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“Great Spot” 5 of 5 stars
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Manyatta Backpackers
Ranked #21 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have stayed at Manyatta Backpackers twice now and the second time only got better. (The fridge happened to be not working during my first stay). They have an on site kitchen that you are able to order chips/fries, burgers, or fish from as well as breakfast in the morning (which is minimal, but included). There was a good selection of cold water, beer, and soda. The place was no-frills but had everything you needed. The bathroom was communal, but had nice toilets with working plumbing, solo showers, and never had an issue with water. They also have a nice common room with free wifi (which is good when there aren't too many people on it at once) and a TV with satellite. It felt very safe and they had a locked gate and night watchman. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre down Kenyatta Ave. The beds were decent and I was sharing a room with friends, so my sleep was fine. The owner and staff are extremely helpful and friendly - I would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I have nothing but good things to say about Manyatta's! I traveled with a group of friends throughout Kenya and we'd return to Nairobi a number of times and each time, we stayed at Manyatta's. Such wonderful hospitality and warmth from every single person that works there!

The rooms are nice and clean. The beds the most comfortable I slept on in Africa! So awesome. And the rooms (especially the communal area) is just decorated so brightly and beautifully. Campire outside was also great for getting to know the other travelers staying at the hostel.

Short walk to Uhuru Park and the city centre.

Love, love, love Manyatta's!! Our home in Nairobi!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Having spent two months traveling around East Africa, I had quite the task of finding a place to stay each night. In my time in all of Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, I never found a place as welcoming, fun, and incredibly safe as Manyatta Backpackers. Located within walking distance of downtown Nairobi, you are given breakfast, WIFI, warm showers, and running toilets (something you will rarely find in most hostels) in the area. The wonderful people that own the hostel genuinely want to make the most of your stay and will go out of their way to make anyone feel comfortable. I couldn't possibly rave enough about this establishment. You won't regret staying here!

  • Stayed June 2013
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manyattabackpackers, Owner at Manyatta Backpackers, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Thanks for staying with us and appreciate your comments. We hope to see you back next time you visit Kenya.
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Property: Manyatta Backpackers
Address: Milimani Road | Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Nairobi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 181 Specialty Lodging in Nairobi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manyatta Backpackers is located on the serene leafy suburbs of Milimani only 30 minutes from JKIA, 15 minutes from the City Centre and 5 minutes walk from State House. We offer bed and breakfast to backpackers.We have a capacity to hold 30 people within the house. Our rooms comprise of Single, Double, Dual, 4 persons dorm, 6 persons dorm, with shared washrooms and 8 persons dorm which has it own wash room. We have a common comfortable sitting room and dining area. Outside the house there is a Restaurant which serves freshly prepared food, with an open fire place to keep warm on cold nights and a bar which serves a variety of alcoholic, and non alcoholic drinks. ... more   less 
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