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White House of Tanzania

p.o box 7370


If you are looking for an amazing and affordable place you stay in Arusha, then the White House of Tanzania is the place to be!

We are located in the area Daraja Mbili, which is only 15 minutes walk from the town center, where you will find cafes, shops and 24-hour ATMs. Our area is less touristy than others, which gives you a unique experience of Tanzania as well as the hostel feeling.

With various types of rooms from 15 USD per person per night, we are the place to be for both couples, families and single backpackers. And as our prices are included both WIFI and 3 meals everyday, it is a pretty sweet deal!

Further more, we can help you arrange safari, trekkings, day trips and even volunteer placements for a good purpose, if you are interested. So contact us, book your stay and join the fun today!


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Included
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire


Traveler Reviews

“Great house & management”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 05, 2019

The rooms/beds/facilities are grand. Rates includes breakfast. Lunch & dinner can be bought. The management will soon install a bar & bbq area as well. It may seem “far” from the city center but...

“Excellent hostel”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 01, 2019

White House is the best place we stayed in Tanzania. The room and bathroom were clean, there was storage space to unpack, and had a mosquito net. The dinner was fantastic (you can't be the...

“Superb vibes”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on October 28, 2019

I had the greatest trip to Arusha this summer, and a lot of it was thanks to The White House formidable hosts and comfortable amenities. While Tanzania sure is far away from Denmark, it was easy to...


From Airport or Bus station please take a taxi to get to the White House of Tanzania.
Tell the driver to drive till to Fire road and then to Go to Tanzanite Bar which is just near the railway and then when you get to Tanzanite Wazee Club, the driver can follow this Directions from Tanzanite Pub:
Continue past the Tanzanite and turn right at the big blue 'SHULE YA MSINGI DARAJAMBILI' sign. Continue for 400m along that road and turn left just before you get to a white shop called 'JIRANI BUTCHER'. Continue 30m and there you will be able to see the White House. Knock on the big black gate written white house of Tanzania and someone will be there to welcome you warmly!

We also offer to arrange your transport from the airport to The White House with a fair price. All you need to do is let us know your time and date of arrival.


This property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

The kitchen is not self catering as we provide the three meals everyday. However, special conditions or wishes will of course be considered.
You're not allowed to smoke inside the rooms.
For the safety it's not allowed to leave the house alone at night.
People are not allowed to bring Guests without letting us know.
All the people in the house are advised to buy water instead of drinking from the tab so they will stay healthy and enjoy their stay.