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YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)

State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have stayed in the central YMCA several times, and have tried a range of different rooms (from the cheapest room with shared bathroom to the most expensive). All of them are pretty run down - mattresses with huge dips in the middle from overwear, showers with erratic hot water, leaking sinks and tattered mosquito nets come as standard. It... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The facility is old, sort of neglected and not so clean it yearns for renovation. Spiders and mosquitos hover across the rooms and the children's park is abandoned and scary. Similar foods served all the time since what is offered in the menu is so mean. The staff are not motivated thus expect poor and slow services. If you got... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The YMCA is a disgusting hostel. The rooms are dirty, taps and toilets constantly leak, and the staff is rude and unfriendly. I stayed here two separate times and both were a bad experience. The food is pretty horrible for the price you pay and it's basically the same thing every day. I was sleeping one morning and a staff... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I have stayed here probably a total of 4 times now in the last 6 months. We live in Narok and regularly make the trip to and from Nairobi to see friends or to fly around East Africa/Kenya. As flight times can be quite random and taking a long distance matatu when it's dark is asking for an accident, we... More 

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Trier, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I stayed at YMCA Central for 3.5 weeks for a student project and would not go there again. The staff was sometimes unfriendly and forgot my order about every second day, no matter how empty the place was. Breakfast was a joke, as you got a small omelette, bread (not toasted) and a sausage for 400Ksh. You can get a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Average hotel but served its purpose. I stayed in the Nairobi YMCA for one night before flying to Holland early the next morning. The hotel rooms are basic and there was very little hot water in the showers. The ceiling of the room was mouldy but it was only for one evening so I wasnt bothered at all. I was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was easily the worst place I've ever stayed. Not sure if the wing I stayed in (I believe it was F) is different but the room was horrible. The floor of the bathroom was mysteriously wet the whole time. There were spiders in my bed, which I'm pretty sure bit me. ( I had to got to the health... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I chose YMCA upon recommendation of my guidebook when I needed to stay in Nairobi for 3 nights for working purposes. The place is nice and a good hangout very close to the 'city center' (CBD) The WiFi and the complimentary swimming pool are very nice add ons to this further basic and decent hotel. Definitely a place were you... More 

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Nairobi
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This YMCA is more a business or meetinghotel for Kenyan businesspeople. I did'nt meet a lot of backpackers here. Nairobi is an expensive city and the prices for the rooms are okay and beside that: the location is close by city center. The smimmingpool is refreshing and clean. There are daily swimclasses so one day I was helping a teacher... More 

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katie648
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This place was fine and a reasonable value for the money. The bathrooms weren't great and the rooms a bit dingy, but well equipped. The grounds as well as the food service is quite good. There aren't really any other options around for restaurants in the area, and the swimming pool was drained when we stayed.

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