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Additional Info:

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Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Mamba is located on a large property just a 5 minute drive from Kigali town center. It is located in the area's safest neighborhood with 24 hour security on site. The club offers a variety of facilities and services including a swimming pool, volleyball court, kids area, and the first and only bowling alley in Rwanda. The atmosphere is light and friendly with daily activities. The volleyball court is often popular on the weekends. There is a restaurant and bar on site famous among locals for their brochettes and the club is only a block away from several different restaurants in Rwanda.

The hostel staff are friendly and professional and eager to help answer any questions you may have about the area. All beds are new with bunk beds available in the shared accommodations and King size beds available in the private rooms. All beds include mosquito nets and there is a cleaner on site daily to make sure the rooms are always immaculate. Superfast fiber optic Wifi is available on site at no additional charge and hot showers are always free! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 May 2019
    A good mix of backpackers and locals who are there for volleyball, bowling and pool. Helpful staff. I'll be back!
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 May 2019
    This place is a fantastic budget option with amazing atmosphere. In addition to lots of artists and foreign workers passing through, it’s also become a local hangout with kigalians looking to play volley ball, relax pool side, or go on an awkward first date at the bowling alley. Very unique. Private rooms are spare, but functional. Showers are probably the hottest in East Africa.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    Great place which has amazing staff, is sparkling clean, and has great amenities / activities. Really recommend this to whoever wants a nice chill place to stay in Kigali. Staff can help you with any of your questions and are in general amazing hosts during your stay.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2019
    Look no further, this is your best bet in Kigali, for sure! If you’re a backpacker and want cool facilities, great atmosphere, cool staff, great value for your money, then Mamba is THE place for you. The managers, John and Desire, are are and will help you with whatever you may need. Breakfast is toast, eggs and coffee - good. There’s a great swimming pool, a volleyball court, a bar and a restaurant. WiFi works well. AWESOME hostel!!
    Norway, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2018
    I had a great stay at Mamba. I stayed on my first night in Rwanda and it was a great way to start. The taxis from the airport knew where it was and I arrived very late (around 1am) but there's night security who let me in and the man working on reception, who was lovely, was up to show me to my room. It has a fun vibe with people hanging out, playing pool, playing at the bowling alley (!), and on the Friday evening (and I guess Saturday too) there was a DJ until 10 pm which was fun too. Thanks!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Feb 2019
    To say the UK owner John is doing great is an understatement. He goes way out of his way to help you and make sure you are getting your needs taken care of. On my way out to the airport, I didn’t have enough shillings to pay for the taxi unless I hit the ATM. Without hesitation he reached in his pocket and payed the taxi. My only issue was a a Tourist guide ( Adolf ) who made a deal with me at the bar and after tour he tryed to hustle me. HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MAMBA.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    Basic but in good location and very helpful and friendly staff!
    Sweden, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Nov 2018
    This hostel is great. I had a private room, and the price was just perfect. The hostel is close to the convention center, but also a lot of cute cafes and other places to walk around. The staff really went out of their way to help me with taxis, tables to work, and bringing an electrician when the light blew out in my room. The food is great and very reasonably priced! Depending on the day and the hour, there was some music playing. So definitely be prepared for that. I would stay here again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    18 Mar 2019
    The hostel is relaxed on weekdays and turns into a club on the weekends. Staff were helpful, but often really hard to get hold off. It took us 5 attempts to find someone to pay for our nights.
    Switzerland, Couple, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Jul 2019
    It was a bit hit and miss. Bad points: Despite having security doors, they were left open. Dorms and toilets grubby. Toilet pedestal in women's loo leaking dirty water across floor. No hooks in shower room, nowhere to hang clothes. Dirty shower curtains and lack of privacy. Was a bit prison like. Bit far from centre. Good points: Good breakfast and nice breakfast staff. Good bar and rec areas. Nice balcony (but dirty) Safe area with a few nearby restaurants. Good mozzie nets.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

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