Hostels In Nairobi

14 Hostels in Nairobi, Kenya
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Jabulani Backpackers Hostels
Hostel- 2.32km from city centre
Explore Nairobi's gems from Jabulani: Sarit Center Mall (1 km), Westgate Mall (1.5 km), Nairobi CBD (8 km), National Museum (2 km) and Nairobi Arboretum (3 km).
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Mdawida Homestay
Hostel- 7.19km from city centre
We have housing and homestay options for singles, couples, groups, volunteers and travelers you name it
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Nairobi Backpackers Hostel
Hostel- 1.32km from city centre
Nairobi Backpackers Hostel, designed to cater to international backpackers looking for affordable, comfortable, and safe accommodation.
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Mad Vervet Backpackers Hostel Nairobi
Hostel- 6.04km from city centre
We offer comfort, affordability, and cultural immersion for adventurous globetrotters. Connect with fellow travelers, explore hidden gems on guided city tours, and relax in our hostel.
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PinkRoses Gardens Hostel
7.9Very Good
Hostel- 4.73km from city centre
The Place has very Spacious rooms and it is in a safe and quite environment. Nairobi National Museum is 5 km from the hostel, The Nairobi National Park is closer, a walking distance to Wilson Airport.
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Global Village, Ladies Hostel
Hostel- 0.77km from city centre
Set in Nairobi, Global Village, Ladies Hostel only, offers private and shared accommodation with competitive prices.
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Kioneki Hostels
Hostel- 0.87km from city centre
Explore Nairobi's gems: Nairobi National Museum: 3 km, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: 4 km, Karura Forest: 5 km and Giraffe Centre: 6 km.
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Osoita Lodge
Hotel- 13.62km from city centre
Experience something new and special, a fresh touch of originality at Osoita Lodge!
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Deka Hotel
Hotel- 1.7km from city centre
Boasting room service, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and organising tours for guests.
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Decasa Hotel
Hotel- 1.58km from city centre
Decasa hotel is a newly established within the heart of Nairobi?s CBD. It offers you clean and elegant rooms, conference faciliies, travel desk and a restaurant. The airport is just 20min away.
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41 Haven
Hotel- 10.48km from city centre
Discover Nairobi's magic: Kenyatta Centre (14km), Nairobi National Park (7km), Karen Blixen Museum (15km), Maasai Market (10km), & Elephant Trust (17km).
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Khweza Bed & Breakfast
Bed and Breakfast- 1.33km from city centre
Khweza Bed and Breakfast Nairobi is a homely, African decorated, budget B&B, located 5 minutes from Nairobi city center, offering magnificent views of the city and a warm welcome by our friendly staff. We offer complimentary full breakfast, with a selection...
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Nairobi Transit Lounge
7.9Very Good
Bed and Breakfast- 15.87km from city centre
Nairobi Transit Lounge is situated close to the airport in a quite place.
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YWCA Parkview Suites Nairobi
Bed and Breakfast- 1.13km from city centre
YWCA Parkview Suites Nairobi is fully owned by YWCA of Kenya and is an exclusive unit that offers 47 all
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About Nairobi

Kenya's capital Nairobi is a cosmopolitan hub filled with boutiques and galleries. The city is a melting pot of cultures with a vibrant arts scene and pulsing nightlife, but there's also the chance to get up close to nature, with everything from baby elephants to lush green parks. When you take some time out in the nature reserves, you'll understand why the Maasai people call it 'the place of cool waters'.

You'll find laid-back hostels in Nairobi with en-suite rooms and leafy terraces with shaded tables. There's also a hostel with an outdoor fireplace and a cosy living room area, so you'll be snug indoors and out. Cricket fan? Right next to the Nairobi Gymkhana Club cricket grounds, there's a central hostel. Most Nairobi hostels here give you a free breakfast – take it out to the deck to feel the Kenyan morning breeze.

Nairobi National Park is the place to start when visiting the area. It's home to a lot of the country's wildlife, from antelopes to zebras, and is one of Kenya's most successful rhino sanctuaries. You can discover colonial buildings around the centre of town, including the old parliament with its very English clock tower. For sights, smells and bargains, the Parklands neighbourhood hosts one of the largest food markets in Nairobi, the City Park Hawkers market. Go here for local dishes like nyama choma (roasted goat or beef) and mandazis (Kenyan donuts).

Many animal attractions in Nairobi look after vulnerable species. Head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to see how the team cares for orphaned black rhinos and elephants. Meanwhile, the Giraffe Centre protects the endangered Rothschild's giraffe. If you're lucky, you might get the chance to hand-feed one of them. The Nairobi National Museum is another sight worth seeing. It's packed with natural history exhibits and fossils.

There are two airports in Nairobi. International flights usually arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (15km from the city). It takes around 30-50 mins to reach the city by bus from here. Wilson Airport is 6km away and handles domestic flights. The bus or train ride into the city is about 45 minutes. Trains from Mombasa to Nairobi arrive and depart from Syokimau Railway Station, 19km from the city centre. To get around, you can use buses and matatus (minibuses). 


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