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“A home away from home”
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Karibu Hostel
Ranked #10 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
Certificate of Excellence
Cambridge
1 review
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“A home away from home”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

I came to stay one night and everyone was really friendly and was offered a little bit of supper if I wanted. I stayed in this lovely little bungalow which had a lot of atmosphere and it felt like the beginning of my adventure in Tanzania, the next part being climbing Kilimanjaro. After climbing Kili I really looked forward to coming back and knew I would have a great time even though my friend was going on to Arusha. I would happily come back here if I'm in Moshi again.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed only 2 nights, yet already felt to be a part of the family there (they have some long term volunteers staying). The host lady is very helpful, friendly and lovely. Also the volunteers and guests were a nice group and I could fully enjoy my stay and make the best out of staying in Moshi. Would have loved to stay there for longer.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stayed here only 1 night but would have liked to stay for more. Useful location if booking a Kili tour. Run by Ailsa, who is lovely and looks after you well! The staff although dont speak much english are friendly and welcoming.

Very down to earth place, almost like 'home from home'. Ailsa is very relaxed and very helpful at helping you get things sorted. We arrived in the afternoon, needing to book a Kili trip for the next day. Ailsa gave us some useful details of companies with good reputations. Helpful in allowing us to borrow her laptop and mobile as we had run out of credit. We then walked into town and booked our climb!

Breakfasts were filling and generous - amazing banana pancakes! Bread and toaster provided and good selection of fruits and jams.

Easy walk into town (less than 10mins). Hostel in gated enclosure and off the main road. Beautiful surrounding garden and sunny balcony for us all to use. Basically a big house turned into a hostel. Bathrooms adequate with hot water showers. Although quite old looking, facilities were very clean with staff constantly undertaking housekeeping duties.

Would recommend and at a really good price. Thank you Ailsa for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Karibu Hostel
Address: Nsilo Swai near Arusha Road, Moshi 2143, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 68 Specialty Lodging in Moshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to karibu Hostel, where all profits go to support an NGO called Born to Learn. Karibu Hostel is located in a very secure area, only 5min walk from the city center of Moshi, Tanzania. We offer accommodation in shared six-bed dorm rooms, where you can make close friends or a twin-bed double room for those who want more privacy. This fully furnished hostel with all facilities will make your stay comfortable. It has a huge garden with mango and banana trees where you can relax, play sport or pick up fruits that are in season. You can watch movies or play cards in our great living room combined with a spacious terrace, or chat with other volunteers for hours while looking at the moon and stars. We can arrange Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Ol Donoy Lengai climbs, and also, safaries to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Arusha, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. I'm sure you will save some money booking with us! Please note: Check in and check out is flexible with24h reception ... more   less 
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