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Tallinn, Estonia
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136 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Stayed in Nairobi International Youth Hostel for one night upon arrival to Nairobi. The place is very basic and looks like my school-times summer camp sleeping facilities. However, the staff was very efficient and friendly. They picked us up at the airport as agreed and charged the same fare as the regular taxi. The area of the hostel is fenced... More 

1 Thank JullyTheTraveller
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2012

I've stayed in my fair share of hostels in my time and I have to say, this is one of the worst. They staged a powercut whilst I stayed there to conserve electricity. They turn of the water in the bathrooms from around 8am so if you want to shower that day, you've got to fight for it. Staying in... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

i arrived around 7 am.everything was fine and quick at the reception during checking in.this hostel located at a very nice place,quiet .it will take you about 15 minutes walk to the city center.few meters there is a very nice coffee house.there is cyber cafe,a tour desk and a restaurant.all the staffs were kind and nice but very slow.one must... More 

1 Thank beckerjay
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

This was our first stop in Nairobi so we had two nights already paid up, however we knew within hours that we would not be staying beyond that. The good points... A roof over your head, toilets, a small shop insure that sells food and water. The bad points... No hot water and cold water only between 6am and 8pm.... More 

3 Thank cd7698
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I was here 9th 10th 11th 12th March. An awful dirty experience, food atrocious staff awful apart from James on reception. No water, only one working shower for 6 rooms a5 people. Toilets dirty and smelly. Th Manager was rude and insulting complaining to me that his staff were at fault so why harass me an idiot who does not... More 

1 Thank how3hh
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is Africa...sometimes the water doesn't work - no showers, no toilet flush, etc... but at least the power stayed on all the time. There is 24 hour gated security guard. It has a basic restaurant and Internet cafe but no Wi-fi. They also offer long term baggage storage service. Downtown is 30 minutes away by walking downhill 2.5km or... More 

1 Thank AnthonyMaw
Frisco, Texas
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Is a good place for every body that has an open mind for traveling with a low budget, attendants are very nice and helpful people, is close to down town, touristing places and parks. MATATUS ( public transportation ) are very cheap and runs to different places like KAREN area, NOGONG HILLS, BOMAS, GIRAFF CENTER, NAIROBI NAT'l PARK, and many... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2011

I stayed hear in Dec 2010 for week and a couple of days before i flew back to uk in late March 2011,it was basic but i found the staff very helpfull,at the time they were putting a pizza oven in,for futher extension of the cafe,the staff were great and i met some very intresting people there including James an... More 

1 Thank Celt69
Ouarzazate, Morocco
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92 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2011

If you're looking for a cheap place to stay in Nairobi, the International Youth Hostel located in community district if probably the best option in the city. Not far away from several useful places like pharmacy, fruit vendors, hospitals, southern Sudan embassy, etc. The hostel staff is just great and very helpful. Great people. There is also a restaurant just... More 

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Madremanya, Spain
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2011

We were there some days and all is correct for the price you are paying. My opinion is that they can increase the price a bit for the sleeping night and reform some places, change some matresses, condition the washrooms...

1 Thank iosebah

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Address: Ralph Bunche Rd, Nairobi 48661, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi > Upper Hill Estate
Also Known As:
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“ask for room facing front and watch the storks in the trees in front of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Fred1948, 8 Aug 2013 | Read review
“dorm no 1 ground floor has some passable toilets but the ones on the first floor is a disaster.”
 of 5 bubbles bhagyanath, 26 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Book online before travelling. If you arrive at night, the nightguard can sometimes be misguiding.”
 of 5 bubbles KenyonH_12, 21 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Try for as close to the ground floor as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles Internationalista, 4 Aug 2012 | Read review
“If you want cheap this is the place always available rooms awful hostel”
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