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Rafiki Backpackers

Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
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Ranked #15 of 28 Specialty lodging in Moshi
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Israel
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed at Rafiki's and did a day tour of a Maasai Village and Chemka Springs. Alfred is incredibly friendly and organised my personalised tour very quickly. The staff here are always willing to help and make you feel at home at all times.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Booked Rafiki for the price but received so much more!. Rafiki is clean and Alfred and his staff are so friendly - I felt safe and looked after. While there, booked 2 day tours through Viva Africa tours via Alfred to Materuni Falls and Coffee farm and another day trip in Arusha park. ended up on the 4 Day safari... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Rafiki is a very nice, clean and inexpensive place to stay in Moshi. We were only there for a couple nights but it was one of the best places we stayed in Tanzania. There is a really good restaurant right across the road that has a great atmosphere, food and drinks. Furthermore, the owner, Alfred, is an awesome guy who... More

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Address: Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
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Rafiki backpackers a true place for friends like YOU, that's why we named it rafiki, the swahili word for friend. The hostel is 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 - Free breakfast - Free laundry - Free fridge and kitchen usage - Security service - Free linen - Cosy bar opposite to the backpackers - local store and fruit stalls within 2 minutes reach - In-house tour operator - Viva Africa Tours - for day tours, safaris, Kilimanjaro trekking ... more   less 
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