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YMCA Nairobi (Central Branch)

State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #90 of 154 Nairobi B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Tokyo, Japan
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9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

YMCA offers a reliable hostel to a budget traveler even in Nairobi. You can feel at home at a restaurant, an internet cafe, a kiosk, a swimming room, a barber and a conference room. Protected by a guard, it locates next to the University of Nairobi and in a walking distance (10-15 minutes) from the city center. However, you may... More

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Address: State House Rd, Nairobi 30330, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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