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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has recently moved to the new location closer to town. My guidebook (Bradt 6th edition, the latest one) still mentioned the old address. It took me a long time to find the new location, and all the girl at the reception could say is that their website mentions their correct address (I didn't have internet with me, so...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The double room is 60$ a night! We had asked for an ensuite bathroom but when we got there the shower wasn't working. The rooms are not the cleanest, they are old and definitely not well kept. I wouldn't have rate it so low if it wasn't tremendously expensive for what we got. Breakfast is ridiculous, and the staff is...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I stayed at Discover in Kigali for over 21 days of my month long time in Rwanda. After going to other Rwandan towns and cities, I always returned to Discover in Kigali...it became my home base. The staff helped me in so many ways...for example, my first day helping me buy and configure a cell/smart phone, telling me how much...

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Sam_Boarer, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you very much for staying at Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel during your visit in Rwanda.You are an amazing person and it was wonderful getting to know you and helping in any way. we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Thank you! Kind Regards Discover Rwanda Team

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Kigali is fantastic but can be expensive. This hostel provides budget backpackers/travellers a place to stay without blowing the budget. Free breakfast included which is always a winner. Plumbing is a but to be desired but it is an old building and for the amount you pay (and the other options) its well worth a stay.

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Belgium
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Stayed here a couple of times during the weekend. Staff is very very friendly and always there to help. Breakfast is basic but you're staying in a youth hostel so no complains there. They provide several activities during the week for their guests to participate in as well.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Most recent stay was in the new non-dorm annex property on KG 617. The place has a lot going for it--a pleasant garden and even a pool. Breakfast is simple but adequate (but why not leave the coffee our longer?). The staff are nice and I dearly want to give five stars. But sadly the house is in a constant...

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Thank Kent K
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Disclaimer : this was my first time staying in a youth hostel, so I did not go expecting the best, but i was expecting decent. First we were put up in a private room for two people- no windows, a toilet that smelled of pee. We asked to see other rooms/dorms, at the statge room 22 was the best we...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The establishment is in a great location and it is failry close to the major taxi and bus centre. The rooms are clean and neat, but make sure that you ask to see your room BEFORE you pay for your stay. Also, the staff are not big on issuing receipts and they work on a trust/i owe you basis -...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Not my favourite place to stay but it has its advantages. Clean and good WiFi and is well set up to provide taxis or advise on days out in Kigali. However, they overbook rooms and move people without telling them in advance. The staff are nice but other places we stayed in Rwanda they were amazing and couldn't do more...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

The room I stayed in was so cramped I could not even open my small suitcase. The bathrooms are filthy and I saw several cockroaches. They do not provide toilet paper and there are very few sinks where you can wash your hands. I tried several different showers and there was no hot water.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel - Rwanda's first youth hostel - located near the centre of Kigali in Kimihurura, is the perfect place for you to start exploring the heart of Africa. The hostel boasts great value accommodation, a fun atmosphere, excellent customer service, and a wealth of information about what to see and do. With a relaxing environment from the bar terrace, private rooms, dormitories, camping, hot showers and catering available, you are guaranteed to find just what you are looking for. Enjoy the convenience of a thoughtfully prepared breakfast on the open-air balcony overlooking the hills of Rwanda as you start your day. The hostel staff are ready to help answer any questions you may have during your stay. The Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel is a Social Enterprise of Ingabo Trading and Training Company, all profit is donated to support the Aegis Trust. ... more   less 

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Address: KN 14 Avenue, Kimihurura, Kigali, Rwanda
Region: Rwanda > Kigali Province > Kigali
Price Range: $17 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“not room 22”
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“rooms on the upper side occasionally fail with water supply”
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“4 bed dormitory has always been like a private room for me.”
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“Can't say, we were camping.”
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