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Ambureni Village, Arusha Tanzania
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#24 of 339 Specialty lodging in Arusha
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4.2
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4.4
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4.8
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5.0
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Stay in our Banana Farm Eco Hostel, an eco-friendly hostel located at the grounds of a banana farm using biogas, compost bins and water sewage for gardening. We grow nine types of bananas, coffee, avocado, guava, papaya, mango, passion fruit and many vegetables including chayote. All is organically grown.

 The farm extends all the way down to a river where one do hikes and take in the stunning views of the valley and Mount Meru. Whether you go for a gentle stroll around the local village of Ambureni, relax in one of our hammocks in the garden area or get a cooking lesson in Tanzanian cuisine, feel free to make our home your home. Of course you can also book your safari with us or request a hike to Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. 

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Tea wrote a review Jun 2022
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Me and my sister had the most amazing experience at Banana Farm! Veronica was amazing: during the day she was always available around the hostel, while in the morning and evening we would always find her in the kitchen preparing some delicious local food made only with what is available at the farm. Do yourself a favour and do as many activities as you can: cow milking, coffee making, cooking lessons, etc. We also decided to book our Mount Meru hiking trip through Banana Farm and well... best decision EVER! Nicki is the best guide you can wish for: patient, funny and passionate. Having him around was calming and reassuring. Our chef James was the cool guy! You would not see him around much but only because he was busy preparing some of the best dishes in Tanzania! Nicki and James, together with the porters made us feel as if we were all part of a big family which, trust me, is difficult to let go when the trip is over. The one week we spent in Arusha was one of the best of my entire life, thanks!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sandile Mbatha wrote a review Mar 2022
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It's difficult to put into words what this place is. It is absolutely magical. If you ever plan to visit Arusha, Banana Eco Farm is the place to stay at. You will experience authentic communal living and soulfulness of Banana Eco Farm family. This is by far the most tranquil and peaceful hostel I've ever stayed in. We stayed here with kids and they keep saying this one was of their most memorable stays in Tanzania! We will definitely come back to this place for another long stay!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Katharina D wrote a review Feb 2022
Polanica Zdroj, Poland4 contributions1 helpful vote
This is far by the best hostel / accomodation I stayed in Tanzania . Everyone matters in this hostel and they take care of all the guests like family . I loved the dinners and tours together around the farm. The owner has so much knowledge related to biogas energy and his mind works in an amazing way for what he is currently working on and how patient he is . The establishment is an honest one for sure and I wish them all the best in life . I will be back for sure! Asante sana
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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shan ali s wrote a review Jan 2022
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Amazing place. Every detail is taken care of, the rooms are great. Excellent hot water from showers. It’s a boutique setting on a farm, so much to do in the hotel like mill the cows, go down to their own RIVER, coffee roasting and much more. Staff are simply angelic and genuine people that will help you. I stayed for 2 weeks on and off and also booked my Kilimanjaro trip with these guys. They were simply 5star from beginning to end. Thank you to Veronica, Victor, Godwin, , Aman and everyone else 🙏 Kind Regards Shan Ali
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hadas katz wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Well, the planning was to come for two days but in the end we stayed a week! And if there was no flight, we have stayed longer. Super recommended! The banana farm is beautiful, a relaxed and fun vids. Each of the farm staff was amazing. good food, clean and good people that helps you with everything! Special thanks to the lovely Veronica and of course to kaka Goodwin l. Don't skip this magical place
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jordan WW H wrote a review Apr 2021
Vancouver Island, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
We did a safari through Banana Farm and it was incredible from start to finish. We had all our questions answered before the trip through Godwin. He was able to provide us a customized trip due to our time constraints and Covid test requirements. We were greeted at the Arusha airport by our guide/driver, Mark, and our cook, James. They were very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable. James made delicious food and we were always very full. He accommodated all diet requirements - gluten-free and vegetarian. We spent 2 days in the Serengeti ( approx. 7 hours from Arusha), 1 day at the crater, and 1 day in Tarangire National Park. We were able to see so many more animals than expected and felt we were very safe. Our covid test in the Serengeti was very smooth and we were grateful to have Godwin and the team assist us. I would highly recommend Godwin, Mark, and James.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Naftali N wrote a review Feb 2021
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Fresh coffee grinded on the spot, incredible food, very friendly, loving and kind. wish I can stay for a longer time had a blast they treat you like Family. Very highly recommended. Wish everyone can see this place wish you all a great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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kassityh wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York131 contributions23 helpful votes
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I had a wonderful time here. The staff is amazing. As a solo traveler I felt like part of a family when I stayed here. The hostess Veronica who has the biggest and most lovely smiles made the best food for every guests and made sure all our needs are met. The complimentary eco banana farm tour with the Masai guide was very special too. He took us around the property, down to the hill and cross a river. He also showed us Masai traditional herbal medicine, which was an interesting learning experience. My only dislike is that sometimes the water or electricity goes out for few hours. But they always come back, just have to wait a little bit. They have hot showers with pressurized wafer which is a luxury, considering most places do not have that! The beds are comfortable too. I do not have any issues falling asleep at all. Overall, had a wonderful time here. Highly recommend for budget travelers.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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vilem.mikeska wrote a review Nov 2020
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This is just an amazing place to stay! Banana's all around, lovely people gathering near the fire in the evening and Godwin and Veronika taking care of you :-) This place is worth to visit and stay a while :-)
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Julian O wrote a review Nov 2020
Houston, Texas191 contributions5 helpful votes
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Stayed 3 nights at Banana eco farm and enjoyed my stay thoroughly. The hosts, Godwin & Veronica were lovely, Veronica makes lovely meals also. The room is pleasant and comfortable . it feels like home being there.. there is also a farm tour when one can learn re the biogas system.. and as much bananas as one can eat!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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$18 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Farm Eco Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (4.1 miles), The School of St Jude (2.1 miles), and Mount Meru (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a fireplace, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Five Chutneys, and Georges Tavern.
Does Banana Farm Eco Hostel have airport transportation?
Yes, Banana Farm Eco Hostel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Banana Farm Eco Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.