After reading some of the reviews from people i was somewhat disheartened, but me and my friends decided to go anyway. Turns out this place is a lovely mansion with a pool, awesome backyard and cool owners and staff.
I have been meaning to write a review for a while because while I was there I there was still construction going on, i left money in my locker and through my paranoia thought one of the workers there had stolen it. After telling the owner he was very shocked and apologetic as this has never happened before, He then offered to pay me back in full for what I said was stolen! Turns out it wasn't stolen and i found it in another part of my backpack (i know i am an idiot). I have never met an owner of a hostel who would willing give his own cash on what someone has said went missing.
Me and my friends had some of the best nights out in Kenya right near the backpackers where they had a club complex. The place did not seem dodgy at all, me and my friends went drinking at night and were walking around, its just like anywhere in Africa, you just have to be smart.
I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in Mombasa at very reasonable prices. Cheers for an awesome few days, i will be looking to come back soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only Backpackers in Mombasa, owned and run by Backpackers, has been pleasing the needs of independent travelers since may 2010. We offer dorms/singles/doubles/camping in a relax and chill atmosphere. Swimming pool, kitchen facilities, TV lounge, and chef. Within walking distance to public Transport, Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and THE BEACH. Great spot to base yourself while Diving or kite-surfing ... more less
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