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Backpackers Nirvana Reviews

off Mount Kenya Road, Mombasa Beach, Mombasa, Kenya

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80 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Great place and location right on the beach pretty much and wonderful staff who make you feel like it's your own home! And Vegas (the dog) is an extra bonus

  • 3rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Leslie and her staff are nothing short of awesome. Her and Charity make a mean team. The energy and vibe of the place is so chill and easy going, I forgot I was at a hostel for a while. I HIGHLY recommend staying with them.


Loved my stay at Backpackers Nirvana. Lesley was super welcoming and the vibe of the place is great. It has pretty convenient beach access and the neighorhood felt very safe. It's a little far from the island of Mombasa (given it's in Nyali) but you can get into the city in 15 min so no worries. Definitely check this place out!


As someone who's been in a lot of hostels, I can say this one is definitely in my top 3, staff are awesome, you're right beside the beach, it's also located in one of the safest and upper class areas of mombasa and the host is so friendly you could have. If you come to mombasa, make sure you stay here.


beautiful house with a unique atmosphere, friendly staff and a perfect beach strip just minutes away. had a great stay and can only recommend this place!

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