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9.1
Superb
62 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Yambi was voted best hostel in Rwanda for many years.

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: Youll 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, Safari and lake excursions

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.

Please Note Our Age Policy:
Minimum age: 18 years or under if accompanied by a parent or guardian
We welcome every age group in our hostel, however guests aged 32 or older are not allowed to stay in dorms.

Reviews & Ratings

9.1
Superb
62 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    7.8
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    9.2
  • Cleanliness
    9.6
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    9.8

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Latest Reviews

7.1
Very Good
Oct 28, 2022
The staff lost the only key to my room, so when I came one night to sleep, I couldn’t access my room with all my stuff. I ended up sleeping at a friend’s house near by, since they didn’t find the key before next morning. Also there are not reading lights or sockets by the beds like it’s explained in the details about the hostel. Apart from these details, it’s a nice place, but very far from city center (30 mins by bus/motorbike). They will call a taxi for you, but you’ll end up paying $20 instead of the $2-
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Female, 18-24
9.7
Superb
Oct 12, 2022
Truly an amazing hostel in Kigali. We debated staying at a fancy hotel downtown vs. staying at Yambi, and we're so glad we picked Yambi. Our flight arrived at 5:30am and Yambi still let us into our room when we arrived (so we were able to nap before starting our day!). Everyone talks about the food, and we know why... the chef is amazing! Only downside is the location, but pull out some Rwandan Francs & use the motorcycle taxis. It shouldn't cost more than $2-3 to get into town!
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Male, 31-40
7.4
Very Good
Aug 16, 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
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Male, 31-40

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Linen Not Included
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Dishwasher
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Children's Play Area
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Currency Exchange
    • Shuttle Bus
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Express check-in / out
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2018

1st, Country Winners Rwanda

2017

1st, Country Winners Rwanda

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