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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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

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  • Great 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: $20 dollars
City tours: $100 for 4 people
Laundry: $15
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 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 7.2

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Nov 2018
    This is a really lovely hostel. The best breakfast I've ever had at any hostel in 45+ countries, an amazing view of the city, and a great place to get some work done or meet people. Also, they rent out luxurious large and fluffy towels.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Dec 2017
    I had an amazing stay at Yambi! The staff is very helpful in coordinating transportation for you in Kigali as well as around Rwanda. The food is spectacular!! I will definitely stay here again and highly recommend it!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Nov 2017
    My wife and I highly recommend the Yambi hostel in Kigali. They were extremely kind and helpful. Everything about the place was great. The staff were fantastic. It was a complete joy to stay at Yambi hostel.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Sep 2017
    A great place to stay if you went to Rwanda
    Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Dec 2018
    This is a truly wonderful place to stay, in a lovely neighborhood at the edge of Kigali with a fantastic view. I especially would recommend it for groups. Patrick, the young, dynamic, cosmopolitan owner is fantastic; Emanuel and the front desk staff are very helpful and responsive hosts; and chef Alfonse and his team are wonderful. I came here as a professor with a small group of American students in tow, and this turned out to be a great home-away-from-home for us. Outstanding.
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Nov 2017
    Absolutely loved it . A bit far from town, but as far as safety, kindness of staff, and stellar accommodations, this is the absolute best place to stay in Kigali.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Sep 2017
    Great place to stay, highly recommended. Homemade food is fantastic if you have a long day and don't want to go out for dinner. Ideal.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    20 Jan 2019
    I had originally intended to stay just two days at Yambi, but ended up really enjoying being there and extended my stay to 6 days. The location is a little far from the city centre (20-30 mins) but if you're somebody who doesn't mind taking the motobike taxis (£1) then it really isn't much of an issue. The local area is friendly and safe and provides a nice view of the city, especially at night. The Yambi Staff are lovely and will make you feel very welcome and their breakfast is top class!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Oct 2017
    Beautiful hotel and rooms with views of the city. Very relaxing, peaceful atmosphere and the staff were incredibly helpful.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    13 Aug 2017
    Really nice hotel, really nice staff, amazing breakfast. Only downside is the location. It's not near anything (including restaurants), so you'll need to take a moto or taxi to get anywhere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Rwanda

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