Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse

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8.5
Fabulous
124 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Cosy and safe – awarded “Best Hostel in Tanzania 2015 & 2016” (Hostelworld) – that’s Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse. The name rafiki means friend in Ki-Swahili and as such you shall feel from arrival to departure and beyond (if you wish!). Since February 2012, we welcome globetrotters, adventurers, mountain climbers and volunteers from all around the world in our petit 12 rooms budget accommodation in Moshi Tanzania. Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse provides rooms for any budget and any traveller: From mixed dormitory rooms (4 and 6) to private triple, double, twin and single rooms, we got you covered.
Located in the green, idyllic neighbourhood of Rau on the outskirts of Moshi, you can easily reach the town center within a 25 minutes walk or 5 minutes taxi drive. The choice is yours!

We offer free wi-fi and free pick-up service from the city center on arrival. Opposite to our place you can find the restaurant and bar Uhuru Museum, where you can eat a lot for little money and chat the night away (over a cold drink or two!) with fellow travellers. A backpackers’ favourites: Free breakfast (07:30 to 10:00am) for the perfect start into your vacation day. The communal living room, with its sofas, TV / DVD, books exchange, computer corner and board games, invites you to linger and relax.

Other pay services are our airport transfer, towel rental and Kilimanjaro treks, safaris and day trips around Moshi. You can book the tours directly with your booking via email or at the front desk on arrival.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
124 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.8
  • Location
    7.6
  • Staff
    9.6
  • Atmosphere
    8.8
  • Cleanliness
    7.6
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    8

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Latest Reviews

6.6
Good
Nov 02, 2022
An okay hostel, but very expensive laundry service ($1 for 1 pair of socks etc). Also not very clean, but friendly staff and a great view of Kilimanjaro
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Aug 29, 2022
We had a nice stay here! It was well-located, clean, and room was as-advertised. There is a great view of Mt. Kilimanjaro from upstairs. The food was fine, though there were limited options; we were some of few to eat there, so suspect people usually go out instead. Overall would recommend!
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t_ALL FEMALE GROUP, 31-40
10
Superb
Jul 13, 2022
My first time to Tanzania so I didn’t know what to expect, but the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff were more than I ever could have anticipated. Cleanliness was perfect. I felt very safe but also very welcomed.
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Female, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Ceiling fan
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's

Awards

2016

1st, Country Winners Tanzania

2015

1st, Country Winners Tanzania

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