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Mombasa Backpackers
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good people, good vibes”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

A great place to meet people with a really good atmosphere. It's close to the beach and away from the bustle of the city centre. The staff are friendly, there's a nice pool, tasty food and good service. Really good value!

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Berceto, Italy
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you are not looking for the six stars Majestic Royal Plaza Hotel, this place and the people are simply amazing. The food is good and the prices are low. There is a small swimming pool in a nice garden and if you don't like swimming pools you can get to the beach in few minutes by walking. When I am looking for a hostel I am looking for places like this.
You don't know yet, but you too are looking for a place like this.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

I spent 4 days and 5 nights at Mombasa Backpackers and had a great time! Met lots of new people and it was in a great location for what I needed most...relaxation!

It's a bit of distance to the city centre but it is located well for shops and the beach! City mall and Nyali beach are both 10 minutes walk away from the hostel.

The food was ok - good pricing but it took a long time to get the food.

It wasn't the cleanest of places and this is something they should look to improve.

Overall, I had a great time there. The staff members were very helpful and fellow travelers hilarious with good stories to share.

If you're after a cheap, well located place to stay... Backpackers is the place to be!

Thank you Dave and co.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Steffisburg, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

In the Web side looks Great but it should be more Clean in the Toilette and in the Rooms .

The Beds are Ok in the Rooms they have under the Beds Locker s there but they should Fixing it...They have a Room where you can put your private matters in as a Deposit

The Pool is nice but the have Mosquito Larvae in the Water The Staff are Ok

As a Owner of that Backpacker you could doit better

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

perfectly located Backpackers with a nice garden and pool ESSENTIAL!
Big plus: This Backpackers is super integrated with the locals.
We had huge fun and good friendships have been formed.
Good bar, good music, great parties and good food!
The dorms are basic, but with enough space for your stuff and mosquito net. What you need else?
Who needs his rest, I recommend to have a private room or take a bed in the outside dorm ;)
Also a good place to get hints for in and around Mombasa or for you individual travel forward. They are always happy to help, no matter what it is about!
The friendly staff makes it a warm familiar place to feel good and come back again!

Room Tip: The dorms are basic, but with enough space for your stuff and mosquito net. What you need else? ther...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We ve been travelling a lot in Kenya and stood in a lot of hotels but what i can say is: that MOMBASA BACKPACKERS IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY!
If you love party - go there.
If you love meeting people from all over the world - go there
If you like a pool - go there
If you love good food and drinks - go there
And well if you like to see nice beach and town - go there
Hugs to Dave and Dave and of course Dominik: great team.
Looking forward to come again (the 3rd time)

Room Tip: go to the dorm to feel the real family life of backpackers
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Mombasa Backpackers
Address: # 69 Mwamba Drive | Behind Kenol petrol station on Mtwapa Rd., Mombasa 80100, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Coast Province > Mombasa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Mombasa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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