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Best Hotels In Moshi – Kilimanjaro Accommodation Options

Mark Whitman

Moshi is a small Tanzanian town which sits due south of Kilimanjaro National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Moshi has just under 200,000 inhabitants, many of which are from the Chagga and Pare ethnic groups. According to a UN-Habitat study, Moshi is the cleanest town in Tanzania.

Due to Moshi’s close proximity to Kilimanjaro, many trekkers use the town as their base before hiking the mountain.


In fact, if you have booked a Kilimanjaro hiking trip it is very likely that your tour operator has included a night in a Moshi hotel before and after your trek.

If you are planning to travel to Tanzania and book your climbing experience separately then this article will help you find the best hotels in Moshi.

Best Hotels In Moshi

Luxury Options

Kaliwa Lodge

By far the best hotel in Moshi. Run by a German proprietor, the service is excellent, the rooms clean and very comfortable and the food very tasty. The views of Kili from the terrace are amazing. Kaliwa Lodge provides an unforgettable stay in Moshi.

Costs: Room prices with breakfast included range from $80 for a single to $160 for a double.

Ideal for: Travellers looking for comfort, great service and incredible photographic views of Kilimanjaro

Main selling factor: Beautiful setting near Machame gate, very quiet as it is set away from Moshi town, amazing views of the forest and Mountain from the terrace. All-round nice little touches

Comfort Options

Parkview Inn Moshi

A very respectable hotel, on par with a standard low-medium priced Western hotel. Conveniently located in Moshi town, but not too loud. Great service and fantastic view of Mount Kilimanjaro from the rooftop, where guests can relax and have drinks!

Costs: Room prices with breakfast included range from $80 for a standard twin / double to $130 for an deluxe double.

Ideal for: The average traveller who is accustomed to Western standards. Great for families.

Main selling factor: Nice swimming pool. Western standard hotel with good breakfast. Friendly and professional service. Wifi in public areas

Chanya Lodge

Located a little way outside of Moshi, the Chanya Lodge provides excellent value for the discerning traveller. Clean rooms, great food and a lovely poolside bar.

Costs: The room price for a double with breakfast starts at around $100.

Ideal for: Anyone looking for a good hotel and isn’t too bothered if they are located just outside the town (short taxi ride).

Main selling factor: Nice swimming pool and bar area. Wifi in public areas (connectivity in Tanzania is poor).

Other Good Comfort Options

Budget Options

Hartebeest View Lodge

Very basic hotel, about one hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport, and 5 minutes walk from Moshi town. The hotel is clean and the staff friendly.

Costs: Room prices with breakfast included range from $30 for a standard twin / double to $50 for a double.

Ideal for: Backpackers on a budget or travellers who expect no frills!

Main selling factor: On clear days Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from the hotel. Some rooms have mosquito nets (request a room with nets). For a small fee they will collect you from the airport.

Osy Grand Hotel

Okay, ‘Grand’ is a little optimistic! This hotel is very basic, but well located in Moshi town and affordable for the position.

Costs: Room prices with breakfast included range from $35 for a standard twin to $55 for an executive double.

Ideal for: If you are not too picky and used to travelling on a budget in Africa or Asia, then this hotel will be fine for you.

Main selling factor: Good location in a pretty safe part of Moshi. Friendly staff. Affordable.

Drawbacks: Cash only. No elevator so if you are on the higher floors it’s a bit of a trek! Decor is eye-sore.

Other Budget Options


If you still have questions about hotels in Moshi or any general Kilimanjaro accommodation questions, please leave a comment below. Alternatively, if you have stayed at one of these hotels and would like to leave a review, do so by adding a comment below. Finally, if you feel another hotel should be included in our list feel free to make a suggestion in the comments. Thanks!

*See Best Hotels in Arusha Here*

Tags: Best hotels in Moshi, Where to stay in Moshi, Kilimanjaro Accommodation Options 
References: (1) TripAdvisor, (2) Agoda, (3) Personal Experience

Mark Whitman

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