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Mombasa Backpackers

Mwamba Drive #69 | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa 34117, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
Cheri R East London, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are the most unprofessional people I have ever met. The receptionist kept flirting with customers and strangers always spanking her. And the assumption and accusation that every black woman is a prostitute looking for white men was just unfair. These people highly favoured their white guests but black customers are usually asked to leave because they think you will... 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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East London, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Mombasa Backpackers was a lovely place to stay in Mombasa. There were loads of different people coming and going so there was always someone to talk to. Their pool was wonderful after a busy, hot day.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I stayed here for longer then I was expecting because it was such a great place, I couldn't leave. The staff is really friendly and the pool was great on hot days. There's a covered sitting area that's really comfortable and the evenings weren't noisy, but social. It was very easy to meet fellow travelers. I'd definitely recommend this hostel.

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Pullman, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I just left from Mombasa BP this being my 3rd stay there, and once again, what an EPIC week!!! Not sure if I can describe the greatness in one review between the camel rides and kite surfing, to skinny dipping with 3 Dutch girls! I opted for the dorms this time as its a much more social environment, made friends... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The only thing going for this backpackers is the pool and even that is dirty and smelly. It's expensive, no atmosphere at all - the furniture is old and smelly and it could do with some cool paintings on the walls, both in the communal areas and the bedrooms. Staff are completely disinterested. We ordered breakfast and the guy in... More

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Karatu, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

If you're looking for a place to meet other backpackers this is it- theres always someone hanging by the pool or drinking a beer, and the atmosphere is really relaxed. the staff are great, good food recommendations and they know good places to go out around the area. the pool is really nice especially in the mombasa heat! the guy... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Mombasa backpackers is a place you will always be happy to come back to..The place is great, has all the things you need and want, including a nice pool. The Staff is very friendly and you will always feel welcome and helped, no matter if traveling alone or in a group. Being a backpackers, there are people from everywhere around... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The staff is incredibly friendly and if you want a place to meet other travelers and party whilst enjoying a beer and watching some sports at the bar or playing beer pong, this is the place for you! the rooms are spacious and there's a great pool and small campsite so you really can't go wrong with choosing Mombasa Backpackers...... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Fantastic location close to the sea, and a fresh pool to use the days you are too tired, good company and servise, fresh bedrooms and bathrooms, good food, maybe a little too good- was not forced to explore other restaurants. I would warmly recommend Mombasa backpackers to comfortable people who want to be close to water and amusement

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Address: Mwamba Drive #69 | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa 34117, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
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The only Backpackers in Mombasa, owned and run by Backpackers, has been pleasing the needs of independent travelers since may 2010. We offer dorms/singles/doubles/camping in a relax and chill atmosphere. Swimming pool, kitchen facilities, TV lounge, and chef. Within walking distance to public Transport, Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and THE BEACH. Great spot to base yourself while Diving or kite-surfing ... more   less 
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