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Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse
Ranked #9 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
Certificate of Excellence
Nairobi
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“alex.reyes”
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Rafiki Backpackers is the perfect place to when your traveling, Absolute fantastic just before climb Kilimanjaro with Viva Africa Tours my father and i stayed at Rafiki "Rafiki in Swahili means a friend" I really appreciate they were really good people i ever met, Freya and Alfred they were very helpfully and organized, i will really recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 1 June 2013

We had a very nice hike to Kilimanjaro (Marangu Route) with Rafiki Backpackers!
Before our hike, all our equipment were checked by the guides to make sure that we were ready to meet the roof of Arfica. If we were missing something, they helped us to get additional gear.
The company provides good service, with great food and experienced guides that will take good care of you in the mountain!

-Mari

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Alfredi, wow this guy is amazing and makes you feel most welcome! He can organise anything from waterfall tours to safari trips to expeditions up mt kili! This guy makes the African experience become a reality, and makes anything possible. Best place to stay in Tanzania!

  • Stayed June 2012
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Spent a few nights at fafikis around christmas/new years time and felt very comfortable relaxing at the hostel. Nice single beds with mosquito nets and big open living room and kitchen. feels like being at home.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

The hostel is clean, there is laundry service, breakfast service and pick-up service from the airport or bus station.
They also run a Safari company called ''Viva africa tours'', that I also recommend. Alfred and his team are great, they'll help you in everything. If you want to live the real Tanzania trust them.

Opposite of the hostel there is bar which makes good meal.

We went for 13 days in september 2012 for a Safari. They provided to us the room, the car and the guide (Richard) for the safari. Everything was great.

They are true rafiki (friends in swahili).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

A group of us (6 males) stayed in the dorm room pre and post a trek up Kili. Found it a great place to stay. Both mangers very friendly and even invited us to a couple of private events which we all had a great time. Nice bar across the road, good beds and very clean. Would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

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.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse
Address: Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
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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