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Manyatta Backpackers

Milimani Road | Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there and hated every minute!! The staff is soooo mean! Every day they were arguing with me that I didn't pay! Only the very fast wifi is good there. Far from the city, the showers aren't always hot. really hated this place :(

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Manyatta Backpackers we appreciate your feedback.Which is what we rely on to make service improvements and ehnance our services. we are glad your enjoyed the fast wi fi. We regret that you did not enjoy your stay at the hostel. We however would have aprreciated if you had raised the complaint with the... More 

Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

In terms of facilities, you get more or less what you pay for. The staff here however are fantastic. They organised almost all of our tours and transport, and always had somebody available to assist us. Our main driver David Njuguna was also excellent, and does guided tours for Mt Kenya, and even picked me up from the airport (twice)... More 

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Boulder,CO
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Hostel has a good location for getting into town. There is free fast wifi. Showers are warm-ish at best and the food is rather dull and microwaved instead of cooked when ordered. Probably had the worst ugali in Africa here, eat out in town. Staff is helpful and dorms are clean with 5 year old themed bed coverings (Winnie the... More 

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Manyatta offers an excellent staff that will be ready to help with anything. The place owns 2 showers and toalite but always clean. Cheap prices for food and beer. with strange reason, untypical to africa, the WiFi is on really high speed. 15$for shared room. There is also camping area. Very good simple place.

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Jeju, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The staff lack competence, although they are good about locking the gate. Like many in East Africa, they never have small money for change, a payment to one does not necessarily mean anyone else knows, and in general clarity is lacking. The bathrooms are all common, even for the "private shared bathroom" although all have closable stalls. The beds are... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

We are glad that you Stayed at Manyatta Backpackers and experienced several good things (food and wifi ) about the Hostel. We endevour to provide Simple, Clean, secure and pleasant environment for our guests all the time and hence the price we have put is considering whats is available tto our guest. We have taken note of you feedback and... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Pros: Nice, pleasant place; hot showers; free and fast WiFi; good value for money. Breakfast is included, which makes it convenient and they also have a restaurant that offers affordable meals - great French fries! The staff is generally friendly except for one. Cons: The jovial atmosphere is only ruined by a rude, sour, hostile cleaning lady with a permanent... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

We are glad that you Stayed at Manyatta Backpackers and experienced several good things about the Hostel. We endevour to provide Simple, Clean and pleasant environment for our guests all the time. We have taken note of you feedback and are now training our staff to be courteous and helpful to all our guests. We hope you could visit another... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Really good place and the staff are super friendly and sorted out my climb up Mount Kenya which was perfect. My only main criticism of this place was that I thought it was expensive for what you get ($15 for a dorm, the most I paid for a dorm on my trip)... however having said that I had just come... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to review Manyatta Backpackers. We are glad you enjoyed the climb. and found our place good. We welcome you back Manyatta Backpackers More 

Kiruna, Sverige
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

First of all, this is a really cheap hotel so you do get what yo pay for! Its located about 20min from the city center (by walking). The rooms are basic and quite worn but the sheets and linens are clean. Hard pillows thou. The bathroom (shared with others) is old to say the least but it does the job,... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking you time to review Manyatta Backpackers. We are glad you chose to stay with us. We welcome you to stay again. Thank you Manyatta Backpackers More 

Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Upon arriving here, as a single female traveller, mid-20s, I came here and spent the entire day because it was so relaxing from the Nairobi hustle and bustle. Located just 20 minute walking from the City Centre, it's among large trees and in a safe neighbourhood, quiet and lots of nature. There's a kitchen and though they have a menu... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your response in regards to your recent stay at Manyatta Backpackers and safaris. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had good WIFI most of the times,. You are welcome to stay again and enjoy the fireplace and a beer! Thank you Manyatta Backpackers More 

Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a very cheap option for staying in Nairobi. Of course there will be reviewers who think that whatever they pay, you should get the standards of the Hilton. And you don't. But what you do get is friendly staff, safety and security, a central location, hot showers, a basic breakfast, your laundry done really well (that costs extra)... More 

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Manyatta Backpa... S, Front Office Manager at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your response in regards to your recent stay at Manyatta Backpackers and safaris. We endeavor to provide each of our guests a clean and comfortable place to stay. We are glad that you felt you received the worth of your money. We have however dedicated more time to cleaning our compound and done some repairs. To make... More 

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Address: Milimani Road | Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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