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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I have very little experience of staying in backpackers places and hostels but if they're all like this then this I'll be doing it more in the future. Kenya can feel quite chaotic at times but this place is serene and comfortable. A great place to unwind when on tour. I like how the place is set out with nice... More 

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Oakdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My daughter and I found this hostel b&b very comfortable and welcoming especially with our last minute travel. Breakfast was included, chef on staff to order other meals. Comfortable beds with linen in the dorm, shower and baths clean with warm water. Staff was great, warm, helpful, welcoming.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A very clean & friendly hostel in the very safe & posh Karen district of Nairobi. Handy for Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum & The David Sheldrick Centre all very short matatu rides away. The new premises in St Hellen's Lane are spick & span & the staff are so friendly. The wifi is excellent & the... More 

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Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The city isn't the safest but certain campsites have figures a budget safe option for travellers. This place is nice, cozy and very friendly. I stayed here for a day in a camp outside and it was a good experience. They have a nice common area to hang around and play some board games or read.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Travel dates between Jan 15-26 2015 Milimani Backpackers is currently located on St Helen street in Karen, a suburb of Nairobi about 15 K (1 hour by taxi or 1.5 hours by public transport) from the center. The neighborhood is very residential and nice. There are no shops you can walk to, as a matter of fact you cannot walk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When we stayed in September and October 2014 it was actually when the Backpackers was located near Mutambato Road and Upper Hill, rather than Karen. However, from what I can glean, the management of the hostel is still the same, so some elements of our stay are worth sharing. The majority of staff members were perfectly chatty and pleasant during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I highly recommend 3-day Maasai Mara Safari with Andrew and Ben. Fantastic experience and very professional guide and chef. We felt very secure and looked after. No delays, absolutely no problems. Most importantly we had a chance to see the big five. Very good value for money. I will be definately coming back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a peaceful place to stay. They moved lately to this new place. Cool, shady garden and clean rooms. Livingroom has nice couches and the wifi is good. Safaris can be booked also, bit cheaper than the usual fees in Kenya.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We stayed in Milimani Backpackers several times during December/January 2014/2015 between different trips in Kenya (safari, beach, Mt. Kenya). We stayed in a private room (called Simba). Accommodation The room was very big and had its own balcony and toilets/shower. It was clean and the equipment was fine, not luxury but perfect suited for own needs. The WiFi Connection was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

First review I´ve ever written, but this needs to be known… Summary: Company delays departure and makes you do all your drives within a 24 hour timeframe so that they only have to pay for one day instead of two. They then produce a lot of lies and try to cover it up. Background: Apparently the Milimani Backpackers have moved... More 

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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: $12 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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