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. So it is a clean and well looked after place, thanks to the staff who are very friendly and helpful. The dorm room is a dorm tent and this is well looked after. The negatives Essentially this hostel is more of a family ran guest house. The lounge room is occupied with the owners children. The owners only speak to you if you have money or spend money at the bar. You can not cook at the hostel or wash clothes'. They over charge for everything, 50cent for a 2 minute call!
It's a great place! But I wish the rates for couples would be lower. I upgraded from the hostel to a cottage for me and my boyfriend and it cost over $530 for 5 days. I think that is too much for what you get. And the wifi and electricity don't always work.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Amazing place to stay - lovely accommodation and facilities, and great place to meet other travellers
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very beautiful, green place outside Nairobi. Good value for money, excellent cottage. Good food and very friendly staff.
It's the best place in Nairobi. Cheapest accommodation, and I feel as if the free breakfast is worth the value I pay for accommodation alone. The staff is mostly friendly and help you out with excursions and safari trips if you haven't booked already (but be careful because their prices are incredibly high compared to other companies). And the area is HUGE... very green, lush with life, and wonderfully chill. I'm relaxing on the restaurant patio on a sunny day as I type this, and I'm in bliss.
This place is great value for money as it included breakfast! They only thing I would say is the dorm tents should perhaps have a padlock on them to make the rooms a little more secure and also the bunk beds did not have ladders so getting to the top bunk in the dark was a bit of a hassle. The facilities are great and it is a lovely laid back feeling.
Wildebeest is by far the best budget accommodation in Nairobi. The only slight drawback is the location. It's nearly impossible to get to/from here without a taxi (at least the staff made it seem that way) and the taxis the front desk will call for you are rather expensive and price is non-negotiable. So, while it is very cheap to stay in the dorms, make sure to budget quite a lot for transportation (at least 1000 Ksh per taxi ride). It was very cold at night too so to bring warm pajamas.
I stayed at Wildebeest on and off for 5 days, in between safaris. It is a fantastic little oasis near Karen and is very near to Sheldricks elephant orphanage, the Blixen museum, and giraffe center. The staff is more than happy to help you get around/ help you plan your (day) trips. The food is great and it's easy to meet people here. The only real downside is that it is quite far from the city center so going out at night can sometimes be a chore. Other than that, I highly recommend this place.