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Friendly Gecko

Manyara Drive | Africana/White Sands, Dar es Salaam 84516, Tanzania
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06/08/2017 07/08/2017
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”
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness centre
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I stayed at the Friendly Gecko for 2 weeks during my volunteering job in February 2017. I had a single-room with in-room bath, AC, fan and big closet. It was nothing super fancy but really comfy, but more importantly it was my "home" for 2...More

Thank Christiane F
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I have stayed at the Friendly G three tims now. I have slept in the tent and in the nice rooms. The staff is helpful and freindly and the proceeds go to help educate disadvantaged children. The meal were all excellen andte facilityis alwaysfull of...More

Thank glennman
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The friendly Gecko is a beautiful and nice guesthouse. The people are amazing! I got up way too late but they saved up a very yummy breakfast for me stlil. It is a great place to meet young people to exchange stories and experiences with...More

Thank nadjag94
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Friendly Gecko is very friendly and very clean. After 2 days of air flights, this was a great place to recover. I stayed two days on my arrival and nice to just hang out, talk with interesting young people from all over, and show up...More

1  Thank CAxen
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I lived in this fabulous guesthouse for two months and I really loved the mixture of hostel and home feeling. During this two months I was working as a volunteer for the NGO Help2Kids. It was wonderful that also other volunteers stayed at the Friendly...More

2  Thank Maalikaa
Response from FriendlyGecko, Manager at Friendly GeckoResponded 10 March 2014

We are encouraged to hear such nice feedback. It is very pleasing to see that not only short-term but also long-term travelers are satisfied with their stay. Thank you for your review and once again we are very glad that you had a comfortable and...More

  • 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
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  • Location
  • Tanzania >
  • Dar Es Salaam Region >
  • Dar es Salaam
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Traveller (17)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (6)
Pool & Beach (1)
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Bathroom (5)
Family and Play Areas (5)
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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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