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Karen Camp

Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I stayed at Karen camp about six years ago, and nothing has changed. There is still no wifi, the rooms are very basic, and there are big dogs hanging about. That said, given the lack of choice of decent budget accommodation in this part of Nairobi, the location and helpfulness of the staff made the stay. They arranged airport picks... More 

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Chisinau, Moldova
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

If you plan an overstop in Nirobi is ok for one or couple nights .. but is far from anything and our driver had hard time finding the camp we got lucky to see a overland truck and told him to follow, and surprise we arrived to plce we need. Well is full of overland trucks which i guess has... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed at Camp Karen as part of a safari tour. We paid $100 a night for a family room and for what we got I think this was a bit poor. The first 2 nights my partner and I had a room with an en suite and the two children a separate room with a shared bathroom. Although this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I appreciate you get what you pay for however even so there is no excuse for the lack of cleanliness. I'd spent 10 days in Kenya without being bitten and was covered when I left Karen Camp and I'm not entirely convinced it was the mosquitos. Lack of wifi was disappointing too. On the plus side the food was good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2011

On arrival the greeting was very friendly, staff nice and bar busy. Unfortunately I had reserved a single ensuite, they had run out so provided a single, shared bathroom. The room was basic but suitable for a stop over. The bathroom again was basic, no hot water in the showers but acceptable for a stop over. Not a particularly clean... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2011

Rooms could be cleaner and are dated/sparsely furnished. People are nice but place has general dingy feel of neglect. "Free Wifi" turned out to be not only a usb dongle with sim card (not Wifi) but also not free!! As this is advertised as bold on the website its a bit cheeky.

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2010

You get what you pay for. The price for a basic room is reasonable for Karen and includes a full breakfast. The room I stayed in was clean and offered a non working outlet, plenty of storage space, mosquito net, and shower with no hot water. As I had traveled to Nairobi to relax for a few days, I was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2010

If you find yourself stuck in Nairobbery . . . I mean Nairobi and want to avoid the city centre then Karen Camp isn't too bad a place to stay if you're on a tighter budget. They have camping space in the garden, dorm rooms in a building out the back and a range of en suite and shared bathroom... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

We stayed here after reading it was 'a spotless hotel' in lonely planet. The sheets were dirty, the bathroom disgusting and there was dog hair all over the furniture. The hostel is miles from anywhere and the surrounding 'gardens' as read in Lonely Planet is a junkyard of old trucks and rubbish. I would never stay here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2010

I stayed here as part of an overland group. I upgraded from a tent to a dorm room, which was small, airless, crowded, and featured only one electrical outlet (for four people, with various electronic devices that required charging). The beds, which featured dirty mattresses, lacked mosquito nets, and as a result, I spent a sleepless night swatting mosquitoes. Absolutely... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karen Camp and Hostel provides budget accommodation out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in the leafy suburb of Karen. The management and quite a few of the staff have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. We especially cater for the independent traveler as well as intrepid, expedition orientated safari folk. We have a small bar and restaurant and provide a variety of budget priced accommodation. Please consider us when planning your safari here in East Africa. We look forward to your stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Camp

Address: Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $28 - $1,242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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