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Backpackers Nirvana Reviews

Barracks Lane, Nyali Beach, Mombasa, Kenya

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68 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 96%Facilities

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Backpackers Nirvana was an oasis for me, after spending a lot of time in crappy hostels. The hostel is very cozy, with a pool, a roof deck, a nice DVD collection, and lots of space to relax (and soon a volleyball court!). And the location is great; the beach is an eight minute walk away, and you can easily catch a matatu into town or to City Mall. But what really made the visit was the wonderful staff. Lesley, Charity, and the girls really made everyone feel at home. They truly are the best!


Really enjoyed staying there. 11 points out of 10 :) Ralf from Estonia

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Estonia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had an extremely excellent stay at Backpackers Nirvana. From the moment I arrived the staff was very welcoming and professional. They assisted me in arranging some outings and made sure that all my needs were taken care of. The environment was very friendly and there was a good mix of travelers from around the world to conversate with. The location was close to everything and commuting was easy. There were a couple of neighborhood monkeys that really added to the scenery. I highly recommend!

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