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Mombasa Backpackers

Mwamba Drive #69 | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa 34117, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012
Danii K Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kilindoni, Pwani, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Mombasa Backpackers is conveniently situated in the hub of Nyali within close access to the beach, shopping centres, restaurants, bars, a 24 hour medical centre, kite surfing and water-sports/diving centre. It is also near to the main road making those trips to old town for some cultural excursions and discoveries effortless. The food is great value for money and... More

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Kwekwe
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I highlyb recomend this place with it's pleasant "easy-going" atmosphere . The lovely food, if you are too lazy to cook for yourself, BBQ-nights, great pool and cozy chill-out area.. And don't forget nice chats with well traveled owner and staff. It is close enough to Mombasa downtown to be in a short time in between a colorful and extrem... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

There are some good elements to this place: there is a pool which is the cleanest place in the hostel; there is a movie room with a good selection of movies; the price is manageable albeit not cheap; a place to meet other people who aren't really the intrepid type. Ok. Bad points: if you don't want to be kept... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

This hostel is by far the best i've ever stayed in. I liked everything about this place. nice location, really close to the beach and shops, lovely house and rooms and a great garden with swimming pool. i also enjoyed the beer collection and food which was served for a really small amount of money. i met cool people there... More

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Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I found this Hostel had friendly people, great for chilling or for a drink or two. It was wonderful for meeting travel companions or if you like sticking by your lonesome, that works too. Good location and a wonderful break from all the other cheap accommodation around East Africa. Super chilled and laid back, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

This is by far the best place to stay in Mombasa it is the nicest backpackers I have ever stayed at. When arriving in Mombasa we just decided to stay in the centre of town but the places we looked at were absolutely disgusting!! The next day we bumped into some girls who were staying at Mombasa backpackers....they sold it... More

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I travel to Mombasa on business frequently as I import motor vehicles to central Africa. Mombasa Backpackers is perfect for my needs as it is fairly quiet, has good internet, cheap food, cool people, and a large parking lot to park my cars before we start driving inland. The staff are easy to deal with and very friendly.

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

This is a great hostel, it's nice if you want to meet people, if you want to have a few drinks, if you want to just chill out pool side, go to the beach, go diving, whatever. It is surprisingly quiet in the dorms if you want to have an early night. Everyone is super chilled out and is willing... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hostel was an absolute game changer for me. I'd been backpacking around East Africa for 2 months at this point and had had just about enough of disappointing accommodations. This place was everything it promised to be. It's not exactly beautiful, the decor is a bit mish-mash and the bathrooms are a bit scuzy, but the pool is awesome,... More

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Glendale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I spent a month in Mombasa Backpackers, and I have to say that I look forward to returning sometime in the future. The staff and owner are great people, and the atmosphere was fantastic. A lot of people complain about the noise level, but what do you expect when you cram a bunch of twenty somethings into a compound with... More

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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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