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“dirty and spartanic but cheap and safe budget hostel in the heart of Nairobi” 3 of 5 stars
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River Road | P.O. Box 43444, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #54 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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“dirty and spartanic but cheap and safe budget hostel in the heart of Nairobi”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

The New Kenya Lodge is a very basic hostel, and yet a recommendable choice for a short stay in Nairobi. It is very well situated on River Road in the heart of Nairobi, next to most of the overland bus stops (just across the Akamba drop off).
There is a nice crowd of international travellers, and the staff offers free tea in the reception room every morning. The entrance to the hostel is always locked and guarded, which makes it a safe haven in the middle of one of the busiest parts of town.
The rooms, especially the crowded 4 bed dorms, are nothing for all too sensitive people - especially the U-shaped foam mattresses, the cockroach population, the rather smelly sanitary premises and the noise level, which can remain a bit tough to bear until the early morning hours.
The price is however unbeatable for this location, safety and friendliness - in August 2010: 500Sh/5€ for a dorm bed, and 1000Sh for a double room (including a private bathroom).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Address: River Road | P.O. Box 43444, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #54 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Number of rooms: 10

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