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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

2.0 of 5 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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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I stayed in a Discovery Youth Hostel guesthouse with a study abroad class for three weeks in May 2014, and then spent an additional night at the main hostel in June. The hostel is in a safe neighbourhood and very convenient to anywhere you might want to visit. It's only a 500 RWF (about 70 cents) moto ride to popular... More 

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , You are most welcome back at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel we Thank you for appreciating our team for their hard work , we are always happy to provide our guests with a memorable stay in Kigali the Main city of Rwanda and Mama Yves is very happy to hear your review, thanks again. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Simple accommodations, great common areas for meeting other travelers and chatting. Staff responsive and polite. We stayed in the "house" next door, and slept quite well. I've stayed at other hostels in Kigali, and the Discover Rwanda feels both cleaner and safer. Added note: this is a social enterprise project of the Aegis Trust. The Kigali Genocide Memorial is another... More 

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review, Excellent, humble accommodation appreciation and thank you for recognizing our staff’s responsive and polite characters and yes indeed discover Rwanda youth Hostel is social enterprise supporting work of Aegis Trust at Kigali Genocide Memorial and thank you once again for your choice to stay with us, We look forward to your next visit! More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed two nights in Kigali and stayed here. The campsite is fine and quit and restrooms are clean. Showers are warm with plenty of water. The breakfast is included and simple but fine. From this hotel it is simple to make day trips in Kigali high lights.

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful comments about Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel’s Campsite and we cannot wait to welcome you back at your home. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great place to stay in the Kacyiru district of Kigali. Easy access anywhere in the city by moto taxi (there are lots just outside the gates) for Frw500-800. Dorms comfortable. A good place to meet other travellers. At $15 for a dorm bed perhaps not the cheapest offering in the city, but as a clean place with wifi access... More 

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are so Grateful and happy that you enjoyed your time with us and our wonderful staff. We are even more excited to welcome you back once you once again, in Kigali - Rwanda. Many Thanks, from Kigali. More 

Cape Town
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A colleague and I had to travel to Kigali on university business and a limited budget. This is not a three star hotel but then neither does it have any pretention in that regard. It offers a comfortable bed, a shower (my colleague had piping hot water, I only had lukewarm water - not a problem in the climate), a... More 

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Jadox_Kibasha, Guest Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are happy that you had a great time at the hostel and we are so happy that you enjoyed our services and we are looking forward to having you back at the hostel. Thank You so much. More 

New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Although we did not book a room in the hostel, our overland outfitter booked us for a night of camping here. We used the Internet in the lounges and ate dinner and breakfast here. The WiFi was very strong, 4G in fact, some of the strongest Internet we've come across in all of Africa. The lounges were comfortable to hang... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing with us your wonderful experience at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that you appreciated your stay with us and felt at home. This is one of our main aims, to ensure that you find the most comfortable and attentive atmosphere in all areas of our... More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed with a few friends for one night. The beds were clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms were basic but clean. They did the trick. Breakfast was included with our room and was delicious. They served crepes, toast, fruit, tea, coffee. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. There is lots of space with couches, chairs, table to read, chat... More 

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Jadox_Kibasha, Customer Relations Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are glad to know that you had a pleasant stay at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel. Your feedback has been shared with the entire team, who are grateful for the appreciation. We eagerly look forward to welcoming you again. Best Regards, Jean de la Croix KIBASHA Customer Relation Officer at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We sadly had a really bad experience here - we may just have been unlucky with the other guests the night we were there, as it looked like a really nice place - we had nice food, the staff were friendly and the bathrooms were decent. However, we were camping in the small camping area and got hardly any sleep... More 

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kisumu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed there for two weeks in 2014 with our 4x4 for camping. Place is very busy with lots of young people, mostly NGOs. Rooms are ok, clean, breakfast included. For camping there is a little space of grass where you can pitch your tent. Travelers with their own camper van or 4x4 park on the concrete and can stay in... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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221 reviews 221 reviews
28 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is not the cheapest place in Kigali, but if you want to meet other travelers this is probably the best choice. You have to take a motorcycle/bus whenever you want to go somewhere (except for the small store in the corner). They have free breakfirst and free WIFI. The beds are okey. Seems to be full booked often, so... More 

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Address: Boulevard de L'Umuganda | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
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Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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