Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 2 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.

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

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Yambi was voted best hostel in Rwanda for two consecutive years (2016, 2017).

We provide modern facilities such as Netflix wifi, hot showers with good pressure, an open bar; a library with travel guides and large music catalog; the gym, laundry with express washing machine; and a fully stocked kitchen for those who like to fix their own meals.

Our staff is knowledgeable and passionate. We are always eager to advise the best country tours, city events and cool places to hang out. Our reception desk is open 24/7.

Our breakfast is freshly made, abundant and delicious. No dry toast and margarine here: You’ll feast on frosty morning cappuccino, vegetable soup, smoothies, healthy bread, great cheese, fresh fruits, pancakes, eggs, chocolate cakes and chapattis.

We welcome our guests to our monthly "Umuganda" community works which is an opportunity to volunteer in cleaning or building bridges or homes in our village. We also run films and documentaries which provide insights into African and global history, culture and politics. It is an opportunity for guests and hosts to share their perspectives.

We provide tours in Rwanda and the region (Congo, Uganda). They include group safaris, gorilla tracking, volcano climbing, coffee or tea plantations and inter cultural excursions (basket weaving, beer making, pottery, cooking lessons etc.)

We also arrange the following services

Airport pickup: $15 dollars
City tours: $100 for 4 people
Moto/Boda: $1

The bus and moto/boda station is only a 2 minutes walk.

You can walk to Juru Park for sunny day. If your interest is swimming, tennis etc, there is a large sports club nearby called Cercle sportif.

We are located in a green area close to Juru Park and Mount Rebero. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2022
    I hit the hostel/hotel jackpot! Truly. Yambi is AMAZING! It made my time in Kigali so special. The house is lovely. It has a beautiful garden & tasteful artwork. It was comfortable, cozy & creative. All the beds had mosquito nets. The staff is AWESOME! Breakfast was great. I met other travelers that way. A personal chef is there all day (he makes delicious food at reasonable prices)! Perhaps my favorite part was sitting out back at night looking at the lights of the city. It's an amazing view.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2022
    Staying at the Yambi was a great pleasure. Everything was perfect: the wonderful garden, the friendly staff, the delicious food, the comfortable rooms. Just perfect!
    Switzerland, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2021
    Yambi was fantastic! We had to quarantine here for a day and didn't even mind because the garden is so lovely, the food was great, and the rooms were cozy. This hostel is super cute, in a good, quiet location that's still not too far from the city center, and the staff are lovely and friendly. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Aug 2022
    What a great hostel! The atmosphere is so peaceful and relaxing as you swing in a hammock and look out over Kigali. They have an on-site chef, whose cooking is phenomenal and as an added bonus, means you don’t have to leave the property if you don’t want to. This hostel is a bit out of the city but for me that was totally worth it for the serenity. Only feedback would be only two of the four lockers worked. It was fine for me as I got one of the functional ones but others weren’t so lucky
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Jun 2022
    Hostel in a quiet area of Kigali, about 4-5 km from city centre. Really nice outdoor area. Perfect to relax in the garden. Best chef ever on a hostel, which makes fantastic food (forgot his name, thanks a lot anyway). Great standard in the hostel. They were offering some activities, but think it was all very expensive (it might be the thing all over Rwanda). Even city tour is really expensive.
    Norway, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2019
    Lovely place
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    14 Feb 2020
    A little away from the center of town in a residential neighborhood, so not a lot happening in the immediate vicinity, but public transport is cheap in Rwanda, so wasnt a huge deal. The staff is wonderful as is the in-house food they prepare. Its a great place to relax.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    12 Dec 2019
    Yambi Hostel has a beautiful view and ambiance, and staff are friendly. Be sure to ask a lot of questions about what the paid tours provide; there were some miscommunications/misunderstandings about what was included in the package that I purchased.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Aug 2022
    Pros: - beautiful property - great breakfast - clean bathrooms and comfortable rooms - hot water - nice staff Cons - in the middle of nowhere. Nothing is close by, everything a 15 minute ride. Uber etc are not in the country. You can try Yego app but it’s trash. Relatively easy to find a ride by walking up the ride but the costs add up - wifi is super inconsistent if you’re trying to get some work done
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Not Included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

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