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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Boulevard de L'Umuganda | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Specialty lodging in Kigali
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Excellent hostel, friendly and helpful staff, I returned here three separate times during my trip to Rwanda. Well-priced meals, included breakfast, great location for Kigali. Very cheap rides into centre of Kigali on moto (pay 500 RWf); easy access to airport and Genocide Memorial.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seville, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

Excellent!! We came to stay just one night...and finally we stayed 5!! So imagine how fine is it. The terrace is really nice and perfect to exchange opinions and ideas with other travellers. The staff are the best!!! The always help you and give you really nice recommendations. The place is very well located and the food taste awesome!!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I stayed for the best part of a month here, and found the hostel a great place to be based to work from. It is quiet and felt very secure, with really reliable wifi. The staff were friendly and really helpful, and they cleaned the room really nicely every day. It has a few nice restaurants close by to grab food from, but isn't far from town. My only way to improve it would be that they could tell you a bit more about meals and clothes washing facilities when you arrive, especially if you are a longer term guest so that you know how to access these things. Otherwise, great stay and would come back again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Juba, South Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel has great staff, nice accommodations, and a good location (rides to town are 500-700 Rwf). Unless you strongly prefer a solo room, I'd recommend getting a dorm; when I stayed, I had it to myself most nights anyway. Definitely will recommend to friends coming through Kigali.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This hostel is a great place if you want to get out and about with the local communities in Rwanda. Make sure that you stay in the dorms because although you may not like sharing accomodations, you will meet really cool people.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I stayed at Discover Rwanda for about 5 days and had a great time. Plenty of people come in and out so its easy to meet others if you want. The place is cleaned regularly so its very clean and the atmosphere is great. The staff is super friendly and is what really makes it the best place to stay in Kigali for backpackers. There is plenty of camping space as well. The only minor problem is the occasional church service that goes on until 2am.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kigali
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel is in fact the only youth hostel in Rwanda, but therefore you will meet there every backpacker passing this country. The location is beautiful, you can look over the valley of Kacyiru and that's why camping is the best option. The staff is very helpful, the atmosphere is peaceful and if you are not used to the highest possible standards (then the Serena would be better), you will feel very comfortable at that place. Sometimes the internet is not working and there is a power breakdown, but take it as a chance to slow down a bit. There is always improvement at that place and the longer I stayed there, the better the quality became. Thankx so much therefore. I really appreciated to stay there.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Address: Boulevard de L'Umuganda | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
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Location: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Specialty lodging in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel - Rwandas first youth hostel - located near the centre of Kigali in Kacyiru, is the perfect place for you to start exploring the heart of Africa. The Hostel boasts great value accommodation, a fun atmosphere, excellent customer service, and a wealth of information about what to see and do. With a relaxing environment from the bar terrace, private rooms, dormitories, camping, hot showers and catering available, you are guaranteed to find just what you are looking for. Enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully prepared breakfast on the open-air balcony overlooking the hills of Rwanda as you start your day. The hostel staff are ready to help answer any questions you may have during your stay. The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel is a Social Enterprise of Ingabo Trading and Training Company, all profit is donated to support the Aegis Trust ... more   less 
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