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“Don't stay here!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Kilimanjaro Backpackers

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Kilimanjaro Backpackers
P.o. Box 8682, Moshi, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Moshi
Cheltenham
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't stay here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2009

I booked in to Kilimanjaro BAckpackers on the strength of the reviews and all I can say is ? The room was dirty with paint peeling off the walls, the fan didn't work and there were no mosquito nets. The shared toilet and shower stank of stale urine and were shared between at least 10 rooms including a dorm (there was only one toilet and 1 shower). For this we were charged $20! There are lots of good places to stay in Moshi such as Hill Street, Buffalo and Newcastle all for much less money and you'll get ensuite, fans that work and mosquito nets. Don't get ripped off, have a walk around town (it's very small) and check out some of the other hotels, pay less and get much much more!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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The Hague, Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2008

I had a perfect stay at the Kilimanjaro Backpackers Hotel! The room was very small, but very clean. The shared bathroom and toilet were as big as my room and also very clean! The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the food was quite okay. From the restaurant you had a nice view over the streets of Moshi. It was very easy to get around in Moshi from the hotel, because it's central. Good place to meet other backpackers.

  • Liked — Very cheap and very clean!
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Arusha, Tanzania
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7 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

For the price this hotel is great. With a double room being about $6 you can't complain much about this hotel. It's not perfect but it is above average for this price range.

Rooms are small but VERY clean. Some are literally box rooms with nowhere to move. All have a fan. The shared bathroom is cleaned several times a day and there is almost always hot water. The restaurant upstairs serves ok food but you have to wait a long time for it and it's a bit over priced. Breakfast is served in the morning and included in the price of the room. It's pretty good!

The only draw back of this place is that there is a lot of noise. Walls are paper thin and you can't help but hear your neighbour's conversation. Still, for the price, i don't think you can complain!

  • Liked — Cheap and clean
  • Disliked — Noisy
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Kilimanjaro Backpackers

Address: P.o. Box 8682, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Moshi
Also Known As:
Kilimanjaro Backpackers Hotel Moshi

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