover the wildlife of Tanzania, we can organise a safari for you, according to your personal wishes and budget. The Nyumbani Hostel at a glance: • Affordable accommodation in 4-bed-dorm/ 6 bed dorms as well as private rooms • Breakfast included (Tanzanian & Western style) • free WiFi • free towel and bed sheets • hot shower, water filter, fridge, kitchen available • pool • spa • library • boardgames • rooftop bar • Discount on long term stays • 24/7 support • Help with the organization of safaris, mountain climbs & day trips & much more! • family-at-home-feeling inclusive!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Darts
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Books, DVDs, music for children
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Infirmary
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Private check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Bath / shower
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Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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Fleur V wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great hostel with a very family like vibe! Rooms were clean and spacious! Dinner available at very democratic price, breakfast included but can be improved. Maybe less time but more freshly prepared? The Hostel had an overall safe feeling and staff was happy to help where needed.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Christina S wrote a review Jan 2024
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This hostel is very clean and in a calm Environment. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and beautiful and in an aftican decoration. The food was simple but healthy. We will come back in some weeks for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ivar S wrote a review Jan 2024
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We had a really nice stay. The staff is really great. Also the rooftop is very nice to get a drink and play some games like pool and darts. The rooms are really clean and the food was actually decent.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Rhodes F wrote a review Dec 2023
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Best hostel in Arusha. Stayed in a private double room was super cheap and comfortable. Hot water took a little while to get the hang of. Pool and gym were a great addition. Breakfast and dinner provided were average.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Hakim M wrote a review Nov 2023
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this place is amazing. the rooms are nice and the beds are super comfortable. there is a nice pool and a really nice rooftop bar. the staff is super friendly and always there to help. love it and will com back for sure!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Sabrina K wrote a review Oct 2023
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Big and really nice place. The rooms are spacious and clean, the bathrooms as well. Nice rooftop bar and swimming pool. There is also a spa with a lot of prestations. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Agni S wrote a review Aug 2023
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I stayed here for a bit less than a month as a solo female traveler who was doing workaway and had one of the best trips of my life. The location is superb, the people working here are family material and the guests and volunteers don’t let the hostel feel boring. I’m super happy I decided to come and stay here and super sad I couldn’t stay for longer. The facilities of the hostel are excellent. Pool, rooftop with amazing sunsets, rooftop bar and plenty of activities to chose from. From yoga to drumming with the sunset or you can even make your own drum if you feel like it. I met the best teachers, the best co workers and the sweetest life long friends. The hostel is super ! Clean, huge and with many chilling spots.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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santiago wrote a review Aug 2023
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I stayed there for more than 2 months, and everything was great!! Especially the cleanliness of the hostel, which is sometimes hard to find in Tanzania, and the staff were excellent. I only had breakfast there, and it was good—simple but good—and you can always ask the manager for more variety. There are a lot of activities to do in the hostel, and you get to meet new people all the time. It is within walking distance to the town, and if you like to exercise, there is a gym 5 minutes away on foot. The only things I would suggest are to have wifi on every floor, and to provide more kitchen utensils, especially for people staying for a long time, like me. It will become my stay of choice every time I go back to Arusha.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Breakfast runs out fast, so come down early.
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Mella wrote a review Jul 2023
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It was really nice and familiar at the Nyumbani Hostel and they fulfilled every wish we had. The rooms are basic, but very clean. The dinner is delicious and the rooftop bar is Amazing. Thanks for the great time!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Lisa S wrote a review Jul 2023
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My son and I went to this hostel for a volunteering experience in Arusha. It was the best experience ever and my son’s first time to Africa and he loved it. The beds were very comfortable the staff were very helpful and nice. The hostel location is very easy to access, all you need to say to get there in tuk tuk or dala dala is “Sakinaba”. An overall great experience and would recommend to anyone traveling to Arusha.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
HK$321 - HK$391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Nyumbani Hostel Arusha
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Viva Arusha
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Viva Arusha?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (3.3 km), Shanga & Shanga Foundation (2.7 km), and Moivaro Cultural Tourism Programme (2.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Viva Arusha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Villa Viva Arusha?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a dining area, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Viva Arusha?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Viva Arusha?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Viva Arusha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Five Chutneys, Chinese Whispers, and Georges Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Viva Arusha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Villa Viva Arusha have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Viva Arusha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Villa Viva Arusha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Viva Arusha?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swahili.
Does Villa Viva Arusha have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.