Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse

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8.6
Fabulous
135 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic 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

8.6
Fabulous
135 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.8
  • Location
    8.4
  • Staff
    9.6
  • Atmosphere
    7.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.2
  • Value for Money
    8.4
  • Facilities
    8.4

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Latest Reviews

5.7
Rating
May 03, 2024
Rafiki guesthouse is an okay hostel, but it does not live up to the other high ratings it has. There is free breakfast, but its the poorest most tasteless toast with eggs I have ever gotten. The rooms are very hot and the fan is very loud, you get a small blanket to sleep with and the beds are not comfortable The staff is very sweet and helpfull though
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Jan 01, 2024
They did an excellent job. All people very helpful and friendly. Felt like home. I would highly recommend them.
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Male, 41+
9.4
Superb
Dec 19, 2023
Fantastic staff at this property who were very willing to help me sort out my lost luggage. There were not many guests here which made the atmosphere pretty dull. It is also far from town but it still a great hostel.
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Male, 18-24

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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