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Lionsgate Hostel

LionsGate Hostel, ngusero-, Arusha, Arusha Tanzania
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#24 of 300 Speciality lodging in Arusha
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Lionsgate Hostel is the first of its kind in Arusha,making a new addition to the best quality accommodations in Arusha and rating among the best , beautiful and affordable Hostel in Northern Tanzania for volunteers, Backpackers and travelers who are looking for a short or long term stay in Arusha. The hostel is located close to Arusha city center. The hostel offers full board accommodation, Clean Rooms, Free 4G Wi-Fi, Hot Shower, We have Swimming Pool, Garden, Terrace and Lounge (Relaxing Point), Min-Bar, Out Side Kitchen, Fire Place, BBQ Grill, Smoking Area, Dinning Place, Lounge, Cable TV and Stereo Music and so many good things just to make you feel comfortable. We are also offering Safaris, Volunteering Opportunities, Day trips and Mountain Climbing.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
BBQ facilities
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Additional bathroom
Room service
Bottled water
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jamiegilligan1993 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Hostel stay was great for our night before and after our Safari. Food was really good and the cook made sure we didn’t go hungry at breakfast and dinner. Nelson was also very helpful in organizing our amazing safari. He was available on whatapp at all time to answer my many questions. Our safaris guides and cook was very experienced and made sure we say as many animals as possible. Jamie
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Surfdog007 wrote a review Oct 2019
Monterey County, California3 contributions4 helpful votes
Inside the walls at Lionsgate, every traveler is treated like a "cousin", a distant family member, but family. The owner, Nelson, who also provides the least expensive safaris in this safari region, welcomes and treats all travelers like that. He will also provide if you are volunteering, as I was, a guide and mentor about living in Tanzania. My almost two month stay there in July and August was life changing. Soun, the cook, cleaner, laundress, is a delightful person and good cook. As it is a hostel, you meet people from all over who recognize what an economical choice this is. I enjoyed a private room queen-size bed with private bathroom, breakfast and dinner included, for almost 2 months, at a cost less than 2 nights at a fancy resort. The hostel is 4 miles from the center of Arusha, Clock Tower Circle. Transportation anywhere in the city is a short walk from the hostel. The dalla dalla, costing a quarter, will take you most anywhere and is a distinct cultural immersion. If you are looking for the most economical choice for safari or for lodging in Arusha, I cannot recommend Nelson highly enough. One visitor from the Netherlands spent the day in Arusha seeking the best value for safari. She joined us on our upcoming 4-day safari as she could not find a better deal and she trusted Nelson to deliver what he promised. He did. It was delightful, beginning to end. I intend to return and cannot imagine not staying with "family" at Lionsgate Hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Steven D wrote a review Aug 2019
Alken, Belgium56 contributions36 helpful votes
I stayed at the Lionsgate Hostel with a group of 12 people as part of an organised trip. If you're not looking for luxury, but you want that hostel atmosphere when staying in Arusha, this is you place. Parts of the hostel are still under construction, but that's not really a problem. The price is fair and the food is absolutely de-li-cious. Also: Nelson, the owner, organised many things for us (transport, activities and accomodation in Mto wa Mbu) and we were very satisfied with everything he did.
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Date of stay: July 2019
Andre K wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
The hostel is incredible cheap and really beautiful. The owners cooked for us breakfast and dinner for free. I was even allowed to stay until 2 am the next day to wait for my taxi. We made a bonfire with the super friendly and hospitable staff. Amazing atmosphere. Bathrooms and the pool are not as clean as in most of European accommodations but not dirty neither.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Shelley wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions
We had an amazing time staying at Lionsgate whilst volunteering. The staff were very accommodating and helped us whenever we needed. The chef was amazing, cooking delicious food daily. Very friendly team who went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Would recommend this hostel.
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Date of stay: August 2019
US$25 - US$28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lionsgate Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Lionsgate Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Engare sero waterfall (0.00 km) and Laetoli Footprints (0.00 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lionsgate Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lionsgate Hostel?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an additional bathroom, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Lionsgate Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lionsgate Hostel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lionsgate Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Stop, Big Y, and Tayari House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lionsgate Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lionsgate Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lionsgate Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lionsgate Hostel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lionsgate Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Lionsgate Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Laetoli Footprints (0.00 km).