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Mombasa Backpackers

Mwamba Drive #69 | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

hey there... i visit mombasa backpackers for the second time, and again i had a great experience... nice swimmingpool, chill out places, good food and nice music andi the manager couldnt have been more helpful with sorting out several things in the city... i can recommand the place if u in the area and wanna see some more of the... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I visited Mombasa Backpackers a few times earlier this year and had a great experience. I was disappointed when I went back to find that the management had changed. It went from being a fun lively place where meeting other backpackers was easy and laid back. Yes, more of a party atmosphere...but more fun for what backpackers are looking for.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If this place was once rated as a hostel of choice, it is definitely not any more. The place is showing the signs of wear and tear from a lack of upkeep. I think Management is operating off the idea that their guests are always too drunk to notice the quality of accommodation on offer. They website states "the fastest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great friendly staff, took us to local clubs and are genuinely nice people. There will be loud music at night, and as other reviews state, the internet is borrowed from the adjoining hotel, but neither of those bothered me. If you don't want loud music, if advise asking for the side building, and definately not the bamboo shack. (It costs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Mombasa backpackers for 5 nights and would highly recommend it for many reasons. The staff is very friendly and the food is cheap and delicious. The pool is well-maintained and the rooms are clean. I stayed in the 8 bed dorm (female) and we had our own bathroom and a big area just to put our luggages.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I stayed here for two nights in December 2013. Was a party zone for sure, but I knew it would be that kind of place from the ad. The breakfasts were simple but pretty decent, though takes a long time to prepare - but you can swim until your pancakes are ready! Room wasn't super clean and shared bathrooms a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I stayed here a few months ago and have just gotten round to reviewing as I don't normally do bad reviews but it's such a shame this place...it has the potential to be the most amazing hostel!! 5 mins from the beach, nice swimming pool and outdoor area. Unfortunately the place was really dirty - and I'm not fussy!! My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Its very close to the beach, like a 5 minutes walk. The environment is homely and the arrangement is good enough according to the amount you pay. Lovely swimming pool and in the evening you really pass a nice time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We arrived in Mombasa after having spent three weeks on a road trip from Johannesburg. Our initial intention was to spend one night and head out for Nairobi the following day. This was soon to change as the wonderful atmosphere that the hosts have created made us stay one more night (and we would have stayed longer) we couldn't leave.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a horrible experience. The place is completely run down and VERY dirty. It seems it was not cleaned since it became a hostel. The private room was so small that you could only open the door for 20 cm before it hit the bed. The room smelled like urine and the moskito net was too small for the... More 

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