You don’t want to stay in a host family, but prefer living with other volunteers? No problem! We have a volunteer hostel in Arusha, which is close to our office and has good security. The house is divided into two apartments for five to ten volunteers each. It has a small, very green garden where you can relax and enjoy the Tanzanian sunshine. Inside there is a living room where you can sit together and watch TV or talk about your experiences, a kitchen with all important utensils, and of course bed- and bathrooms.
It is always two to four people per room. The beds have a mosquito net to protect you from insects and you have a small shelf and wardrobe for your personal stuff. The two bathrooms are both spacious and have a shower / bath tub, a mirror, toilet and a shelf for towels etc. The area around is really safe and you walk only few minutes to the main road where you find the dala dala (small mini bus) stop to the city center and other directions. There are also some nice restaurants and small supermarkets in a walking distance. Plus our office! So if you have problems or questions, you can come to consult us anytime. But there is also someone at the hostel who takes care for you, cleans the house and gives her best to make you feel home.
See photos on our website: http://www.projectsoverland.org/volunteer-hostel