David Crater Homestay
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David Crater Homestay

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5.0
#1 of 2 B&Bs in Lushoto
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal bed and breakfast in Lushoto does not have to be difficult. Welcome to David Crater Homestay, a nice option for travellers like you.

David Crater Homestay is a bed and breakfast offering a refrigerator in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The bed and breakfast features 24 hour front desk. Plus, guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, which has made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Lushoto. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While in Lushoto be sure to experience nearby Italian restaurants such as Mamma Mia pizza.

If you are interested in exploring Lushoto, check out a waterfall, such as Soni Falls.

David Crater Homestay looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Lushoto.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English
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Christine O wrote a review Feb 2022
Dornbirn, Austria72 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Davids homestay is a little paradise hidden near Lushoto.
It is a lovely place, where you can hear nothing but the sound of all the surrounding animals, hidden in the forrest. We found more chameleons and monkeys on davods ground, than while we were hiking
The rooms are very comfortable and clean and the food is very tasty. Every one of emoyees is very kindly and helpful.
We did a hiking trip and our safari near Arusha with David and he made it to an amazing trip for us. He is well connected, and combines everything as you wish for your safari.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: When you have any wuestions about any places or travelling within tanzania you can ask David. He...
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Jakub wrote a review Jul 2023
Prague, Czech Republic27 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
PROS:
Rooms are very clean and cozy with nice bathroom, equipped in a "european" style.

The overall compound is very nice and relaxing, with lots of vegetation. We spotted monkeys, chameleons and some birds in the garden. There is a common patio with a fireplace where every evening the staff made a fire.

They offer great homemade meals. The breakfast was included in the price and contained a good variety of food (eggs, pancakes, homed jams, fruits...) You can also buy lunch or dinner - for $8 you get the whole menu including soup, salad, fruits. Very big portions. Ideal after a whole-day hike.

Also the staff was very friendly. We met David only few times as he was busy working out of town, but we had a great chat with him and got some good tips for our hikes. There were also David's nephews, who were always present and were very friendly and helpful.

CONS:

If you arrive in Lushoto town and want to get there by foot, you have to walk a steep hill. It's quite a journey, but it is walkable. You can hire a motorbike to get you there, if you are brave enough.

If the weather outside is cold (which in these mountains usually is), the rooms are cold as well as there is no heating. Also in our room, the air was very humid and had a bit of a "moldy" smell (there actually was no mold at all, I guess its just from the moisture in the walls).

As the homestay is located up on the hill, we were hoping for a nice view in the valley, which unfortunately is not the case due to the high trees surrounding the place.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dennis P wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for the first time at David’s place and it’s was a great experience. The rooms, food and service is top class. The 24/7 hot shower service is very unique for Lushoto. Definitely my favorite place in Lushoto now (been staying in differently places before in Lushoto) . I can highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suf K wrote a review May 2022
21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a beautiful place.
David brought us and dropped us from the bus station.
We spend there one week and a half, for working and a bit traveling. It was not strong wi-fi and it was not allowed to use Netflix and YouTube because he use sim card to charge his wifi (which was a bit strange comparing for the price we were paying for the room).
The breakfast was included and it was nice. The staff and his wife were very kind.
The room was very expensive for us and also the dinner, so instead, David offered us to use the kitchen, and in exchange for that, you need to pay money for using the gas in the kitchen. 1 dollar per day.
Most of the time, there was a problem with the shower, and it was hard.
For us it was not the most successful week as we expected, but this place has a lot of potential.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lookmanji Art Gallery wrote a review Dec 2020
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Davids Crater, it was awsome, The service was too good, everything about david and his team was realy nice they were very hospitable and we felt extremely comfortable staying at his hotel, all we needed was arranged accordingly, The hotels location is realy nice scenic enviroment, too good, even next daywe had full tour of Lushoto mts and sites with david which was the best part of the Holiday, very clean and nice place. Organised. Recomendable.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Heri N wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place, best service and good people.
We enjoyed our stay, we were farsinated with nature all around. Safety is at its maximum, breakfast was superb and BBQ was amazingly beautiful, we couldn't ask for more than that!
Would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Gerhard T wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very friendly and competent sercice, delicious meals, clean and spacious rooms. A perfect place to start a hiking tour in the lush Usambara David and his family are always willing to help and guide their guests.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Uli Hofmnn wrote a review Sept 2019
10 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend 3 days at David's homestay and we would highly recommend it to everyone who is coming to Lushoto!

Very nice and clean rooms in a quite and comfortable location only 5 minutes away from Lushuto bus station by taxi. There is very good breakfast and dinner with regional food and if you want to cook for yourself there is a kitchen you are free to use.

David and his Family are really great and helpful hosts. They will help you however they can with everything concerning your stay and your further travel.

Also David is a great tour guide and we would highly recommend to go on a hike with him.
We enjoyed it a lot!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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rpd051 wrote a review Aug 2019
Utrecht62 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
David and his family are great hosts! Nice and quiet location, a bit out of Lushoto town. Friendly family, great food. David is very helpful and also happens to be a great guide and can take his guests to historical sites, waterfalls, panoramic viewpoints and experience local culture. We really enjoyed our stay here, well worth the money!
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Date of stay: July 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jessica wrote a review Feb 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet very easy to access by taxi, David's homestay is simple, clean and surrounded by green. David himself is friendly and helpful, provided all needed for a comfortable stay, and is also available for tours in the region. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$63 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaTanga RegionLushoto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about David Crater Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to David Crater Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Usambara Mountains (1.1 km), Irente Biodiversity Reserve (3.2 km), and Lushoto Guide (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at David Crater Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at David Crater Homestay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at David Crater Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to David Crater Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mamma Mia pizza, Asante Cafe, and Tumaini Restaurant.
Does David Crater Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, David Crater Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at David Crater Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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