Hostels in Moshi, Tanzania

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Get to know Moshi (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Moshi. To help you make friends with Moshi before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Moshi, Tanzania, is Kilimanjaro central -- this is where nearly everyone who wants to climb the mountain comes. Moshi is five hundred fifty kilometers northwest of Dar Es Salaam, and only three hundred kilometers west of Kenya's Mombasa, making it one of the first stops for travelers in Tanzania. Arusha, the gateway to Ngorogoro Crater, is just eighty kilometers west of Moshi.

Moshi is full of tour and travel agents looking for your custom, and Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs are the big draw. Many travelers come to this part of the world solely to climb the highest mountain in Africa. It's not cheap! The climb to the summit and back takes around seven days and involves some technical sections on some of the seven official routes. There could also be snow up there.

Tsavo West National Park is just a stone's throw from the city, for travelers looking for a safari experience. Again, there are plenty of agencies out there wanting to help. Visiting Ngorogoro Crater and National Park can also be arranged here, although most travelers push on to Arusha for this.

Moshi has a plethora of accommodation choices. This is a backpacker's hot spot, so there are plenty of Moshi, Tanzania hostels here, too. Moshi, Tanzania hostels are liberally spread around the city, so get directions before you arrive and book ahead, especially in peak climbing season, which is basically all year outside of the March/April and November rainy season. All the hostels in Moshi, Tanzania, can help with trip arrangements and this is where you can hook up with other like-minded travelers to make a bigger group and save a bit of cash on your trips.

While you're waiting for your trip to come together, or while you're recovering from it, there are one or two things to keep you occupied in and around town. There are some community tourism programs that will take you to local villages and coffee plantations, and can put you in touch with some of the many agencies that organize volunteering in the area, if you really want to be involved in the local communities.

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FAQ about Moshi Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Moshi. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Moshi. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Moshi costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Moshi with private rooms costs on average $28. shows all 10 Hostels in Moshi. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Your Packing List for Moshi

Your Packing List for Moshi

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Moshi Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Moshi, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
10 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Moshi
Climbers Home is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Moshi
We Travel Hostel is the best rated
3.7 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Boma la Ngombe (20 Km / 13 mi.)
Kilimanjaro (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Chokaa (46 Km / 28 mi.)
UsaRiver (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Arusha (72 Km / 45 mi.)
Merrueshi (111 Km / 69 mi.)
Tsavo (131 Km / 82 mi.)

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