I have stayed for a week at the Gecko (together with two friends) and I am really glad we chose this option. It's not in the centre of Dar (which - I think - is an advantage), but to us this didn't matter at all. Anyway, there are also many things to do in this area (like White Sands or Mbudya Island), so why would you want to live in the crowdy and hectic centre?
The staff and the volunteers, who normally stay there for a couple of weeks or months, are really helpful and easy-going, the house is nice and really gives you a "taste of an own home far away from your home". They provide dinner in the evenings at a reasonable price, there's beer, sodas, water, so you do not worry about where to buy (and carry) these things and breakfast is included.
"Their" taxi is nice and trustworthy as well.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Dar, then consider the Gecko!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking