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“horrible dirty no water no power” 1 of 5 stars
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State House Road, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #63 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi
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“horrible dirty no water no power”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

this hostel is horrible and dirty and even though its close to centre. do not attempt to walk back at night many have been attacked.
a few times when i stayed there were faulty power cuts and OFTEN worst of all NO WATER!!. It would dissapear sporadically . and it was always cold.
because of the above i left the tap on by mistake and when water reyurned therewas flooding they kicked me out. this was shocking because thyey cliam to be christians,and it was their fault. they go through you things so lock up your things. the staff are lazy and rude and beggingfor presents.

Room Tip: arm your self with awater heater, and never ever try to walk back at night
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

I have stayed here several times by now, giving the benefit of the doubt because I like the location of the place.
On various occasions, I had items stolen from the room, was cheated on the pricing, was lied to, was placed under duress by the greedy management - they sucked and are totally not reasonable. Even after I signed the contract, they just upped the price - totally corrupt, and then tried to force me to stay threatening me with the Police - ridiculous.
Instead, we stayed at Volker's on Terrace Close - SO much better.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: State House Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #63 of 94 Specialty lodging in Nairobi

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