Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse, the hostel in Moshi for the small travel budget. Our Annex will comfort you in all areas like in the new guesthouse, only a monkey jump across the road and you will reach there. Six homely rooms are giving you a safe place to relax from your Tanzanian adventure. Every bed has a moscito net and three shared bathrooms with warm shower are available. The common area offers cozy couches to meet new friends or to relax. KARIBU SANA!

Private Rooms

Single Room with shared bathroom

Tired of dorm rooms, looking for some privacy? Then our single room is the perfect choice. The room is in the quieter back house of the compound with the shared shower and toilet just next door. The bed has a mosquito net and a fan is there to keep you cool during the hot months.

25 USD per night



Rafiki Backpackers Double Twin Room


Twin & Double Room

Our twin and double room are the perfect option for couples and friends on a budget. The rooms are in the main house just across the shower and toilet. Equipped with a fan and mosquito nets you surely will have a good night sleep.

35 USD per room




4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Our smallest dorm is designed for travellers that have an eye on their budget, but who like to share the room with only a few others. The room is furnished with a fan and each bed has a mosquito net.

12 USD per night


Rafiki Backpackers 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory


Rafiki Backpackers 5 Bed Mixed Dormitory


5 Bed Mixed Dorm

Located in the livelier main house just next to the common area, the 5 bed dorm is a great pick for everyone who wants to be where the action is happening. The room has a ceiling fan and all beds are provided with mosquito nets.

10 USD per night


8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Our biggest room can accommodate up to 8 travellers and is in the back of the main house. It has an en-suite bathroom and closets to store your luggage. All beds are equipped with mosquito nets and there is a ceiling van to keep everyone cool.

10 USD per bed per night


Rafiki Backpackers 7 Bed Mixed Dormitory



Our compound has space for 2 tents between the main and back house, but we also have a big property nearby where you can pitch your tent in the greens and have plenty of space to spread out your equipment and do some major cookings.

10 USD per person


*5 USD per person with own tent*


Our Facilities and Services

  • Check-In: 2pm; Check-Out: 10am
  • Common kitchen and living room
  • Rooftop terrace with Kilimanjaro view
  • Laundry service
  • Security guard for evening and nighttime
  • Hot showers
  • Free breakfast
  • Free pick up from town on arrival
  • Airport pick up for 40 USD
  • Free wifi
  • Towels for private rooms
  • Towel rental for dormitories (6 USD, 1 USD rental and 5 USD deposit)
  • Free parking
  • Late Check-out at 1.30pm for 5 USD per person extra
  • Games and cards
  • Free linen
  • TV and dvds
  • Book swap
  • Computer corner
  • Cosy bar & restaurant opposite to Rafiki Backpackers & Guesthouse
  • Local grocery store and fruit stalls within walking distance
  • In-house tour operator
  • Mosquito nets over all beds

Volunteering in Moshi?

Staying in Moshi for longer? We offer affordable monthly rates. Our long term prices include wi-fi. Breakfast is not included, but can be booked on request for 40 USD per person per month.

We can also help with finding volunteer placements.

Single room with ensuite bathroom 500 USD (per month)
Twin & Double room with ensuite bathroom 390 USD (per person per month)
Private Triple room with ensuite bathroom 360 USD (per person per month)
4 bed room with shared bathroom 240 USD (per person per month)
4 bed room with ensuite bathroom 240 USD (per person per month)
6 bed dorm 200 USD (per person per month)

*NOTE: We only accept cash either Tanzanian Shilling, USD or Euro. Group discounts are available for groups bigger than 10 people up on request.*