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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

no refund on 0 - 7 days cancellation
50% refund on 2 weeks prior cancellation

Additional Terms and Conditions

25% deposit required upon booking which is non refundable upon no shows

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Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre Ltd

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located at the lavish gated suburbs named after the author of 'Out Of Africa', Karen Blixen. You'll immediately savor the fresh scent of nature away from the pollution of the city center. Bask under the canopy of our Conifer trees and plants which shape our landscape to our own 'Garden of Eden', a paradise we welcome all to experience.

Near amenities such as The Hub, Galleria, Giraffe Centre,Karen Blixen,Oloolua Nature Trail David Sheldrick, Carnivore and Nairobi National Park. Quick 36min drive to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and SGR train station via Southern bypass, 32min drive to city centre with occasional traffic on Aerodrome Rd.

You can book Airport transfers,Car Rentals, SGR train tickets ,Bus-tickets to Arusha,Moshi etc. Day-trips, Half day tours and Safari's to locations such as Hells Gate, Mt.Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Tsavo West, Masai Mara and Nairobi National Park. For service request, Email :

24-hour security.
Secure gated community.
Ample parking.
Free Wi-Fi.
Meals available.
Urban Wildlife (Birds, Monkeys, Squirrels)

Taxes included.
Breakfast NOT included.

Uber accessible.
Public transport zone.
Share loot with travelers via ' give & take' chest.
Outdoor bonfire.
Camping available.
Access to novels,magazines and guidebooks(Lonely planet).

Printed map.
No curfew.
No access to kitchen.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly.
Luggage compartment at reception.

Check in from 08:00AM - 23:00PM
Check out before 10:30AM.

Milimani Backpackers & Safari Centre's Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival.
Full booking amount charged after having failed to cancel a booking 72 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards or m-pesa.
Card payments attract a +5% surcharge.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Please note: we moved to St.Hellens lane, langata road (Karen area). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jan 2021
    Really warm and welcoming staff, Patricia runs the most lovely hostel in Karen. Organised an amazing safari for us at a very low cost. Would highly recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    Very lovely and helpful staff. They assisted me in organising my customised safari trips. Thanks to their advice, I managed to see the Kilimanjaro on a clear sunny day when it was rainy most of the other days. I felt like family with them and their dog, going to get bananas at the market for themselves, watching TV and chatting. They were very caring with me so that I have a very good stay.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    03 Dec 2019
    I like it here. This 'hostel' is actually located in the nicest area of Nairobi- Karen. Its a very lush area with big houses and loads of greenery. While you can't walk out of the hostel & hit all the bars & quick food places, you can take a lovely 6 min stroll to the bus stop & pay 30cents to ride to the mall & do one stop shopping. Its also a nice stroll along the main street to get to the ladies selling fruit. This is the area where you'll find the national park, animal sanctuaries, and art.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    31 Aug 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here. Thank you!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Nov 2019
    We stayed one night at Milimani. Garden setting is really nice, security is great, and the location is nearer to the nicer parts of Karen. You can't walk anywhere, but Uber is cheap. There seem to be many activities you can take part in, though we did not. Overall, a nice place to relax.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    A good place
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.6


    26 Aug 2019
    Best helpful staff
    Kuwait, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    12 Sep 2019
    Very mixed feelings about my stay. The staff was friendly and the food pretty good (when available). But there were some issues as well. The airport transfer was very overpriced based on Uber costs in the city. I had pre-arranged via email a tour of the National Park but when I woke up that morning was informed the tour had been cancelled since I didn't pay ahead of time. I was never informed this was necessary and was blamed for not being more proactive about the trip.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    18 Sep 2019
    Amazing staff, really lovely and helpful!! the hostel itself is too far out from Nairobi and was empty when I stayed, not the hostel if you’re looking for somewhere social.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    11 Feb 2020
    Milimani is set in a gated community in Karen district of Naitobi. About 20 minutes by car from the centre. Rooms are clean and good sized. Bathroom had hot water most of the time. There is a security guard on the gate. There is a kitchen but guests cannot use it, you have to either buy your meals (breakfast is not included) or go to the nearby shopping mall - there are 2, both a 45 minute walk from the hostel (or catch a mutatu/uber). Wifi does not work in female dorm. VERY noisy dogs nearby
    England, Female, 41+
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi