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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

St Hellen Ln Off Langata Road, Karen | P.O Box 21289, Nairobi 00505, Kenya
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This backpackers was a great find, the people were lovely and so helpful. Really good value for money. There were just 2 of us and we were given a HUGE room with private en suite and balcony. Really handy to local touristy things like giraffe and elephant sanctuaries and for really reasonable prices the hostel organise trips to these places... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know the location has changed a few times, so I am writing this review about the location it was in in 2015 (next to the Galeria mall). I had a great time and everybody working there was very friendly. The food was pretty good for the price, the house was very clean and had a hot shower, and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was quite basic, 4 to a room. I stayed for one night and my sleep was quite pleasent. The owner was kind enough to sort out my Safari to the masai mara, she gave the best deal I could find anywhere, and when there was some miscommunication that caused me to miss the transport, she was amazing enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I arranged to be picked up at the airport by this hostal. They were on time, gave me a quick, safe ride for a fair price. the staff were friendly and helpful, the place was clean, had hot water, served a good breakfast included in stay price. also, i booked a safari through them and they accomodated where i wanted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have very little experience of staying in backpackers places and hostels but if they're all like this then this I'll be doing it more in the future. Kenya can feel quite chaotic at times but this place is serene and comfortable. A great place to unwind when on tour. I like how the place is set out with nice... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My daughter and I found this hostel b&b very comfortable and welcoming especially with our last minute travel. Breakfast was included, chef on staff to order other meals. Comfortable beds with linen in the dorm, shower and baths clean with warm water. Staff was great, warm, helpful, welcoming.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A very clean & friendly hostel in the very safe & posh Karen district of Nairobi. Handy for Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum & The David Sheldrick Centre all very short matatu rides away. The new premises in St Hellen's Lane are spick & span & the staff are so friendly. The wifi is excellent & the... More 

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Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The city isn't the safest but certain campsites have figures a budget safe option for travellers. This place is nice, cozy and very friendly. I stayed here for a day in a camp outside and it was a good experience. They have a nice common area to hang around and play some board games or read.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Travel dates between Jan 15-26 2015 Milimani Backpackers is currently located on St Helen street in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi about 15 K (1 hour by taxi or 1.5 hours by public transport) from the center. The neighborhood is very residential and nice. There are no shops you can walk to, as a matter of fact you cannot walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When we stayed in September and October 2014 it was actually when the Backpackers was located near Mutambato Road and Upper Hill, rather than Karen. However, from what I can glean, the management of the hostel is still the same, so some elements of our stay are worth sharing. The majority of staff members were perfectly chatty and pleasant during... More 

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