Dang, what a wonderful place staffed with even better people. Whether it was the owner, Alfred, or his assistant, Stephanie, or the cleaning lady / cook, Isabel, Rafiki Backpackers was an awesome choice for those on budget yet hungry for adventure in the quiet town of Moshi. He gave us a great deal on double beds and included great breakfast in the morning, and arranged for us on the spot for a tour of the local village to make coffee on the mountain kilimanjaro, as well as a day hike the following day. The place was clean, toilets and hot showers, very safe (I left my camera out for a good amount of time and no one touched it) and so friendly. Alfred and Stephanie will join you out on the chairs to talk, or join at the bar across the street to chat until late at night. They are super inclusive, inviting us out to go to local bars. They also gave us directions and suggestions about town. Definitely check out Rafiki, rafiki means friend in Swahili and this place definitely made me feel like a friend and not just a tourist.
- 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