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“Good value, warm showers and helpful staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Kigali
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good value, warm showers and helpful staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay here for two nights. Very nice staff, comfortable bunk beds. Breakfast leaves a little bit to be desired. Free wifi and a good location with a bank next door which is convenient. Much cheaper than comparative hotels

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This is a very nice facility with kind and helpful staff. The two-story open-air terrace is a great place to relax. breakfast was great, rooms clean and comfortable and everything in good working order. Located just off a main boulevard it was easy to get everywhere by moto taxi.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We had a two day layover in Kigali after spending two months in Uganda and this was a great place to stay... very quiet and comfortable with hot showers, very nice lounge area, free WIFI, and very big breakfast and coffee included in the price. Easy to catch a boda or taxi to anywhere in the city. Very much recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed one night in early December in the double room and it cost about $42 for the 2 of us. It came with a delicious buffet and good coffee. The staff were really nice and helpful, the showers (very) hot, bathrooms clean and the atmosphere conducive to talking and meeting other travelers.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 December 2, 2013

Clean rooms, nice bathrooms, hot showers, friendly staff, fast wifi, good view, and the best free hotel breakfast I've found in Africa. No complaints, all compliments. AND an awesome burrito restaurant a few minutes walking distance away. All awesome!

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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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Seville, Spain
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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
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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 #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Kigali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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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