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Backpacker's Nirvana

Off Mount Kenya Road | Mombasa Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tanga Region, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so zen If i didnt work i could spend a month. Staff is AMAZING. Nice Pool and close to the Indian Ocean. Nice breakfast good coffee. The greatest part was going to the beach the the world is missing out!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I opted for the private double room with private bathroom, which was a great experience as this was my first time in a hostel ! As good as any guesthouse or B & B. Whilst I was there, the FCO were issuing warnings, so the fact that Nirvana was next to the army barracks, allowed me to sleep well at... More

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Perth
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19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent there one night and really had good time with the friendly staff and travelers Cheap drinks are available, clean rooms and huge sharing toilets. The kitchen was perfectly equipped and the security service is available on 24 hours bases. Free internet

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We initially only meant to stay here a week but ended up staying 2! This place was fantastic and all thanks to Lesley and her staff. Lesley or someone was always around to help (from recommending guesthouses in other cities to how much a taxi should cost) or even just to have a yarn, and as a result we felt... More

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Lesley_kenyabeds, Owner at Backpacker's Nirvana, responded to this review

Hi my darlings, thank you so much for the review :) We have finally moved & getting used to the new house...such a shame you both weren't there/here but I hope you get to come and check the expanded-us sometime again... I hope you love the rest of your journey, thank you for your presence & many interesting conversations!! Big... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend in late jan/early feb. Absolutely loved it. Great location, with easy access to places with an awesome Tuk Tuk driver just a phone call away. Beach just around the corner and the nyali international hotel around the corner in which for a small price you are able to dine and swim in their lovely pools.... More

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New York City, New York
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

First, this review is strictly based on our one night of experience at the so-called "private cottage." I have a feeling that the experience would have been different if we had stayed in the main compound. My husband and I paid close to $70 USD for a room for one night. It's an external compound that's outside the main building... More

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Lesley_kenyabeds, Owner at Backpacker's Nirvana, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. Whilst I have greatly considered your comments, please allow me to comment on the points you've raised. The water running through my house is clean salt water - it is NEVER unsafe. My guests, staff and I cook with this water. A beach villa house will always be susceptible to exterior issues due to... More

Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I discovered the place through a friend and really liked that family feel they have, its like being with friends and they proximity to the beach is really nice.... It is definitely a great gem with good hospitality for an avid back packer...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I think it is a great place no matter what you want. You can hang around with other travellers or lay on the beach. Talk to the staff (especially the amazing owner Lesley) and they can tell you all about the surrounding area for trips or tips of any kind. Very, very kind people. Great casual atmosphere.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The hostel is reasonably priced, the staff are very friendly. Its not in the centre of Mombasa - you can walk to the beach (there are a few annoying beach boys there), but its a Tuk-Tuk to the main island of Mombasa or to the shops for groceries (which is no big deal), I haven't stayed in central Mombasa before,... More

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Benicasim, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The place is ok to stay for a couple of days. Beach is pretty close and great to do long walks but there's nothing around. You need a motorbike to do anything but the ride with a driver is ok. IT is very clean and you can buy food in a supermarket and cook yourself which is pretty good. Beds... More

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Lesley_kenyabeds, Owner at Backpacker's Nirvana, responded to this review

Hi, thankyou for your review. Just to let you know and any travelers coming soon to us - The dorm has been under refurbishment and all mattresses have All now been replaced (this week). A lot of people during dry season prefer the rooftop dorm too, this needs to be booked directly however, as we don't do bookings for this... More

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Address: Off Mount Kenya Road | Mombasa Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
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