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At Hostel Hoff we focus on independent volunteering within and on the outskirts of Moshi, Tanzania. We started very small, back in 2006 with the hope of helping volunteers side step international profit orientated Ã¢organisations”. It is our belief that you should not have to pay to volunteer, therefore prices cover your accommodation and the volunteering experience is free.
The projects we work alongside include nursery & primary schools, vocational training centres, orphanages, centres for children with disabilities, medical centres, women’s groups, community development & conservation projects, and many more.
When volunteering and staying at Hostel Hoff you are asked to bring a true desire to help those in need as well as a fun & friendly attitude.
Staying at Hostel Hoff was hands down the best choice of my entire Africa trip. It was incredibly well-organized, ethically-run, clean, safe, and had some of the most welcoming staff...Read more
Staying at Hostel Hoff was hands down the best choice of my entire Africa trip. It was incredibly well-organized, ethically-run, clean, safe, and had some of the most welcoming staff I'd ever met.
The facilities and grounds of the hostel far surpassed my expectations. There was good wifi, hot water, near-constant electricity, and beds were very comfy! There was a nice kitchen we could use, dishes and fridge. There was a big common space indoors with TV that was loaded with movies and shows, a bookshelf full of novels, towels/sheets, and a comfy couch!! There was a nice dining area outside we ate at every eveningThe facility has indoor rooms, as well as permanent outdoors tents for the more adventurous!
Hostel guards kept us very safe at night--never once felt unsafe.
The food at Hostel Hoff is the best I've had in my entire life.
The volunteers I lived with and met have become lifelong friends. It's truly a lovely community to come back from projects to every day. After dinner we would always play games or watch movies together! Lots of people were there solo, , so don't worry if you're going alone. You'll fit right into the Hostel Hoff family!
The hostel is a 10 min walk from the town center, very close to post office/bank/supermarkets/good restaurants
Mary is the woman who runs the show. She answers emails within a day and is constantly on top of everything happening there. Her communication and organization are flawless.
The hostel will help you get a SIM card, and give you a town tourl! They have numbers for safe motorbike/tuk tuk/taxi drivers on hand!
I will note that their weekend tours are wildly overpriced.While I'm sure they're lovely, I would really urge you to look elsewhere.
Tanzania really is the "heart of Africa" and I feel very lucky to have picked Moshi as my first destination on such a beautiful and misunderstood continent. The hostel became my home, and I hope to return some day.
I stayed here back in 2013 with my, now, husband, and I would come back again and again and again if I could. The projects are meaningful and we are...Read more
I stayed here back in 2013 with my, now, husband, and I would come back again and again and again if I could. The projects are meaningful and we are a welcome addition to those in need. The food and accommodation are first rate and very reasonable in the small fee charged and the staff and administration are first rate. Love love love the Hoff!!! Some of my fondest travelling/volunteering memories ever 😍😍 xxx xxx xxx miss you my Jan/Feb 2013 crew xxx xxx xxx