The owner/manager was a complete jerk. The place is dirty. Extremely dirty.
Upside #1: the staff is very nice, and the food is good and reasonably priced.
Upside # 2: there is a better backpackers almost across the street (Tulia House), so no one needs to experience this dump ever again.
With better choices in Nyali, and up and down the coast I can't see this place surviving. Not when the owner is just there to hit on girls half his age.
The rooms are gross, and the mosquito nets have holes. The bathrooms are also not clean, and there wasn't hot water when I stayed. Also, I went to order food 20 minutes before the kitchen was supposed to close, but I was told the chef had already left.
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- The only Backpackers in Mombasa, owned and run by Backpackers, has been pleasing the needs of independent travelers since may 2010. We offer dorms/singles/doubles/camping in a relax and chill atmosphere. Swimming pool, kitchen facilities, TV lounge, and chef. Within walking distance to public Transport, Supermarkets, restaurants, bars, and THE BEACH. Great spot to base yourself while Diving or kite-surfing ... more less
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