We enjoyed our stay at the "Friendly Gecko"! The people here are great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Laureen, the manager of this little oasis has very good contacts for city, beach or island trips. Juliets diner is delicious, the breakfast is solid and western style.
Welcome to the Friendly Gecko Guest House!
We are a socially responsible hostel in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We offer convenient and safe accommodation for a reasonable price. As a social contribution we invest our profits into the help2kids children's home and educational projects.
Our guest house is located outside of the city center of Dar es Salaam in a safe and quiet neighborhood. With our large garden and community areas we offer a relaxed place to recover after a hectic and hot day in downtown Dar es Salaam, or a nice stop before heading to Kili or Zanzibar.
We are also the home of up to 10 volunteers who support projects in the neighborhood (the help2kids children's home and schools). Join our community and take part of our daily adventures. We are more a home than a guest house.
All rooms are fitted with mosquito nets and fans. There is also air-conditioning in the private rooms. Drinks (water/sodas/beer) are always available for purchase in the kitchen. There is also a TV with DVD player in our community area. For a low fee WiFi internet access can be used.
If you have questions, need information or support, there is always assistance by our managers on site. We want to offer you a safe and carefree environment for your exciting new experiences in Africa.
We have two dormitories to offer travelers with a total of 10 dorm beds. They are fully equipped with mosquito nets, fans and shelving. Each dorm has its own bathroom. We have two private rooms which are also equipped with mosquito nets, safes, closets, fans, and air-conditioning. They are ensuite with their own washrooms
Cash only accepted as payment upon arrival
Africana / White Sands P.O. Box 35936
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We enjoyed our stay at the "Friendly Gecko"! The people here are great and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Laureen, the manager of this little oasis has very good contacts for city, beach or island trips. Juliets diner is delicious, the breakfast is solid and western style. It´s about half an hour to get in the city centre of Dar Es Salaam, with that comes a rural neighborhood. The Villa is protected by guards so you feel very save. Thanks for the welcoming stay :-)
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 69% for this property is based on ratings provided by 7 guests.