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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip was a great adventure and started at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse. A warm welkome when we arrived. A special thank you to Stephanie and Alfred for their great hospitality. I enjoyed their presence and the nice talks we had. The accommodation in the new guesthouse was excellent. Clean room, hot shower good toilet, wifi, free laundry and stunning...

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rafiki backpackers were welcoming from the first moment we arrived, helping us get our bags in and then booking is in and showing us round. The room was a nice en-suite four bed dorm, which I booked with some friends. No complaints. Comfy and decent mosquito nets, bathroom with hot water. Bar next door (part of the hostel) is a...

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear mwarburton89, thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay and climb with us. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the hot showers and were positively surprised by our free breakfast. Perfect, that you had a great trip up Kilimanjaro with our Viva Africa Tours crew. Tipping is part of the whole Kilimanjaro business...

Braintree, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Guesthouse is located 10min walk away from Moshi centre. Offers high room standard for a decent price. Place is located in perfect spot to visit Kilimanjaro. Rafiki co-operates with Viva Africa tours and offers wide range of activities in reasonable prices. Staff was was very friendly and always happy to help.

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Pawel B, thank you for your overall great feedback about your stay with us. You are fast walkers. Most of our guests take like 20-25min by foot to get to town, so you set a new record. :) Enjoy your further travels and we hope to welcome you back soon! All the best from Moshi Your Rafiki Backpackers team

Bamberg, Germany
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel's staff is super friendly, everything is very clean, it has a good location, the breakfast is very delicious and you always meet nice people there from all over the world! It's the perfect place to stay when you're in moshi!!

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear 4lex4m4tis, thanks for your online recommendation. We love to hear that you found the hostel the perfect place to stay in Moshi. Welcome back & safe travels Your Rafiki Backpackers Team

Cotonou, Benin
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We loved our stay here- management was so helpful and the place is great! You can arrange tours through the hotel and there's a cute restaurant/bar right next door. Also, they do laundry for free which was a lifesaver for us since we'd be traveling around prior to stopping there!

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Arusha Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stayed in the new building which was really nice and each bedroom had its own bathroom. The food was great and the staff was also very nice and helpful! Right next door is a small bar that is fun and relaxing to hang out at after dinner.

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Grace B, thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your stay with us. We are happy to read, that you found your time enjoyable and look forward to welcome you back. Safe travels and all the best Alfred & Stephanie + the whole team

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This hostel is a true gem. My partner and I stayed in one of the double rooms with en-suite bathroom. It was very clean and modern. There is a nice rooftop terrace with a stunning view on the Kilimanjaro. It is currently under construction but soon to be finished (you can already go there and enjoy the view). Alfred (the...

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gerda A, thank you for your great and detailed review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also glad that you had a great time on our tours, that we provide and that Frank was a knowledge and fun sport to be around. We'll be happy to welcome you again. In the meantime...

Sebastian, Florida
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I very much enjoyed my trip with the Rafiki Backpackers crew. The trip was well planned and we got to experience things that I wouldn't have thought to. We went to a beautiful waterfall and had guides lead us to different rocks that we wanted to climb on. They were knowledgeable about the area, and it's history. We also explored...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good kitchen facilities, comfortable beds, free wifi, free breakfast, free laundry (!), decent showers, clean, and very well priced at $8 USD for a 7 bed dorm. Highly recommend Rafiki Backpackers. The only negative is that it is located about 3km out of the main town, but it's a safe, easy walk or a quick, cheap dalla dalla ride. The...

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear EdgeoftheWorld42, thanks for your feedback and appreciation of our price performance ratio. We are happy to read that you found the services included in your rate a great value for the money. We are very happy to inform you that we have adjusted our rates for day trips and safaris for our Rafiki Backpackers guests to make it more...

Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were a couple of friends that stayed there before climbing the Kilimanjaro and enjoyed every minute at the Hostle. The rooms are clean and neat, you get a great breakfast included, free laundry, free wi fi, you can use their kitchen and the staff are so friendly and helpful. You could also arrange different attractions through the Hostle like...

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rafikibackpackers, Guest Relations Manager at Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Noam B, wow, what a subject line! Thank you for your warm words about your stay with us. We are glad you liked every aspect of your time at Rafiki Backpackers. Be assured we are on the water issue. Safe travels and welcome back! Best regards Alfred & Stephanie + team

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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 

Additional Information about Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse

Address: Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Price Range: RM62 - RM133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“I would say any apart from the new room which kind of overlooks the bar - can be noisy there until the bar closes.”
 of 5 bubbles mwarburton89, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take a room in the new building next to the restaurant (Africa House) on the other side of the road. Roof top offers great view of the Kilimanjaro's peak.(If you lucky and is not covered by clouds) ”
 of 5 bubbles 203pawelb, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the newer building across the street. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and ours had a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles michelep126, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dorm for 4”
 of 5 bubbles Ne_Si_100, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If possible get a room inside where the Roosters (neighbors) aren't as loud. Take USD for everything in Tanzania.”
 of 5 bubbles 327ScottS, 9 Nov 2015 | Read review
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