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Marula Lane, off Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Rooms could be cleaner and are dated/sparsely furnished. People are nice but place has general dingy feel of neglect. "Free Wifi" turned out to be not only a usb dongle with sim card (not Wifi) but also not free!! As this is advertised as bold on the website its a bit cheeky.

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Victoria, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

You get what you pay for. The price for a basic room is reasonable for Karen and includes a full breakfast. The room I stayed in was clean and offered a non working outlet, plenty of storage space, mosquito net, and shower with no hot water. As I had traveled to Nairobi to relax for a few days, I was... More

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53 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

If you find yourself stuck in Nairobbery . . . I mean Nairobi and want to avoid the city centre then Karen Camp isn't too bad a place to stay if you're on a tighter budget. They have camping space in the garden, dorm rooms in a building out the back and a range of en suite and shared bathroom... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed here after reading it was 'a spotless hotel' in lonely planet. The sheets were dirty, the bathroom disgusting and there was dog hair all over the furniture. The hostel is miles from anywhere and the surrounding 'gardens' as read in Lonely Planet is a junkyard of old trucks and rubbish. I would never stay here again.

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17 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed here as part of an overland group. I upgraded from a tent to a dorm room, which was small, airless, crowded, and featured only one electrical outlet (for four people, with various electronic devices that required charging). The beds, which featured dirty mattresses, lacked mosquito nets, and as a result, I spent a sleepless night swatting mosquitoes. Absolutely... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

This is a great place to say at a very cheap rate. However, it is to an extend limited to people travelling with overland groups. You can easily spend a couple of days between trips there and just relax. Food prices are very reasonable too. However, if you prefer luxury this is definately NOT the place to go.

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

The camp is dominated by a number of 'overland' tour companies who start and end their trips here. We stayed here on three seperate occassions over a couple of weeks during a recent trip (due to the logistics of our tour). On each occassion we had a different room - all were basic but provided what you need when you're... More

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27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

i stayed here for quite a while on a few occasions. its very far away from downtown nairobi but has plenty of things to see and visit nearby. namely the karen blixen museum , also a giraffe park and national park. what i like about the place is that it is quiet and peaceful , you can walk around karen... More

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Austin, Texas
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108 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

Very basic, mainly used by overland co's, ok for the money but well below average for the overland camps. No internet and a long way from anything.

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Seattle, Washington
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105 hotel reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

Much of the sightseeing I wanted to do around Nairobi was at Karen and Langata, so I decided to stay in Karen rather than in Nairobi City. In theory a good idea, however, in praxis, not so good. Karen Camp looked good on their website, and in fact I have nothing negative to say about the place, except that, if... More

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Also Known As:
Karen Camp Hotel Nairobi
Karen Camp Hotel
Address: Marula Lane, off Karen Road | Karen, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
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Ranked #29 of 88 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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