Hostels In Kigali

8 Hostels in Kigali, Rwanda
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Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel
Hostel- 2.01km from city centre
Mamba Rwanda Youth Hostel occupies a large lot just outside the center of town.
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Yambi Hostel
Hostel- 4.14km from city centre
Yambi Hostel gives you the chance to enjoy lovely views of Rwanda's hills and explore the area by bike or hike etc. The private and dorm rooms are comfortably furnished.
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Hostel- 4.16km from city centre
Traveler’s hotel with a choice from budget dorms to junior suites. Amazing views over the cities from our balconies included for free!
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Gorilla Home Stay
Hostel- 2.51km from city centre
Gorilla Home Stay offers shared and private rooms located in a lively and popular neighborhood with an excellent night life.
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Hostel- 6.84km from city centre
Designed by long-term world travellers, our hostel aims to be your ideal base in Rwanda and beyond, drawing on our extensive travel experiences to ensure your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
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The Nest
Hostel- 4.39km from city centre
The property is around 1.4 km from Kigali Convention Centre, 4.5 km from Niyo Arts Gallery and 4.7 km from Kigali Centenary Park.
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LEED Homes
Bed and Breakfast- 3.85km from city centre
Selected rooms are equipped with a terrace and some have mountain views.
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Salama Village Kigali
Hotel- 2.86km from city centre
Featuring a balcony with city views, a garden and a bar, Salama Village Kigali can be found in Kigali, close to Niyo Arts Gallery and 4.5 km from Kigali Convention Centre.
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About Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda's flourishing capital, stretches across lush hills and valleys. It has an intriguing history, which can be explored through its numerous monuments and museums. The city also thrums with creative energy, with independent art centres, innovative start-ups and a vibrant music scene. Visitors will find bustling streets lined with a wide selection of bars and restaurants, dishing up everything from Rwandan to Italian and Indian flavours. 

Hostels in Kigali include a large building with its own pool, a volleyball court, as well as a bowling alley. There's also a hostel with a rooftop terrace and café for meals with a view. Some places serve up free breakfasts comprising pancakes, fruits and smoothies – the perfect fuel for a busy day of sightseeing. For a taste of local life, choose a Kigali hostel that encourages guests to join in the monthly Umuganda (a Rwandan practice that sees locals sprucing up roads, buildings and public gardens), or one that organises tours around the region. 

Bustling Nyamirambo is one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Kigali. Situated in the heart of the city, it's a multicultural district with colourful markets, shops, and restaurants serving up skewers of grilled fish. For nightlife, head to the Kimihurura neighbourhood, where you'll find the city's best bars. Scenic Lake Kivu is located around a 3-hour drive from Kigali, with several laid-back spots along its shores. These include Kibuye (also known as Karongi), a pretty little town surrounded by verdant greenery. 

Visitors can climb Mount Kigali for panoramic views of the cityscape, or hike the more challenging Mount Bisoke to see the region's largest crater lake. Alternatively, discover the city's burgeoning creative scene at Inema Arts Center, which is run by a collective of Rwandan artists. Besides exhibiting artwork, it also hosts drumming and dance workshops, as well as a weekly happy hour. Located around a 2-hour drive from Kigali, Akagera National Park is a sanctuary for wild animals such as lions, elephants and leopards. 

Kigali International Airport is located around 11km from the city. From here, there's an hourly shuttle that takes visitors directly to the Union Trade Centre in the heart of town. Within Kigali, it's best to hop on a matatu (minibus) or hire a motorcycle taxi instead of walking or cycling, thanks to the hilly terrain. From Nyabugogo Bus Terminal, you can get buses to elsewhere in Rwanda and even other major cities in East Africa, such as Kampala. 


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