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“Bed Bugs” 1 of 5 stars
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Ranked #63 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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“Bed Bugs”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Spent the night here with my girlfriend and we woke up covered from head to toe in bed bug bites. The place other people have described on here does not even sound like the same place. It has a convenient location for many things except sleeping. It is located in one of the noisier parts in Nairobi and a combination of the bed bugs, blaring club music, matatu horns, and general uncleanliness of the place make it hard to sleep. Even for someone who has been in the air for twenty hours. I also have to question how often the sheets get washed at this place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

The New Kenya Lodge is a very basic hostel, and yet a recommendable choice for a short stay in Nairobi. It is very well situated on River Road in the heart of Nairobi, next to most of the overland bus stops (just across the Akamba drop off).
There is a nice crowd of international travellers, and the staff offers free tea in the reception room every morning. The entrance to the hostel is always locked and guarded, which makes it a safe haven in the middle of one of the busiest parts of town.
The rooms, especially the crowded 4 bed dorms, are nothing for all too sensitive people - especially the U-shaped foam mattresses, the cockroach population, the rather smelly sanitary premises and the noise level, which can remain a bit tough to bear until the early morning hours.
The price is however unbeatable for this location, safety and friendliness - in August 2010: 500Sh/5€ for a dorm bed, and 1000Sh for a double room (including a private bathroom).

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: New Kenya Lodge
Address: River Road | P.O. Box 43444, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi > Nairobi Central Business District
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Ranked #63 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
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Number of rooms: 10

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