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Milimani Backpackers Reviews

Oledeani crescent house no .33, off matumbato road, Nairobi, Kenya

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80%

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150 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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94%

Excellent staff who are ready and willing to help you every second. They arranged budget safaris to multiple parks with only a few hours notice! They have plenty of connections with agencies, drivers, and locals who can accommodate your every need. We did 2 day trip safaris, in which they even packed us a lunch,, and a Nairobi walking tour. They have lockers but you need to bring your own lock.


97%

Milimani Backpackers is by far the best budget accommodation I have stayed in in Nairobi. The staff really go out of their way to make you feel welcome, there's a great communal area, the location is ideal (in a safe area, around 30 mins walk from the city centre and on the right side of town for the airport), and the internet connection is fantastic (which is definitely not the case in most budget hostels!). The only thing which could improve the experience is plug sockets in the dorm rooms.


89%

Had a really good stay at Milimani. Safe and secure, wifi worked well and staff got me a discount at the famous Carnivore restaurant - I'd stay again if going through Nairobi.


77%

Only the taxi driver was unable to find the hostel. I had to navigate him with a Google-Map in my hand. The hostel should place a few guide-signs in the neighbouring roads to make sure that travellers find their way.

  • 11th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Lovely and quiet hostel set in a safe and pleasant location away from the hustle of Nairobi with friendly staff ,especially Stella who chatted with everyone.

  • 11th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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66%

You don t have nothing close to go out at least to have a meal. The staff was really kind and the tours we arranged there were excellent and with a significant cheaper price that arranged by internet. The rooms were very bad.


89%

Milimani had to move to its new location and had been up and running for only a month. Hopefully they will get the hot water going in the main house bathroom and add a bench and some hooks. The one shower in the main house for all three dorms is supplemented by using the ensuite bathroom in the dorm in a separate building. Offering meals is a real convenience and delicious. The staff were super.


97%

Only had a short night to stay there on the way to a safari but would recommend it and stay again if I were back in the area. Like a new facility with a lot of great features.


66%

this hostel has moved locations so is further out of town than it already was.


89%

This is my 3rd time staying here so its testament that I like this hostel and its staff. There are a few quirks as there are with every hostel. It's a little far from town (800-1,000 taxi). The mixed dorm contains the storage room, the lockers and by experience the preferred toilet so these make for regular disturbances and people entering that are not necessarily staying in the dorm. That said its a nice hostel in a lovely grounds. The staff are very helpful.


91%

This is my 2nd time staying here so its testament that I like this hostel and its staff. There are a few quirks as there are with every hostel. It's a little far from town (800-1,000 taxi). The mixed dorm contains the storage room, the lockers and by experience the staffs preferred toilet so these make for regular disturbances and people entering that are not necessarily staying in the dorm. That said its a nice hostel in a lovely grounds. The staff are very helpful and the food is amazing.


83%

Millimani is a pretty nice place to stay away from the city center. Due to its location, I think it is ideal for staying if you want to avoid the chaos of Nairobi but of course, it is not ideal for taking advantage of the city's activities and nightlife. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the double rooms were a pretty good size and value, although fans might be good for hot weather. The beautiful grounds were definitely a plus as well.


77%

The staff is very friendly but they dont seem to know many things, so it is better not to ask them for information, coz they will recommend to book something through them which is not going to be the cheapest option, they dont seem to be interested in u saving money but spending more, even on the Nairobi Natural park they should know better that u can even book a place at the entrace on a car but tey simply suggest to hire a taxi with them, wich is not the best option and it is more expensive.

  • 28th Dec 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

located in the milimani area, really convenient, the tours are a bit pricey, but a no hassle place, really good.


71%

Not a bad place to stay at.... the staff weren´t very friendly but you got what you paid for


74%

Location isn't very convenient but it is still walkable to the city centre in half hr to 45 min with luggage. Very helpful with safaris and bookings and wont hassle you to take their trips. Food and common areas were good but dorms didn't have many plugpoints or any lockers. Great place to meet other travellers if you are looking to put a group together for a safari.


91%

NB: The dorm price is KES 750, not KES 1000 as advertised on hostelworld! It's a great location, close to town with clean and comfortable beds. Good place to meet other travelers, and good fast wifi too!


80%

Located about 10 minutes walking from Nairobi city center but in a nice green area. No lockers in the rooms. Payed wi-fi, expensive and slow when working. Did the Maasai Mara/Lake Nakuru safari that they organized for me and had a great time. There is a fireplace that they light every night at the restaurant area and where there is also a bar with relaxing music. Could stay many night there just chilling. Would definetly stay there again if back in Nairobi.


83%

Loved it at Milimani Backpackers. Would definitely go back next time I am in Nairobi.


80%

This was an awesome hostel - the staff was great, it wasn't too expensive at all, they are close to downtown Nairobi, and they have good food. It sucks that you have to pay for internet daily and that they shut it off at midnight, but otherwise everything else is pretty reasonable. Definitely worth a stay!


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