Average Rating Fantastic
Atmosphere 9.0
Staff 9.5
Location 9.5
Cleanliness 9.5
Facilities 9.0
Safety 9.0
Value 9.0

Moshi - Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse

Off Uru Road, Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 00000


Hostel overview

Young, hip, cosy and safe – awarded “Best Hostel in Tanzania 2015 & 2016” – 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 18 rooms budget accommodation in Moshi Tanzania.


Located in the green, idyllic neighborhood 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!

  • Free City maps
  • Free Blanket
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Linen
  • Free Safe deposit box at reception

Info & Price

Arrival date: 2 June 2019
Number of nights: 1
Departure date: 3 June 2019

We provide Swahili cooking classes & BBQs and pub crawls.

  • Free City maps
  • Social and Fun areas
  • Pub crawl
  • Tours / travel desk
  • Library
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Bar(s) / Pub(s) on site
  • Restaurant(s) on site
  • Common area / room
  • Lounge
  • Bicycle hire
  • Free Car Parking
  • Free Internet / wi-fi
  • Free Linen
  • Free Safe deposit box at reception
  • Lobby
  • Open every day
  • Currency exchange service
  • Gay friendly
  • Lesbian friendly
  • Towel
  • Airport transfers
  • Security
  • Garden / grounds
  • Suitable for families
  • Camping & Cabins
  • Free Blanket
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Power sockets
  • Free Housekeeping
  • Free Blanket
  • Alcohol allowed
  • Power sockets
  • Check-in time
    Hours when check-in is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 2:00 PM
    • End: 12:00 AM (Midnight)
  • Check-out time
    Hours when check-out is available:
    • Days: Every day
    • Start: 10:00 AM
    • End: 10:00 AM
  • Reception time
    Available 24 hours
  • Late check-out
    Available for a fee
    Late check-out available at certain hours:
    • Time up to: 1:30 PM - $5.00

Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse was founded in 2012 as a hostel and before had been operating as a volunteer house. In summer 2015 we finished building a new compound, which hosts our individual travellers, while our annex can be the home for groups and long stay travellers.

Payment type accepted: Mastercard, Visa, Cash

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