Friendly Gecko

Address: Manyara Drive, Dar es Salaam, 84516, Tanzania | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Manyara Drive, Dar es Salaam, is near National Museum, Village Museum, and Nyumba ya Sanaa.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsFriendly Gecko Dar es Salaam

      Reviewed by pauljkuhne

      Friendly and with Geckos

      Reviewed Jan 15, 2014
      by (5 reviews) Albany, NY , United States Flag of United States

      Absolutely fantastic experience with delicious food and extremely friendly people. There were also many geckos and three extremely friendly dogs. I also used the bikes, which was great!

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      TripAdvisor Reviews Friendly Gecko Dar es Salaam

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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