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Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
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Rafiki Backpackers
Ranked #14 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Windhoek
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rafiki backpackers was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Both Alfred and Stephanie went out of their way to assist us in every way possible. The backpackers is small and located a bit out of town but this is exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed socializing across the road at a local bar and being in a more peaceful part of town.... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Karley, thank you so much for your lovely review about your stay with us. We really enjoyed having you at rafiki backpackers and are very thankful for all your tipps and tricks too. :) You know that you always have a home with us in Moshi. Thanks for recommending us along the way and for your adventures all the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at rafiki for 4 nights before trekking Kilimanjaro, nice little place. Bit out of town but walking distance. Its simple but staff and amazing and Alfred the owner is super helpful. I was travelling solo but met many other travellers and trekkers there. Definitely place to stay in moshi for young people, bar across the road and great atmosphere.... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for reviewing our property. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. I forwarded your warm words about the team and himself to Alfred. You put a smile on his face! :) If you are happy, we are happy! You said you would stay with us again, please do so, so we can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Rafiki's! Alfred and Stephanie are so sweet and welcoming! It's always clean, the beds have mosquito nets and it has free wifi, plus the breakfast was delicious and included. Oh, and there's a bar right across the street, small shops nearby, a soccer field and park. What more could you ask for? The staff will help you with... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Clarissa, thank you for your overwhelming review. We always aim to make you feel part of the family and of course if we succeed on it, we are more than extremely happy. We are very glad, that you enjoyed your stay with us that much. We hope to see you again one day. Remember we are now family! Until... More

Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in Rafiki backpackers for 2 nights the place is very nice a cosy, Stephanie and Alfred arevery friendly. we booked 2 tours: the first was to the coffee plantation and to the waterfall with our guide Peter, it was fun and we had a good time the second tour was to Lake chala which was a great experience,... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi elinor k, thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We hope the two of you had a perfect journey around Tanzania. We wish you all the best, Stephanie More

Göttingen
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Rafiki Backpacker for 5 days and was a really good experience, the crew there are really nice. For sure was the best choice for my trip to Tanzania. I will recommend this hostel to everyone!!

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey hilarioe, thank you for your review. We hope you settled again after your adventures in Tanzania. Thanks for all your warm words about our backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us that much. Also a big thanks for recommending us to your friends, this means a lot to us. Please come back to visit at some... More

Vienna
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Me and my friends stayed there only for one night, here is what I can tell you: + People there are very helpful (e.g. providing you with information or organizing transport) and friendly. We were welcomed warmly! The rooms are clean and nice. There is a big living room where you can hang out and meet other backpackers, also you... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Juicy_89, thank you for taking the time to write a review about rafiki backpackers. We really appreciate it! We are very happy that you and your friends had a good time with us. We really try our best to make you feel warmly welcomed, so if we met your expectations, that's when we are satisfied. :) I am sorry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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... More

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Leigh, wow, we are blushing and very happy that you enjoyed your time with us in Moshi that much. Isabella and I were reading the review together. Thank you Leigh for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers. If you ever come back to Moshi please visit and let's have a drink or two together. Enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was so happy I booked a room with Alfred and Rafiki Backpackers. I arrived after 24 hours by bus from Uganda at 7 am. Alfred picked up immediately and took no time coming to pick me up and drive me back to the hostel. He was the best host and I will recommend this to everyone staying in Moshi!... More

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Nairobi
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had a very nice hike to Kilimanjaro with Viva Africa Tours! Before our hike, all our equipment were checked by the guides to make sure that we were ready to meet the roof of Africa. If we were missing something, they helped us to get additional gear. The company provides good service, with great food and experienced guides that... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Stopped at Rafiki's while bussing from DAR to Nairobi. Alfred was awesome, he organised for someone to pick us up and also helped us book a shuttle for our journey the next day. The hostel itself was great. Located in a quieter neighbourhood it was just what we need after a long bus ride. We went on the coffee tour... More

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Address: Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
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