This was a great find - I was absolutely blown away by the hospitality of the two managers! Alfred was an absolute super star, picking us up from the bus station and helping us book our onward tickets, while Freya treated me like a good friend rather than a guest. We were upgraded from the standard dorm to a triple room with no extra charge as it was empty, which felt like luxury after our killer bus ride.
The kitchen is massive and well equipped, the bedrooms were lovely and clean [no mosquito nets over the beds, but the windows have them], HOT showers! and a wonderful free laundry service which was VERY appreciated after being in semi-rural Rwanda for a week! They also run a small travel agency and managed to sort us out with a hike on the steppes of Kilimanjaro just outside of the park boundaries [and thus much cheaper], which was superb. There's also a great little bar/restaurant in the gardens of the museum across the street which seems to attract all the volunteers in Moshi!
The only nuisances were that it is a bit of a pain to get to by yourself if you're new to the city, and the door would generally be locked if no one was around or awake - which is understandable, but we had no access to the key which made for a very awkward early morning departure! Nonetheless, I'd recommend this place to anyone headed to Moshi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse a true place for friends like YOU, that's why we named it rafiki, the swahili word for friend. We are situated in the more sophisticated Old Moshi. Within a 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes taxi drive you can easily reach the city centre with it's markets, shops, bars and restaurants without giving up on a good and quiet night sleep. We offer you everything you need to make your stay in Moshi enjoyable and one of a kind: - Hot showers - Free WiFi - Common living area - TV, books and DVDs - Games and Cards - Free breakfast - Free laundry - Free fridge and kitchen usage - Security service - Towel Rental (1 USD rent, 5 USD deposit) - Free linen - Cosy bar opposite to the Backpackers & Guesthouse - local store and fruit stalls within 2 minutes reach - In-house tour operator - Viva Africa Tours - for day tours, safaris, Kilimanjaro trekking ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro