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YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)

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State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
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YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)
Ranked #99 of 169 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed for one night at the YMCA Nairobi after flying in on a Friday night. I desperately needed to get in touch with a friend, and was relying on the internet, as I had no phone yet, but their internet was down (and continued to be for the length of my stay). However the staff was helpful and eventually... More 

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Epping, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Ilived and worked here as a VSO in 1967/8. I was so thrilled to return. The staff were very friendly and eager to help. Never once did I feel anyone was taking advantage of me financially. All were trying hard make my stay just what I wanted. Asd usual I found some fascinating people staying there and had some unique... More 

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I stayed longer than intended due to sickness, but found the Y to be adequate for this because of its location. It's 5 minutes walk from the centre of Nairobi, in a very safe area where you can also walk to the Arboretum to see beautiful trees and plants and do some altitude training. Food at the Y is delicious,... More 

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Egersund, Norway
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

this hostel is have a perfect location. The room is OK - be prepared for low african standard (this is a hostel, and I rated it as a hostel). old furnitures, baathrooms are small (some rooms have problems with hot water) The best part is the garden restaurant. Where you can take good meal for 4 USD, or just a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Good environment and nice crew. Rooms need new furniture, beds are comfortable and bathrooms are OK. Good breakfast is included in the fare.

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Address: State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Number of rooms: 12

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