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Andreas
Essen, Belgium

Friendly hospitality in Usambara mountains

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 Jun 2022
We stayed only one night because of bad weather but had a warm welcome in this friendly hostel. Good fresh food from their own garden and -what a surprise here in Tanzania- cheese and wine. Made with care and craftmanship.
Date of stay: June 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 30 March 2020

    We stayed with a large group of students. The staff were accommodating and allowed us to put 3 children in each of the rooms. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. The beds had mosquito nets and there was running water, which sometimes ran out but the staff were quick to assist with a bucket of hot water. The meals were tasty and felt like home-cooking and all prepared fresh. The staff were friendly and the location felt safe.

    Room tip: Higher floors have low water pressure and run out of hot water sooner.
    Date of stay: March 2020
    • Trip type: Travelled on business
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    Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

    We did a nice day walking tour to magamba and mkuzi waterfalls start from st Eugene hostel up to kivuga peak view point, we enjoyed a nice view from kivuga peak to Lushoto an gare on both sides, we also went to kigulu, hakwewa view point it was very nice combination tour.

    Date of stay: April 2019
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    OnAir65496331051, Public Relations Manager at St. Eugenes Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Thank you for your review and we hope that you will com and stay with us in the future again,

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    Reviewed 22 March 2019

    The room was lovely, super clean with most comfortable bed I have ever slept on! and love they pillows!!!:))) bathroom with shower very clean. Reception was very helpful in directing us to the mountain , so we have great night out as well. After we came back - we found out that on every floor there are water stations with bottles so you can take them to the room! also guest request lockers - if we run out of tea, coffee of milk in the room! Its really like they thought of everything to please your stay! We tried food room service as well and in 20 min was delivered to our room! so happy with our stay that actually was sad to leave!

    Room tip: best mountains view
    Date of stay: March 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Mirte v, Public Relations Manager at St. Eugenes Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2019

    Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at St. Eugens hostel.

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    Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

    Interesting experience: staying near a school, with nuns running the hostel. However, service wasn't so good. Barely English spoken, cold showers, water even stopping completely while I just had my shampoo in, no wifi, no help offered for tour planning.
    On the plus side: breakfast and bed with mosquito net were fine, and the school grounds look nice. Saw no kids cause they are further down the hill, but heard them singing a lot.
    Personally I would stay at Irente Farm next time. Beautiful views, good food, easier contact with and help from staff.
    If you do decide to stay at St Eugene: go to them each time 30 mins before, to ask them to turn the warm water on. Apparently it's not standard.

    Date of stay: February 2018
    Trip type: Travelled solo
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    OnAir65496331051, Public Relations Manager at St. Eugenes Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2019

    Dear Miriam
    We hope this email finds you well. We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to you for the uncomfortable stay you had at St Eugene's Hostel.
    We have noted your complaints and thank you for bringing them to our attention.
    St Eugene's Hostel is now under new management and we hope that you will consider staying with us again should you return to Lushoto.
    Once again we are very sorry that your needs were not attended to.
    With Kindest Regards
    Gail

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    Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

    A little outside lushoto you find this nice lodge on a big compound together with a secondary school and other catholic buildings. Its a beautiful surrounding, all green and very neat gardens.the staff is really nice and they made us the best local food we ever had! Made a two day trip starting from st eugenes, where we could keep our big luggage for the time hiking. They connrct you with good guides wo you can plan your hike with.
    Really nice outside dining room. Reasonable prices

    Date of stay: April 2017
    Trip type: Travelled with friends
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