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Backpacker's Nirvana

Off Mount Kenya Road | Mombasa Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
Backpacker's Nirvana
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we spent a week there was really amazing ASANTENI SANA MAISHA PWANI NIRVANA BACKPACKERS POA SANA Just a few seconds walk to the beach pretty view awesome and romantic places to hang around,friendly host and her team. Thanks soo much looking to come back soon

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was my first time in Kenya and I was keen to avoid the manic metropolis of Nairobi so I thought a few days of beach time in Mombasa would be perfect. And it was! This was helped by the fact that Backpackers Nirvana is the perfect place to stay… the two minute walk from the golden white beach and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It was my 1st time to Kenya and Lesley made it a great experience,Not only is she there to guide you in Mombasa and give info. the staff and Lesley make this a experience to Remember. the beach was foot steps away, and the area was safe area this place is worth your time 100% Shane Phillips Phoenix,Arizona USA

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed for two nights in the Nirvanas Backpacker in Mombasa. The hostel has a very alternative touch (check out their website to see what I mean). However if you like that (or you can at least ignore it), it a nice place to stay and hang out for a while. It is located close to the beach, but a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed there for five days.Its value for money, its five minutes walk to the beach.The housekeepers and owner are very friendly.Enjoyed morning walks at the beach with lesley's very friendly dog vegas.Great place would most definitely go back.

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

To say this place is nice, would be the understatement of the century. Backpackers Nirvana is a little haven tucked it a quite clean neighbourhood down at the coast. The staff are friendly and very helpful. Our first night, my firend and i spent it on the rooftop balcony and it was amazing. We had dry monsoon winds coming in... More 

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Tiwi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Backpackers Nirvana is a little slice of chilled hideaway heaven in one of the best parts of Mombasa. Safe, clean, quiet, and only a stone's throw from the beach, you feel like coming to another world. Owner Lesley and staff are sociable and knowledgeable about all things Mombasani and happy to share their experiences and recommendations for places to go... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Backpackers Nirvana is awesome! Just as the name suggests...Nirvana for sure. I was supposed to stay for 4 nights but ended up for 6 nights. It was a great experience staying at Nirvana's. Lesley (owner) and Charity (manager) and of course Vegas are very warm, welcoming , helpful and great company! Backpackers recently shifted to a new place, the new... More 

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Tanga Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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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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