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The Backyard Hostel

Uru Road At the big giraffe, Moshi Tanzania
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#45 of 118 Specialty lodging in Moshi
The Backyard Hostel is an initiative of non-profit organisation C-re-aid. Join us to stay at one of our great accommodation ranges, camping or glamping, or just come over to hang out and enjoy a drink with us! Next to accommodation we have several facilities, ranging from a volleyball court to a pizza oven!
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Game room
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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Anna M wrote a review Jan 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom36 contributions13 helpful votes
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Backyard Hostel. The staff are super friendly, and the hostel itself has a really great vibe and homely feeling. We really loved spending time just hanging out there, and we liked how accessible the motorbike taxis were from the hostel.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
Servando F wrote a review Nov 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands13 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed in a tent and in beds here for few days. It is a nice place to chill... High value for money... the administrator help me to find a laundry place in the center, which was super nice! The place is close to a cool bar/restaurant....
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Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Robert W wrote a review Jul 2017
Dresden, Germany46 contributions10 helpful votes
The atmosphere is great because of the nice green garden and the open, young trustworthy people around. There's a water cooker, hot shower and drinkable tap water. Only minuses are the nearby street, which can be loud and the distance to the city centre. It's possible to buy local handicrafts.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
839Lies wrote a review Jan 2017
Ghent, Belgium33 contributions31 helpful votes
The hostel has a real nice property. There is a big garden with a nice bar and also an extra outside kitchen and BBQ. You can also sit outside on the porch and enjoy the view of Kili. There is reliable Wifi (what is difficult to find in Tanzania as I noticed :) ) The hostel works with a partner organization Trueviews who offers great safaris or a trip to Kilimanjaro. I met a lot of people who got scammed so this is a nice option:) There was currently no breakfast option, but this will be back the end of February
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Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ackertron wrote a review Sep 2016
ackertron31 contributions22 helpful votes
We camped here in their provided tent for $8 for 2people, this is awesome value for money! Chris the manager was extremely helpful and gave us advice on local travel and let us use his laptop. Highly recommended place to stay :)
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$11 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
TanzaniaKilimanjaro RegionMoshi
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Backyard Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Backyard Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Kilimanjaro Climb For Charity (1.1 miles), Mama Africa Giftshop (1.5 miles), and Art Treasure (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Backyard Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Backyard Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Backyard Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Backyard Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kuonana, Milan's Restaurant, and More Than A Drop Restaurant.
Does The Backyard Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Backyard Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Backyard Hostel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Moshi.
Are pets allowed at The Backyard Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Backyard Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Swahili.