When you are going to hike the Kilimanjaro, the best accommodation before you hike the Kilimanjaro will be in Moshi. The Accommodation here comes in all types. The comfort is what determines the price and category.
The standard or Budget accommodation is the lowest in the accommodation category. There are people who don’t mind the type of accommodation and would prefer to spend more on excursions than on sleeping.
For such people, this is the type of accommodation for you. There are those that are passionate about travel but re constrained by budget options. You can also opt for this accommodation.
It doesn’t mean that since this category is the lowest then the accommodation is very bad, unsafe and dirty. Of course the comfort levels will be low but you can work with it.
Some places that have budget accommodation may be noisy. In this case you may need ear buds to control the noise such that you can have a good sleep.
Distance from Moshi to Kilimanjaro
It’s about 30 kilometers from Moshi to the base of the Kilimanjaro. The drive is smooth and it will take you about 45 minutes. That’s why it’s ideal that you spend the night in Moshi rather than Arusha. But this is also determined by the time of your flight.
Choosing where to stay in Moshi
Usually most operators will not include your accommodation in Moshi on the package. This is because when it comes to Moshi, its best you have flexibility with the accommodation you choose and if you have a favorable flight, its best you choose the accommodation on arrival.
Budget Hotel Accommodation
This type of accommodation offers basic room options and services. Some are not far from the Kilimanjaro International airport. Most of these are however within the Moshi area. They may be basic but they are clean and safe.
Budget accommodation the Moshi area will range from about $20 to $50 for a double or twin room with breakfast.
Some Budget Accommodation Options To Consider
- Kilimanjaro Safaris Lodge: Central and cheap. ~$40-$50 a night
- Rafiki Backpackers: from $20 a night for a single room to $12 per night for a dorm room
- Leopard Hotel: $60 a night
- The Hibiscus: $30 a night
Other Good Comfort Options
- Springlands Hotel: $100 to $120
- San Salinero Hotel: $120 top $150
- Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge: $70 to $80
- Keys Hotel Moshi: $60 to $80 a night
- Nyumbani Hotel: $80 to $90
Do the hotels in Moshi accept credit cards?
Most budget hotels will not accept credit cards but you can use the ATMs and withdraw the money. There are some that will accept cards though.
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