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Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

The Rafiki Backpackers is the best place to stay! It is located about 15 minutes walk from the center of Moshi, in a safe and quiet area. We really enjoyed our stay and Alfred is an amazing guy! He supported us whenever we needed help, information or any other kind of support. We really felt "home far away from home" and "more than welcome". Alfred made things possible as he has a working network to organize all kind of trips you'd like to do.
The C-Africa bar just on the opposite of the hostel is a great place too. We enjoyed the BBQ, music and the atmosphere!
When you're thinking of going to Moshi you have to stay at this place!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martin W
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This hostel was so homely and friendly - one of my favourite that I have stayed in! The owner Alfred was so fantastic, really looked after us and helped us out with anything we wanted to do, including providing loads of taxis. The breakfasts are delicious and very cheap and the atmosphere was really fun. Will be returning for sure!

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Charlotte A
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Rafiki backpackers is about 5 minutes drive from Moshi town its a nice peaceful and pocket friendly place to stay. Alfred and Freya give you a warm welcome and you really feel at home. Entertainment at C-africa just opposite Rafiki is wonderful with delicious meals, drinks and music. I recommend this place especially to those who plan to climb Kilimanjaro and any safari in northern Tanzania

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Francis w
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Rafiki backpackers was very nice! Alfred was an amazing host and made it more like a home then anything. He also makes it very easy to organize any sort of trip you would want to do in Tanzania, let alone the whole of east Africa. Its in a very nice area and just across the road is C Africa which is perfect for a quiet dinner, or start to a big night! And if you want to save some money, Alfred can cook a mean barbeque! I highly suggest staying here if you want to make the most of your trip!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank james r
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

i have been to moshi twice. the last time i stayed at the rafiki backpackers. it is a really nice hostel. you gonna meet a lot of travelers there. it is located in a quiet neighborhood. i felt really comfortable there. they have a nightguard so even at night you dont need to worry.

they offer a löot of tours and with no matter which question you have on trips and tours they were superfriendly. with offering information about what to do and about the local get arround.

the breakfast was always good. its not included but therefor you have free laundry service and free internet. they even pick you up from town and take you to the hostel. and right across the street they have a really nice bar were you also can meet a lot of travellers from all over the globe. have some drinks at night or get dinner.

you can choose between different rooms from single,double dorm or even for low budget travellers you can sleep in tents.

i can definately recommend to stay there. you will not regret it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Johanna K
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Perfect place to spend your time being in north of tanzania! Based in wonderful Moshi and in a peaceful area, just crossed to C Africa, the perfect place to have some food and chill out at night!
Rafiki backpackers is a nice, clean, warm place to stay, your safety is garanteed by a friendly guard the whole night and during the day the dada is always there for keeping everything clean, washing your cloths and to prepare tasteful breakfast!
Alfred & Freya, are always around and ready to answer all your questions about Moshi and possible trips!
There is everything you need, I have lived there for a few months! Clean, safe rooms all with mosquito nets and a lot of light! Big living room with tv, big kitchen and fridge!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank s_celine_s
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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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Thank Alex R
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Additional Information about 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 #7 of 71 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
Price Range: £8 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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