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Backpacker's Nirvana

Nyandurua Road | Nyali Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
2 reviews
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

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

It was a very memorable trip - Lesley was very warm and welcoming, and the place felt very safe and had a great ambiance. I stayed upstairs in the dormitory- and it was clean space with clean sheets. All the other fellow travelers were great to interact with as well. I would recommend this space for a lot of reason-... More

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Corinth, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I have been a guest in Nirvana a few times and I have to say, if you're a relaxed traveller who wants to meet nice and interesting people and are not too fussy about little things, this place is perfect for you. The staff are amazing, Leslie is always helpful and the guests are usually interesting characters. Breakfast is always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

It looked unlike any hostel.i had stayed in before! Unlike most hostels it doesn't have that unclean, scruffy feeling about it and you only being there coz its cheap.. I would choose nirvana over any of the hotels I saw locally (and I know quite a bit about the area after living in Kenya for 6 months!) When I first... More

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Additional Information about Backpacker's Nirvana

Address: Nyandurua Road | Nyali Beach, Mombasa 00606, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 Specialty lodging in Mombasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mombasa's highest rated Backpackers & second to hit NYALI BEACH, Mombasa - is RELOCATING 31st March 2014 just a little further up the beach. We are the ONLY backpackers hostel on the coast designed with traditional African decor, Freebies in your rate, awesome staff on-site for ALL your needs and highly secured location for your safety. Free Breakfast (Omelette/Toast), Free Internet, 24 hours access to kitchen, shower and TV room, DVD & Books Library, No curfew, 8mins walk to the beach...We offer safari packages, snorkeling, day trips, extensive knowledge on Kenya and East Africa - and last but not least, on-site massage, Healing Sessions and African Bush Remedy Detox. Walking distance to all transport for around the coast. 5 Mins drive from supermarket, cafes, restaurants, cinema. 10 Mins from bars/clubs. Take away services available from home, lunch offered and beverages available. Nirvana offers a haven to refresh Body, Mind & Soul with and for unique, mature clientele...Dorm, those on tight budget private rooms (with shared bathroom), camping, private rooms with own bathroom. ... more   less 
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