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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Boulevard de L'Umuganda | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kisumu, Kenya
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a night there on a chance referral. I stayed in a double en suite room. It was clean and perfectly comfortable and everything worked. The outside lounge area was a nice place to relax over a beer and chat to other travellers. Incudes a simple breakfast and coffee. It was well priced for the top option I took and... More

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Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well designed and managed. AWESOME staff. Awesome guests, from everywhere! Great experience. While you're here you should visit the Aegis genocide memorial, created by the same people who created Discover Rwanda, and definitely worth spending time at.

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest relation officer. at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review and for choosing to stay with us. We are happy to hear that you had a nice experience while staying with us at Discover Rwanda youth hostel a social enterprise of Aegis trust. we always strive to provide the best service, thus your comment is valuable to... More

Nelspruit, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Great central location, extremely friendly service, free wifi, excellent simple breakfasts (fresh coffee, african tea, delicious local fruits, toast) and hot showers. However, it's a bit overpriced for what you're getting, and the campsite was very noisy from local church, karaoke and bar open till late. Bring ear plugs. Superb Meze Fresh restaurant is just around the corner.

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a great typical backpackers! Friendly staff, free wifi and a great open space to meet other travellers. All in all it has everything that a simple backpacker needs. but let's face it, it is a simple place. As a person who has been travelling for the last 10 years through backpackers all over the world, I have stayed... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

I have stayed in this hostel two and both times, the experience has been satisfactory. The hostel is located in the quiet Kaciiru neighbourhood near the National Bank. It is a fairly modest establishment with accommodation for solo visitors as well as groups willing to share dorm rooms. The rooms are very basic, just what you would expect from a... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I camped. Camp site above bar but I always carrying ear plugs with me. Warm showers and toilets a few meters away. Bar a little expensive especially seeing you can walk 50m up the road and get the same drinks for almost half the price. Nice and central with good eating places nearby.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Perfect place to stay, very pleasant staff, clean rooms all at an affordable rate! They also have free WIFI and breakfast is inclusive. The environment is serene and just beautiful! Spent 4 nights at the private room.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Only the deluxe double room was available for $60. This was more than what they told us on the phone when we called the previous night. The room was average, the bed cover was too small for the bed and the place was extremely noisy. Breakfast was pathetic (toast and some fruit), there weren't even plates left and when I... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Bad quality of beds (i have been there three times so it is not about ONE single bed). Only western tourists (often in groups) with all the disadvantages this brings... Relatively high prices - but provided they benefit a good cause (who investigates?) this is ok. * For the first day in Rwanda respectively Africa this is a good pick... More

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Entebbe, Uganda
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

When i was moving to Kigali, i never had plans to be in this place, but later i changed my mind and felt needed to discover the environment in this place, so gave it a try. and really, I had a nice time there, nice food, but the service delivery at times delayed, and some noise from other rooms. But... More

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Address: Boulevard de L'Umuganda | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
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Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty lodging in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel – Rwandas first youth hostel - located near the centre of Kigali in Kacyiru, is the perfect place for you to start exploring the heart of Africa. The Hostel boasts great value accommodation, a fun atmosphere, excellent customer service, and a wealth of information about what to see and do. With a relaxing environment from the bar terrace, private rooms, dormitories, camping, hot showers and catering available, you are guaranteed to find just what you are looking for. Enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully prepared breakfast on the open-air balcony overlooking the hills of Rwanda as you start your day. The hostel staff are ready to help answer any questions you may have during your stay. ... more   less 
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