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Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Cosy and safe – awarded “Best Hostel in Tanzania 2015 & 2016” (Hostelworld) – that’s Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse. The name rafiki means friend in Ki-Swahili and as such you shall feel from arrival to departure and beyond (if you wish!). Since February 2012, we welcome globetrotters...
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Special Offer: KILIMANJARO TREKKING
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Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
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20.3 miles to Kilimanjaro Airport
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Hostel is nice and Clean, but i wouldnt recommend Moshi. Nothing special to see, many annoying people who just want your money. Dont use the Bodaboda. You cant trust them. Be very careful. When you want to go hiking in materuni, the people want money...More

Thank Sabine M
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this hostel. The rooms are big and clean. It is locadet outside of the town-centre. You can walk there, it takes 20 minutes. For day trips (coffee tour and waterfall) we went to town and booked it with local. It...More

Thank corinab620
Response from rafikibackpackers, Front Office Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & GuesthouseResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Corina B, Thank you for your remarkable review! I am so glad that you liked and enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure hosting you and it was a blessing having you around. The whole entire team of Rafiki backpackers will surely remember you!...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff... good friendly service. Clean. Reasonable price. We were four friends travelling and shared a dorm room which made it nice. We had breakfast at the backpackers and also made use of the guide armanii -would recommend him Lovely restaurant next to backpackers. Lovely...More

Thank shudete
Response from rafikibackpackers, Front Office Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & GuesthouseResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Shudete, Thank you for your remarkable review! I am so glad that you liked and enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure hosting you and it was a blessing having you around. The whole entire team of Rafiki backpackers will surely remember you! Wish...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Rafiki Back. Is great place for stay in Moshi and explore beautifully surroundings ! You will meet lots of people for chatting! Don’t miss chilling at the uhuru museum next to Rafiki place. Best place for value of manyMore

Thank Robert L
Response from rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & GuesthouseResponded 9 March 2018

Dear Robert L, Thank you for your remarkable review! I am so glad that you liked and enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure hosting you and it was a blessing having you around. The whole entire team of Rafiki backpackers will surely remember you!...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in the “Moshi” private double room. As my other reviews make pretty clear, I'm something of a stickler for cleanliness. This place, from the common areas to the bedroom and bathroom, is gleaming. We actually made a point of...More

Thank Harriet D
Response from rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & GuesthouseResponded 12 November 2017

Dear HarrietD, First and foremost I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am really glad that you have enjoyed bit of your stay. Thank you too for your positive feed back about our accommodation generally especially how clean and...More

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Cosy and safe – awarded “Best Hostel in Tanzania 2015 & 2016” (Hostelworld) – that’s Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse. The name rafiki means friend in Ki-Swahili and as such you shall feel from arrival to departure ...More and beyond (if you wish!). Since February 2012, we welcome globetrotters, adventurers, mountain climbers and volunteers from all around the world in our petit 12 rooms budget accommodation in Moshi Tanzania. Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse provides rooms for any budget and any traveller: From mixed dormitory rooms (4 and 6) to private triple, double, twin and single rooms, we got you covered. Located in the green, idyllic neighbourhood of Rau on the outskirts of Moshi, you can easily reach the town center within a 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes taxi drive. The choice is yours! We offer free wi-fi and free pick-up service from the city center on arrival. Opposite to our place you can find the restaurant and bar Uhuru Museum, where you can eat a lot for little money and chat the night away (over a cold drink or two!) with fellow travellers. A backpackers’ favourites: Free breakfast (07:30 bis 10:00am) for the perfect start into your vacation day. The communal living room, with its sofas, TV / DVD, books exchange, computer corner and board games, invites you to linger and relax. Other pay services are our airport transfer, towel rental and Kilimanjaro treks, safaris and day trips around Moshi. You can book the tours directly with your booking via email or at the front desk on arrival. Less
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Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Contact Information
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Martin_Dab
23 October 2015|
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Response from rafikibackpackers | Property representative |
Hello Martin, sorry for the delay of our response. I just discovered your question now. You have two options from Nairobi 1. Flight with Precision Air to Kilimanjaro Airport and from there book our pick up service (40... More
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"excellent roof top terrace"
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"Best place for climbers"
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"Best view for mount Kilimanjaro"
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"Bring earplugs. Rooms are loud. Might suggest padding the bottom of the chairs in the dining room."
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