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Nairobi International Youth Hostel

Ralph Bunche Rd, Nairobi 48661 , Kenya
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Moshi, Tanzania
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I booked for my stay at the hostel via email, the management was prompt in replying. On arrival I managed to negotiate the price for a double room which was great. A taxi ride from the main bus station to the hostel cost me 400Tshs but I then learned that buses to Kenyatta hospital pass by the area which is... More 

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New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Superior Food, service, rooms ! Excellent hotel ! easy changing of currency. Concierge very helpful. Good wifi service in lobby. central location. Near Parliament, Basillica, shopping, and museum. Exceptional breakfast, many different choices, excellent variety.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for five nights around safaris. We thought it was quite expensive for what we got, but after speaking to other travellers, we thought this was good value for Nairobi. We had a private room which was very basic, with shared bathroom facilities. Hot water is practically none-existent so had many cold showers. The deputy manager, James, was friendly... More 

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Paris, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I stayed at this place with my family for two days, when we visited this city to attend a birthday party of my friend. All the things were good like the room, food, facilities, etc. But, the staff is really wonderful. My wife lost her diamond ring and they helped us for four hours in finding that. Thanks to the... More 

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comoros islands
16 reviews 16 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

toilets - aggggghhhhhhhhh. none of the flush works. quiet dorms, neat sheets - plenty of mosquitoes, so carry a power adapter as well as mosquito mats. restaurant is passable. but better options on the street. the small shop at the car park charges you double for everything; so if you can just walk round the corner to the Total petrol... More 

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

First impressions were not good as there was no water soothe toilets were disgusting, and however on my return journey was much better. For the price as a youth hostel it was very good. I would stay there again

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Friendliness of staff does not match the facilities. Toilets and Showers were terrible, and what's worse is that nothing serious is being done about it, considering the high number of tourists moving in and out!! Location is good, but I would advice people to take good care of their personal belongings, especially electronics.

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Vienna, Austria
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I have stayed in this youth hostel for a couple of days just after I came back from a Safari in Serengeti and Massai Mara. It is a very nice hotel, good location but the bathrooms could be a bit cleaner. The staff were friendly and arranged my airport transfer. I would recommend this hotel for a short stay, and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed at the hostel for one night before catching a flight back home. For a one-night stay on a backpacking trip I would definitely recommend this place as it is cheap and the staff is friendly. We had one room for the two of us so I cannot compare with people who had to share a (tiny) room with... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Not the best of places to end up. It was cheap but that was more or less its only saving grace, other than its admittedly decent location. The toilets were the most disgusting I've seen in a long long time [a long drop would have been miles more hygenic]. The water was barely on which is appalling for such a... More 

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