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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

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Milimani Road | P.O Box 21005-00505, Nairobi, Kenya
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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend 3-day Maasai Mara Safari with Andrew and Ben. Fantastic experience and very professional guide and chef. We felt very secure and looked after. No delays, absolutely no problems. Most importantly we had a chance to see the big five. Very good value for money. I will be definately coming back again!

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a peaceful place to stay. They moved lately to this new place. Cool, shady garden and clean rooms. Livingroom has nice couches and the wifi is good. Safaris can be booked also, bit cheaper than the usual fees in Kenya.

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Olten, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Milimani Backpackers several times during December/January 2014/2015 between different trips in Kenya (safari, beach, Mt. Kenya). We stayed in a private room (called Simba). Accommodation The room was very big and had its own balcony and toilets/shower. It was clean and the equipment was fine, not luxury but perfect suited for own needs. The WiFi Connection was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

First review I´ve ever written, but this needs to be known… Summary: Company delays departure and makes you do all your drives within a 24 hour timeframe so that they only have to pay for one day instead of two. They then produce a lot of lies and try to cover it up. Background: Apparently the Milimani Backpackers have moved... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice place, mostly because Nairobi lacks other nice hostels or campsites. Dorms are fine. Hot showers once in a while. Staff is very keen on the money, which is sometimes a little annoying. The safes are charged for, even if you use your own padlock. No self-catering facilities and dinner is quite expensive (for budget backpackers), which is frustrating given... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great atmosphere, cozy place, Friendly staff. It has tv, books, and give & take box for backpackers. Dorms are fine and clean, hot showers. Check for Milimani location, since they move around a lot. A good place to relax for a few days in nairobi.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in June 2014 having booked it from Australia. The staff were helpful and the food was so reasonably priced that I went back after I had even stayed at the Kivi Millman Hotel down the road. They had some handy brochures and the staff could speak good English. The first night I was in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I and my travel companion stayed in Milimani for several days at the end of July, 2014, and took a safari with them. For each: -- Accommodation: Totally sufficient and basic - with no problems. Value for the money (2,500 KSh for a double) seemed fine given the poor value of accommodation in Nairobi. -- Food: Food was very good,... More 

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Address: Milimani Road | P.O Box 21005-00505, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
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