Accommodation & Board

The volunteer hostel is located in a local but safe neighbourhood. You will be living together with other volunteers and interns in your own small house, which guarantees you some privacy. On the same compound our Nyumbani Hostel Arusha is based. In the main house we will have breakfast and dinner and spend time all together daily. The house is located 25 walking minutes from the city centre. Motorbikes and dala dala (mini buses) for transport are available everywhere. Although the house is close to the busy town the house is surrounded by a green, quite environment. The garden offers space to relax and play with our lovely dogs. A more than two meter high wall, the dogs and a 24/7 guard will make sure you are safe.

Since October 2017 we moreover offer you the experience of staying with one of our tanzanian host families within the time of your volunteering. It is a totally different experience to stay in an tanzanian family and you will get a closer insight in the daily way of living here. All of the family members are able to talk to you in English, the family will provide you with your own and lockable room and the houses are situated in a secure and safe neighbourhood. In case you are interested i staying in a host family we will provide you with more information after you have let us known in the registration form.


The volunteer house has two 4-bed-dorms and one private room; each contains comfortable beds and shelves to store your belongings. We will try to distribute the rooms based on gender but it can not be guaranteed. If accommodation in a single room is desired (extra charge) please let us know in the registration form. The three rooms share one bathroom and a living room in the volunteer’s house. Moreover you are always welcomed to spend time at the main house all through the day, where you can use the kitchen and you can find the shared living room and dining room.


Breakfast is self service and will contain tea and coffee, bread, margarine, honey, peanut butter, home made jam, eggs as well as fruits and vegetable. Dinner will be international as we cook Tanzanian as well as Western Food. Don‘t worry if you are vegetarian, vegan or have any allergy, we can cope with everything, please let us know on the registration form though. The volunteer house is also equipped with a fridge and shelves to store your own groceries.