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Friendly Gecko

Manyara Drive | Africana/White Sands, Dar es Salaam 84516, Tanzania
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2018-02-04 2018-02-05
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Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (6)
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
15 Mar 2017
“Felt like home far away.....”
11 Apr 2015
“Great location good knowing you are helping a good cause. Good food TOO”
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

From first booking the stay until we left, the staff communicated quickly with our questions. They helped arrange transportation and their services were perfect! We didn't have a very long stay, just two nights bookending travels to Arusha and Zanzibar, but they have great activities...More

1  Thank Mark T
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at Friendly GeckoResponded 20 January 2014

Happy to hear that our services worked well for your needs. We do tend to have a nice mix of volunteers and travelers staying here which can be helpful and fun when sharing stories :) Thank you for the positive feedback!

Reviewed 15 January 2014

I stayed in the dorms at the Friendly Gecko in December. I was just there for a few days but it was great. The staff were super friendly, food was great and house was nice and clean. Close to northern beaches of Dar es Salaam...More

2  Thank Sam R
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at Friendly GeckoResponded 16 January 2014

Thank you so much for the feedback! We are very glad that you enjoyed your time here and in the beautiful area. We will continue to strive towards excellence in giving all our travelers this experience.

Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed at the Friendly Gecko back in October and really loved it. It is beautiful, reasonably priced and near the White Sands area of Dar es Salaam which is much nicer than some other areas. We were so happy we stayed here. The only...More

Thank Carol S
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at Friendly GeckoResponded 16 January 2014

Thank you so much for the insightful review! We are glad that you enjoyed the distance from the City Center as it does tend to be quieter and more relaxed in this part of town. Although, we completely understand transport expenses can start to add...More

Reviewed 12 November 2013

I have stayed for a week at the Gecko (together with two friends) and I am really glad we chose this option. It's not in the centre of Dar (which - I think - is an advantage), but to us this didn't matter at all....More

Thank St E
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at Friendly GeckoResponded 16 January 2014

We are always happy to hear the phrase "a home away from home" as that is the warmth we are hoping to give our travelers from good company and hospitality, not just the Tanzanian heat :) We can't take credit for the beautiful landscape in...More

Reviewed 7 November 2013

It was great staying at the gecko. I did my internship in Dar so I stayed for a long time. It was a nice place and a good location, far away from the hectic city. As solo traveler it is ideal to meet new friends...More

1  Thank m_schevers
  • Top amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Price range
  • US$20 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Room types
  • Suites
  • Number of rooms
  • 4
  • Location
  • Tanzania >
  • Dar Es Salaam Region >
  • Dar es Salaam
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"If you're a solo traveler on a budget, opt for the dorm since it's a great value."
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"We slept in the dorm, which is a little load when people enter and exit the house. Apart from that, great."
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"We had a private room because we were a little sick, but the dorms looked nice and there were not very many..."
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"Call in advance to see about room availability. They fill up fast."
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