Costs of volunteering in Africa, Tanzania

Prices for Hostel Hoff depend on how long you are staying.  A minimum 1 month stay is required however during quiet times shorter stays will be considered.  Contact us for more information.


1.  For those staying under 3 months, the cost is USD$21 per night for the first month and then USD$20 per night in the second and third months.

2.  For those staying for more than 3 months, the cost is USD$19 per night for the entire stay.

3.  Double & twin private bedded rooms are available for an extra cost of USD$2 per person per night subject to availability.


Note: Rate includes bed, breakfast, dinner & laundry daily.

Vegetarians & special meal requirements are catered for.


Important Notice : Value Added Tax (VAT)18%, bed levy fee $1.50 are excluded in your nightly rate.

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"My stay in Hostel Hoff made my trip to Tanzania.  The support and assistance they offer is second to none.  I had no idea what to expect or what lay ahead of me when I booked my flights to Kili on a whim.  The help and guidance I recieved from the staff and fellow hoffers was invaluable, not to mention the fabulous friendships". 


Volunteer visa costs in Tanzania, Africa

To volunteer in Tanzania for 1-3 months you will require an ordinary Visa which costs USD$50 for other nationalities and USD$100 for American passport holders. These can be purchased upon arrival at the airport or border crossing in Tanzania. It can also be purchased online before arrival through the link below  Be aware this process can take 2 -3 weeks. Here’s a breakdown of the visa according to requirements.

  • Ordinary visa A6 is for volunteers
  • Student visa C2 is for volunteer students
  • Student visa C1 is for Interns

All these three visas are non-renewable and covers you for up to three months.


To finalize your Tanzania volunteer visa process, you will need to have with you upon arrival:

  • A Hostel Hoff / Path to Africa invitation letter, which will be emailed to you after finalizing your booking
  • Volunteer visa payment of USD$50 (USD$100 for American passports) valid 1 to 3 months. 
  • A copy of our organization registration certificate, which we will email to you after you have finalized your booking.
  • This visa fee is implemented by the Tanzanian government and it is mandatory to anyone volunteering within Tanzania.

    For volunteer opportunities longer than 3 months please email us at  to enquire about additional visa requirements.  


Booking procedure / conditions

To book a place in our volunteering hostel, please contact us directly via email.  At this time, we will email you a booking form and additional information. 

Once booked, cancellation fees may apply.  

Please note that if bringing USD notes, make sure they are printed on/after 2009 as any older notes printed before this, are not accepted anywhere in Tanzania. Larger denominations (USD$50 & USD$100) are better to bring as they worth more here than the smaller denominations.