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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you ever think about volunteering in Africa, I would highly recommend Hostel Hoff in Tanzania. I spent a month at Hostel Hoff during a gap year and it was great! The hostel is located in Moshi, a very nice town right on Kilimanjaro. I volunteered at a nursery school near Moshi and it was a fantastic experience. The staff...

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The month I spent at Hostel Hoff was one for the books. Whenever there is an opportunity to recommend Hostel Hoff, I happily do so. In August 2013, Tanzania took my heart. I fell in love with the people, food, and just felt totally at home. While the first experience was amazing, my time in Moshi will be one I...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Great to hear from you - and a big thanks for the great feedback. We are all excited to hear you are hoping to come back! Everyone will be so pleased to see you- can't wait!

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We found the staff at Hostel Hoff to be as friendly and helpful as can be. Upon arrival, they showed us around the facility and around Moshi, they showed us where to shop for groceries and other items of interest, and they arranged for local SIM cards for our phone. The other volunteers we spent time with there were friendly...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you both had an opportunity to come and visit and gain some insight into life in Tanzania. Unfortunately due to dramatic climate change, our summers are getting quite a bit warmer. A challenge not just us, but also for farmers and agriculture or certainly our beautiful glaciers on Kilimanjaro....

Reviewed 12 January 2017

Hostel Hoff is located in the charming little African city of Moshi. A city with a wide array of nuances, a quality can be found in every aspect of the city as even the street sellers are likeable. Hostel Hoff is located on that sweet silent side road in Moshi that still retains a maximum of ten-minutes of walk to...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Hello Nicolai, Thanks so much for the wonderful review and feedback, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and hope you can come back and visit us again. Karibu Tena All the best, Hostel Hoff Team

Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was a volunteer in a hospital in Moshi which the staff of Hostel Hoff organised. It was very well planned and they showed us the way the first day of practice. Breakfast and dinner is included which was vey nicely done and eaten together with all of the other volunteers living at the hostel. All of the staff are...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will come back and visit us again in Moshi. Karibu Tena!

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Being the first time that I had travelled somewhere I initially considered to be out of my comfort zone, Hostel Hoff was the perfect place to stay and I immediately felt at home. The food was really good, the town itself is a really welcoming place with incredible views and a better nightlife than my home in the UK. I...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a wonderful review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us, we loved having you. The Dala Dala won't be the same without you guys. Since we are not a traditional hostel and have to also book high demand volunteer spots, the minimal booking deposit we ask for is applied to the final...

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you're ever volunteering in Tanzania (I was traveling on a Gap Year) then I can't recommend Hostel Hoff highly enough. I spent 3 of the best months of my life surrounded by an amazing staff and new friends. Let's start with the staff. Whitney and Mary are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet and are there to...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the rockstar review. You certainly are one of a kind adding a extra fun dynamic to the group and we were thrilled to have you. Hope you come back and visit us soon - all the best from the Hostel Hoff Team

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I was volunteering at a hospital in Moshi as part of my internship in my nurse training, and while i did it, I stayed at Hostel Hoff. Hostel Hoff is the most amazing place! From the minute you walk in the door you feel welcome. Both the staff and the hoffers staying at the hostel are lovely! I was traveling...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, we were thrilled to have you and hope you will be able to come back and visit us as your new friends and family will be waiting for you. Karibu Tena

Lemvig, Denmark
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I was so lucky to stay at Hostel Hoff while I was volunteering at a hospital in Moshi. Every single little thing at Hostel Hoff made my stay amazing ; it's lovely and good hearted people, it's comforting areas and the excellent local food! The Hostel also offers a big variety of volunteer work and everyone would be able to...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Hi Isabella! Thanks so much for the lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope you can come back and visit as you will always have new friends and family here in Tanzania waiting for you. Don't forget about our referral program, if 5 of your friends come stay with us for a month...

Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at hostel Hoff while I was volunteering at a school in Moshi. The people at the hostel were lovely and welcoming - after a few days it felt like we were one big family. Hostel events like movie nights, bonfires, hostel football, and the infamous party dala dala's ensured that we all got to know each other really...

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mrktingmgr, Guest Relations Manager at Hostel Hoff, responded to this review

Hi Beth! Thanks so much for the lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope you can come back and visit as you will always have new friends and family here in Tanzania waiting for you. Don't forget about our referral program, if 5 of your friends come stay with us for a month...

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At Hostel Hoff we focus on independent volunteering within and on the outskirts of Moshi, Tanzania. Hostel Hoff started very small, back in 2006 with the hope of helping volunteers side step international profit orientated "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. ... more   less 

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Address: Kengeleudongo St, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Number of rooms: 26
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Hostel Hoff Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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