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Discover Rwanda Youth Hostel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says it all, this small and comfortable hostel is equipped with everything that a backpacker can dream of. Located centrally, it has decent dorms, breakfast is complimentary and lunch can be had with a nominal charge. My best place was the common area which acted as a catalyst for making friends and also for just lazing around....

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Young vibe with a good terrace which is great if you're up for a few beers however if you're camping this is noisy! Breakfast average and basic. Great wifi and plug sockets on the terrace. Personally I'd avoid this next time I'm there as there were 2 huge loads of people on the overland tour trucks who are a nightmare!

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Tromso, Norway
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I made reservation on this hostel 3 months prior to arrival. By the time I arrived on the 15th August, I showed them my passport so that they could find me in their reservation. The receptionist who worked there at night told me that she could not find any at all. She was saying this without even bothering to check...

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

We sincerely apologize for all the trouble you went through. We have been experiencing issues with our online reservations at that time that have been resolved by the management. Customer satisfaction is our top priority, all your feedbacks have been duly noted and will be implemented to improve our services. Thank you for you understanding and if you ever decide...

Seville, Spain
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The hostel is in a quite area that taxi drivers know well. The bar has all sorts of beers and good food, which you can enjoy in an awesome terrace. The only problem here would be the lack of mosquito nets, which makes reading nights a bit annoying.

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

We really appreciate your input. Your feedback will be taken into account ! Mosquito nets are usually automatically provided at your arrival; we apologize for the inconvenience. Please come back anytime, we will be happy to see you again! Thank you Discover Rwanda team.

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Atmosphere is relax. Breakfast is fine. Night one till 1am a loud football match. Stayed on, at a little lower sound level, till 6am. Did not sleep much. Night two, local party, birthday. Very loud drunk people till 1am. After that quiet. The loud people did not sleep in the hostel. The hostel is more like a local bar with...

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Hostel was very pricey for what it offered. Only real upside was the deck with multiple plug in spots. Bathrooms were always dirty, breakfast was un-eatable and I saw a large rat running across the floor.

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

We are sorry for the inconveniences you experienced. Your review have been taken under consideration and more staff have been hired to take care of the cleaning. Although, for the pricing due to the location in upstate Kigali, the prices are the most affordable. We are constantly working on providing a proper customer service. Thank you for your feedback. Discover...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nice common area- i met some good people here- and comfy enough beds though accommodation is basic. Staff were helpful, WiFi not bad at all. Camping area for those who wish to camp. Easy to arrange transport and nice bars/cafe's a short walk up the hill. Overall a great stay!

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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was travelling with a group of young people and other adults and we needed a place to spend our first night in Rwanda. This was ideal. We were picked up from the airport and checked in efficiently by welcoming and friendly staff. The rooms / dormitories are very basic but we didn't expect luxury. The terrace is a lovely...

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

This guest house offers basic comfort: just what you can expect from a youth hostel. Very helpfull and friendly staff. We forgot one bag in the taxi with our yellow feber permits ans some other documents and cash money. The person at the reception desk helped us finding it back and ultimately we got our bag! We did not eat...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The eating area is really nice and you can meet a lot of different people and it's a good place to relax. Also the WIFI is working very good. Lunch and dinner are tasty and the prices are very reasonable. Breakfast is rather basic. However, try to avoid room 22. The room smells bad, it gets very noisy from outside...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $20 - $66 (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 too close to the showerroom”
jdileuv, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“avoid room 22”
clu2304, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you set the showers to 'bath' or 'tap' mode the hot water runs fine and you just need to be a little creative to have a shower!”
talloow, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“not room 22”
ziphom2015, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the upper side occasionally fail with water supply”
, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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