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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Stayed at this place at the end of an overland trip from Johannesburg and stayed in a twin room which was just fine. The bathrooms were spacious and water hot. There was a power cut when I stayed on my last night so had to shower and pack by torchlight but this is AFRiCA! Wifi worked fine but it's only... More 

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We camped in the back of the lodge with our overland group. The amenities were basic but just fine for camping. The security was excellent and we felt very secure and safe at night. You get what you pay for.

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double ensuite room for a couple of nights upon arrival in Nairobi. We thought that USD$50 was too much for the room and that the location was not great for us, hence we did not stay longer as originally planned. The room we had was not spacious but adequate. It was quite rundown for the price... More 

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2014

As budget travellers we've stayed at Karen Camp many times and it's now the only place we'll stay on a visit to Nairobi. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere, is cheap and clean. We often bring all our own camping and self-catering equipment but have also stayed in their rooms which are perfectly comfortable and adequate and the food is... More 

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The camp is in one of the nicest areas of Nairobi and has good security - full time guards at the entrance and a fence. We had the double room with onsite which was very big, but has long since seem better days. The room was also filthy, superficially it looked clean, but after putting my bag under the bed... More 

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights - one night in a double inside room, and the second night camping in the grounds with the overlanding tour we joined. The camp helpfully arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport, for a resonable price and everything went smoothly. We also made arrangements with the same taxi driver to visit the... More 

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Ireland
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58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

This was my 4th stay at Karen Camp and I have to say to say I really enjoy it here. The staff make the place warm and welcoming so you are happy to put up with a few rough edges. Smiley the taxi driver is great craic and lives up to his name. The only uncomfortable moments came with the... More 

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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

Basic place, 3 bunkbeds in a dorm with bathroom, warm shower, proper toilet, mosquito nets. Own safe in room. Good for backpackers. Breakfast not included. Lounge good, comefey, free snooker table, tv, plug sockets (UK), have to pay for WiFi. Bus stop, large supermarket and some shops 5 minute walk away. Friendly staff.

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Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

I stayed here with a large group (115 people). We bought the place out. Douglas (the owner) is great and very accommodating. He made sure we were happy and content. He even organized tent and chair rental for us. The staff is wonderful. They have a taxi driver on call, Smiley, who is wonderful. They also have a van driven... More 

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19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Always a pleasant place to stay, food is basic but good, rooms are simple and a bit dated but that adds to the charm, would have given a better rating but the prices seem to continue to go up and nothing really seems to change. You don't always get a towel in your room and some beds don't have great... More 

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BrendanBlack, Owner at Karen Camp, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The place is under new ownership as of February 1st 2016 and we pride ourselves in having ended all of the misgivings the place has suffered from in the past. Do please try us again if ever heading our way ever again. Thanks, Brendan More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Karen Camp and Hostel provides budget accommodation out of the hustle and bustle of Nairobi in the leafy suburb of Karen. The management and quite a few of the staff have been in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. We especially cater for the independent traveler as well as intrepid, expedition orientated safari folk. We have a small bar and restaurant and provide a variety of budget priced accommodation. Please consider us when planning your safari here in East Africa. We look forward to your stay with us. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karen Camp

Address: Acacia Drive | Off Marula Ln, Nairobi 00502, Kenya
Region: Kenya > Nairobi
Price Range: $19 - $1,772 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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