Lodging in Musoma is simple but not bad. You can find very basic hotels for just a couple of dollars a night with shared shower and bathrooms. For $5-$6 a night, you can get a room with private shower and toilet. We like to stay at the Afrilux Hotel, one of the best hotels in town, but still simple by western standards. Rooms are clean, have mosquito nets, and many have TV and air conditioning and cost about $15 (single occupancy) or $20 (double occupancy) per night.
For people that are planning to stay several months, it is also possible to rent a room, or even a house if there are several people traveling together.
$15-$20 per night, including a big breakfast
Private bath with hot water (most of the time)
Some rooms have TV and air conditioning
Good restaurant at hotel with meals for $2-$5
Anglican or Catholic Compounds
$5-$6 per night, includes breakfast
Toilets and showers (Probably cold, although, they will bring a bucket of hot water if asked for.)
Safe restaurant onsite with simple meals for about $2
The Anglican compound is about 10 minutes by foot from GRA office and about 10 minutes from downtown.
The Catholic compound is downtown, but about a 20 minute walk from the GRA offices.