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Jakub
Prague, Czech Republic

Very pleasant stay with friendly staff. But can get quite cold.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Jul 2023
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.
Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

    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.

    Date of stay: May 2022
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Suf K
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    Reviewed 26 February 2022 via mobile

    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.

    Room tip: When you have any wuestions about any places or travelling within tanzania you can ask David. He can give many helpful advices for journeys
    Date of stay: February 2022
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
    Thank christineoB2347KE
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    Reviewed 10 September 2021 via mobile

    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

    Date of stay: September 2021
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
    Thank Heri N
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    Reviewed 20 May 2021

    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.

    Date of stay: May 2021
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Mrdennis53
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    Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

    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.

    Date of stay: December 2020
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank Lookmanjiarts
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