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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discover is quite expensive for what it is and the non self contained rooms don't offer good value for money and the bathrooms aren't great. The staff and communal areas are nice though. So, useful if you're passing through Kigali and need to stay somewhere for a night, but not recommended for more than that.

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having a horrible experience at another Guesthouse in Kigali, we were lucky to find Discover Hostel afterwards where we felt welcomed and had a relaxing time, getting to know other visitors and friendly staff members. The living-room area provides much space for having breakfast/lunch/dinner and enjoying the time. We slept in a dorm with comfortable, clean beds, mosquito nets...

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Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During my trip (Group Camping Tour), I enjoyed this hostel the most. It is not outstanding at all, it is rather basic and standard but sleeping in normal bed after some camping nights made me extremely happy. There is a big bar area (dining area), you can watch TV there. When I was there, Summer Olympic games was taking place,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend DRYH. The rooms are clean and cheap, the food was really good (the free breakfast was totally satisfactory and the kitchen is open until late at night). But the best part is probably the very comfy covered terrace, open to the warm air of Kigali. Somedays, lonely backpackers travelling across Africa, young European interns or Rwandans...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The profits from this hostel go to the Genocide Memorial trust - there is a sign at the reception and you can chat to the staff about this. As Rwanda is a more expensive East African country (I live in Tanzania) I found that the price was great. For this hostel to have hot water is great (most people living...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The dorms make it a cheap option to stay in Kigali and the rooms/beds are reasonably clean with a pretty nice lounge area. However, the whole place is bit run down, with toilet doors not locking properly, taps leaking, and a general air of lack of proper maintenance. The breakfast is alright (included in room price), although proper brown bread...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

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 17 November 2016

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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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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“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!”
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