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Manyatta Backpackers

Milimani Road | Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Sinde the first Day i feel like home. Is an Amazing place with a charming People. If you need help you'll find it. The Food is so great Too. There are many options with local and delicious flavors. When i come back to Kenya i will think in Manyatta again. Si great!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed here for about 10 days, in the start and at the end of Kenya leg of our Africa trip. Its a quaint and safe hostel in a quiet surrounding about 15 min away from City Centre. We pitched tents in the camping ground available at backside of the hostel which is the cheapest option. There is common room... More 

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

Greetings Mohit, Thank you for sharing your experience at Manyatta Backpackers, we appreciate feedback. We are delighted that you selected Manyatta Backpackers for the 10 days you were in Nairobi and that you acknowledge that its a quiet and safe place to stay and meet other travelers. We are glad to read that you found the hostel was not very... More 

Vienna, Wien, Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We had a confirmed reservation for the double room for six nights but when we arrived at Manyatta's we got the information that they gave away the room so that we had to stay in a dorm. Fortunately the guest left next morning (which was not clear on the evening before) so that we could move into the double room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is a really great place in Nairobi to stay. It's walking distance to the centre, is in a reasonably safe area, has great wifi, the food is good and really cheap and the rooms are comfy and clean. The staff here are really friendly and helpful. I used this place as a base for travels in Kenya and came... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's a nice little place to stay in Nairobi, near the city centre but not in the city center (its in the walking distance - 15 minutes). Nice garden to chill in the evening, good and cheap food prepared by the girls. They also organise pick up from the airport (really convenient) and safaris (etc). Strongly recommend!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed here for 3 weeks because of work, and we found the place to be ok. We stayed in a 6 person dorm, but we where alone in the room most of the time. It is not very expensive, the food in the kitchen is cheep and good and the staff is nice. The rooms could be cleaner and... More 

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

Greetings Ida L, Thank you for sharing your experience at Manyatta Backpackers, we appreciate feedback. We are delighted that you selected Manyatta Backpackers and we are glad to read that you found the hostel was not very expensive, food cheap and good, hot water, and that we are a walking distance from the city centre. The noise from the neighboring... More 

Allegan, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The hostel itself is decent for the money. I have two simple requirements for my stays while traveling: safe and clean (anything else is extra). This hostel met those requirements. The location is away from the city center, so you need to take a bus or taxi to get anywhere in a reasonable amount of time (assuming traffic is good).... More 

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

Greetings Zelluff, Thank you for sharing your experience at Manyatta Backpackers we appreciate feedback. We are delighted that you selected Manyatta Backpackers and we are glad to read that you found the hostel was lean and clean. We will be glad to host you another time. Regards, Manyatta Backpackers More 

Thohoyandou, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Stopped at Manyatta for a night before staying at an Air BnB place and enjoyed it. The location is close to downtown and the beds are big. There are two ladies that cook good, cheap food outside. The showers were not hot and the bathroom facilities were poor all around.

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

Greetings Sean4476, Thank you for taking time to review Manyatta Backpackers. We are glad you stayed at our hostel We have taken note of your feedback and we will act on it to ensure that your next stay is enjoyable. Regards, Manyatta Backpackers More 

Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was the first place we stayed during our trip to Kenya and Tanzania. The place was quiet, but the beds are poor quality and the common toilets and showers are average. Breakfast was fine and included, and they do okay food for dinner (cheap and basic). Female staff was not particularly helpful (often hard to find and seems like... More 

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

Greetings Irene, Thank you for sharing your experience at Manyatta Backpackers, we not only appreciate feedback but also welcome it. We are delighted that you selected Manyatta Backpackers and we are glad to read that you enjoyed the meals and found our hostel quiet. I have taken note of your feedback on staff and comfort of beds and have taken... More 

St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

You're staying here because you are joining an Intrepid tour tomorrow, and just need a cheap place to spend the night, right? Here's what you need to know, in three categories. Things the hostel (probably) can't help: - all night dance party next door (that may as well be inside the hostel for the volume) - at least two roosters... More 

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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 feedback both positive and negative. am are delighted that you selected Manyatta Backpackers and we are glad to read that you were pleased with the airport transfer, Wi fi, excellent communications and email response and smooth check in. Am glad that you even noted that there is very little... More 

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