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Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
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Rafiki Backpackers
Ranked #10 of 31 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Rafiki's after my Kilimanjaro trip, with me friend, and it was totally relaxing with a chilled vibe. Breakfast in the morning was good - home made omelettes very tasty! Free washing! Great after a big hike! Stephanie made you feel welcome - informative not only with tours but local knowledge. The backpackers is yours to just be at... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Saraheturner70, thank you so much for your warm words about your stay at rafiki backpackers. I passed on your compliments about the breakfast and omelette to Scola. You made her very happy! And thank you about your kind words about my local knowledge, I keep trying and improving every day to give you and fellow travellers the best time... More 

Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed at Rafiki's for almost 2 weeks and I can highly recommend it. The staff is really friendly and made me feel welcome, rooms are cleaned every day and the hostel is located in a nice and quiet neighborhood. What is also great, is that you can book the tours from Viva Africa Tours directly in the hostel. For... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Kimmus11, thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We loved having you around for such a long time. You are more than welcome for the tours, it was our pleasure to show you the beauties of Tanzania's national parks. Please come back again soon. Maybe next time with your family? Cheers, Stephanie More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed at Rafiki just before my successful Kili climb, and Freddie's advice proved to be crucial for it... he did a careful inventory of my kit and recommended renting a few pieces of good quality gear they had which proved to be invaluable during what was a rainy and tough week to summit! The place itself is relaxed and... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi pras1986, thank you so much for leaving a review about your stay with us. We are very glad, that we could help to make your Kilimanjaro trek a success. Good gear is crucial for a successful Kilimanjaro trek and Freddie is always happy to share his experience as a former mountain guide to make sure you have the best... More 

London
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stayed here as a long stay guest in September for a total of 6 weeks. I emailed in advance to reserve a single room Through email contact I explained I could provide confirmation of the course i was attending at KCMC as way of deposit rather than transferring money abroad overseas that would incur fees. I also arranged to share... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear DocMarkL, first of all thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at rafiki backpackers, although we wish you had a more pleasant one. We are extremely sorry about how things went when you and the other KCMC students where staying with us. I understand your complaints and there is nothing more I can... More 

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

i stayed at rafiki for few nights and i had a great time. the hostel is located in e nice an quiet neighborhood of moshi. there are small shops around to buy water and basic food. also they have a very nice bar just across the street where you can have good food and drinks. the staff around stephanie is... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Manuela B, thank you so much for taking the time to reflect your stay with us. We are more than happy that you enjoyed your stay in Moshi to the fullest and being named "your family abroad" is an honour that warms our hearts. Thank you very much for that compliment. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed here for one night in October and it was a great spot! Rafiki is tucked away in a little neighborhood (walking distance to Moshi Center- maybe 30min max) and there is a bar right across the street, which has good food and drinks (super convenient!). Stephanie, was extremely helpful and friendly - I was leaving before breakfast would... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Nicole Z, ahsante for taking some time to write a review about your stay with us. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your short stay with us this much. We hope the rest of your travels went smooth and fun. Yes, the waterfalls and coffee tour is a treasure and we agree, that everyone should go,... More 

Laval, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I stay for a week in october 2014 with my cousin. For us it was a perfect place for cool down after trekking the Kili and pass 5 days in safari. Alfred and Stephanie are friendly, rooms are clean and the hostel is not too far from town. I recommend the Rafiki for everyone going to Moshi!

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Simon B, thanks for taking the time to recommend us to the TripAdvisor community. What an honour your headline "like at home" is to us. We are super happy that you enjoyed your stay with us this much. Let's keep in touch and remember the next time you come to visit Zanzibar you have friends waiting in Moshi for... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Several friends and I stayed here for 6 weeks whilst studying for a course at KCMC. I agree with the reviews below, that people who stay in the hostel itself generally have a good time, and are well looked after. However, I'm afraid that the same cannot be said of the experience that my friends and I had. Whilst Stephanie... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Afrikaphile, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us with other travellers. Of course we wish we would have given you a more pleasant stay and are extremely sorry that you didn’t feel welcome and treated in a proper way. Your feedback gives us space to improve our long stay services. What are our consequences... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at rafiki for my African trip, both before n after the kili trek. Alfred and Stephanie r very friendly and efficient on handling everything. Their warm personalities surely let me feel home instantly upon arrival! Rooms r super clean and have pretty everything you need. Includes free breakfast too! The living area is super big and is... More 

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi shawn l, thank you for taking the time to share experience at rafiki backpackers with other travellers. We feel flattered about your warm words about us and the place. We love it when you feel how we want you to feel: home! We wish you all the best of success for your marathon and hope to see you sometime... More 

Bayreuth, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Rafiki Backpackers was one of our loveliest stays during our five weeks in Africa - Alfred and Stephanie are the best. The hostel is designed and managed affectionately. Everything you need is available and the staff looks after the rest. Very recommendable!

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rafikibackpackers, Manager at Rafiki Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mini, thank you very much for your more than kind words about your stay at rafikis. Being one of the loveliest places you stayed at in your whole time in Africa is definetly an award we take with pleasure. ;) No seriously we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us that much. Don't forget to come... More 

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Address: Uru Road | Rau, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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