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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

St Hellen Ln Off Langata Road, Karen | P.O Box 21289, Nairobi 00505, Kenya
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San Antonio, Philippines
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the positive - the cooking and cleaning staff were really friendly and the food was good value. The bad - the location is difficult to travel from, there are a lot of noisy dogs around which may keep you up at night and I left embarrassed due to a false accusation, not exactly the service I... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Milimani for 2 nights before going on Safari (booked through mentioned hostel). On up side hostel is safe, very clean and cosy/homey. Younger staff is nice and helpful, older only nice (not willing to troubleshoot wifi issues which turned out to be hostel's fault). On down side place is very far from the centre of Nairobi (not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Milimani at the beginning and end of my trip in Kenya. Patricia was a wonderful host and the breakfasts were great. On top of that, the location seemed very secure and the beds were clean. Although Milimani is a bit out of town, I managed to easily catch a matatu nearby. If I'm ever back in Nairobi... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I just spent my first and only night in Nairobi at the hostel. Unfortunately I couldn't close an eye during night because the neighbour's dogs were barking all night long (?!?well they were so loud and close that I assumed that they were the neighbour's dogs). The location is nice and was secured by guards. It's a little bit out... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I have stayed here before in April/ May 2015, so had no hesitation returning on my last trip. This place is very well-run with exceptionally friendly staff & kept spanking clean. The free breakfast is good & the on-site restaurant does great food & big helpings at fair prices. Add to that, the big screen DSTV & the fast wifi... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

I stayed at the Milimani Backpackers one week and took a Safari to Amboseli Park inbetween. I was very happy with both my stay in the Guest House and the Safari. The rooms are nice and clean (the double rooms). The dormitory on the other hand look completely different and do not have lots of comfort. The staff is friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

We stayed at this place for 2 nights and had a great experience. Friendly and helpful front desk staff, wifi in the common room, beautiful and safe property, monkeys included! Breakfast included and an overall great experience. Clean rooms and clean common bathrooms as well

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Paid $540 for 4 day safari, which the lonely planet would count as mid-range, however what I was given was below budget level, a complete rip-off and simply unsanitary. The toilets didn't work, have any seats, no toilet paper and broken locks. Brown smears on the walls which doesn't bear thinking about. Only one shower worked which we had to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

excellent place to stay for the money by far. convenient airport transfer, clean room and facilities, upscale safe neighborhood, easy bus/matatu ride to downtown Nairobi, nice staff especially Patricia. I did a 3-day Masai Mara safari organized thru her, reasonable price, actually lower than all others I researched. Highly recommended place to stay on a budget, and great budget safari.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed twice, before and after a safari. Its located in the quite karens neighbourhood off the main road, a lovely house with charming garden. It felt as an oasis from the chaotic nairobi city. The staff was lovely and have an inside restaurant with cheap and great dishes to eat at any time. We loved it!

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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Additional Information about Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

Address: St Hellen Ln Off Langata Road, Karen | P.O Box 21289, Nairobi 00505, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $24 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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