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Upper Hill Campsite

Othaya Road - Lavington | PO Box 29886 00200, Nairobi, Kenya
Upper Hill Campsite
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

I've stayed at Upper Hill repeatedly over the last 3 years (about 5 times) and it feels like coming home every time! Jesse is amazing and even woke us up one day when we slept through our alarm and had to catch a bus! I will return every time I head to Nairobi. Only downfall is the lack of Wifi.

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Norwich, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This was my second stay at Upperhill, and it felt like home away from home straight away. The staff are great - helpful and friendly. I stayed in the dorm - clean and comfortable - very good value. Good food, well-priced. Clean facilities. Good security. The communal lounge and the bar provide a fantastic social scene, where I met some... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

during my time there I felt that they were looking too much at the money, they charge you for everything, also no internet in the place, the cabins are small and cery budget...had a terrible beds too, hot water not alwais working, they do not allow any food (anyway cannot cook, no guest kitchen) or drinks from outside, I dont... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I've been coming to Upper Hill Campsite every Summer for the past 3 years; wouldn't go anywhere else. The people are friendly, the food is good (and reasonably priced), and you can't been the rate. Basic accommodations in dormitories/cabins/tents, but if you're traveling Kenya, it's all you need (and they're still clean, comfortable, and safe)! Great common area for meeting... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My husband and I have been staying at Upper Hill campsite since early 2008, and for the most part, we have enjoyed it immensely. There is a really community feel to the place, and if traveling alone you will have no problems meeting people. Jessi and her husband Richard go out of their way to see that you are happy... More 

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Juba
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I stayed at Upper Hill campsite for 3 days while in Nairobi. There is a real community feel to the place, a home away from home, which was a welcome relief for me coming out of the bush in South Sudan. The food was good, and I enjoyed the company of the other guests and staff.

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed in dorm at Upper Hill Campsite for four nights. It was clean, green and friendly. The staff they helped us with all our questions and made sure we hade a good stay. Great food for a great price. I would love to go back!

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Edmonton, Alberta
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

My husband and I ( both late 50's) stayed here in October 2011 for 2 nights each on two seperate occassions. It was an oasis of safety and greenery in the midst of Nairobi. It is near the embassies, and within walking distance of a modern mall, tho slightly far from downtown. We enjoyed the food which was very reasonably... More 

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Mtito Andei, Eastern, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Stayed at Upperhill Campsite and to my horror found out that the bed I slept in, was neatly made when I checked out in the morning. Not with new sheets however but with the same ones I slept in. Another person confirmed that this had happened to more beds when she stayed there. This is just disgusting. The matrasses itself... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

I hadn't stayed in a Backpackers place for a while, but I don't remember them ever being as dreary as this. We stayed in a private en-suite room for KSH3000. Of course this is very cheap, but I would still expect cleanliness (the bathroom was dirty), friendliness (the local staff openly ogled my girlfriend), peace and quiet (our room adjoined... More 

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