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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel - Rwandas first youth hostel - located near the centre of Kigali in Kacyiru, is the perfect place for you to start exploring the heart of Africa. The Hostel boasts great value accommodation, a fun atmosphere, excellent customer service, and a wealth of information about what to see and do. With a relaxing environment from the bar terrace, private rooms, dormitories, camping, hot showers and catering available, you are guaranteed to find just what you are looking for. Enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully prepared breakfast on the open-air balcony overlooking the hills of Rwanda as you start your day. The hostel staff is ready to help answer any questions you may have during your stay.

Kacyiru is home to Government Ministries, hotels, banks, a hospital, Embassies and High Commissions, restaurants, night clubs and much, more. Kacyiru is a quiet and secure area, well connected to the rest of Kigali making it an ideal place to base yourself during your stay in Kigali.

The Hostel has great views over the green hills of Rwanda at the end of the Nyaratarama golf course and views of the city which can be enjoyed from our large garden and balcony areas. Discover Rwanda Hostel is a short ride away from the centre of town via different forms of public transport. Public transport to anywhere in the city is easily sourced from early until late and is very affordable. Information about transport in Kigali and around the country can be provided by our helpful staff at the hostel.

The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel is a Social Enterprise of Ingabo Trading and Training Company and supports the work of Aegis Trust in Rwanda (the NGO and charity who established the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in partnership with the Kigali City Council and continue to manage the centre and its programs). Funds generated from the hostel support Aegis Trust.

Exploring Rwanda 'The Land of A Thousand Hills' - truly begins at the Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel. All profits generated at the hostel support Aegis Trust. More information here: View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.2

  • Cleanliness 6.8

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    01 Nov 2019
    Well-equipped place with amazing staff!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    19 Jan 2020
    Relaxing, cozy hostel.
    Japan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Jan 2020
    Great place with super helpful and friendly staff! It was the perfect location to many great restaurants and not too far of walk from other awesome things in Kigali. At the beginning of our visit it was a bit hectic because a huge group was there, but after they left it was very calm and relaxing. Would highly recommend, to young people especially!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    23 Nov 2018
    Hostel in quiet, wealthy neighborhood. Restaurant and bar is nice. Rooms and Bathrooms are clean but quite run down though. Staff is friedly and helpful
    Austria, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    13 Aug 2019
    Beautiful and chill balcony with great views of the city. Nice location and good place to kick back and relax. recommended!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jun 2019
    The place is clean if not a little run down. I didn't have a hot shower for the 2 days I was there and no one else seemed to either. There is WiFi but personal lockers. (you can leave important things with the reception safe). While the staff are lovely and friendly, they weren't able to advise on the logistics of getting around. Weren't very helpful in getting money changed or where to get a sim card. Bodas cost 500 into the centre of town so not to bad at all but very far from the memoria.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 Feb 2020
    I’m a female backpacker. Stayed here 2 nights. Felt that it was pretty expensive for the reflection of the hostel. No hot water (at least not working for me). 1 of the 2 sinks not working and 1 out of the 2 toilets were being funky. I went to eat breakfast and came back finding a cockroach crawling among my clothes on my bed (..but I guess it’s Africa and you get what you pay for). No lockers available. Breakfast was very basic - jam, egg and fruit. No working power outlet in the 4 dorm bed.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    01 Dec 2018
    I really wanted to like this well-known hostel, the oldest in Rwanda, in a great location. I came as a professor with a group of students for a travel class I was teaching, but ultimately pulled us out two days early due to unfriendly staff, disappointing conditions (terrible shower, a used condom in the group bathroom, moldy-smelling rooms, and outlets that didn't work), a really inadequate "breakfast," and the ubiquitous presence of a European freeloader who wouldn't get off the couch.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 5.4


    16 Feb 2020
    Unfortunately, the pictures on the website are wrong - they have since moved and it looks very different now. The staff were nice to us but the reality is the room/bathroom was not very clean, the hot water didnt work and there was no atmosphere really. We learnt that they had recently moved and they are in the process of redecorating etc but it didnt seem really ready to us. We had a nice night playing games (Bao) with one of the staff members - thank you!
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 2.6


    21 Aug 2019
    We reserved a double room, but due to construction works the hostel moved us to another room, which had no windows and mold all over. They promised us that after one night we will move to a nicer room, but the day after we found out they gave that room to someone else and we have to stay in the same room. We decided to leave, but the receptionist tried to get us to pay more than we had to. We had to stay at reception for an hour arguing until they agreed that we were right. Not recommended.
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games


  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

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