We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Upper Hill Campsite

Othaya Road - Lavington | PO Box 29886 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Nairobi
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Upper Hill Campsite
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    27
    20
    5
    4
    5
See reviews for
3
17
21
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (11)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (61)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (20)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (22)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Avoid this hostel. The rudest manager ever with large round earrings shouted at me and turned me away for arriving late, even though I had made a booking earlier. It was late in the middle of the night and the hostel is located in an isolated area. I felt very unsafe as a woman.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kilifi, Kenya
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I would always stay there on stopover in Nairobi but ownership has changed and the place that I am aware hasn't re-opened yet. Hope it happens so we can start sending guests there again! Looking forward to being back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

To keep travellers up to date, this brilliant Campsite and Backpackers run by Jesse, Rich and their staff closed in July 2014. The new owners state on the web-site that it would reopen on October 1, but as of 7 November 2014 when we passed by, it remains closed. Sad for regular customers like me, and for all those who... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
179 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have stayed at Upper Hill four times and I have always found Jesse to be a great host. I have stayed in one of the communal bunk bedrooms which is basic but adequate. I have also spent 2 nights in the outside cabins and they are nice. At certain times of the day the staff fire up the water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
214 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have not stayed in any other parts of Nairobi which i think is good to know. This is one of the most safe areas, you have the arcade pretty close by for food and sometimes some drinks. Otherwise it´s Nairobi so it can be a b**** going places in general. I was here during low season so might be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I had the best nights of sleep here while in Nairobi after enjoying lovely evenings on their grounds with dinner and cocktails. No frills, meet your neighbor-style accommodations but still with plenty of privacy. I stayed in a cabin for 3000ksh per night ($35). Bathrooms are shared and there is only hot water in the mornings and evenings for showers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

My friend and I stayed there for 3 nights and we had a great experience. We asked for a taxi to pick us up and the guy was friendly and even gave us a mini tour around the city (although he overcharged us a bit, but anyway..). I imagine trying to find the place on your own is quite hard... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

If at all possible be armed with a map or road address on your way as there used to be another upper hill and taxi drivers will always try and take you to the former one which is down a rather sinister dark alley, so make sure you know where you are going. Upper hill is beautiful. Set in lush... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Upper Hill was our home base while traveling around Kenya for a month and we can't imagine having stayed anywhere else. We didn't know exactly where we wanted to travel during that month and Jesse, the owner, gave us great recommendations and knew exactly how to get everywhere using cheap local transport. It's location is a big plus - you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed here for one night and were impressed by the cosy,clean and comfortable rooms. Staff are cheerful and a wide variety of delicious home-made food is available until late.(I can recommend the stew!) The hostel/campsite is a good source of information and very helpful with regard to arranging taxis etc and it has a lively travellers' atmosphere with people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

18 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (18)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (9)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Nairobi hotels
6.0 mi away
House of Waine
House of Waine
#1 of 131 in Nairobi
4.5 of 5 stars 179 reviews
5.0 mi away
The Boma Nairobi
The Boma Nairobi
#4 of 131 in Nairobi
4.5 of 5 stars 427 reviews
2.9 mi away
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Nairobi Serena Hotel
#7 of 131 in Nairobi
4.5 of 5 stars 618 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 mi away
Fairview Hotel
Fairview Hotel
#10 of 131 in Nairobi
4.5 of 5 stars 996 reviews
0.9 mi away
The Ndemi Place
The Ndemi Place
#27 of 131 in Nairobi
4.0 of 5 stars 86 reviews
2.7 mi away
Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities